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Last Mission

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The Hannover CL 111a, shown here in the "Last Mission" diorama, was obtained from the Airfix 1/72 kit, old mould from 1967 (I would say vintage!). Few pieces, but satisfactory as for the plastic quality. The detail level is low, but there are methods to improve it. An example, the interior of the cockpit. In doing so I started from the documentation from Wingnut Wings, a New Zealand producer with active different models of World War I. The detail was added using Plasticard. The camouflage, very complex, I got it from the network adaptations, suitably adapted, made with a laser printer on Sheet A4, shaped and applied as a model dress. The next step was to make it a bit worn, aging it with a drybrush. The biplane tie rods I have built with spun yarns of molten plastic. The scenery is set in 1918 on the Western Front, on the border between France and Germany. Hannover is a stand-in and start-up engine, ready to take off. The propeller was made using a transparent semi-rigid plastic sheet, cut in circular shape and plucked in between to insert a small support to attach to the front biplane carling. His daughter, girlfriend or wife (depends on the interpretation) greets the beloved for his last mission. Last for him or why the war will be, by then, over?

About the Author

About Giuseppe Brocchini (giubro)
FROM: ANCONA, ITALY