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Hansa-Brandenburg W.12 - WNW 1/32
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Posted: Friday, February 26, 2016 - 06:33 AM UTC
Hi guys!
As a part of Canvas Falcons II campaign I've decided to build Hansa-Brandenburg W.12 by Wingnut Wings in 1/32 scale.
Kit itself is as always beautifully molded and detailed to be a perfect OOB build. As a representation of WWI 2-seater naval fighter model is rather quite big.



Starting with the cockpit parts I decided to go with a bit darker internal wood patterns.





Next step the details: window+frame, navigator's desk and storage, camera and navigator's seat.







Pilot's seat, steering column, rudder pedals and a bit of detailing.







Cockpit framing + details (added hose to the hand tank pump) and rigging dry fitted and final assembly.









Next step - seat belts, engine bay and pilot's instrument board.
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Posted: Friday, February 26, 2016 - 06:41 AM UTC
Excellent start!!

Michael
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Posted: Friday, February 26, 2016 - 06:46 AM UTC

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Excellent start!!

Michael



Thanks!!
Unfortunately pictures are not of the best quality need to buy macro lens. All and all have to read some tips how to set up lighting and camera settings
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Posted: Friday, February 26, 2016 - 03:47 PM UTC
Hi Bart

Beautiful work on the interior so far! I'm really looking forward to the rest of your build.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Friday, February 26, 2016 - 03:59 PM UTC
Lovely work so far, I'm looking forward to following your build here.

Cheers, D
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Posted: Friday, February 26, 2016 - 05:07 PM UTC
Great work! The wood finish looks awesome.

Looking forward to see more
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Posted: Friday, February 26, 2016 - 05:20 PM UTC
Thanks guys for kind words - really having fun with the build
cheers
Bart
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Posted: Friday, February 26, 2016 - 10:33 PM UTC
Clean, crisp and a bright start.
Xirrcom
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Posted: Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 01:26 AM UTC
OK, here's small update.
Went for the instrument panel and engine.



As for the engine I decided to redo the pushrods as what kit is offering does not look too good



Also added spark plugs' power cables and prepared them to attach on later stage to magnetos for each side. The ignition cables were protected in troughs running down either side of the cylinders.





Engine (not weathered yet) dry-fitted to the engine bay:




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Posted: Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 12:59 PM UTC
Great Looking build! The wooden structure looks really convincing.

I love these WNW kits for their detail, but fear of rigging hesitates me to buy one.

The W12 is of special interest for me as the Royal Dutch Navy used them to from 1919 till 1933. Indeed, according to Wiki in April 1918, a W.12 made an emergency landing in the neutral territory of the Netherlands, where it was interned and flight tested by the Dutch. In 1919 the government of the Netherlands bought a licence to build the aircraft. Now if there were suitable decals I may even try one.



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Posted: Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 01:10 PM UTC

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Great Looking build! The wooden structure looks really convincing.

I love these WNW kits for their detail, but fear of rigging hesitates me to buy one.
Jelger



Hello Jelger!
Thanks for the appreciation You should really go for it with WNW and W.12 is probably a good start kit for you. First reason is that it has really limited amount or rigging and secondly because it's a point of special interest for you. Additionally WNW is going to raise prices next month so decide quickly
As for the decals - do you have any reference picture of the a/c you want to build?
Bart
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Posted: Sunday, February 28, 2016 - 09:13 PM UTC
Thank you for sharing Bart ! A question, is the wood a decal or did you paint it ? If it is paint it's the best painted wood grain I have ever seen ! Keep up the good work and please continue to post progress pictures !
Tom
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Posted: Monday, February 29, 2016 - 12:12 AM UTC

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Thank you for sharing Bart ! A question, is the wood a decal or did you paint it ? If it is paint it's the best painted wood grain I have ever seen ! Keep up the good work and please continue to post progress pictures !
Tom



Hello Tom! Thanks a lot for the comment! Wood grain is painted - I'm using Vallejo/AK acrylics and VanGogh oils for filters.
Just for comparison I'm currently also working on the Horten brothers flying wing Ho229 which I decided to leave 'au naturel' just to show the structure and design details. For that I'm using Uschi's decals



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Posted: Monday, February 29, 2016 - 12:25 AM UTC
Hello here's next SITREP
Engine details added, decals and light weathering done.







Xirrcom
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Posted: Monday, February 29, 2016 - 12:28 AM UTC
And exhaust weathered and dryfitted to the engine.

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Posted: Monday, February 29, 2016 - 01:18 AM UTC
That looks awesome!
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Posted: Sunday, March 27, 2016 - 08:06 PM UTC
Ok, after some break in the process it goes again

Engine mounted in the bay, coffin closed up - sanded and painted, radiator added.









And some fun with the float cart

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Posted: Monday, March 28, 2016 - 01:17 AM UTC
Fantastic build and subject. The detail is fantastic.
Recently got my first WNW so any tips I can get from your build will be a huge help.
Can't wait to see it finished.
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Posted: Monday, March 28, 2016 - 04:37 PM UTC
Beautiful. What did you use for the ignition wires?

You've sold me on Uschi's decals. I've seen them used before but yours looks so nice I would display that wing all by itself.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 02:11 AM UTC
Hi Bart

Beautiful work! This is going to be gorgeous when it's finished!

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 03:38 AM UTC

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Fantastic build and subject. The detail is fantastic.
Recently got my first WNW so any tips I can get from your build will be a huge help.
Can't wait to see it finished.



Thanks Stephen. Generally WNW kits are really fun to build with nice fit (minor corrections now and then) and pretty good detailing. Quite a lot of upgrade options on the market, suggest to check HGW (Czech company) with a nice selection of boosters
May I ask what kit you planning to build?
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Posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 03:47 AM UTC

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Beautiful. What did you use for the ignition wires?

You've sold me on Uschi's decals. I've seen them used before but yours looks so nice I would display that wing all by itself.



Hi Marc Ignition wires were taken from HGW Engine detailing set. As for the Ushi decals I have mixed experience - for Ho229 I'm using Ushi's Horten decal set for 32'nd scale and it works a treat. But on the other hand I had previously some decal sets from Ushi (for higher scales - 72/48th I believe) and they were ridiculously fragile. I don't know if they changed the production process recently or just my delivery was flawed (ordered directly from Ushi). Nevertheless for the Horten set I can vouch
Bart
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Posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 03:53 AM UTC

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Hi Bart

Beautiful work! This is going to be gorgeous when it's finished!
All the best
Rowan



Thanks Rowan, I'm struggling lately for build time. Anyway all the best for you and come back quickly.

Bart
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Posted: Tuesday, March 29, 2016 - 05:22 AM UTC

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Fantastic build and subject. The detail is fantastic.
Recently got my first WNW so any tips I can get from your build will be a huge help.
Can't wait to see it finished.



Thanks Stephen. Generally WNW kits are really fun to build with nice fit (minor corrections now and then) and pretty good detailing. Quite a lot of upgrade options on the market, suggest to check HGW (Czech company) with a nice selection of boosters
May I ask what kit you planning to build?



Hi, I've got the late version Rumpler C.IV. I was planning on building it OOB as my first to see how it all comes together. But if I see anything good I might invest in a few aftermarket items. Wiring up the engine is the only major job that I can see so far.
I already have the DH9, Snipe and Albtros DV on my wish list.