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Kabine conversion, anyone? I am always on the lookout for mainstream or arcane models that can be converted to civil variants. The combination of historical significance and aesthetics provides already a field: the post WWI conversions of machines by demilitarization and some simple adjustments or addenda for the new role, sometimes in the guise of "put on" passenger cabins. Considering what I sometimes embark on, this kit is a true delight: It is not a matter of slapping a cabin on, you have to do your homework to pick up other details that usually change, and then work on the alternate decoration. To me, there is a lot of satisfaction involved in changing a machine to more civilized roles, like passenger transport and such. The new KP kit looks certainly good, like the recently built Avia B.H.11. The detail is good, the instructions are good, the molding is clean and the subject has potential for many civil post-war conversions. Plus the price is fair. No photo-etched pars are included but some alternate parts are included (for the spares bin Dear friend, modeler and patterner extraordinaire Matías Hagen from Argentina, made this resin Benz IV, which is a beautiful, accurate and clean cast. The kit's engine is quite OK, but this is certainly better in my eyes, and what I will be using: The other side: The kit's engine, again, pretty fair, and Matias': The other side:
LVG C.VI "The Duellists" (Part 2) 1:32 Wingnut Wings Remember the old Airfix 'Dogfight Doubles' with 2 kits of adversaries in the same box? Like the Camel & Albatros, Bristol Fighter & Fokker triplane, well Wingnut Wings have produced a similar idea, only this time they have put two of their superb kits into 1 boxing to depict an actual documented encounter that took place. This one is of LVG C.VI 7243/18 which encountered 2 Sopwith Camels from B flight of 4 Squadron Australian Flying Corps. The Camels shot down and captured the LVG, which was made airworthy again,a nd flown to the UK. Later it went on to Australia as a war prize, but sadly was not preserved. A fuller account is in the In box review done earlier this year. I have already built the Camel, In Ready For Inspection here. The LVG has long been unavailable from Wingnut Wings, so this is a welcome chance to get one if you missed it first time around. There is a Work in Progress thread on the LVG here. I covered the LVG fuselage with individual panels of Uschi Van Der Rosten plywood grain decals, which was a long job but well worth it. The kit itself goes together beautifully, as expected from Wingnut Wings, and the completed duo make an extra special addition to the display cabinet. And with the Camel; Thanks for looking, John
Hi all, I feel some lust to convert one or another of Wingnut Wings' kits to a post war civil airliner. I was thinking of either a Rumpler C.IV (e.g. "Rumpler Luftverkehr"), or a LVG C.VI (e.g. "Deutsche Luftreederei"), or a DFW C.V / Uzunov DAR U.1 (Bulgarian..). Can anyone here please give me some hints on books, journals, articles and scale drawings (interiors!!) etc. dealing with the conversion for civilian use of (one of) those planes? Which are the appropriate archives that might hold relevant documents? Thanks in advance! Richard