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JWM

Høver MF 11, Norway 1940, Broplan (vacu) 1/72

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Hi,

Norwegian recce and light bomber hydroplane, Høver MF 11. After German attack on 9th April 1940 Norwegian airplanes, which survived, were all camouflaged. There are some photos showing those schemes like here:

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On left there is also He-115. The machine which stands behind it, with partially overpainted number (only "8" left) was

subject of my model. I know two kits of MF 11, I did it from vacu kit by Broplan (second is resin one by Choroszy Modelbau)

Here she is:

 

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This was my third build within float planes and flying boats GB.

Remaining two were Blackburn Riopon in Finish colours (Broplan vacu) and Douglas DT 2 C in Norwegian livery (both were on RFI some weeks ago). Here are all three:

 

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Comments welcome

Regards

Jerzy-Wojtek

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Hi Jerzy!

 

Excellent work on all three of your entries to the Flying Boats and Floatplanes GB! Impressive levels of detail, very interesting subjects and real craftsmanship on display! Very well done and thank you for your participation with such impressive work :worthy:

 

Cheers

 

Jaime

 

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Unusual, informative and very nicely done...  The three together look very cool!  

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Hi Jerzy,

Just beautiful and interesting builds, you do spoil us with your wonderful choice of 1/72 Aircraft, please keep them coming !

Best regards

Colin.

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Unusual and interesting subject, very well presented.

 

Ambitious and successful modelling!

 

Kind regards,

 

Joachim

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Very nice, Jerzy

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great looking model, never have heard of this plane, had to 'google' it!!.   the three seaplanes look fantastic.

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You have an uncanny knack of producing a surprise 'rabbit out of the hat.' Well done.

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Another beauty for the collection JW,...... well researched too,

Cheers

          Tony

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Great subject, well presented.......I wonder if any of our Norwegian friends could identify the safe haven where these seaplanes were moored..?.....I would love to know...

 

Well Done, Sir !

 

Mark 

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Another fine build on your mf-11, it goes into good company in the line up of the three of them. You have made a triumph of your builds for this GB Jerzy, they've been really interesting to follow. :thumbsup: 

Steve.

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Great build of an aircraft I'd never heard of.

 

Good job on the rigging, especially considering it's 1/72.

 

Pete

 

Pete

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22 hours ago, Tiger331 said:

Great subject, well presented.......I wonder if any of our Norwegian friends could identify the safe haven where these seaplanes were moored..?.....I would love to know...

The photo with He-115 and MF 11 I gave in first post is described (p. 149 in book "Marines flygevapen 1912-1944", by B.Hafsten & T.Arheim, TankeStreken AS, 2003) "Marinnes flygruppe i Sogndal den 25 april 1940...." - I do not know Norwegian but it seems to me rather clear that tha harbour is near Sogndal (since this is a name of small town in Norway).

There is a sad and tragic end of this particular MF 11 story - this was number F.328 and as I have found in the same book it was commisioned on 31.01.1938 and lost on 2nd May 1940, when this machine with  four people on board (Knut Oscar, Johan Daniel Stub Raven,  Odd Svaerreson Braene and Harald Svend Dosen) was approching Lerwick in Shetlands. It seems that were victims of friendly fire of AA...All four were killed in airplane crash. However, name 'Harald Dosen" apperas in story of Little Norway in Canada, so either there were two people of this name or he survived crash (http://forum.12oclockhigh.net/archive/index.php?t-38599.html). 

 

Gents, many thanks for all coments,

Regards

Jerzy-Wojtek

 

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