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LVG C.VI - KP 1/72nd, injected, civil "kabine" conversion

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Kabine conversion, anyone?

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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.

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Considering what I sometimes embark on, this kit is a true delight:

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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:

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The other side:

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The kit's engine, again, pretty fair, and Matias':

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The other side:

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A brilliant idea. I'm tuned in!

 

Also, I'd love to fly in one. I imagine the cabin is almost like a small cab or coach!

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2 hours ago, k5054nz said:

I imagine the cabin is almost like a small cab or coach! 

It was, Zac, they faced each other in a small but somewhat luxurious arrangement.

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Another build, where do you get your energy from.

The Benz IV from Matias, are these one-off's or from a range he makes?

 

Stuart

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That resin Benz IV is superb!

 

AW

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9 hours ago, Courageous said:

Another build, where do you get your energy from.

The Benz IV from Matias, are these one-off's or from a range he makes?

 

Stuart

It's cottage, Stuart, you may contact him:

matihagen@gmail.com

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9 hours ago, Andwil said:

That resin Benz IV is superb!

 

AW

Indeed it is, as everything this person does, extraordinary ability with the scarce means, products and tools available to him in Argentina.

Commendable:

 

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I'll definitely be following this one. A lovely aircraft, and that engine is very sweet!

 

Ian

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On 1/28/2019 at 11:51 PM, Courageous said:

Another build, where do you get your energy from.

From the inexhaustible passion... to escape the reality of the country where I live 😑

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Budge up, there's just about enough room in this dainty little cabin. How many horses pull this coach?

 

It really looks as if a stagecoach, albeit a small one, has been inserted into the fuselage. I like it!

 

Jeff

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I hereby declare this kit to be a Wonder of the Modeling Universe and so far a Pleasure to Work With:

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Hello Moa,

Amazingly enough, when I read civilian Kabine conversion on a LVG....

My first thought was "That must be a Moa's build" Aaaaand Bingo !!

Congratuations my friend, you're more than productive !!

I'll tag along !

Sincerely.

CC

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A note: in fact the drawing at the beginning with that "faceted" cabin is a Raab Katzenstein RK.8-built C.VI (D-1216) described almost invariably as an LVG.
It is the one of  three cabin civil conversions -that I am aware of. 

The civil LVG C.VIs, (called P.I and P.II), came in one instance with two windows and in another with 3 windows (the one I intend to build).

 

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"-What do you think, doctor, I believe the incision on the patient should be done following the natural panel lines."
"-I concur, doctor"

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(sounds somewhat stressful/worrying music in the background)

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(the music now conveys relief and success)

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 "-I deem the surgery a success, doctor."
"-Yes, doctor, with a diet of more styrene and liquid cement all shall go well."

 

 

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14 hours ago, Moa said:

I hereby declare this kit to be a Wonder of the Modeling Universe and so far a Pleasure to Work With:

 

It was a co-production with Ardpol in Poland, who provided the patterns, which are a cut above the usual AZ/KP fare.....

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55 minutes ago, Roger Holden said:

It was a co-production with Ardpol in Poland, who provided the patterns, which are a cut above the usual AZ/KP fare.....

It does look a very decent kit.

 

Jeff 

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16 hours ago, Moa said:

I hereby declare this kit to be a Wonder of the Modeling Universe and so far a Pleasure to Work With:

...and now you're hacking it to bits, you just can't help yourself :rofl:

 

Stuart

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1 hour ago, Roger Holden said:

It was a co-production with Ardpol in Poland, who provided the patterns, which are a cut above the usual AZ/KP fare.....

Thanks for the additional info, Roger.

Cheers

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11 minutes ago, Courageous said:

...and now you're hacking it to bits, you just can't help yourself :rofl:

 

Stuart

It's for a higher purpose :closedeyes:

Per aspera ad astra.

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Those parts photos look lovely. I'm not one for such early birds but Lithuania gained a few after the Polish Civil war that look pretty nice, so I may just have to pick one up to go with the Brengun S.16, which is also a superb kit, only lacking in soft detailing on the engine vents and too shallow locating pins.

 

 

I'll tag along for this one, if you don't mind.

 

Best of luck,

Tweener

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From the inexhaustible passion... to escape the reality of the country where I live 

I thought California was a particularly nice part of the world. I might add the last time I was there was 2007 and southern California (San Diego to be precise) Having spent a year there in 1998. I must admit that the Bush era most definitely had many (to a foreigner anyway) unsettling effects on the place and I can't imagine how you're doing under the current regime. (surely they couldn't be worse than our lot ?) 

 

Oh and I really do  Like the LVG, might even consider the civilian version if I ever get to adding one to my collection. I

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1 hour ago, Marklo said:

I thought California was a particularly nice part of the world.

It is. I said "country", not state. 😉

1 hour ago, Marklo said:

Oh and I really do  Like the LVG, might even consider the civilian version

They are beautiful, colorful and there were many with open cockpits, like the kit, no need to fabricate anything, just add other decals.

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