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On 1/21/2023 at 9:59 PM, dutik said:

 

Thank you, I will!

 

One Hannover is earmarked for a Cl.III conversion. There are some interesting DFW marking options and you can backdate this one into the "Mid" one, parts are all there on the sprues. Also the DFW is not in need of Lozenge decals so one less to run in trouble with large decal sheets. The last of each of the multiple kits will be sold when time has come.

I wanted the AEG that much I bought both versions just to get at least one kit. But I've got both and I am glad about this. The early one will be build but I have not decided yet if I build the late version too. Time will tell.

 

Well, I've told my wife that I have to retire next month to find the time to build my WNW kits :D

And she is glad I've got all of them. No fuss about the price tag. She knows what a WNW kit is and how scarce they are nowadays. Best wife of all :wub:

 

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- dutik

Nice, especially the DFW is one of those pretty yet underrated aircraft as a model... I have the early version which I intend to do as one the interned versions as used by the LVA in The Netherlands. The AEG is nice too, but just too large for me ;)

 

Are you sure about the DFW 'Late' having all the parts for both types? I specifically got the early (ok, my wife got it for me, she's also great!) because it had the early and late parts in there. This is useful for an LVA version as they had early ones that were sometimes fixed up with late parts as more DFW's were interned, not all in great shape. I do remember the late came with Halberstadt licence built parts that were not in the early, but it's been a while since I had a look...

 

Jeroen

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5 hours ago, jeroen_R90S said:

Nice, especially the DFW is one of those pretty yet underrated aircraft as a model... I have the early version which I intend to do as one the interned versions as used by the LVA in The Netherlands. The AEG is nice too, but just too large for me ;)

 

Are you sure about the DFW 'Late' having all the parts for both types? I specifically got the early (ok, my wife got it for me, she's also great!) because it had the early and late parts in there. This is useful for an LVA version as they had early ones that were sometimes fixed up with late parts as more DFW's were interned, not all in great shape. I do remember the late came with Halberstadt licence built parts that were not in the early, but it's been a while since I had a look...

 

Jeroen

 

Let's have a look into the box of the late version:

We have sprue A, B, F, Dx2, E, G1, G3, L, H, I, J, K, N and clear sprue C plus a fret of PE with seat belts and cooling jackets.

 

We are lacking sprue M in the late kit. This holds another version of the cockpit floor, a wide strut or pipe and some small parts. The floor layout should be easy to adapt and this wide strut or pipe is twice in the late kit, so one spare if you slip while cutting some extra details of the late version off. All in all only a very minor conversion.

 

I think you have all the parts you need to build a mid version from the late box too. Of course minus the decals for the early marking options, but the early style Iron crosses and the stencils might fit. Instructions are still available from WNWs homepage.

 

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- dutik

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I’ve really developed a taste for these Kagero Units books here of late. Here are my first three, with more to certainly be ordered in the near future. As far as I can make out, they only ever did 7 volumes though, a real shame, as they’re really quite cool, and the included Cartograf decals are a real sweet bonus.

 

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On 1/23/2023 at 10:14 PM, dutik said:

We are lacking sprue M in the late kit. This holds another version of the cockpit floor, a wide strut or pipe and some small parts. The floor layout should be easy to adapt and this wide strut or pipe is twice in the late kit, so one spare if you slip while cutting some extra details of the late version off. All in all only a very minor conversion.

Aren't those small parts the ear type radiators for the earlier versions?

BTW, the DFW is one of my favourite WWI aircraft, together with the Rumpler C.IV and SPAD's :)

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5 hours ago, jeroen_R90S said:

Aren't those small parts the ear type radiators for the earlier versions?

BTW, the DFW is one of my favourite WWI aircraft, together with the Rumpler C.IV and SPAD's :)

 

Nope. I've checked this. Both types of radiators are on sprue D, one radiator per sprue (and one wheel). That's why we get two D sprues: two wheels (good idea :D ) and two full side radiators.

 

BTW, I am thinking about a small dio with the unlucky one from the instructions image gallery that got partially submerged in the ditch... :piliot:

 

While talking about the DFW: Did you use some/or buy AM parts? F. e. HGWs seatbelts and the cockpit interior with the wooden parts?

I've at hand a 08/15 MG and a anemometer from Gaspatch (not to mention different rigging buckles) and a PE cooling jacket (slim) for the 14/17 Parabellum but no idea about the need for (better?) seatbelts and interior parts. I think I'll not order the HGW MG, engine and exterior parts. Adding some wires to the engine by youself is not complicted and Gaspatchs MGs are much better than HGWs. Not to mention that the cooling jackets from Gaspatch are ready to use without any rolling/bending.

 

Regards

- dutik

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