Halberstadt CL-III (oz12786)

 

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Halberstadt CL-III. Peanut scale rubber model German WWI two-seater biplane.

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Quote: "Another peanut with a plan...scratched out by myself 30–odd years ago…the Halberstadt CL III. I didn't realize that Guillows had a kit of this aircraft at the time, so I made my own. Again...hand-painted... time-consuming, but that was the intention... a labor of love. I hadn’t discovered printed-tissue at the time and probably didn’t possess a printer that could manage the job anyway. Best I could do was print a lozenge pattern for the wing surfaces, then fill it in with a small paintbrush. Model features handmade wire wheels and a Parabellum MG 14 machine gun…oh, and the requisite Mercedes engine. Interesting how long it took combatants to actually decide that a lightly-armored aircraft could be used as a 'trench broom.' That's what the German 'CL' type aircraft were...specifically intended as ground support aircraft (1918). Thank you, Outerzone!"

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Halberstadt CL-III (oz12786) by Neal Green - model pic

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  • (oz12786)
    Halberstadt CL-III
    by Neal Green
    13in span
    Scale Rubber F/F Biplane Military Bomber
    all formers complete :)
  • Submitted: 14/01/2021
    Filesize: 1822KB
    Format: • PDFbitmap
    Credit*: NealGreen

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Very pretty model. It might be a CL-II, not CL- III?
bill dennis - 04/02/2021
As if the Albatros hadn't been enough here's another from the same stable. But I think I found your secret: you must have a trained spider for those wheel spokes and rigging :-)
Miguel - 04/02/2021
Another brilliant offering. How do you dare fly them?
Jan Novick - 04/02/2021
II...III...a CL by any definition I think. As for fear of flying...easy, built mostly for appearance (first I strive to admire what I create), but here's my personal philosophy...give it a while after the model is completed. Seems to become more sturdy with time, or at least the further I get from the effort of the build. Thank you for the kind words.
Neal Green - 04/02/2021
Me .. green with envy. That little airplane, is an example of the model maker's art.
robert - 04/02/2021
An exquisite work of art, judging by the photos. Would you mind sharing your system for printing the lozenge camo please? Thanks in advance.
Arn - 07/02/2021
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