1/72 Italeri Hs 126 B1; MTO Group Build

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  1. kgambit

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    #1 kgambit, Aug 7, 2009
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2009
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    Category 2/Intermediate
    Model: Hs 126 B1
    Scale: 1:72
    Kit by Italaerei


    This is going to be pretty much an OOB build. The only special work on this is going to be a custom build instrument panel, some photoetch seat belts and possibly some aftermarket decals as the ones in the kit are problematic. Given the locale it will be built without the wheel spats in place.

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    Color Scheme will be standard desert colorscheme: RLM 79/80 over 78

    Still deciding on markings. The kit comes with markings 5F+CK and I've seen 5F+FK; both in the same color scheme although the top wing scheme appears to be interpreted in widely different fashions on existing builds.

    I could use some help with photos of the cockpit; particularly the instrument panel. All I have so far is this:

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    That's for the K version exported to Greece. According to the write-up,

    "The instrument layout of the Greek Hs126s (type K) panel was neither the standard of the Hs 126A-1s nor that of the Hs 126B-ls. It was similar to the Hs126B but it had two very interesting details:
    - The Tochterkompass (Repeater Compass) was not installed
    - There was a second machinegun handle for the additional front Browning machinegun at the upper left side above the Variometer.
    Also, as stated before, there was a simple ring-and-bead sight installed, instead of the Luftwaffe’s standard Reflexvisier Revi 12B."

    Not installing the second MG handle will be easy (LOL). FIguring out where the missing instrument goes - not so much.

    As below:

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    I actually have the front plate for the replacement instrument panel all drilled out and ready to go (based the K model above). I'm using a front plate of 0.010" card, with holes drilled out for the instruments. The front panel gets painted RLM 66. I'm going to paint some Reheat brass etched bezels gloss black and mount them on the front plate. The back plate will be 0.020" card with slight indentations drilled to match the instrument placements. The indentations will be painted gloss black and given a quick drop or two of future and then instrument decals will be applied. A second coat of future will seal them and the two cards will be glued together. :D I'll post a couple more pics IF I can ever get my digital cam back and working again.

    THere won't be a lot of in-progress shots on this one but I'll see what I can do. :D
     
  2. Catch22

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    Cool, looking forward to this one!
     
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    Excellent, its great to see different planes in this build!
     
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    Looks like a great build Dwight! I love your attention to detail! :D
     
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    Nice choice.

    DBII
     
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    An interesting choice...I'm making it a sticky thread.
     
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    Great choice, and good to see so many variations of types in this GB, and it's only been going 7 days! Well done KG.
    I'm looking forward to seeing the instrument panel - there's no way I could manage that in 'tiny tot' scale these days!
    Sorry I can't help with any pics or info, I've got very little, almost zero, on this kite.
     
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    No problem. Finding stuff on the Hs 126 is kind of tough unless you spring for one of the tomes published on it - IF you can find one. :D

    LOL @ "Tiny Tot" scale. Yeah, even my wife thinks I'm nuts on this one. She says it's the ultimate in "Type A" pesonality behavior.
     
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    #9 Wurger, Aug 7, 2009
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    Here you are the B-1 cockpit scheme and a few variations of the camo scheme on the same machine. Source unknown.
     

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    Interesting looking bird there kgambit.
     
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    Wow interesting choice!
     
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    Definatly a one off Build, I like it.... Great stuff u posted up Wojtek, sure it will help...
     
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    #13 kgambit, Aug 8, 2009
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    Great stuff indeed! Thanks Wojtek! :D You must have an awesome reference library.
     
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    Great info Wojtek! :D I have next to nothing on her myself unfortunately...
     
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    You'r welcome.:)

    And a few shots more....source unknown.
     

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    Nice little kit, should look great when it's done!:D
     
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    #17 kgambit, Aug 8, 2009
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    Well, I learned a little Polish translating that cockpit image - I think.

    Wojtek, how did I do?

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    01 Airplane Clock
    02 Vertical Airspeed Indicator
    03 Course heading
    04 Tachometer
    05 Propellor Setup (Starter switch?)
    06 Optical Indicator for Pitot Tube Heating?
    07 Main Switch
    08 Magneto switch
    09 Altimeter
    10 Air Speed Indicator
    11 Turn rate Gauge
    12 Charging (?) Pressure Gauge
    13 Oil and Fuel Pressure Gauge
    14 Fuel Level Gauge
    15 Oil Temperature Gauge
    16 Low Fuel Reserve warning light
    17 Regulator ?
    18 Landing Light control
    19 Electrical Panel
    20 Pitot Tube Heating switch
    21 Proximity Compass? Switch
    22 Ampmeter
    23 Cabin Lighting Regulator
    24 Voltage Engine Stroke Propellor - No idea what this really is
    25 Related to Fuel but not sure how
    26 Cabin Heating Switch
    27 Main Electrical

    I'll probably kick myself for not getting some of these later. LOL
     
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    Oh...not bad, really not bad.:D

    However :

    05 Indicator of the propeller blades pitch ( for B-1 only)
    06 OK
    07 Light indicator of a dynamo ( generator) working
    12 OK
    17 OK
    18 Landing light switch
    21 OK
    22 Voltammetr
    24 Voltage switch of the elektrical motor for pitching proppeler blades ( for B-1 only)
    25 Switch of the fuel display ( self acting timer-interrupter )
    26 Switch of a pilot's flight-suit heating
     
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    Getting some of those was almost likely pulling teeth from a sabr tooth tiger - a HUNGRY one at that. LOL

    Thanks for the corrections. :D
     
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    Could you translate that into Polish, please ? :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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