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Roland Sachsenhofer (Roland)



71 20 August 2023, 18:36
Roland Sachsenhofer
With these pictures I am opening a construction I have been looking forward to for a long time!
The windows are designed with Mikro Klear, the height of the ribs of the wing covering is taken back.
The kit itself doesn't seem so bad!
20 August 2023, 18:40
Bruce Huxtable
Interesting with a capital I 🙂
20 August 2023, 19:11
David R. Meizoso
Following! Mine is on hold for the moment, it will be a pleasure to see yours taking shape.
20 August 2023, 19:12
Hey, show us how you used the Mikro Kear. Is it on the inside side only ? or did you fill the whole thickness of the window.
21 August 2023, 02:30
Michael Kohl
21 August 2023, 07:24
Lochsa River
sittin in....this is in the stash
21 August 2023, 07:27
Robert Podkoński
Watching of course!
21 August 2023, 08:59
Alex K
21 August 2023, 14:11
Łukasz Gliński
Joining the party
21 August 2023, 17:17
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you for your encouraging interest! Robbie, I will be happy to do so, there is nothing to show yet, the fuselage window openings are empty - and will remain so for a while.
I have been thinking about this topic for a while now and have come to the following approach: during construction I will fill the fuselage windows with Humbrol/Maskol, the whole thing will be painted and designed until the end of construction. Only as the last building step I will pluck out the Maskol with tweezers and fill the openings evenly with Kristal klear, this material will then harden crystal clear and sit completely flat in the frame.... at least that's the clever plan! 🙂
22 August 2023, 05:34
Łukasz Gliński
Watch out Roland, Kristal Klear shrinks a bit actually. I tested it couple of times and it's necessary to include a little excess (bubbling out of the window a bit so to say).
Example? See my Jetstream.
22 August 2023, 07:51
Rui S
That's a Nice diferent One. I'm in 😎
22 August 2023, 13:44
Roland Sachsenhofer
Łukasz, thank you for the warning, I will take it to heart. I appreciate your interest, mates!
The term "classic beauty" really does not apply to this sight. The model maker is called upon to recognise its own inherent beauty and to draw it out! 🙂
However, the kit is not bad at all! In any case, I greased off the ribs of the wings, which I think is an improvement.
25 August 2023, 10:46
Guy Rump
Following. 👍
25 August 2023, 13:44
Roland Sachsenhofer
Very welcome of course! 🙂
26 August 2023, 07:43
Watching to see how this goes before I get to my stash.
26 August 2023, 16:42
Roland Sachsenhofer
Feel welcome Carlo 🙂
So, this bird is really fun! I am now in the process of sanding down all the "ribbing" on the support and other surfaces and filling and trimming the glue seams. I can hardly wait to see what the next steps will look like.
28 August 2023, 15:58
Roland Sachsenhofer
Let's see how this one turns out: the black is the gundish for Alclad's aluminium, but it also serves to detect imperfections - and there are quite a few. In the meantime, I have put a lot of sanding work into the model and am now just curious to see how it looks with aluminium! Let's see....
9 September 2023, 15:48
Taking a chair, following with great intrest👍🏻
9 September 2023, 16:33
Roland Sachsenhofer
That is of course very welcome!
10 September 2023, 09:51
Roland Sachsenhofer
A short update on the condition of the HP.42: the metal colours have already been applied, I am now working my way from the stern to the bow with the bracing. A tricky task in some places, but, well, quite exciting.
13 September 2023, 07:48
David R. Meizoso
Fantastic outcome so far! This kit's wings look much better without ribs, I think you were right sanding them off. Rigging looks great on the rudders!
13 September 2023, 13:57
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you very much for this quite encouraging comment, David!
14 September 2023, 05:24
Roland Sachsenhofer
Things are coming to an end: essentially all the aggregates, cables, bracing, antennas and exhaust systems are.... mounted, in the following I will take charge of the fuselage windows. In the end, it was a great pleasure to improvise and to activate my ingenuity to come up with the right details. For example, a Bf 109 rudder weight has made a career for itself and has become the dynamo under the fuselage nose. By the way, the Airfix decals are of excellent quality.
16 September 2023, 08:54
Ethan Flory
Looking very good!!
16 September 2023, 20:34
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you Ethan!
17 September 2023, 16:16
Irres Teil!
17 September 2023, 16:17
Roland Sachsenhofer
I will take it to Ergolding next weekend, 9th Bavarian Model Making Days. Will I see you there? I would be delighted! :
17 September 2023, 16:21
Yes Sir! Not as visitor like last year, but with my newer models on both days as exhibitor! 🙂 Very nice to meet you there 👍
BTW, also in Ried three weeks later.
17 September 2023, 16:26
Roland Sachsenhofer
I'm very pleased in both cases, of course! It's a privilege to finally see your masterpieces "in the flesh".
17 September 2023, 16:35
Roland Sachsenhofer
Well, it's done! With 1:144 projects I always feel the need to write that it was the "smallest" project so far- but the miniature was actually exacerbated by the fact that here the issue of bracing and struts was added.
The Airfix kit seems to me to be a surprisingly good starting point, but one has to be aware that it has a few basic structural flaws. Apart from that, I am satisfied with the progress and the experience gained from this finger exercise. Your interest and comments have motivated and informed me - thanks for that, mates!
19 September 2023, 16:43
Guy Rump
Very nice result! 👍
19 September 2023, 17:55
Alessandro Pettinacci
A really excellent result, great inspiration for mine!
19 September 2023, 18:02
Great modeling 👍 Not only quality wise, also your speed is impressive!
I hope I can see it this weekend and will be surprised about the real size I guess.
19 September 2023, 18:22
Rui S
Only now I realize the super small scale . 😮 Excellent work allround 👍
19 September 2023, 21:36
Łukasz Gliński
Wasn't it the pic #37 I would've thought it's a new tool Airfix in 1/72! 👍
20 September 2023, 07:31
Roland Sachsenhofer
Your comments really please me - thank you for them! I am currently enjoying these long known kits- to be honest I have been following the Airfix HP.42 since my early teens- and your positive reactions motivate me further to venture over more of these kit exotics. For a long time now, the HP 0/400 in 1:72 has been on my mind.... Thank you all mates!
Łukasz, with a 72 HP.42 Heracles I would of course be there in a heartbeat! 🙂
20 September 2023, 08:37
Lochsa River
amazing work and detail
24 September 2023, 09:42
Oh my.... I can't believe it's 1/144. amazing! 😮
24 September 2023, 10:10
Roland Sachsenhofer
Quite motivating words, thank you both for your comments, mates!
25 September 2023, 04:42
It was a pleasure to meet the builder and to see this little biplane with my own eyes last weekend in Ergolding 👍 It was much smaller than it looks in the pictures!
25 September 2023, 14:44
First class build and presentation!
25 September 2023, 17:28
Roland Sachsenhofer
Very motivating words from two masters! I can only reply: the pleasure of seeing your artworks was all mine. Thank you both!
26 September 2023, 06:16
Villiers de Vos
Very nice work on this gem.
26 September 2023, 11:18
Pierre Pierre
very beautifull thank you for sharing. One day I would very interested to follow step by step 1/144 build as it is not common and may require specific solution ?
26 September 2023, 13:29
Roland Sachsenhofer
Thank you for your kind comments! That's true, 1/144 construction steps are not seen too often- and the scale no doubt requires a specific approach in some corners. I hope I can serve with this on the few 1/144 projects of the past- and will gladly do so on future excursions into this scale 🙂
26 September 2023, 17:39

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1:144 Handley Page HP.42 Heracles (Airfix A03172V)

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