8. BUILDING THE HANNOVER CL.II
The eighth title in our acclaimed Modelling Special series has been published to coincide with September's reissue of Wingnut Wing's popular Hannover Cl.II! For all those serious enthusiasts seeking to get the very best from this excellent kit, WWI aero-historian and author Ray Rimell brings over 60 years of modelling experience to present a truly comprehensive guide for creating a perfect miniature in 54 colourful and inspiring pages. Profusely illustrated with over 190 images, his unique monograph carries an extensive build- log of WNW's Hannover kit with extended coverage on painting and decal application helping modellers to achieve a realistic and convincing finish. Each stage of the assembly is discussed in meticulous step-by-step detail with supportive archive photos and contemporary sketches along the way. Every key aspect is featured, from super-detailing cockpits, Argus engine, armament and observer's gun ring, to specialized treatment of 'lozenge' fabric covering and creating masks for the complex fuselage camouflage pattern. In addition there are nine new colour profiles from Ronny Bar including a multi-view centre-spread, along with a 12 page gallery of rare wartime images, most previously unpublished and reproduced to large area format highlighting the smallest of details. For modellers looking to convert the kit to Cl.III or Cl.IIIa variants, the book covers that too with 1:32 scale fuselage drawings of both aircraft. With comprehensive after -market accessory and decals listings, plus a jargon-buster and an extensive bibliography, the latest Special is a goldmine of modelling lore and full-size data for these famous German WWI two-seaters. Whilst the focus of attention is naturally on the WNW kit, this high-quality publication will also prove equally invaluable for those building model Hannovers to any scale and an ideal companion to WNW No.9 on the Halberstadt Cl.II published in December 2019.
What the reviewers said:
'This is the latest build article in this long-running series. As I have said before,these are expensive kits which deserve the best advice in their construction and with Ray Rimell, you will find no better teacher...' Ernie Lee,Scale Aircraft Modelling, February 2020.
...'I would consider this edition as an aid to your build in your favorite scale.I was able to read this tome easily over a few nights. If you own any of the previous releases in the Building the Wingnut Wings series,you know what you are getting...' Frank Landrus, IPMS USA, 14 January, 2020.