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1:48 Hanriot HD.1
TedMamere
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Posted: Saturday, March 13, 2010 - 07:56 AM UTC


Here is a review of Eduard's 1:48 Hanriot HD.1. A kit that was first released in 1999, but if you missed it somehow, here is the chance to get it as a new Weekend Edition.

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Thanks!
JackFlash
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Posted: Saturday, March 13, 2010 - 08:38 AM UTC
Having built several kits of this aircraft type I can honestly say the Eduard kit is one of the best examples.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 03:19 AM UTC
Jean-Luc,
Excellent review my friend. How does the Eduard example compare to the resin JMGT kit? I've built the JMGT kit and have the Eduards in the stash.
Regards,
Gregory Jouette
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Posted: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 08:08 AM UTC

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Jean-Luc,
Excellent review my friend. How does the Eduard example compare to the resin JMGT kit? I've built the JMGT kit and have the Eduards in the stash.
Regards,
Gregory Jouette



From my Hanriot kit reviews on my website.

". . .While the JGMT kit is finely molded multimedia/resin kit fuselage represents early production variant, but has the later one central gun set up. It costs is twice that of either Eduard kits, #8034 Profi-pack or #8039 HD.2. . . ."

". . .The ‘JGMT’ kit decals are very brittle and you may want to try to spray a gloss coat over them and let dry before cutting them from the sheet for use. They are a little translucent as well but the colours are easily matched with existing model paints for touch ups. Using the kit decals for the unit insignia and serial I built this kit to represent the Hanriot HD.1, Nr.11432 belonged to the 72a Squadriglia (not 80a as the old Datafile mentions.) For my build the Italian cockades were leftovers from the ‘Eduard’ kit and placed on the upper wing and the tricolour stripes for the rudder. The lower wing under-surfaces were painted with the classic green and red fields of Italian practice. As for the lion colours, the kit decals are in red and white here but black and white is also possible. . ."

". . .While some people seemed to have trouble with the ‘Propag-team’ decals supplied in most ‘Eduard’ kits, I don’t have many problems. I have a water filtration system in my house and consequently fewer minerals in my water. I find leaving the decals to soak in this warm water strips the glue better and fewer minerals in the water leaves less for the decals to get hung up on when positioning. Micro sol & set applied liberally and final clean up about eight hours later and viola! It’s a done deal. If your having serious problems I suggest distilled warm water. It may help. Also some handling of the model without gloves tends to leave oils on the surface that may help or hinder your process. . . "