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Halberstadt CL.IV
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Posted: Sunday, February 14, 2010 - 03:33 PM UTC


The Halberstadt CL. IV prototype type was put through its paces in Feb. 1918. Its role was seen as a replacement for the heavier Halb. CL. II as an escort to the larger C class bombers and reconn aircraft of the time. Here we see Karaya stepping up with not 1, not 2 but 3 versions at once in 1:48.



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Thanks!
JackFlash
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Posted: Sunday, February 14, 2010 - 03:55 PM UTC



Not sure why but the intake pipes for the carburetor don't seem to be in the boxes? Maybe thats what the small brass rod is for.



Note the Mirage Merc at left and the real deal at right.


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Posted: Sunday, February 14, 2010 - 04:15 PM UTC
Stephen,

How would you compare the Karaya Kits with the Blue Max offerings? I know it will be impossible to pick up only one of each!

Dwayne
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Posted: Sunday, February 14, 2010 - 04:45 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Stephen, How would you compare the Karaya Kits with the Blue Max offerings?. . ."
Dwayne



Well I started a thread on the Blue Max & Pegasus kits and the first offering was the BM Halberstadt CL.II. The Karaya Halb. CL.IV kits are definately a step above the Blue Max simply in reference to the plastic detail, brass & resin. In many ways they are similar.

Blue Max thread here.
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Posted: Monday, February 15, 2010 - 11:12 AM UTC
Hi Stephen

Very neat! I've got the "foreign markings" version on the way as my birthday present

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Monday, February 15, 2010 - 06:03 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Hi Stephen

Very neat! I've got the "foreign markings" version on the way as my birthday present

All the best

Rowan



cat. no 1003 - Halberstadt Cl.IV (Rol.) - international users: Poland (1), Lithuania (2), Estonia (1), Soviet Union (1).

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Posted: Monday, February 15, 2010 - 08:10 PM UTC
Hi Stephen

This seems to be the latest boxtop, in line with the artwork on the other two releases:



It should be really fun.


All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 03:12 AM UTC
Hi again

My kit arrived today. It looks fantastic! These are the colour schemes - with really good quality Techmod decals to match (note: like the other versions, you have to supply your own lozenge decals):





All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 11:21 AM UTC
Truely excellent! Here is a build by our own Mark(Guitarlute)Hamrick of the kit.
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Posted: Saturday, May 08, 2010 - 06:16 AM UTC
Stephen,
I have the Tom's Modelworks Halberstadt CL.IV in the stash.Wondering how well it stacks up compared to the new Karaya kit.Any opinions or information would be greatly appreciated.
Highest Regards,
Gregory Jouette
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Posted: Saturday, May 08, 2010 - 12:39 PM UTC
I have the resin version of "Tom's Modelworks" Halb. CL.IV and I started a thread just for his st kits. I'll bring it up to page 1. There were two kits by the way. One vacuform and one resin from "Tom's Modelworks".