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Dutch Modelling and Aviation

In Memoriam

Klaas Willem Jonker
† April 30, 2018

On Monday 30 April 2018, Wilko Jonker died after a long illness at the age of 58. He leaves behind a wife and two children. The Dutch military aviation and plastic modeling were his hobby and on this website he shared all the knowledge he has collected over the years. His hobby has been able to distract him from the persistent disease in his body until the last week of his life. The contacts with other hobbyists were a major support for him.

This website will be maintained by different people for as long as possible, so that other enthusiasts can continue to benefit from extensive content.

Hansa-Brandenburg W.29

Scale 1/72

Building this model is rather simple. The engine is, for at least the Dutch version, is mirrored, so I replaced the exhausts and so on just to the other side of the engine.
The machine guns were not visible on the photo so I omitted them on my model. On the location is some kind of plate visible, which I added to my model.
The fuselage I painted overall Revell 76, as Humbrol 162 (the colour mentioned in "Camouflage en kentekens..") was no longer available.
On website I noticed that someone has used this colour for his model of the W.29. On the photos shown, it looked rather good.
The undersides of the wings I painted with Humbrol 74, a light yellow colour.
I used the decals of the kit for the camouflage on fuselage and wings, though the hexagons are a bit oversized and also the colours might not be correct. Originally, each side of a hexagon is 15 cm long, which is about 2 mm in 1/72nd scale, those on the decals have sides of approximately 3 mm, in fact to large, though I used them after all as I couldn't find suitable ones.

Another problem was to make nice orange roundels, I bought some decalpaper for inkjet printers and printed them.
The coverage was rather poor and the camouflage-pattern was visible through the decals (see the photo below), so I painted them by hand.


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The home made decals on the upper surfaces.
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The home made decals on the undersides of the wing.


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The finished model.

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A model of a Hansa-Brandenburg W.29, built by Peter Banis.

HansaBrandenburg PBanis 1 HansaBrandenburg PBanis 2 HansaBrandenburg PBanis 3


Modelling add-on

  • Kora Models
    • Set C7294: Transport Carriage Hansa Brandenburg W29 (TOKO, MPM)
  • Part Etchings
    • Set S72-087,: Hansa Brandenburg W29 (Toko)


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1/48th Scale


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