Eduard's 1/48 scale
Eduard's 1/48 scale Nieuport 17 Late Version is available from
Squadron for less than $9.00!
Here is my Eduard 1/48 Nieuport 17.
The kit is the Profipack version and contains all the photo-etch that
you will need to detail the model.
I built this Nieuport basically out of the box, the only change being
to the center section. The kit has been molded with the area from the
front spar forward to the leading edge solid. I carved away the plastic
to leave enough to represent the spar and the leading edge bull-nosing
was created with some round plastic rod. Sub-spars and guy wires were
added in the open area and the entire cell was covered in plastic shrink
wrap and glued down with metal foil adhesive. The plastic was stretched
as it was applied but it was necessary to hit it with a hair dryer to
shrink it tight.
final finish is my own mix of Floquil Old Silver and Floquil Crystal
The kit decals were used to represent the aircraft flown by Charles
Monofilament thread was painted silver and used for rigging.
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by Garfield Ingram
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24 December, 2007
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