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Eduard's 1/48 scale
Nieuport 11 'Bebe'

by Garfield Ingram

 

Nieuport 11 'Bebe'

 


Eduard's 1/48 scale Nieuport 11 is available online from Squadron.com

 

Description

This is the Eduard 1/48 scale Nieuport 11 'Bebe', built pretty much straight from the box.

The kit that I used has an extensive photo-etch set that detailed the model. The only item that I replaced was the loop supporting the muzzle of the machine gun.

 

 

Despite being a single overall colour, this was a very complex paint scheme to do. The basic fabric yellow is composed of at least six shades which simulate the fabric, painted plywood surfaces as well as the ribs both top and bottom.

The green and red were also varied to excentuate the ribs on the bottom of the mainplanes. The trickiset aspect of the painting was to apply the narrow strip of tape around the edges of all surfaces. There is no definitive description of the colour of this tape and I therefore made it by sloshing together anything handy to create a 'dark', colour. There is no easy way to accomplish this task and a lot of going back and forth to touch up the edges was necessary. By the way, the masks provided by Eduard in the kit were useless as they simply didn't fit the curves and contours of the model.

 

 

All colours are Gunze acrylic paints whilst the final clear flat is Floquil Flat.

Rigging was accomplished with the use of monofilament line, painted with Humbrol steel.

Roger Fabrocini put me on to turnbuckles produced by PART of the Czech Replublic- thanks Roger!

 

  • Eduard 1/48 scale Nieuport 11 Bebe by Garfield Ingram: Image
  • Eduard 1/48 scale Nieuport 11 Bebe by Garfield Ingram: Image
  • Eduard 1/48 scale Nieuport 11 Bebe by Garfield Ingram: Image
  • Eduard 1/48 scale Nieuport 11 Bebe by Garfield Ingram: Image
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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2009 by Garfield Ingram
Page Created 9 January, 2009
Last Updated 9 January, 2009

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