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Bill_S

CSM Nieuport 17 (Late)

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I started this WIP over on LSP; it's only right that I share it with my other family...

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My first impression: this kit is very near Wingnut Wings caliber. I do, however, find myself cleaning up a lot of parts - particularly at the parting lines.

Only four sprues, but two of them are very busy. Acetate film for the windscreen (I've read that it's pre-cut) and a smal PE fret are included as well. The instruction manual is very good - if it gave other than generic paint callouts (ie. "medium blue"), I would rate it as excellent.

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Cockpit framing. Some very slight ejector pin marks, but they'll be fully covered. I had to drill holes for bracing wires.

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The first mistake I've noted: ears are missing at the base of the center vertical on one side.

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Out with the Waldron punch (0.028 inches) and some styrene sheet.

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A little trimming and some cement, and we're good to go.

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Various Tamiya tans as an undercoat...

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Then a heavy coat of Windsor & Newton burnt sienna

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An hour or so later, the excess is removed with a cotton bud.

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Off to a great start Bill! Looking forward to progress shots.

 

- Dennis S.

  Thornton, CO USA

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Got a late version as well in line. Actually have some Lafayette Escadrille decals for mine.....

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Very interesting subject and combined with your skillful building a clinic, nice.

There is a sequel of related WW1 pilots stories out there. The plot is a little soso to my eye, but the paintings by Romain Hugault are brilliant.
No idea though if there exists an English version.

https://salleckpublications.eu/Gesamtverzeichnis/Der-Pilot-mit-dem-Edelweiss/

Cheers Rob

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Will watch with interest, Bill.  Alway's liked the nimble looking fighter.

 

Gaz

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Slowly but surely - lots of detail painting.

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Excellent ! Your killing this one Bill.......harv :popcorn:

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14 minutes ago, HubertB said:

Looking good Bill :thumbsup2:

Hubert

 

6 minutes ago, harv said:

Excellent ! Your killing this one Bill.......harv :popcorn:

Thanks gentlemen!

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Looking good Bill, after I’ve cleared the “stalled shelf” may start on the ships camel, watching with interest as never done WW1......

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38 minutes ago, Bomber_County said:

Looking good Bill, after I’ve cleared the “stalled shelf” may start on the ships camel, watching with interest as never done WW1......

Phil - Just take your time, and make sure you avoid paint on mating surfaces!

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Nice use of the oils Bill. Gives a lovely patina and wear.

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I too will be watching this one, just got me two kits in the mail yesterday.  Looks like a nice little kit in the box.

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Nice wood effects!  That's one part that befuddles me:  Getting a good wood look on narrow frames.

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Bill

Great start and some amazing interior work

Keep 'em comin

Peter

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Thanks, Peter! I had almost forgotten how much detail painting has to go into these WWI planes before assembly. So far, I'm having fun with this kit. More pictures soon.

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A brief update. Finished the bracing wires on the cockpit frames; Some painting on control detail.

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There are a couple of parts still to add; I painted them on the sprue.

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I'm finally at a point where I can assemble something!

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Next up: Rudder pedal assembly, control stick, then the seat. Stay tuned.

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Looking good, what a pleasant surprise to the eye to see these colorful cockpits, compared to a RLM 66 dull workplace. Nice work on the details and rigging.

Cheers Rob

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DocRob, I suffer from mild color blindness - that's my take on "medium blue". It's Tamiya X-14 Sky Blue mixed 2:1 with X-21 Flat Base.

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Bill

Nice work on the cockpit bracing - sure looks good

Keep 'em comin

Peter

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Bill, I'm liking what your doing here ! Keep them coming......harv :popcorn:

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Trying to finish up the cockpit; I'll post more pictures shortly!

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Some more wood effects...

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I still have to add some cross bracing wires once the back panel is attached, then thread the control cables through tiny holes drilled in pulleys.

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