Eduard 1/48th Nieuport 11 ‘Bebe’ Profipack
November 28, 2012 in Aviation
I thought I would initiate my participation with some images of my most recent Nieuport build. Great little kit with no serious fit issues, but- as with all Eduard Nieuports I’ve built- the cockpit benefits from a little extra work. This one has a scratchbuilt lower cockpit area and some copper wire. The remote trigger wire, interior bracing wires, and rigging were made from synthetic hair extensions from Sally Beauty Supply.
Doped linen color is Floquil Butternut, highlighted with their Antique White. Tires painted in Floquil Primer Grey. Propeller is Humbrol Dark Brown. Kit decals for Escadrille N.12 laid down fine with a little Microscale Decal Set. Cowling is Alclad Bright Aluminum, other metal bits are various colors from the Testors Metalizer line.
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