Nieuport Ni-17 1/48 – Eduard

November 13, 2012 · in Aviation · · 4 · 3.1K

This is a Ni-17, N.1887, Stg. Edward Hinkle, Esc. N124 Lafayette, Western front, Spring 1917

This Nieuport has enjoyed a career in service relatively long flight into the U.S. in the French Air Force.
Joined the Lafayette Squadron in November 1916. The first pilot was Willis Haviland, in the following spring to drive it was Edward Hinkle. This presented here is the livery that the biplane showed in the later period.
The operational life of n. 1887 ceased in April 1917.

I used Alclad II for metal finish and acrilic and Gunze for other colour (some insigna and decoration).
All from the box. Just added the wires and the tail skid...
Ha... it is my first WWI Biplane...

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4 responses

  1. Davide,
    Gorgoeus model. I especially like that metal finish on the cowling. Very realistic - how did you do that?

    • Hello Martin,
      'm glad you noticed it!
      I used Alclad II for the cowling. In particular, the "Chrome" with base black shiny tamiya.
      To the rest of the plane the color is always Alclad II. But in this case I used "Aluminium".
      Until next time,
      good job

  2. Davide,
    Beautiful job on this. I have always liked the little Nuiport and you have done a great job to bring out the beauty of this airplane. I love what you have done here.

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