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This time the Roden SPAD VII with Pheon Decals to do Raoul Lufbery’s airplane from S.124, the Lafayette Escadrille. A good kit worth checking out.
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Craig Abrahamson said on December 18, 2012
Did that “swastika” marking have another meaning other than what’s normally seen on Luftwaffe aircraft of WWII…? I don’t believe I’ve ever seen it on anything else before. Enlighten the uninformed. By the way, where on earth do you display all these builds you’re posting? Or are they no longer in your possession?
Tom Cleaver said on December 19, 2012
The thousands of years of history of the Swastika in multiple cultures from India of the Rig Veda to Native America and everything in between is far too involved to cover in a small post here. I suggest you go to Google and type in “The Swastika” and read the comprehensive article at Wikipedia.
Suffice it to say here that Hitler and the Nazis hijacked something beautiful and forever dipped it in blood. As most right wingers do with anything they touch when it comes to facts and history.
Bill Weckel said on December 19, 2012
Nice SPAD Tom. How much better is the Roden kit than the older Hobbycraft? Is it worth spending the extra money on?
The SPAD VII and the SPAD XIII are two different airplanes that look vaguely alike. You are asking whether you should buy an Orange to replace an Apple.
Both are excellent models of two different airplanes.
Ah… You’re correct. I was thinking both companies each did a VII and XIII. Thanks.
Maxim Bylkin said on December 19, 2012
But I’m looking – Hobbikraft even better place to look than Rodin. Here, I did not like such as wheels look – at Hobbikrafta they cast better, in my opinion.
Compare only the quality of casting, that the plane is a bit different, this is understandable. Though often in old photographs, tell SPAD-7 from the SPAD-13 can only be by the number of machine guns.
The main place you can tell the two apart are the wings, looking from above. The overall wing area of the Spad XIII is greater, since it was heavier.
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