Kitbashed Nunguesser’s Nieuport 25
I made this a while back, but although not as good as some of my work, I was proud of this effort. It started with a friend giving me a 1/48 resin fuselage for a late model Nieuport, from some forgotten maker. It was two halves, with only a partial cockpit opening. I thought of making a N.25, but it sat on my shelf of doom for a couple of years, then another friend gave me the Glencoe repop of the Aurora N.28, and I decided to build a 25. I hollowed out the resin fuse to make a better interior, using scrounged PE bits from Toms and some from Eduard. For the wings, I sanded to shape the wings of the old Hawk N.17. I used the cowling (Cut down some) and the rudder and stabs from the N.28, scratched the tailskid, and landing struts. My real pride was the 11 cylinder engine, I took the old metal Eduard Schuckert engine, turned it around, and added epoxy putty and brass wires to make a Clerget 11E. Parts box bits and aftermarket guns completed it, the decals were made from Testor’s inkjet decal sheets.
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