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David G LANE
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Nieuport Ni-11, Bebe 1916 Jean M D Navarre

July 13, 2020 · in Aviation · · 14 · 2.1K

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Awful kit. Many problems with poor mouldings, plastic like cheese and no locating holes !
Relieved to finish it!

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14 responses

  1. Wonderful job, as always, David!

  2. Beautifully built and finished, David!

  3. Well you certainly proved that you actually can make a silk purse out of a sow's ear! Beautiful job and exceptional finish. Just imagine now what you could do to a WNW model, now that you have honed your skills to such a razor sharp edge on this.

  4. I’m glad you persevered, great looking fabric effect. Is that EZ Line rigging?

  5. It is indeed a terrible kit, but the result - as you demonstrate - is worth the effort.

    I think I found all the same problems on mine.

    1 attached image. Click to enlarge.

  6. Another beautiful bi-plane, David.
    Again a lot of compliments for what you have achieved.

  7. Beautiful plane, David. Great job.
    I am very discouraged to do rigging, even in big scale.

  8. A lovely build!

  9. David, @mentaldental
    This is yet another Nieuport masterpiece ! I know you mentioned how horrible the kit was... but you can't tell it by looking at the pictures. You kept on working when others most likely would have stopped.

    I'm glad that you did continue on... It looks wonderful, and I'll bet it has some great company with your Nungesser and Rene Dorme builds.

    Well done my friend, and I pressed the "liked" button with this build too.

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