Eduard Weekend Edition 1:48 SPAD XIII
I built this back in the fall of 2020, but didn't do a decent photo shoot until this past month. It was an enjoyable project, OOB except for some PE seat belts from Eduard.
The paint job was complex. Not only are there five upper surface camouflage colors, but there are different versions of at least two of them when they are applied over metal. I used Mr. Color Sail Color for the clear doped linen under surfaces. Upper surface colors are Mr. Color Dark Earth, RLM 79 lightened with tan, Black; and Model Master (enamel) OD 34087 and Light Green 34258.
Decals are from an Aeromaster sheet for a plane flown by American Lt. William Ponder (six victories), 103rd Aero Squadron, USAS, late 1918.
The plane is rigged with 2.2 lb. nylon tippet line (.004" diameter) given a metallic hue using Testors non-buffing Steel metalizer. The mounting brackets are short lengths of polyimide micro-tubing. I used nylon invisible mending thread for the control lines.
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