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Mike Norris
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1:32nd scale Nieuport XVII C.1

January 6, 2023 · in Aviation · · 12 · 0.9K

Hi all,
Nieuport XVII (17) C.1, Serial No: N1977 of N124 ‘Lafayette’ Escadrille during March 1917 and as flown by Sgt. Robert Soubiran.
As usual a fully detailed build log in Adobe PDF format, can be downloaded from the 'Logs' page on my site:

Thanks for your comments and support,


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12 responses

  1. It looks great, love the base and relaxing pilot.

  2. Amazing job done, Mike @sandbagger
    The little base is a big addition to your build.
    It was a pleasure to follow your progress.

  3. Great work - the details are excellent (prop, gun, etc...).

  4. Splendid looking build. One can actually see the canvas texture on the wings. The entire setting of the diorama is a nice change. I appreciate the way the figures are interacting with the plane.

    Question—What d you use for cable turnbuckles? If a purchase item, can you identify what they are and where you obtained them?

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful build.

    • Hi Matt,
      In my Adobe PDF build logs, I detail every aspect of my model builds, including the rigging methods, materials used and where aftermarket parts were from.
      If you go to my website and to the 'Logs' page, you can select and either read or download the selected PDF build log.


  5. Amazing result, Mike!
    Your build thread was a joy to follow!

  6. Very nice result.

  7. Beautiful build and dio.!

  8. That looks great @sandbagger! 👍 Mike, I really enjoyed looking this one over; it immediately reminded me of my only Great War effort,]; perhaps it can be considered the cruder, smaller sibling of your beautiful model. 😊

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