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This was a relatively quick build, something else to work on while I concentrate on the Special Hobby P-39.  I've been asked to build a Billy Bishop Nieuport 17 and was given the HobbyCraft kit as the basis. I've found that if I first build the HC kit, then build the Italeri re-box, I do a better job the second time around, in addition to the Italeri having better decals.

 

Did not do a lot with weathering, more concentrated on fit and adjustments and just trying to get the wings aligned, etc.

 

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Yep, drunken sailor there, dipping the port wing a bit, amazingly enough, the wings and all the struts are actually attached.  That is a major accomplishment in one of my WWI builds.

 

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Had a little problem with the '2' decal and masking... Thanks to Big Tim for sending me a copy of the decal sheet so I could make a mask.

I'm definitely learning how to make masks, and Tamiya tape is not always the best idea.  I'm learning!

 

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Also a pic of the seat cushion I made out of Squadron white putty.  

 

It was an easy and fun build, so shortly will be on to the Billy Bishop build.

 

Chris

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It was an easy and fun build, so shortly will be on to the Billy Bishop build.

 

Chris

 

It's a nice kit, better than you might think for the price

 

And a nice build too

 

Richard

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HI Chris,

 

Your Nieuport looks Great.  

 

When you do the Billy Bishop Nieuport you should consider adding our 1/32 Billy Bishop figure along side.  Sculpted by Mike Good, the likeness is spot on.

Check it out here:

https://modelcellar.com/shop/time-period/wwi/billy-bishop-no-60-sqdn-rfc-1917/

 

regards,

Paul

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HI Chris,

 

Your Nieuport looks Great.  

 

When you do the Billy Bishop Nieuport you should consider adding our 1/32 Billy Bishop figure along side.  Sculpted by Mike Good, the likeness is spot on.

Check it out here:

https://modelcellar.com/shop/time-period/wwi/billy-bishop-no-60-sqdn-rfc-1917/

 

regards,

Paul

 

Hi Paul,

 

The club member who asked me to do the build actually already has your figure - I found the link and sent it to him and he has it ready to go - he's a figure modeler more than aircraft.  

 

Your figure looks terrific by the way!

 

Chris

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