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SPAD XIII C1 (1/32 Roden)
« on: May 27, 2021, 09:23:28 PM »
Roden's new SPAD XIII c1 has 'landed'





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Re: SPAD XIII C1 (1/32 Roden)
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2021, 06:42:34 AM »
Did you order directly from Roden?

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Re: SPAD XIII C1 (1/32 Roden)
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2021, 05:28:20 PM »
No from a seller in Ukraine

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Re: SPAD XIII C1 (1/32 Roden)
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2021, 02:42:21 PM »
How is the level of detail, Kent? It appears to me that the wings have some shrinkage (or distortion) at the sprue attachment points...

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Re: SPAD XIII C1 (1/32 Roden)
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2021, 06:54:26 PM »
So I have both the SPAD VII and the new XIII c1 and they seem to be almost identical in detailing.
The engine sprue of the Hispano is exactly the same.

Not having built any of them, I'm not not really sure if I am in a position to give an opinion?

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Re: SPAD XIII C1 (1/32 Roden)
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2021, 07:26:30 AM »
So I have both the SPAD VII and the new XIII c1 and they seem to be almost identical in detailing.
The engine sprue of the Hispano is exactly the same.

Not having built any of them, I'm not not really sure if I am in a position to give an opinion?

Kent

I've got the SPAD VII and I'm impressed with the number of options on the sprues. There seem to be parts for versions of the VII that were not covered by kit releases

If the XIII is similar, that's very encouraging

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Re: SPAD XIII C1 (1/32 Roden)
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2021, 01:29:37 AM »
Just ordered one from an Evilbay seller in the US.  Delivery estimated on June 24.

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Re: SPAD XIII C1 (1/32 Roden)
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2021, 04:00:02 AM »
I've got the SPAD VII and I'm impressed with the number of options on the sprues. There seem to be parts for versions of the VII that were not covered by kit releases

If the XIII is similar, that's very encouraging

Richard
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The XIII offers louvered  and open (or screened, if the modeler can find appropriately sized mesh) engine side panel options and two different props. The VII had 5 types of engine panels, 4 props, and 3 cowling fronts, but Roden had the habit of physically cutting out all the options not used on that particular boxing (604/605/617) and consigning the bits back into the molten styrene pot! I read somewhere that this was a cost-saving measure, but itís most disconcerting if youíre trying to trade/resell one, as itís difficult to convince the other party that the kitís complete when the parts layout page doesnít address the missing parts!
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Re: SPAD XIII C1 (1/32 Roden)
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2021, 05:08:04 AM »
I got the XIII for my birthday. I've had a quick look at the sprues and they seem to have a few options on them

I want to offer up the Eduard and PART etches for the VII to see if anything will be transferrable

Richard
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