Author Topic: Nieuport 11 & 17 decals  (Read 546 times)

Offline DeLano80

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Nieuport 11 & 17 decals
« on: October 24, 2021, 09:09:02 AM »
Anyone know of a source for interesting decal profiles in 1/32 for the 11 and 17 that I cannot find with my basic google skills? What I have found online so far has not blown whats left of hair back so to speak.
Thanks!

Offline petrov27

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Re: Nieuport 11 & 17 decals
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2021, 08:16:32 AM »
Sadly there are not a ton of aftermarket decal options for Nieuports, was hoping we would see more with the release of the Copper State kits but so far not much....

Here are some you may have already found:

Kiwi Resins 1/32 Lafayette Escadrille decals for 2 Nieuports
https://www.ebay.com/itm/154132437297?hash=item23e3025931:g:AcAAAOSwrjtfgTje

Copper State - several Italian N17 options
https://www.copperstatemodels.com/page/store/WzIsIls0XSJd

Print Scale Russian Civil War
http://www.printscale.org/product_105.html

Begemot - set below for the N11, also has a set for the N21
https://www.ebay.com/itm/124795400791?hash=item1d0e62b257:g:spIAAOSw0tJg3rpw
https://www.ebay.com/itm/124795725044?hash=item1d0e67a4f4:g:r0cAAOSw5Btg3x6k


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Offline DeLano80

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Re: Nieuport 11 & 17 decals
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2021, 09:36:51 AM »
Thanks! There was one I had not seen yet. And of course, after I posted this, I found a similar thread.
Not much out there at all. Especially for the 11 in 1/32.

I was thinking of doing an 11 (or 17) from Lafayette Escadrille. Is it just me, or does the Indian head look a bit off from Kiwi???
Also, I remember somewhere that the Indian design changed a bit from 11 to 17. I'll move these questions to the appropriate board.

My apologies.

Offline Rob_Owens

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Re: Nieuport 11 & 17 decals
« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2022, 02:42:09 PM »
The insignia on Soubiran’s Nie.17 (Kiwi sheet) is the original Seminole head. I read some where that a pilot complained it looked like “an old woman” so the Sioux head was adopted to replace it.

Offline WD

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Re: Nieuport 11 & 17 decals
« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2022, 11:32:13 PM »
Also, I remember somewhere that the Indian design changed a bit from 11 to 17. I'll move these questions to the appropriate board.

My apologies.

If memory serves, none of the Nie.11/16's in the LE sported any Indian heads. My memory might be fuzzy on this though.
And yes Rob, you're right about the complaint, but I think the change in head style from Seminole to Sioux took place very late in the Nie.17 usage and most of the Sioux Indian heads were on their
SPAD's.

WD