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Offline WD

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Ammo Feed Drum for Vickers on Nie.17/23
« on: September 16, 2022, 10:22:59 AM »
Forumites,
                I've resurrected my Eduard 1/72nd Nie.17/23 builds. I need your help please, if you would. What is the diameter of the wooden ammo feed drum that is on the left side of the cockpit on a Vickers armed Nie.17 or 23? Is it located directly behind the metal support that holds the mount for the throttle/spark retarder or is it further back?

Thanks!

WD

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Re: Ammo Feed Drum for Vickers on Nie.17/23
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2022, 02:45:20 AM »
Hello WD,

if you are talking about the spool for the spent ammo belt, in the Copper State 1/32 N17 it has the diameter of 11.5mm so that would be 5.11mm in 1/72nd scale (I think - math is hard check my numbers :) )

As far as positioning it looks like it may have attached to the back of the throttle bracket or maybe to the vertical metal post there? Again the Copper State 1/32 kit may be a good reference:


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Re: Ammo Feed Drum for Vickers on Nie.17/23
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2022, 08:00:05 PM »
Thank you!  Yes, sorry, I had it backwards. Thanks for the help, the pics, and the math. ;)  This is something that always seems to be missing from most drawings.

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Re: Ammo Feed Drum for Vickers on Nie.17/23
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2022, 10:12:06 AM »
OK Forumites, another question on the take up drum for the Vickers on Nieuport 17's. I'm assuming it is metal?  What color should it be painted? I'm trying to scratch-build one for a 1/72nd Eduard Nieuport build, and this has never been included in any kits, and all of my references, when it does show it, is a blurry B&W photo.

Thank you for your help!

WD

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Re: Ammo Feed Drum for Vickers on Nie.17/23
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2022, 05:53:05 PM »
Hey WD, the drum is, I think, made of plywood with metal central spool etc.
I choose to do it this way anyway, on my CSM 17 - see pic, if that helps.
Cheers
Sandy

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Re: Ammo Feed Drum for Vickers on Nie.17/23
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2022, 06:51:54 AM »
Thank you very much Sandy!  Like I said, when it comes to 1/72nd Nie.17's, this has never been featured, covered, etc. What few images I have for it don't reveal much in terms of materials, colors, etc. This helps a great deal, and no one except me will probably ever see it. :)

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Re: Ammo Feed Drum for Vickers on Nie.17/23
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2022, 08:58:08 AM »
Petrov, by the way, that French pilot figure is truly outstanding!

WD