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Rene Fonck's cannon Spad XII
« on: June 10, 2024, 08:08:31 AM »
This is a 1/48 JMGT resin kit of a Spad XII.  This Spad had one machine gun and a 37mm cannon inside the cockpit.  The kit is old and I made a lot of changes to the inside and some to the outside.  Tom's Modelworks plywood pockets are added to the wingtips.  This is one on two Spad XIIs that Rene Fonck used.












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Re: Rene Fonck's cannon Spad XII
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2024, 08:13:17 AM »
A few more.  Here are some pictures of the inside before closing it up.










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Re: Rene Fonck's cannon Spad XII
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2024, 08:18:04 AM »
    You've done a great job on this one, superb detail and a very attractive and clean finish, she's a real eye catcher ....... very nice model!

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Re: Rene Fonck's cannon Spad XII
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2024, 10:16:31 AM »
This is fabulous, wonderful work.
Hugely envious because I wish the SPAD XII was available in 1:32 scale. Loads of good schemes, flown by several notable pilots.
But not really a viable conversion from either the VII or the XIII. Despite similar appearances the XII had quite a different fuselage, wings too I think.
Nice to see that formidable cannon represented  8)
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Re: Rene Fonck's cannon Spad XII
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2024, 11:06:17 AM »
That is Truly outstanding work! The JMGT kits looked fantastic but were more challenging than one would assume!
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Re: Rene Fonck's cannon Spad XII
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2024, 11:37:34 AM »
That's a beauty.  Would like to emulate it with the 1/72 kit.

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Re: Rene Fonck's cannon Spad XII
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2024, 12:03:22 PM »
Excellent work! How was the JMGT kit? I have their SPAD VII in the stash and it has some nice features but from test fitting it will need quite a bit of filler to correct some rather large gaps around the cockpit. Did this kit suffer the same problems?

Also, I like the camo colours you have used, what are your paints / mixes?

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Re: Rene Fonck's cannon Spad XII
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2024, 01:09:32 PM »
[Excellent work! How was the JMGT kit? I have their SPAD VII in the stash and it has some nice features but from test fitting it will need quite a bit of filler
 to correct some rather large gaps around the cockpit. Did this kit suffer the same problems?

 Also, I like the camo colours you have used, what are your paints / mixes?]

Brad,

This kit is different from the Spad VII kit in that it has two fuselage halves like most models.  The two halves went together alright.  I did use some parts for the cockpit but made others, as some of the kit parts didn't look correct.  The struts needed a lot of work.  The cabane struts were white metal and didn't fit, so I used brass tubes.  I used the "H" struts but thinned them down.  The outer wing struts are made from coffee stir sticks.  Lots of other little tweeks which were time consuming compared to more modern kits.  I have the JMGT Spad VII kit as well, and plan to build it someday.  One thing I like about the VII kit are the wings, which show the ribs and riblets as well.  The Special Hobby version does not have the riblets, but the smooth plywood leading edge.

The paints I used were mixes of Tamiya and AK.  I can post the mixes if you or anyone is interested.

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Re: Rene Fonck's cannon Spad XII
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2024, 04:51:30 PM »
Just caught this one since I was thinking of adding a Spad to the collection and yours is a beauty with lots of lovely detail touches - Well done all round  8)

Paul

ps - paint mixes would be good although I wasn't aware that Tamiya and Vallejo could be mixed together successfully
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Re: Rene Fonck's cannon Spad XII
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2024, 05:39:47 PM »
Nice model, BSM, great detail work and colours. Nicely managed rigging cables too - the bit that always puts me off SPADs.
Great stuff.
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Re: Rene Fonck's cannon Spad XII
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2024, 05:49:27 PM »
Fantastic. Both, the interior and exterior look spectacular. Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Rene Fonck's cannon Spad XII
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2024, 02:32:16 AM »
Brilliant job on your Spad XII and one not often seen in model form.

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Re: Rene Fonck's cannon Spad XII
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2024, 04:34:51 AM »
Excellent job. Love the detail in the grill, cockpit, rigging...... I could go on but too many good things mention.
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Re: Rene Fonck's cannon Spad XII
« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2024, 06:37:44 PM »
Lovely work on a kit that, in its day, was very desirable. Excellent work on the interior and the overall finish is really good.

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Re: Rene Fonck's cannon Spad XII
« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2024, 01:17:37 AM »
Very nice! One doesn’t see a XII too often…
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