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Offline William Adair

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Re: Show us your - Nieuport 17
« Reply #105 on: October 07, 2023, 09:47:07 AM »
Bumping the Nieuport thread.  :)

This is the second of the two 1/144 builds, which was made alongside the Esc.3 machine that is shown on page 6. Both of these were made for a book about scratchbuilding WW1 aircraft in 1/144. It's at the editors, so hopefully there will be some good news about it soon.

This one is A.6718 from 60 Squadron, RFC. It was flown by several different pilots in the three months that it survived at the front. In March 1917 it suffered wing failure and lost the lower left wing while in flight. The pilot, Lt AR Penny managed to bring the aircraft down for a forced landing. It went away for repairs and returned sometime later to be seen with a new lower wing, upper right wing, and a fresh propellor & cowling, plus a set of red-white-blue cockades on the wheels.
The last time it was photographed was in June 1917, when it was in the hands of the Germans. After being shot down by Lt Kurt Wolff of Jasta 29. The then pilot, Lt DCG Murray was wounded and became a PoW.





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Re: Show us your - Nieuport 17
« Reply #106 on: October 07, 2023, 01:10:11 PM »
Incredible! I thought I was working in a small scale but will probably now have a complex about posting from here on out!!!
And I'm pretty sure I'm seeing correctly, tires have been flat spotted to show the weight of the aircraft?... My gawd!, how much can a 1/144 scale model weigh???
Truly impressive!
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Offline NigelR

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Re: Show us your - Nieuport 17
« Reply #107 on: October 07, 2023, 10:40:25 PM »
Wow, amazing work!!

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Re: Show us your - Nieuport 17
« Reply #108 on: October 07, 2023, 11:21:15 PM »
That’s pure madness! But, as I always say, “You can never have too many Nieuports”.

That’s a wonderful build, Kevin
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Re: Show us your - Nieuport 17
« Reply #109 on: October 07, 2023, 11:30:53 PM »
Another micro-masterpiece from you, William.
Just wonderful.
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Re: Show us your - Nieuport 17
« Reply #110 on: October 08, 2023, 09:26:25 AM »
William, that's truly breathtaking!! WOW!!

I'd be struggling to get a 1/48 Noop to turn out looking this good.
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Re: Show us your - Nieuport 17
« Reply #111 on: October 25, 2023, 05:07:58 AM »
Ok, now that‘s going to be injected in someone’s circulatory system for supporting the white corpuscles on their hunt?
Very impressive!
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