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Nieuport 17
Nieuport 17 Weekend Edition
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by: Mark Hamrick [ GUITARLUTE101 ]

History
The very maneuverable Nieuport 17 was powered by a 110hp LeRhone rotary engine and was fitted with a synchronized firing system allowed the pilot to fire the Vickers gun through the propeller arc. The Nieuport 17 was used by France, Italy, Russia and several other countries from the summer of 1916 to the spring of 1918.

Construction
The kit goes together very well and the fact that it is a “Weekend Edition” helps in the construction. I started with the cockpit and fuselage interior using a dark brown for the mahogany sides and a lighter brown for the cockpit floor and seat. I painted the available details on the cockpit sidewall with silver and a black wash. I continued by painting the engine, mating the fuselage sides and opening the control line holes in the tail and gluing the tail to the fuselage.

Next, I painted the fuselage and lower wings silver and the upper wings Tamiya “Red Brown” with bands of Misterkit French “Grey Green” and drilled the holes for the rigging. I glued the top wing on after adding the struts and used monofilament for the rigging lines. One note, I had to consult other references for the rigging diagram as the Eduard instructions had an incomplete rigging diagram. Finally I cut the excess rigging line, cleaned up the exit holes by filling, sanding and painting and added all of the decals.

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SUMMARY
Highs: Excellent fit of all of the parts with very good detail.
Lows: Incomplete rigging instructions.
Verdict: This was a fun kit to build, simplified but with plenty of detail. A very nice addition to the collection.
Percentage Rating
95%
  Scale: 1:72
  Mfg. ID: 7403
  Suggested Retail: $ 14.95
  Related Link: Nieuport 17 Weekend
  PUBLISHED: Apr 05, 2010
  NATIONALITY: France
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 95.00%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 88.44%

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About Mark Hamrick (guitarlute101)
FROM: WEST VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES

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Copyright ©2019 text by Mark Hamrick [ GUITARLUTE101 ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of AeroScale. All rights reserved.



   

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