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1:48 Spad XIII American Eagles
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Moselle, France
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Posted: Friday, June 26, 2009 - 07:25 PM UTC

Here's a review by Jean-Luc Formery of Eduard's latest 1/48 scale Spad XIII kit. This time it comes in a very attractive American Eagles Dual Combo boxing.

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Posted: Saturday, June 27, 2009 - 09:08 AM UTC
Excellent Jean - Luc!

You truely covered the kit details well. The concern you expressed about the heightsrof the resin figures is reasonably valid. The Luke figure was their bigest headache as it was done from a photo of him standing next to the crash site of one of his victories. Capt. Eddie was done from a photo of him standing with his foot on the wheel of his Spad. He used this image to send to friends and research fiends with his signature. If they got that one right it should be in proportion with the Spad.

Most of the American Spad XIII types originated from contracts with Kellner and Bleriot. Just a quick reminder that we covered these patterns here at Aeroscale on the French Multi Coloured Camo thread.

We have to chime in a thanks to Eduard that they did not skimp on the decals. From the look of it you should be able to do two completed builds. My biggest complaint is the proportions of the AEF Cockades for the Bleriot profile should be in a slightly different proportion. But as our good man Jean-Luc has pointed out these are small concerns.

The "Hat-n-the-Ring" pin would be a great add on to any nameplate you put down for the kit.