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Discuss World War I and the early years of aviation thru 1934.
Academy Nieuport 17 1/32 scale
gajouette
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Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018 - 08:13 AM UTC
Hello All,
I present one of my other WWI projects with less than WNW kits.As always your comments are welcomed and appreciated. Most if not all supplied details such as the engine,interior and her tires are aftermarket items. Thank you for your time.
Highest Regards,
Gregory Jouette

IMG_1884 by GREGORY JOUETTE, on Flickr

IMG_1886 by GREGORY JOUETTE, on Flickr

IMG_1842 by GREGORY JOUETTE, on Flickr

IMG_1845 by GREGORY JOUETTE, on Flickr

IMG_1885 by GREGORY JOUETTE, on Flickr

Here's a couple of the in progress photos.

IMG_1651 by GREGORY JOUETTE, on Flickr

IMG_1601 by GREGORY JOUETTE, on Flickr

IMG_1634 by GREGORY JOUETTE, on Flickr

IMG_1645 by GREGORY JOUETTE, on Flickr

IMG_1831 by GREGORY JOUETTE, on Flickr

That's all and thanks for looking.
Kevlar06
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Posted: Friday, April 13, 2018 - 11:28 AM UTC
Gregory,
Nice job on Nungesser's Nieuport 17. It's not a bad kit for its age with some TLC like you've given it.
VR, Russ
CaptainA
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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 - 11:13 PM UTC
I agree. You made an old kit look great.
redcap
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Posted: Monday, April 16, 2018 - 11:16 PM UTC
Cracking build and finish!

Gary
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Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 12:18 AM UTC
Very nice model, congratulations !!
gajouette
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Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 12:33 AM UTC
Many thanks fella's. I appreciate all the kindly comments.
Highest Regards,
Gregory Jouette
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Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 12:38 AM UTC
Looks fantastic. Did you use the Mastercasters resin sets?
gajouette
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Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 - 02:22 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Looks fantastic. Did you use the Mastercasters resin sets?



Yes I did. It's a little bit of a fight to get together,but worth it.
Highest Regards,
Gregory Jouette
chris1
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Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018 - 04:29 AM UTC
Hi Greg,
I like your build.
I just picked up the same kit today in the Special Edition release, which come with some photoetch for the instrument panel and a few other places.
If I can I'll try to replace the seat with a resin one,otherwise it will be OOTB.

Chris
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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 06:51 PM UTC
I love it. Roden has a 1/32 scale Nieuport.
I almost bought it, but thought at 1/32...where am I going to keep it? ;-)
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 07:46 PM UTC

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I love it. Roden has a 1/32 scale Nieuport.
I almost bought it, but thought at 1/32...where am I going to keep it? ;-)




Wiggus,
I wouldn't worry too much about display space. The Nieuport is not a very big aeroplane and at 1/32 is about the same size as the average twin engine WW2 bomber in 1/72. To be honest it's a nice manageable scale for WW1. So go on get one. You know you want to
Kevlar06
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Posted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - 07:48 PM UTC
The Nieuport was a very small aircraft, hence the Nieuport 11 was called the "Bebe" or baby. Even in 1/32 scale, the Nieuport only has a wing span being about 9", taking up less space than a 1/72 WWII twin engine bomber. Try it, you'll like it! Just a word about the Academy kit-- it's actually a nice kit, it needs some improvement in the cockpit, and could use a little detailing on the wing ribs, and the cockpit exterior shape needs some tweaking. The real thing had a line of rivets around the cowling circumference to hold in a reinforcing lip (the rivets are not present in the kit cowling by the way, but the lip is). The cowling on the real thing was unusual in that it had a removeable panel at the top allowing the cowling to hinge downward over the prop (hence the two flanges on Greg's Nieuport above), that are not present in the kit). But overall, this is a great kit for beginning WWI modelers who want to try rigging for the first time too, as there is some, but not a lot of rigging. The price is right as well. I've built several and highly recommend it. The Roden kits are of the Nieuport 23, a later mark, and are not easy kits to build. The Academy kit is a pretty good representation of the more popular Nieuport 17, which was flown by most of the Allied forces. Again, try it, you'll like it!
VR, Russ
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Posted: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 - 01:20 PM UTC
Hello Greg – long time my old friend!

Very nice Nieuport build, you certainly show what is possible with this old kit.

All the best
/Mikael