Kit: Toko (1:72)
This is the Toko Nieuport 11 built OOB. It is the only Belgian model in my
This is the Toko 1/72 Nieuport 11. The model was built OOB
Kit: Eduard (1:72)
This is the Eduard Flyboys limited edition 1/72 Nieuport 17. Built with a few
modifications such as lead foil seatbelts, wire bracing added to the interior,
and holes drilled in the seat for a more authentic appearance. The model was
painted with Floquil Platinum Mist lacquer. All decals are from the kit. The
model was rigged in accordance with the instruction sheet using Ethicon .005
stainless steel wire.
This is the Eduard Limited Edition Flyboys 1/72 Nieuport 17. It was built
with a few modifications such as wire bracing inside the fuselage, lead foil
seatbelts and holes drilled into the seat for a more authentic appearance.
The model was painted with Floquil Platinum Mist lacquer, and rigged with .005
Ethicon stainless steel wire. All decals are from the kit. Special thanks to
Andy Bannister for all his help and to Andrei Koribanicks, Karl Juelch and
Marty Eisenbraun for their support.
This is the Toko Nieuport 11. Built OOB and rigged with .005 stainless. The l/g
is scratched, as I destroyed the Rosemont resin replacement set, and had already
used the kit l/g for the Merlin Bebe. Thank you Contrail.
This is the Toko Nieuport 16C. Rigged with Ethicon .005 stainless. The interior
was beefed-up with the help of Alberto's photos. The skis were "accurized" with
help from Tom Morgan's photos of his Morane. I tried for a more weathered look
with this kit. For the CDL color, I chose Sand by Model Master. I used a Van Dyke
Brown Derwent Water color pencil for the "ribs". Then a coat of Future "brush
applied" to smear and lighten the brown pencil. All decals are from the kit. They
had no reaction at all to either Solvaset or Micro set.
Kit: Merlin (1:72)
This is the Merlin Bebe. OOB, and fully rigged with .005 surgical wire. Color
used for the CDL is Panzer interior Buff. Decals are MicroScale, and the rudder
stripes are painted. The Horizontal stabilizer is scratched, and the ailerons
have been romoved, and re-positioned.
This is the Toko Bebe. Many interior details have been scratched and added. Top
wing mount is scratched, and kit m/g replaced with a Lewis type to match a photo.
Rigged with Ethicon stainless. Many thanks to Alberto Casirati for his inspiration
and invaluable help with this project.
Kit: Rosemont (1:72)
This is the Rosemont all
resin Nieuport triplane. The kit is well engineered and thought out. Practically
a "box-shaker". You may want to substiture your own decals, but the
kit ones are usable. The only thing that was added to the kit was the control
horns on the tail feathers, some ethicon stainless rigging, and a stretched sprue
control stick. The interior comes complete with two seats, a detailed floor, instrument
panel, and a rear bulkhead.Interior structure is crisply molded into the sides
of the fuselage. Highly recommended for the Franc-o-phile. This is only my third
all resin kit...it was a joy to build.