Aircraft represents RFC 17 Squadron Bristol M1.c C4913 in Macedonia during
1918. Canadian Lt. Arthur Eyguem De Montainge "Jock" Jarvis DFC flew C4913 to
two victories on consecutive days in April 1918. On 25 April 1918 Jarvis put a
DFW C out of control over Angista and on 26 April 1918 destroyed a DFW C over
References: Windsock Data File #52 Bristol M1's; Pictures from U of New
Hampshire WWI web site – Imperial War Museum's M1.c; U of NH WWI list member
Steve Cox's pictures of Shuttleworth's reproduction M1.C; www.theaerodrome.com;
British Aeroplanes of 1914 to 1918 by J.M. Bruce; Canadian Airmen and the First
World War by S.F. Wise
Cockpit frame made from .8mm square stock after discovering the kit frame was
4mm short. Control column made from .88mm and .8mm rod stock. Mounting brackets
and bushing for control column made from .13mm stock and 1mm tube.
Throttle/mixture quadrant built from .13mm stock and stretched sprue. Other
cockpit details such as aileron control pulleys and cables, fuel pressure bulb
lathed from clear sprue, contact switch, seat belts.
Le Rhone engine built from modified CMK Clerget cylinders, laminated card stock
lathed into crankcase, resin cast intakes, cylinder head built from .8mm rod -
.13mm card stock. Engine built from over 100 pieces.
Axle and tension bars made from brass rod attached to kit PE struts.
Cabane made from .5mm brass tube soldered.
Rotherham fuel pump.
Ailerons, elevator and rudder all detached and repositioned with hinge detail
Cockpit frame brackets, fuel lines, throttle linkage and inclinometer added.
Bungee shock absorber added to axle and struts of landing gear.
Bungee cord mount on skid and cleat.
Intake manifold and intakes.
Rib tapes painted on using Data File drawings as guide and taping off edges of
Engine details of push rods, spark plugs and spark plug wires (wire from small
Vickers cocking lever added detail.
Spinner attachment details (back of spinner) added.
Air brushed with Aeromaster and Delta Ceramcoat paints.
Weathering done with conte pastels and oil paint.
Tom's Modelworks British guns set.
CMK Clerget rotary – for modified/converted Le Rhone cylinders.