Michael Kendix's Italian Models

This is the 1/72nd scale Nieuport 17c kit from Esci. This is Baracca's aeroplane and I used many of the ideas explained by Alberto Casirati in Fine Scale Modeler, April 1999. If you look carefully, the French roundels were sprayed over and covered with aluminium dope on the top wing. The cockpit was scratchbuilt. Various parts were replaced. The interplane struts and wheels were from Roseplane. I sanded the kit's engine out of the cowl and replaced it with one from the spares' box. I drilled drainage holes in the cowl.

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