Nieuport Model Images
by Bill Powers


Nieuport 11

1/ 72nd Nieuport 11 converted from the Revell Nie.17 kit using the plans and suggestions from an article in Scale Models. The wings were reduced in span, the fuselage reshaped, the cowling was vacuum-formed as was the windscreen. The landing gear was rebuilt completely using 20 thou brass wire, filed to an oval shape. All the struts were rebuilt. The rigging and control wires are stretched black sprue. A complete interior was added including aileron pushrods connecting to new torque rod levers in the wings. The engine is scratch built and consists of more than 80 pieces. The propeller is carved from walnut. The Italian markings are from a Windsock issue that also gave detailed photos of the interior and engine.


Nieuport 11

1/72nd Toko Nieuport 11. A complete interior was made and the engine scratch built, more than 80 pieces. This is a nice and well fitting kit requiring only the addition of a clear windscreen to the curved shield and drilling holes for the control wires. The struts all fit without any timming, but I added a "plate" to stiffen the glue joint where the cabane struts join the fuselage. Control horns were added to the elevator and rudder. The rigging and control wires are fly tying thread. I did replace all the landing gear stuts with 0.20 brass rod but the wheels are from the kit and used white heavey thread to tie the axle to the struts. The scheme is from a Windsock issue, although the overall color should probably be natural/tan instead of silver. The horn and shield were cut from decal sheet, other markings from the kit.


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