[WWI] Clear section on top wing of the Nieuport 17

dave fleming dave.fleming2 at dial.pipex.com
Thu Apr 3 05:41:55 EDT 2014


Do you net get the same type of clear plastic wrapped around foodstuffs in the States? I kow you do over here (e.g.
boxes of Maltesers, Mr Kipling cakes)

Dave



Quoting Michael Kendix <mkendix at hotmail.com>:

> Well, I wouldn't smoke them though I'm sure one of the many homeless people
> near where I work would like them.
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> From: Neil.Crawford at volvo.com
> To: wwi at wwi-models.org
> Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2014 14:06:53 +0000
> Subject: Re: [WWI] Clear section on top wing of the Nieuport 17
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> Please go for the decal, we really don’t want you developing bad habits on
> top of everything else. With liberal coatings of future/klear or decal
>  saver, I’m sure the decal will become strong enough.
> /Neil
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> From: WWI [mailto:wwi-bounces at wwi-models.org]
> On Behalf Of Michael Kendix
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> Sent: den 2 april 2014 3:46
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> To: World War One Modeling
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> Subject: Re: [WWI] Clear section on top wing of the Nieuport 17
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> I don't think that will work - too easily wrinkled. I am still thinking
> either decal paper or putting an advert out for someone who smokes cigarettes
> or actually
>  buying a pack myself.
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> Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2014 11:47:17 +0200
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> From: djandersonza at gmail.com
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> To: wwi at wwi-models.org
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> Subject: Re: [WWI] Clear section on top wing of the Nieuport 17
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> What about clingfilm used to wrap sandwiches? It can be stretched quite a
> bit. I have no idea about its durability though
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> On 31 March 2014 20:39, <tom.mason at charter.net> wrote:
> Yes. Where you find it I have no idea. I got a roll years ago from a friend
> who was an amateur photographer. Seeing the world has gone the way of digital
> pictures I would think
>  it is still made for people who like to use film?
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> T.O.M.
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> On Mon, Mar 31, 2014 at 10:38 AM, Michael Kendix wrote:
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>  Where would you find that?
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> From:
> NicklasB at si.edu 
> To:
> wwi at wwi-models.org 
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> Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:55:34 +0000
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> Subject: Re: [WWI] Clear section on top wing of the Nieuport 17
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> Splicing tape?  Do tell.   For motion picture film?
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> Brian
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> On Behalf Of tom.mason at charter.net
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> Sent:
> Monday, March 31, 2014 10:40 AM
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> To:
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> Subject:
> Re: [WWI] Clear section on top wing of the Nieuport 17
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> For years I have used film splicing tape for windows on ot aircraft. I have a
> model done this way and the window have not come of in 30 some years.
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> On Mon, Mar 31, 2014 at 8:13 AM, e-mail a.bann wrote:
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>   Michael,
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> I'd use clear decal myself. Much neater, more flexible, self-adhesive and you
> don't have to develop a carcinogenic habit!
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> Andy
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> On 31 March 2014 13:23, Michael Kendix <
> mkendix at hotmail.com> wrote:
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> Hi:
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> Thanks - I do recall now that a long time ago, someone mentioning cigarette
> packaging to do this sort of thing on a model.
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> Don't know anyone who smokes though. I may have t buy a packet of cigarettes
> myself.
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> Michael
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> From:
> davecww1 at gmail.com
> To:
> wwi at wwi-models.org
> Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2014 21:07:40 -0400
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> Subject: Re: [WWI] Clear section on top wing of the Nieuport 17
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> I would not trust the adhesive backed tape as it  may be possible for the
> adhesive to dry up or yellow over the years and even  lose the adhesive
> stregnth and fall off.  When
>  I  did my Nungesser N.17 I  used cellophane from a pack of cigarettes.  I do
> not smoke but it is easy  to find a friend that does who will give you the
> cellophane when they are done  with a pack.  This stuff is crystal clear just
> as the original cello panel  
>  was.  For the Eduard kit I cut out the bottom area that is solid and added 
> a curved wire for the cut out in front of the cockpit, and used strips of 
> styrene to build the inner structure that should be seen through the  clear. 
> I used future to hold the cellophane 
>  to the pre painted wood area  and it has been holding on fine for a couple
> of years so far.  It should  not be painted with a clear yellow, the only way
> that it would discolor would  have been from age, and like a piece of
> cellophane tape would probably take  
>  longer than these aircraft lasted for in the field before it yellowed.  
> Here is my Nieuport 17 done like this: 
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> Ideas on how to do it? Ronnie bar uses clear Scotch  Tape:
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> http://www.wwi-models.org/app/sbj/srch/Macn.php?action=uModelList&subjId=234
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> which looks decent. I wonder how long it will stay  in place though? The
> Eduard kit is agnostic on this issue, providing no clear  part or even the
> frame work for the "Window"
>  area. Also, is it supposed to be   transparent but coloured - say a clear
> yellow or something? I have plenty of  clear yellow and clear orange  paint.?
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> Yours Sincerely
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> Douglas Anderson
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