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

Michael Kendix mkendix at hotmail.com
Thu Apr 3 08:16:49 EDT 2014


Crikey, mate! Do you know how much a box of Maltesers costs over here? Put it this way - I have to make a trip to Rodman's "Gourmet" store.

> Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2014 10:41:55 +0100
> From: dave.fleming2 at dial.pipex.com
> To: wwi at wwi-models.org
> Subject: Re: [WWI] Clear section on top wing of the Nieuport 17
> 
> 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.
> > 
> > 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
> >  
> > 
> > 
> > From: WWI [mailto:wwi-bounces at wwi-models.org]
> > On Behalf Of Michael Kendix
> > 
> > Sent: den 2 april 2014 3:46
> > 
> > To: World War One Modeling
> > 
> > Subject: Re: [WWI] Clear section on top wing of the Nieuport 17
> > 
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > 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
> > 
> > From: djandersonza at gmail.com
> > 
> > To: wwi at wwi-models.org
> > 
> > Subject: Re: [WWI] Clear section on top wing of the Nieuport 17
> > 
> > What about clingfilm used to wrap sandwiches? It can be stretched quite a
> > bit. I have no idea about its durability though
> > 
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > 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?
> >  
> > T.O.M.
> > 
> > 
> >  
> > On Mon, Mar 31, 2014 at 10:38 AM, Michael Kendix wrote:
> >  
> >  Where would you find that?
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > ___________________________________
> >  
> > From:
> > NicklasB at si.edu 
> > To:
> > wwi at wwi-models.org 
> > 
> > Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2014 14:55:34 +0000
> > 
> > 
> > Subject: Re: [WWI] Clear section on top wing of the Nieuport 17
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > Splicing tape?  Do tell.   For motion picture film?
> > 
> > Brian
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > From:
> > WWI [mailto:wwi-bounces at wwi-models.org]
> > On Behalf Of tom.mason at charter.net
> > 
> > Sent:
> > Monday, March 31, 2014 10:40 AM
> > 
> > To:
> > World War I Modeling Mailing List
> > 
> > 
> > Subject:
> > Re: [WWI] Clear section on top wing of the Nieuport 17
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > 
> > 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.
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > T.O.M.
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> > On Mon, Mar 31, 2014 at 8:13 AM, e-mail a.bann wrote:
> > 
> >  
> > 
> >   Michael,
> > 
> > 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:
> > 
> > Hi:
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > Thanks - I do recall now that a long time ago, someone mentioning cigarette
> > packaging to do this sort of thing on a model.
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > Don't know anyone who smokes though. I may have t buy a packet of cigarettes
> > myself.
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > Michael
> > 
> > 
> > ___________________________________
> > 
> > 
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > From:
> > davecww1 at gmail.com
> > To:
> > wwi at wwi-models.org
> > Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2014 21:07:40 -0400
> > 
> > Subject: Re: [WWI] Clear section on top wing of the Nieuport 17
> > 
> >  
> > 
> > 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: 
> > 
> > Subject: [WWI]  Clear section on top wing of the Nieuport 17
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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
> >  
> > 
> > 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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> > Michael
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> > -- 
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> > Yours Sincerely
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> > 
> >  
> > 
> > Douglas Anderson
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