[WWI] Cut out or No cut-out/was Maurice Boyau

Michael Kendix mkendix at hotmail.com
Wed Apr 23 20:30:56 EDT 2014


Thanks that was quite a reasonable response (for you;)). All that you say is quite logical except I think the bloke painted that box art using his hands.

In any case, it is a first rate kit even though I have to drill holes in cowl for the drainage and in the horizontal tail for the rigging lines. It was nice of Eduard to give us a 5th option.


P.S. Frickin' Arsenal. Everytime I think "Yes, they are not going to make the Champions League this year" it's like the devil intervenes and Everton inexplicably lose at home to Palace or the entire Spurs team eats a load of dodgy pre-match lasagna and loses at West Ham. It's a lot like watching the bad guy win in the wrestling over and over and over again.
From: bristolf2b at hotmail.com
To: wwi at wwi-models.org
Date: Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:16:40 +1000
Subject: Re: [WWI] Cut out or No cut-out/was Maurice Boyau

D says

>PS: The boxtop that shows the transparent upper wing *might* be
    based on a captured 
>Nieuport 17 from the same unit (but completely
    unrelated personal markings) that had 
>that feature. Or perhaps the
    boxtop illustration was designed to feature one cool alternative 
    decor coupled with a nice alternative of the wing.

The boxtop illustration was more likely drawn complete from the backside of the box artist, as often happens. 

Eduard do NOT instruct you to use the open wing, or indeed instruct you to use the Boyau decals at all with ANY parts. Aside from the decals on the sheet, and a pretty but very suspect painting on the box there is no mention of this option at all. Perhaps Eduard are aware that they guessed as well, and used pretty box art to help sell the kit as Diego says.

The box top shows a cowling with three joins. The photos show one without the third join (at three oclock if seen from in front) and just the standard 11/1 o'clock joins.

The photos - the only known ones anyway - show no gap. They also don't clearly prove it isn't there. And on both of them the fuselage decking is in darkness which shows no variations consistent with being partly illuminated from above.

I can't see any evidence AT ALL for the open centre section. On that basis I've tossed the one I prepared previously into storage and painted a solid wing last night. 

YMMV.  However, in line with my recent conversion to absolutism I'll feel free to ask why anyone makes the opposite choice and will look on that option with suspicion.  


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