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Be'be' -the next gen. w/ Teeth
JackFlash
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Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2007 - 01:02 AM UTC


The Eduard “Weekend Series” kits are strictly plastic and decals kits. Whether its this basic fare or the more advanced the "Limited Edition” set it is a good time. Basic kits are not just for the beginner or average modeler. Sometimes a Weekend build can be stretched into a couple just for the fun of it. That is what modeling is for right? I have put together a complete step by step jaunt in a build that was as out of the box as I can make it.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks! JackFlash outbound at Angels 7
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Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2007 - 01:23 AM UTC
Fantastic stuff Stephen!

Great work on publishing a Review for the first time. And it's a cracker! I bought Eduard's limited edition version of the Nieuport 16 a while back, so your build will be invaluable as a reference.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Sunday, June 17, 2007 - 02:21 AM UTC
Hi Stephen!

Fantastic article! Congratulations for your first!

Don't forget to check the Feature? YES button though. Otherwise the review won't show on the frontpage.

Anyway, you will se that you learn everyday something new when using the KitMaker Network publishing interface. See, I didn't knew one could add comments to the pictures! That's something you learned to me with your article and many other things about the Bébé of course...

Again congratulations for a splendid job!

Jean-Luc
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Posted: Monday, June 18, 2007 - 12:25 AM UTC
Thanks gentlemen!

Your encouragement will have me pounding the keyboard again in the near future. I have a bit of a surprise for the members. . . Now if I can just get this rabbit out of my hat!

Also here is the build thread in the Early Aviation title.
Click Here.
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Posted: Monday, June 18, 2007 - 10:23 AM UTC
Hi Stephen

Talking of rabbits and hats, I found a nice pretty picture to start your thread.

So - you've got Reviews under your belt... we'll get you doing a What's New next! There's no peace for the wicked!

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Monday, June 18, 2007 - 03:16 PM UTC
Hi Stephen,

Welcome to the wonderful world of reviews!
JackFlash
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Posted: Thursday, August 07, 2008 - 10:06 AM UTC
Greetings all;

Just a note of support for the Aces High GB just afew doors down. Amegan has done his version of the Eduard Nieuport 16 OOB. Check out Pages 7 & 11.

See here.
SuccorPhysh
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Posted: Saturday, August 16, 2008 - 03:20 PM UTC
Stephen, a question. I am, by chance, currently working on this kit. I was anticipating using - or rather attempting to use. bare metal foil to cover the cowling and forward portion of the aircraft, in the area depicted as silver. I'd selected a matt aluminum since it seemed to be the best fit. I'm now wondering if this area was in fact metal or rather a doped aluminum.
Would it be appropriate to use the foil in this area?
JackFlash
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Posted: Saturday, August 16, 2008 - 03:30 PM UTC
For others unfamiliar with the situation. Some metal surfaces were infact painted with an aluminum paint (not dope) . Dope was for fabric areas. It is possible that these were given a coat of aluminum paint at the factory as it was a rust inhibitor. To solve the question I usually go with Testors Model Master buffable aluminum metalizer. Then I spray it with a clear dull coat. In 1/48 scale it is a great compromize.
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Posted: Sunday, September 21, 2008 - 11:04 AM UTC
Does anyone know a good source for the rigging locations for the Neui 16? I have been scouring the internet for answers and have come up with many conflicting results. Specifically, trying to figure out the start and end locations for the wing rigging.
JackFlash
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Posted: Sunday, September 21, 2008 - 02:08 PM UTC

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Does anyone know a good source for the rigging locations for the Neui 16? I have been scouring the internet for answers and have come up with many conflicting results. Specifically, trying to figure out the start and end locations for the wing rigging.



The best source is good images of real types. Below is a free site. Run by Rod Filan.
http://www.earlyaviator.com/archive1.htm

The Nieuport 16 was rigged similarly to the Nieuport 17.

See also;


Click here
"PUBLISHED to coincide with the US theatrical release of the new Flyboys motion picture, Albatros Productions, Ltd., - World leaders in WWI aeronautical publishing - present the true story of the famed Lafayette Escadrille’s Nieuport flyers.

The enthralling narrative is supported by over 55 archive photos and 11 pages of authentic colour profiles illustrating the iconic Lafayette Nieuports as never before. Recent research by leading authorities in the field such as Alan Toelle and Bernard Klayelé have resulted in Bob Pearson’s 35 all-new revisonist profiles of these classic aeroplanes. Detailed captions accompany the illustrations and this unique Special also includes 8 pages of 1:32 scale Nieuport 11/16/17/21 scale drawings for modellers of Special Hobby and Hobbycraft kits along with a stunning cover by Robert Karr! . . ."

(Some of my comments concerning the French Multi coloured camouflage have roots in this fine monograph.)

http://www.windsockdatafilespecials.co.uk/
JackFlash
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Posted: Sunday, September 21, 2008 - 02:30 PM UTC
Try here as well.
the build.
SuccorPhysh
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Posted: Sunday, September 21, 2008 - 02:56 PM UTC
Thanks Stephen,
My confusion stems from some of these sources. For example, some folks have the two rigging wires coming out of the fuselage to the upper wing from the same source - the hole located just forward of the cockpit, while others have the bases separate with one starting from the front leg of the landing gear. Eduard's instructions are a bit vague about placement of the location in the upper wing, my best guess according to what I have seen, is to start the hole just inboard of the upper wing strut - not into the strut itself. And the lower wing starting from two separate holes just inboard of the lower strut.
The photographic evidence that I can find is hard to decipher - with the exception of the wonderful shot of the aircraft under renovation that you included in the build string.
I have been falling into the mania of trying to get everything right so that this "weekend edition" model has taken me more than three months.