1/48 scale Nieuport 17 ProfiPack is available online from Squadron
This is the Eduard Profipack version of the Nieuport 17 in1/48
This kit was a gift (thanks Marko!) and also a digression from
my familiar WWII subjects. It is mostly built straight from the box with some
small details added. I am especially proud of the double transparent panel in
the upper wing.
This is my first rigged airplane and I am very happy how it
turned out. Before I started this task, I did some research about rigging on
After the model was done I took it out in the sun for a photo
session. Just as I was mounting my long lens, a wind gust came and lifted the
white sheet that Nieuport was resting on, and smashed the model to the
The upper wing was broken, and all struts of the wing-mounted
machine gun were bent and broken. This was one of those moments that really
builds character! After a few days I managed to repair it.
All the photos are taken after the repair.