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    Quote Originally Posted by BwanaJoe View Post
    Cool. Love the blue cowling. GW, Reaper?
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    Mike
    "Flying is learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss" Douglas Adams
    "Wings of Glory won't skin your elbows and knees while practicing." OldGuy59

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    The set of three, before Bishop's plane got the blue cowling:

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    The plane cards for Ball and Bell-Irving:
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    The Ace Cards are in my PragueCon album: OldGuy59's Wings of PragueCon 2019 Album
    Last edited by OldGuy59; 02-06-2019 at 00:13.
    Mike
    "Flying is learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss" Douglas Adams
    "Wings of Glory won't skin your elbows and knees while practicing." OldGuy59

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    Nieuports done up in Russian colors. WIngs of Glory planes and I-94 Enterprises decals.

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    Here's to them what are like us. Damn few and they're all dead.

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    More excellent work, Jim. You're on a roll.

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    I wish I could afford the time to push out aircraft at this speed Jim.
    You are very talented.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Another cracking set of repaints, Jim!

    Are the skulls I-94 as well?

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    I wish they were. I had to custom make the skull and crossbone decals.


    Here's to them what are like us. Damn few and they're all dead.

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    Nieuport Ni-17 Escadrille SPA 48, Unknown pilot

    Ares Ni-17. I just removed the original decal and replaced by my home-printed one. Less than two hours of total work. Click image for larger version. 

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    Lovely work Ezekiel

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    Two more Valom kits completed - Nieuport 17's of Billy Bishop (blue cone de penetration) and Alan Duncan Bell-Irving. The inspiration for the Bell-Irving is from the Vimy flight plane with a small difference. I have the black stripe further back because I put the 'B 1' decal on the top of the fuselage too far back for the black stripe to be in the same position as the Vimy flight plane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiraz68 View Post
    Lovely work Ezekiel
    I endorse Adie's comment Ezekiel. A very fine aircraft indeed.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    wanted a german captured nieuport 17 and saw this paint scheme somewhere and liked it.
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    Yet another very smart looking aircraft Phillip.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Quote Originally Posted by milcoll73 View Post
    wanted a german captured nieuport 17 and saw this paint scheme somewhere and liked it.......
    Wonder where that could have been...?!

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Quote Originally Posted by milcoll73 View Post
    wanted a german captured nieuport 17 and saw this paint scheme somewhere and liked it.
    Very 'Flash' paint job Phillip!

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    Quote Originally Posted by flash View Post
    Wonder where that could have been...?!


    i didnt play in that particular game, but obviously thats it lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Helmut View Post
    Very 'Flash' paint job Phillip!


    indeed!

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    Two Belgian Nieuport 23 (actually N17 models, old FUD from Shapeways by Paul / decapod)

    N.23, Edmond Thieffry, 5me Escadrille
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    N.23, Georges Kervyn de Lettenhove, 1ere Escadrille
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    Lovely work, as always, Alex!

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    Love the Vampire plane! Cool!

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    Great paint job. You should have waited until Halloween to post it.


    Here's to them what are like us. Damn few and they're all dead.

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    Nieuport 17, Maurice Boyau, Esc. N77, Summer 1917

    (old FUD from Shapeways by Paul aka decapod)




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    Lovely Nieuports with a clean finish! Is there an option at shapeways to add a peg on the model?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karo7 View Post
    Lovely Nieuports with a clean finish! Is there an option at shapeways to add a peg on the model?
    I don't think there is an option. I think you have to look out for models that have that peg included, I haven't seen those though.
    @Alex: That's a very nice clean look on that top wing. How did you do that? My Shapeways look more like the upper side on that bottom wing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karo7 View Post
    Lovely Nieuports with a clean finish! Is there an option at shapeways to add a peg on the model?
    I'll speak for myself... I don't add the peg on my models¹. I figure a good number of people who are willing put in the work to paint a plane are going to use a more flexible mount anyway and would just end up cutting it off. And for the folks that would want a peg, there are options to buy a set of pegs and glue them on.

    Anticipating the next question, "why not offer both?" While there is no monetary cost in maintaining two models at Shapeways, there is a time-cost every time they change their pricing or their modeling rules, and it would double the number of planes you have to look through when you do a search and double the number of 1:144 models I have to maintain.

    ¹=one with one exception for a model that is supposed to be flown inverted.

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    Lovely plane!

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    Thanks for comments and rep, gentlemen.

    @Felix
    IIRC, the top wing did not get a special treatment of any kind, maybe it's just a matter of print quality.

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    My first shapeways, a cool Reduced Aircraft Factory design. There were some challenges along the way but I'm very happy with how it turned out. Russian Empire Nieuport 23.

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    Thanks, Peter. It's laughable how many attempts and methods I tried at freehanding the thin strut braces. Maybe a decal would have been the way to go. I finally got some 1mm masking tape and that was ok. And the stitching decals went fine, at least on the port side

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    Impressive work Chris. Incoming rep.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    You've made a super job of that, Chris!

    Rep!

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    Many thanks, all. Onward to the next ones!

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    Chris, that is a beautiful job! love the decal work!

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    Thanks again, all. 3 weeks ago I had no idea what Micro Sol/Set was lol, many good resources here (I mostly followed Tim's tips). Russian decals from miscmini.com and the rest I printed. The owl is clear paper over vallejo ivory, the woman decal on white decal paper. Made the stitching and access panel, was a pain. .25 micron pen for oil fill port and wheels (thanks teaticket).

    Now 5 more shapeways and a balloon lined up lol. Downloaded GIMP and no clue how to make custom plane cards so that will be added to the list. WoG is cutting into my board game hobby... that's just fine

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    Nice job Chris, that's a good looking aircraft.

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    Nieuport 17 N 5017, flown by Adjudant "Teddy" Franchomme, 5e Escadrille, 1917

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    'Nexus'/'Ares' Nieuport 17 (pilot unknown), bought ready repainted from ebay as a German captured plane.

    Repainted all over with 'Misterkit' "French Aluminium"

    All other colours 'Vallejo'.........
    engine "Oily Steel", inked "Black", highlighted "Silver"
    cockpit rim "Cavalry Brown"
    prop "Yellow Ochre", overpainted with 'transparent' "Natural Wood"
    struts and tail skid "Flat Earth", strut bindings "Off White"
    tyres "Cold Grey"
    pilot "Leather Brown"

    Decals bought as part of a job lot on ebay, manufacturer unknown
    1/144 Direct upper wing roundels

    tail stripe decals went on crooked (!) so I overpainted them with 'Vallejo' "Black", "Moon Yellow" and "Vermillion".

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    Very nice, the wheels are wonderful

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vagabond View Post
    Very nice, the wheels are wonderful
    I second that opinion.

    I have a bunch of Nieuports in the repaint/redecal bin ...

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    Exceptional Tim.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vagabond View Post
    Very nice, the wheels are wonderful
    The red/white chequerboard is a decal - fairly straightforward!

    It was the strut bindings that were a real pain!

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    That's a wonderful plane, Tim

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    Super planes, Chris and Tim. Well done!


    Some Shapeways planes come with the propeller attached below the fuselage on a thin stalk. If you leave part of the stalk when you cut off the propeller, you may be able to thicken it to something suitable for fitting into the top of an Ares peg.
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    Another cracker Tim - we'll have to do something with the plucky Belgians for FC !

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Great Tim - Roll on the renewal of FC. Just hope you're going to bring all of these new paint jobs along to show us. Rep gun jammed, sorry, 'cos I just gave you some elsewhere for a Camel

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    Great work on the Belgium! Very wonderful job!

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