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Eduard's 1/48 scale
Nieuport 11

by Jerry Creager


Nieuport 11


Eduard's 1/48 scale Nieuport 11 is available online from Squadron




The enclosed pictures are from an Eduard Nieuport 11 that I built and entered in the Rigged Aircraft Category at the IPMS Nationals in Atlanta this past summer.

The kit is built box stock with only the rigging and turnbuckles added.



Painting and Markings


This subject represents my attempt to paint clear doped wings with just a trace of the wood wing ribs showing through. First I laid down a base coat of linen color. Then I painted each rib location with flat brown. Over this I placed a very thin strip if tape at each rib.



Next, I painted several coats of linen after which I removed the tape. I then continued with multiple coats of highly thinned linen until the ribs were just visible.

The last coat I added a little dirty white to tone down the green tint of the linen color. This gives the illusion of a semi transparent surface. Unfortunately the white background in the photographs washes out some of this effect.

All of the natural wood is painted using oils. The rigging is smoke gray transparent thread and the turnbuckles are made of .003 stainless wire.


This is a fairly simple kit and I would recommend it to anyone wanting to try their hand at WWI subject.



Additional Images


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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2005 by Jerry Creager
Page Created 20 December, 2005
Last Updated 19 December, 2005

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