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Offline VickersVandal

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Nieuport 17p "Trottinette" - scratchbuilt 1/72
« on: November 28, 2020, 04:21:25 am »
In early 1917 Gustave Delage, chief designer for Nieuport, investigated the possibility of a parasol fighter. Using a Ni-17 that was surplus to requirements, a parasol monoplane in the style of the Morane Saulnier L was produced, the Nieuport 17p. The wing was mounted higher than standard, mainly for increased visibility. While being pleasant to fly, it lacked the performance of its sesquiplane progenitor. It also developed concerning wingtip flutter in a fast dive, on account of it lacking the stiffness provided by the vee struts it would normally have. The project was mothballed and the prototype relegated to storage, where it was soon forgotten.

In the early 1920s, inspired by the sight of Harry Hawker gadding about in a bright red Sopwith Scooter parasol, Delage dug out the old 17p, gave it a pretty paintjob and used it as a personal runabout.



















After finishing a Nieuport 17 I was left with a spare upper wing and cowling. While Eduard were kind enough to provide these, they didn't think to provide the fuselage and other bits with them. So, as needs must, I scrachbuilt the missing bits from card, based on measurements off the now-finished Ni-17.

Engine came from Roden spares (no shortage of those around here!). The prop did too but I had to cut and sand it down significantly to the correct length and profile. Wheels were resin re-pops from an SE5, which I had taken a mould from.

Rigging is my usual nylon invisible thread.













« Last Edit: November 28, 2020, 04:26:47 am by VickersVandal »
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Re: Nieuport 17p "Trottinette" - scratchbuilt 1/72
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2020, 05:44:31 am »
That's really, really nice  :bow:
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Re: Nieuport 17p "Trottinette" - scratchbuilt 1/72
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2020, 05:50:30 am »
A masterpiece of rigging wires! Well done.
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Re: Nieuport 17p "Trottinette" - scratchbuilt 1/72
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2020, 07:23:21 am »

So, as needs must, I scrachbuilt the missing bits from card, based on measurements off the now-finished Ni-17.


As you do....

Or as YOU do anyway! Exceptional work there.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Nieuport 17p "Trottinette" - scratchbuilt 1/72
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2020, 07:36:43 am »
Oh, very nice work!  :lol:

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Re: Nieuport 17p "Trottinette" - scratchbuilt 1/72
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2020, 09:33:04 am »
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Nieuport 17p "Trottinette" - scratchbuilt 1/72
« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2020, 01:47:06 pm »
That's a great scratchbuild! Nice colors, too.

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Re: Nieuport 17p "Trottinette" - scratchbuilt 1/72
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2020, 02:28:28 am »
Cute little thing.  Good job.
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Re: Nieuport 17p "Trottinette" - scratchbuilt 1/72
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2020, 04:02:23 am »
Lovely job, very impressive.

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Re: Nieuport 17p "Trottinette" - scratchbuilt 1/72
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2020, 09:06:47 pm »
Thanks everyone. I really enjoyed this build and was surprised at how easy it was to scratchbuild.
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Re: Nieuport 17p "Trottinette" - scratchbuilt 1/72
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2020, 12:05:40 pm »
A masterpiece!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Nieuport 17p "Trottinette" - scratchbuilt 1/72
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2020, 04:29:18 am »
Thanks, Rat  :lol: :lol:

I don't know that I'd use quite that language for it, but it isn't the worst model I've ever made.


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Re: Nieuport 17p "Trottinette" - scratchbuilt 1/72
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2020, 10:46:29 am »
That's neat - I like the look of it! :thumbsup:

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Re: Nieuport 17p "Trottinette" - scratchbuilt 1/72
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2020, 07:19:38 pm »
Rat has the right of it, it is a masterpiece!
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