Spad XIII (oz12792)
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Spad XIII. Rubber scale model WI fighter biplane.
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Quote: "This is a model constructed from the old Sterling Models Inc. Kit A21, SPAD XIII. Wingspan is 24”. Finish is that of French Escadrille SPA 48, World War One. Thanks, Steve and Mary for your fine efforts. Neal Green"
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User commentsNice and clean build and cover, and your nerves of steel spider this time had to contend with the rigging only. Fine looking scalloped work on the trailing edges. I presume the markings were your brushwork, on this giant among peanuts.
Miguel - 07/02/2021
Isn’t she pretty! After-hours in the museum, she represents the epitome of the French Armée de l'Air, and what better insignia than that of Escadrille SPA 48! Although Sterling provided some very nice water-transfer decals of Rickenbacker’s SPAD, I just had to dress our lady in her proper attire…hand-painted, of course. After languishing in the box, on a shelf for several decades, the model finally came together a few years ago. The beige tissue was an easy choice, supplemented by a pair of wheels and propeller from Guillows, the remainder of our subject is kit supplied. “Vive la France!”
Neal Green - 07/02/2021
How on Earth can you fly that lovely thing with NO DIHEDRAL, Neal??
One is getting used to your wonderful paint jobs, though... I seem to remember that Escadrille name was 'Chant et Combat' (literally Crowing and Fighting).
Arn - 07/02/2021
Rene observes the bell tower clock…he’s on his way to rendezvous with Mademoiselle [pic 007]. Ah Arn…so literal! (smile)
Neal Green - 08/02/2021
René? René who, Fonck or Artois? And damn the dihedrals, full speed ahead! When one is chasing Le Boche one doesn't care for insignificant details!
Miguel - 08/02/2021
Est la mademoiselle d'Armentières?
Jan Novick - 08/02/2021
That's it, Miguel...it comes to life, doesn't it! That's what it does for me as well. That's why we build. Puts a smile on my face. Thank you, friends.
Neal Green - 08/02/2021
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