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William Thaws Nieuport 17

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As Both Bill Thaw and myself are Pittsburgh natives, I decided on one of his aircraft. For those not familiar with Mr Thaw he was one of the founding members of the Lafayette Escadrille.

This is the 1/48 Eduard Nieuport. 

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Kit markings for National Insignias and Thaws Markings which was the "T" and the Indian Head was provided by fellow Modeler Tim Swisher (Local Thaw expert)

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Used Alclad High Speed Silver for the doping 

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I used Uschi Line for Rigging and Bob's buckle eyelets for attachments,Albion Alloys Turnbuckles also used.

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This mount of Thaws had two guns and this is the over-wing Lewis I choose to build.

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Thanks for Looking

Comments Always Welcome

Regards

Bill

 

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Phenomenal work! Congrats on such a well-executed tribute.

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That is a gem! I'm always astounded by people like you who can model so crisply and cleanly, especially where rigging has to be added around an already painted and decalled model. Congrats on a gorgeous build and a very fitting tribute!

 

GIL :cool:

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Thank you all for the positive feedback. 

Gill my coffee intake was severely limited to decrease "Shakes" 😎

Cheers

Bill

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Thank you Sir

I don't accomplish many WW I aircraft so I was happy finishing this one.

Regards

Bill

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