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I had hoped to get this one in 'under the wire' for Armistice Day...but figured a little extra care was better than speed, since it was a project years in the making, anyway. This is Hobbycraft's all-too-hard-to-find 1/32 SPAD XIII fighter, done up as 'Smith IV,' the mount of US ace Capt. Arthur Raymond Brooks---the real original Kellner-built a/c now residing in near-pristine restored condition at the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C. I first saw her as a torn and tattered pre-restoration hulk at the Silver Hill storage facility back in the early '80s...very short
A little while back I dragged out my last remaining Hobbycraft SPAD XIII in the stash to do this long-planned project---'Smith IV,' the Smithsonian NASM's beautifully-restored Kellner-built a/c, the original flown by long-lived ace Arthur Raymond Brooks of the American 22nd Aero Squadron 'Shooting Stars.' (Copyright Smithsonian Institution, photo by Mark Avino; used under terms of fair use for non-commercial, educational purposes; https://airandspace.si.edu/collection-objects/spad-xiii-smith-iv) I first 'met' (and fell hopelessly in love with) Smith IV when she was
First aircraft posting on here for me. Picked up the Hobbycraft 1/32 kit very cheaply, it was the Desert fighter version so I bought an Xtradecal set so, at least, I could get an EDSG over sky aircraft. I also bought the Fisher prop as I was buying one of his excellent race car resin kits anyway, also got their FAA pilot figure as I was in for the postage cost from the US anyway. Pilot is currently a wip. The kit was fairly dissapointing and I would be heartbroken if I had paid RRP for it. Basically it is a lack of detail, there are not many parts in the kit. The canopy is moulded in one pi