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I've unexpectedly gained some free time over the next couple of weeks, and rather than waste it i thought i would do something useful, dig around in the stash and start another build. Top of the pile was CSM's lovely Nieuport 17. Although not my first WW1 build (WNW's Junkers D1 got there first), this will be my first build with rigging. So first the very nice box art Lifting the lid reveals another sturdy main box 4 marking options, i'm not sure yet which one i will choose The instruction booklet is very very nice
For my next trick, I'll be building one of Eduard's apparently excellent 1/72 Nieuport 17s; I have a deep fondness for the Nieuport fighters of World War I, which is a perfectly normal thing that nobody should look askance at. I'm building Nie.17 A313, which was issued to 1 Squadron at Ballieul on 4 January 1917 and lost in action over Coulin, near Wavrin, on 22 April 1917, the first of five victory claims by Leutnant August Hanko of Jasta 28. Lieutenant AW Wood, the pilot, was wounded, but survived to be taken prisoner. As there were three AW Woods with the RAF at the close of hostilities,