Kit: DML (1:48)
Here are some in-progress shots of the engine area. Am currently stumbling
around with Luke's, Rickenbacker's and Nungesser's Spads. As soon as they are
on their feet, following up with a early-round tipped Guynemer 13 in CDL and
green '2's. What-an-aircraft, folks. The P-47 of WW1. Growing up around small-block
V-8's gives one an affection for Spad powerplants. Coolest exhaust pipes on
anything this side of motorcycling. zoom-zoom.
Kit: Blue Max (1:48)
Had wanted to do a Spad 7 since I started modeling WW1 at age 11. 35 years
later I got my chance. The photos on list of Guynemer's CDL 7 at Le Bourget
really caught my eye. Guynemer is one of many favorite pilots. The painting
on the Blue Max cover hooked me further - what did I know? Backward '2's' and
a stork? Old Charles? Well, the man could fly and shoot. In the mail, I received
a flat box and a bag of soft-ish grey plastic and another bag of cast metal
parts. Nothing fit. Except when done, everything fit, including my affection
for Brit eccentricity. I kept telling myself the entire time: a man that rides
Triumphs can't possibly be surprised by anything Jack puts inna box. Just like
working on a Triumph only smaller. It's an earned taste. I hadda ball. First
kit in 35 years, all hand brushed and drybrushed. Not too good but there's an
affection. Rigging comes after I figure out where to not collect dust.
Kit: Roden (1:48)
These shots are taken from a build article in Internet Modeler, May 2004
This is a very nice kit needing very few comments.