Great Find this weekend!!!!!

Boeke Joseph R (
Tue, 7 Nov 1995 07:11:17 -0500 (EST)

Okay, this weekend I was able to pick up several (5) models at a really
good price. This is my best WWI modelling bargin, and I am pretty
excited so I thought I would share. For $10 total I picked up:

3 x Airfix Sopwith Pups
1 x Miekraft H-B W.29
1 x ??? misc. Nieuport

I think I did pretty good (especially with the W.29 :). However, every
silver lining has a cloud... The Sopwith Pups and Nieuport were without
instructions. I was able to identify the pup by the decal sheet, but I
haven't been able to ID the Nieuport yet.

The decal sheet with the Nieuport is for an American plane (Hat in Ring
squadron) and I am assuming from the parts that it is probably a Nie.17.
Anyone have an idea who made this model? Revell maybe? Airfix? Would
anyone be willing to photo-copy a set of instructions for me?

At any rate, I plan on using at leats one of the Sopwith Pups as the
basis for an article on kitbashing a Sopwith Triplane (since there isn't
one currently avialable in 1/72). I thought that might make for an
interesting article in FSM or somewhere.

I also recalled that some one else made an injection W.29, but I can't
remember who for the life of me now. I'll call Rosemont and ask.

Finally, what was your best WWI model "find". Has anyone ever run across
a Meikraft Caproni for $5 (I wish :)

- Joe