1/48 Nieuport 17 - From WW1 to WW2 GB

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  1. Rogi

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    #1 Rogi, Nov 1, 2012
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    Username:Rogi
    First Name: Igor
    Category:3 (Just a reguler out of the box again ) has some photoetch goodies to go along with it :D
    Scale: 1/48
    Kit Manufacturer: Eduard
    Model Type: Nieuport 17
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    I'll be doing the mount of Italian Ace Francesco Baracca, His "prancing horse" logo was used and adjusted by Ferrari for his iconic racing car company :)
    Francesco is Italy's top ace of WW1 with 34 victories.

    I'll take the bit of history from Wiki if you guys don't mind :D

    "It was around this time that Baracca adopted as a personal emblem a black prancing horse on his Nieuport 17, in tribute to his former cavalry regiment. This prompted some to call him, "The Cavalier of the Skies".Flying the Nieuport 17 and then, from March 1917, the SPAD VII, he scored both individually, and in combination with other Italian aces."

    and one for the logo:
    "In later years, Baracca's mother presented his prancing stallion emblem, the Cavallino Rampante, to Enzo Ferrari. The prancing horse has been the official symbol of the Scuderia Ferrari racing team since 1929, and of Ferrari automobiles since they began manufacture"

    I'll add a bit more later :)


    P.S. I can finally explain my Wood grainy method! :D

    Here is his emblem, the Prancing Stallion, it is in tribute to his old cavalry regiment Francesco first adopted it on his Nieuport 17
    [​IMG]

    I still have to add his history here :D
     
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    Good deal, I learned something today!
    Tiny thing, even in 1/48. I will watch this one.
     
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    very interesting
     
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    Can hardly see it in 1/48, how tiny it must be in 1/72!! Good one mate!
     
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    Interesting story behind the horse on Ferrari's.
    The photo must be behind one of them smiley faces...
     
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    We learn every day and if I'm right, the prancing horse was also taken up by 4o Stormo. It will be good to watch this little fellow come together.
     
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    Good choice Igor and your wood grainy works well.
     
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    Nice one Igor!

    Interesting the history of the 'prancing horse' log - just finished my first prancing horse sketch the other day (1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB)
     
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    Bring it on Igor, look forward to it.
     
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    good stuff Igor
     
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    Nice one Igor
     
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    Well I guess I should get started :D heres a small update, took the photo etch seat and gun out and trimed, glued the hinge on the gun and trimed the seat completley so the fit can be flush when I glue her together. :)

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    P.S. Horse and some other pics soon :D
     
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    Nice start Igor.
     
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    Nice beginning Igor.

    Geo
     
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    This is going to be a good one me thinks.
     
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    nice start igor.
     
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