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Discuss World War I and the early years of aviation thru 1934.
Why no aftermarket 1/72 Nieuport 17 decals
bzak
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Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 12:35 AM UTC
I have an Eduard 1/72 Nieuport 17 kit half finished because I can't find decals other than Russian planes for markings. I would have thought this lovely little kit everyone was waiting for would have inspired at least a few sheets.

Brian Riedel
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Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 01:48 AM UTC
I've found that WW1 is not very well covered by the aftermarket decal manufacturers. Especially in 1/72.

Your best bet would be to get the Eduard Dual-combo releases of the Nie-17. Comes with 2 kits and LOTS of marking options.
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Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 05:24 AM UTC
Were you looking for anything in particular? Micro-Scale made some Nieuport Decals several years ago, but the Ni17 used a pretty generic marking set, which you could coble together from other kits, or you could make yourself. Spada Decals made some French, Russian, and Italian decals too--- not sure if they are still in business anymore-they were super thin though, which made them difficult to apply-- but the did look very nice.
VR, Russ
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Posted: Friday, October 28, 2016 - 11:27 AM UTC
You'll find some on compilation sheets:

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/BR227

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/CA72039

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/PSL72225

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/CA72S1


Mikko
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Posted: Friday, October 28, 2016 - 09:30 PM UTC
Howdy,

Have not seen the Printscale before, thanks. Might give them a try.

Brian Riedel