Billy Bishop's Nieuport 17
highest scoring "ace" of World War 1 was William Avery Bishop, with 72
victories. For his gallantry, Billy received the British
Commonwealth's highest decoration, the Victoria Cross. This model
represents the replica aircraft in the National Aviation Museum in Ottawa,
was built from the Eduard 1/48th scale kit, just as it came out of the box.
The cockpit has a bit of detail which is difficult to see due to the size of
the model. The fit was very good. The basic construction was
taken to just prior to adding the upper wing and at that point, it was
primed with Polly Scale Light grey and then finished with Alclad II lacquer.
The decals were added and the rest of the model assembled.
of .008" steel wire was installed into pre-drilled holes and the control
cables were made from stretched "sprue". This was one of the nicest
biplanes that I have had the pleasure to build.