SPAD XIII WWI RAF

This is the Academy SPAD XIII WWI Fighter 1/72 scale plastic model airplane kit.

Academy SPAD XIII WWI RAF Plastic Model Airplane Kit 1/72 Scale #12446
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Specifications :
  • Scale: 1/72
  • Length: 3" (7.6cm)
  • Width: 4-1/4" (10.7cm)
  • Height: 1" (2.5cm)
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Spotlight Review

 
"Good model for the price, but poor decals."
hhpodesta
It's not an excuse, but this Nieuport WWI kit, is really small, and also, this one is really cheap to buy, taking in account all that, it's a nice model. Easy to build, and as it has very few parts, you can do it fast. The molding is OK, but some sanding needed. The decals in general are fine, but the big ones are a little transparent, so when placed over a dark scheme of paint, it shows a little, that there are different colors in the background. The model is a rather weak one, so be carefull when placing the strings. The model finished looks very fine, except for the decals issue.

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Features

  • Plastic pieces attached to sprues and molded in grey..
  • The exterior surface of the plane is detailed with metal seams, bol heads, and various other minute details..
  • Accurately reproduced biplane construction..
  • Dual Vickers machine guns mount atop the fuselage..
  • Realistic landing gear affix to the bottom of the craft..
  • Detailed pictorial instructions guide you through assembly..

Specs

  • Scale: 1/72
  • Length: 3" (7.6cm)
  • Width: 4-1/4" (10.7cm)
  • Height: 1" (2.5cm)

Includes

One 1/72 Plastic SPAD XIII WWI Fighter


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Reviews

  
 
"Horrible"
theodorelee
I hate this kit it was a pain to cement together. The parts that hold the top wing on would not stay in place and cement properly because there wasn't a snug fit. Several of the parts broke when I tried to remove them from the sprue and some of the other parts didn't fit well either. Never buying academy plastic models again.

 
"Decent little plane"
Zower (Alabama)
Not very many parts to this model. Most fit together fairly well. The decals looked great, but didn't go on well. Some were over-sized and needed to be trimmed and others just would not conform to the body, even with several applications of micro sol and micro set. The painting guide could have been a bit more descriptive, but it all worked out. Well worth the price though. It was a fun build.

 
"I was expecting abit more of an easy build then this."
Anthony Faulds (West Mifflin, PA)
I recently did a Stopwith Camel , it did have some problems with the decals really not wanting to stick on plus the clear line. But other wise the Stopwith Camel was a decent model. When I was first making the model their were gaps, by the engine and were the machine guns would go on. The Wooden spars were the worst to get on the middle and farthest to the cockpit were easy to get on but the ones in the center didn't even fit in size sadly which that was a problem. The wings were hard to get on. As I said about the decals they had a clear yet visible line. When I was trying to get them on they weren't even sticking due to the surface of the model being metallic like parts (By that the structure of them) I wouldn't recommend this to beginner models but if you are more of an experienced model maker I would. Furthermore the price wasn't that bad but for it being difficult abit Its a good price though.

Information

The French built SPAD XIII was one of the most famous fighters of World War I. The SPAD used a liquid-cooled inline engine when most aircraft were equipped with rotary engines. A powerful and efficient craft, the SPAD was used for many years. Armed with one or two Vickers 7.65 mm machine guns firing through the propeller arc or a deadly 37mm Hotchkiss cannon, the SPAD was widely feared.


Markings

  • One Decal Sheet with Markings for One Aircraft
  • 1: United States SPAD XIII - France
  • Airframe and Detail Colors: Red, White, Green, Light Green, Silver, Steel

Comments

  • Keep small parts and sharp edges away from children..
  • Care should be taken when using tools and modeling knives..
  • Modeling paint should only be used by an adult in a well-ventilate area..

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