Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Quarter Scale Nieuport 28 - Being Painted Now

This is the Nieuport 28 being painted by Tabitha Tinsley - age 14, who is also a radio control model airplane pilot. She is moving away from her trainer into larger models and the Nieuport was a gift from her father Patrick Tinsley.

She is in the process of doing a first class painting job as one can tell from these pictures that she and her father recently sent me.

When more pictures become available, they will be posted. Hopefully, this bird will take flight before the West Texas Warbirds event on August 6 & 7, 2011; in Abernathy, Texas.

They are basing the paint scheme on the American WW1 fighter pilot who had the first "shark's mouth" ever painted on a warplane I'm told. I will have to dig up the historical information and post that with this article at a future date.


Anonymous said...

Dad gum, girl .. look at your feet. LOL
Ol' Man Rooker

Anonymous said...

Pretty plane for a pretty girl, your dad should be very proud of you. Well done!