Spotlight features a 1/4 scale Nieuport 28-C1 built by A.B. Gentry and
faithfully reproduced using photos of the full scale aircraft
displayed at the Dulles Smithsonian museum in Washington D.C.
A.B. is a previous customer of Cal-Grafx and he tells us the P-47 project we provided noseart for is still in the hangar and it has been admired by fellow flyers since he rolled it out at the field a few years back.
For this project, A.B. was not going to settle for readily available photos and documentation of this particular Nieuport 28. He made the extra effort to travel to the Dulles Smithsonian so he could take his own photos and ensure his model was as close as possible to the full scale aircraft. In his own words:
"My wife Betty and I went to Washington D.C. with the camera charged up and took a large amount of photos and passed them on to Jim at Cal-Grafx. Well...a few days later I received my packet of proofs and they looked good...so the project was GO. Going through the proofs, everything was there that I asked for, including the ID Plaque for the fuselage, the prop logo and a rare War Bond poster (shown at left) that goes on the lower wing...unreal the detail work from Cal-Grafx".
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