Chris Parent's Peanut scale Nieuport 16
Hard to believe Chris's latest masterpiece is only 13 inch span. This peanut
scale model is another of his own designs, though it does use the aluminium cowling
from the Nowlen Aero kit.
The rudder is scale in size and the tailplane is about 108%
linear (thus 117% of scale in area).
The model was coloured using the chalk on tissue method, but with a few tricks.
The base tissue is green Esaki, which was left in a sunny window
until it had faded nicely. The green camouflage areas were chalked
with green pastel, and the brown with brown pastel (which still looked brown
over the faded green tissue) The roundel positions were masked and
treated with diluted bleach so they went pale yellow. Yellow chalk
was applied, and then a ring of red and disc of black chalked tissue
added to complete the roundels.
(A comprehensive guide to the chalk on tissue method can be found
The prominent stitching is a piece of bond paper (Krylon soaked)
coloured with a mix of brown and gray marker, then with
Micron .005 pen lines drawn on it. Very effective, in my opinion.
The model has proved to be an excellent flyer, almost straight off the board, and has a best
best flight so far of 57 seconds (outdoors) - quite remarkable for such a detailed model.
Weight is just 15g, and the model is currently powered by 18 inches of 1/8" rubber
with a 5.75" diameter prop.
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