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Squad. 80a, Ni.2140

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#1 WWDubya

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Posted 12 June 2011 - 21:55

Nieuport N11, Squad. 80a, Ni.2140, Sergente Maggiore Michele Allasia, April - November 1917

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"His {Michele Allasia's} return to the Isonzo front took place in company with 80a Squadriglia, and he by now held the rank of Sergente Maggiore. It was about this time that some of the squadron's pilots used Happy Hooligan as an insignia on their planes. Allasia's version showed Fortunello yelling wordlessly."

Click here for a larger image, included in package

Click here for a larger image, detailing fusilage art

Click here for a larger image, for comparison, also showing - presumably - Sergente Maggiore Michele Allasia smiling for the camera

It is hard for me to tell if some of the white "blotches" are canvas patches, hole sealant, light colored paint, or merely imperfections in film/photo processing, so were not included as part of the skin submission.

Click here for a larger image, another angle showcasing fusilage art and under-wing markings

Click here for a larger image, yet another angle

This skin is inspired by -and as a complement with- the skin-set created by 364sq_Roby

Research Source(s)
The Vintage Aviator
Michele Allasia on Wikipedia
The Aerodrome

Further research http://mars.ark.com/~mdf/N_11.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;">http://mars.ark.com/~mdf/N_11.html
"Nieuport-Macchi (now Aermacchi) built the Nieuport 11 under license and examples in the 2,000-3,000 range were camouflaged in khaki (identifiable by their slightly darker appearance). A small number of earlier machines were likely repainted in the field. The national colours on the cowling was common for the khaki scheme, and rare on the cdl machines. Italian Nieuport 11's outside this range wore the cdl scheme like the French and RNAS machines but often without roundels. Both schemes carried the national colours on the undersides of the wings to form a large flag, with the red to port, and the white represented with clear doped linen."
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#2 WWTharn

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 00:07

Friggin Brilliant!
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#3 EclecticRazor

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 01:06

Wonderful. Keep up the great work.
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#4 J2_Wallenberg

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Posted 13 June 2011 - 02:03

Excellent job! Great work on this logo.

Is this the prototype of the trollface?
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#5 Ansirial

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 13:12

Bellissimo! Nice work!
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#6 Finkeren

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 14:11

Damn that's a cool emblem!
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#7 ImPeRaToR

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 14:31

Very cool indeed :)
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#8 J99Hasso

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 14:32

Very good,yes, just a small mistake. The hat is cut off.
Image :S!:
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#9 FlyingShark

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 14:56

Nice work, Yes.

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#10 WWDubya

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Posted 25 June 2011 - 00:24


I looked and looked and looked at that, but came to the conclusion that the seam tape covered the cap, as if there were more recent (than the artwork) canvas repairs… however, I now notice that the white cap stripes do overlay the edge of the canvas tape, therefore the artwork covers the taping. Good eye!
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#11 Panthercules

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Posted 17 July 2011 - 03:50

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