Good morning, DE,
Thanks so much for posting this image of Lt John Jeffers' "American Sunrise." I have not seen the published reproductions before, and I wonder whether this particular view has appeared previously?
My reading of your image seems to suggest some differences from Bob Pearson's fine rendition of this machine, particularly the pattern on the lower wing. Specifically, the red and blue rays on this surface appear to be in contiguous pairs, rather than all separate. Other discrepancies appear to involve the size and/or positiooning of the upper wing roundel, placement of the rays around the lower portion of same, and the placement of the large rear-going red ray.
Can you confirm in particular the first point from examination of your original? Having commenced the 1/32 kit of the SPAD, these showbirds have been tempting me as the scheme of choice. If you have other photos of these fabulous flyers, might you consider sharing them here?
Very best regards,