NEWS: SEM Model 1/72 Fiat G.12T by Richard Mendes

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NEWS: SEM Model 1/72 Fiat G.12T by Richard Mendes

Post by Editor » Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:58 am

Another interesting build from Richard Mendes, this time 21 pics of his SEM Model 1/72 Fiat G.12T.

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Re: NEWS: SEM Model 1/72 Fiat G.12T by Richard Mendes

Post by D520 » Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:19 am

Excellent work on an uneasy kit! The painting scheme is a killer and you have done it to perfection! Bravissimo Richard!

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Thanks!

Post by RetiredInKalifornia » Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:01 pm

D520 wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:19 am
Excellent work on an uneasy kit! The painting scheme is a killer and you have done it to perfection! Bravissimo Richard!
Wish I'd known about the Vitocharts G.12T Giallo Mimetico 1 base coloration, laziness on my part here :sad: I wasn't scale modeling when Vitocharts came about, missed out how they'd energized modelers then.

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Re: NEWS: SEM Model 1/72 Fiat G.12T by Richard Mendes

Post by Vincent Fiore » Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:05 am

Richard must have received a bad kit. I built this kit about two months ago and I did not encounter any of these problems. I do recommend this kit!

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Vincent...

Post by RetiredInKalifornia » Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:20 pm

Vincent Fiore wrote:
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Richard must have received a bad kit. I built this kit about two months ago and I did not encounter any of these problems. I do recommend this kit!
...could y'all post photos of your build? Undoubtedly is accurate, STORMO should post it instead of mine if indeed so.

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Post by RetiredInKalifornia » Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:24 pm

D520 wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:19 am
Excellent work on an uneasy kit! The painting scheme is a killer and you have done it to perfection! Bravissimo Richard!
Will take the kudos even though the paint finish is inaccurate. I have number of other 3-color Mimetico builds yet, one FIAT for sure is the G.50V whenever Italian Kits Wings re-releases it, whether they'll release their G.18/18V is another matter. After "retiring" from model building c.2021-22 will keep the Humbrols handy just in case am up to building any more Italians.

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Re: NEWS: SEM Model 1/72 Fiat G.12T by Richard Mendes

Post by Vincent Fiore » Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:40 am

I am not smart enough to know how to post pictures. But my wife is. I will try to get her to post some pictures.

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Re: NEWS: SEM Model 1/72 Fiat G.12T by Richard Mendes

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Vincent Fiore wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:40 am
I am not smart enough to know how to post pictures. But my wife is. I will try to get her to post some pictures.
Vince, email me the pics and I'll post them for you.
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Re: NEWS: SEM Model 1/72 Fiat G.12T by Richard Mendes

Post by Vincent Fiore » Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:39 pm

Richard, please do not take what I said in the wrong way. I always compliment your work. All I said was that you must have received a poor copy of the plane. As you know dealing with resign can be difficult due to the nature of the material used. If I offended you in any way I am sorry. Please accept my apology it was not meant as a criticism.

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Post by Editor » Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:38 pm

No worries Vince I don't think he took it in the wrong way.

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NO Need For Apologies Vincent...

Post by RetiredInKalifornia » Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:56 pm

Vincent Fiore wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:39 pm
Richard, please do not take what I said in the wrong way. I always compliment your work. All I said was that you must have received a poor copy of the plane. As you know dealing with resign can be difficult due to the nature of the material used. If I offended you in any way I am sorry. Please accept my apology it was not meant as a criticism.
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Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:38 pm
No worries Vince I don't think he took it in the wrong way.
...y'all just pointed out the poor resin castings, true indeed that was! Originally was going to paint my G.12T in Tavola X colors but went 3-color Mimetico taking on the challenge of intricately painting a large "Italian" C1A/B knowing it likely wasn't accurate.

Nice work your builds; still trying to find a 1/72 scale Caproni Ca.133 kit, is yours a 1/48 EVA one? Late this year will build SEM Model Savoia-Marchetti S.74 "604-8", need to be sure base color is Verde Mimetico 3, if not then it likely Giallo Mimetico 3 heavily over-sprayed with the former + Marrone Mimetico shade.

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Re: NEWS: SEM Model 1/72 Fiat G.12T by Richard Mendes

Post by Vincent Fiore » Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:44 am

The Caproni 133 is 1/48. I bought it from Mister Kit. He is located in Milan, Italy. I get most of my things from him.

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Re: NEWS: SEM Model 1/72 Fiat G.12T by Richard Mendes

Post by Vincent Biondi » Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:30 pm

Very nice indeed!
Beautiful paint job, great work. :biggrin:

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