Retired In Kalifornia's Aircraft Model Builds In Progress Photos

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Post by Editor » Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:34 pm

That's a good comparison with the DC4. Outside the US and Italy, perhaps with the exception of Germany, no other countries placed as much emphasis on air-transport. The brits had nothing like it (relied heavily on the US for allot of its equipment) or as many dedicated types (SM.82, G.12, S.74 etc).

These planes may have saved some Germans at Stalingrad only to be slaughtered later on - if Germany just knocked out the UK first (which they could have done) they would have won WWII.
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Post by Editor » Wed Aug 28, 2019 5:02 pm

The P.108C and P.108T were original designs, they were not based on the Boeing 307 Stratoliner. The early C and T had rudders similar to the B, the one you built is a later construction. The B/C/T were evaluated by the Luftwaffe in early 1943, the same commission that evaluated the G.55 and that recommended for the plane to be built in Germany as the G.56. There was no doubt the Germans liked the P.108.
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Post by Editor » Wed Aug 28, 2019 6:44 pm

They never had the production license, they sought to get one and except for the rudder which may have been influenced by that plane in later production samples, the plane was completely original in design.
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SUPERMODEL FIAT G.55 "What-If" Five-Cannon Build

Post by RetiredInKalifornia » Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:16 pm

This was done July 24th - August 1st 2019 for the Beyond The Sprues website folks, didn't want to post it on STORMO given its a "What-If" subject but providing link to it now as a "filler" till commencing work on the Special Hobby Piaggio P.108A build September 15th: SUPERMODEL FIAT G.55 "What-If" Five-Cannon Build

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Post by BillShu » Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:39 pm

why were the messages deleted?

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BillShu wrote:
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why were the messages deleted?
I did not delete those messages, Richard did that.

Richard: please don't do that again, as you can see it creates confusion.
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Post by RetiredInKalifornia » Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:34 am

Editor wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:52 pm
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why were the messages deleted?
I did not delete those messages, Richard did that.

Richard: please don't do that again, as you can see it creates confusion.
...I won't, but am going to refrain from aircraft type historical origin & comparison commentary regarding my model builds, stick to commentary regarding the builds.

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Special Hobby Piaggio P.108 A & B Serie II Builds In Progress

Post by RetiredInKalifornia » Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:37 pm

Build Progress Reports Will Be Continuously Posted Here, Photos Of Built Models Will Be On Separate Postings

The 1/72 scale Special Hobby P.108 A & B Serie II are amongst the largest WWII Italian aircraft model kits on the market. The injected plastic kits with resin detail parts are potentially difficult to build, having many parts in common they'll be constructed concurrently to save on masking & painting resources well as time though it'll take nearly too months to finish them, below is a photo of the open-box kits:

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September 15, 2019

- > Tailplanes of both models assembled.

- > Cut styrene sheet plastic strips replicating oil coolers fitted & glued in place behind oil cooling inlets on lower mainwing halves of both models (Cunarmodel+Special Hobby P.108T build didn't include them :sad: ), area in front of them spray painted Humbrol 78 Matt Cockpit Green + Testors Flat White 50/50 mix + 36% Flat White shading replicating Verde Anticorrosione, sheet plastic strips Testors Brass enamels:

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- > Testors Brass paint dries really slow, will assemble mainwing halves tomorrow.

September 16, 2019

- > Special Hobby P.108 kits don't have mainwing gun turret mounts allowing them to freely turn, fabricated sets from sheet styrene plastic, glued them in place underneath resized holes in engine nacelles, sprayed painted them Verde Anticorrosine, mainwing halves glued together afterwards:

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September 17, 2019

- > Assembled mainwing leading edges puttied in places then sanded.

- > Outer engine lower nacelle housings (i.e. those with gun turrents) glued in place & puttied.

September 18, 2019

- > Outer engine nacelle seams sanded, engine end caps glued in place.

- > Work on assembling inside engine nacelles commences tomorrow.

September 19, 2019

- > Inside engine nacelle parts glued together & puttied seams, interiors & associated interior parts spray painted Humbrol 78 Matt Cockpit Green + Testors Flat White 50/50 mix + 36% Flat White shading enamels replicating Verde Anticorrosione, sanding seams tomorrow.

- > Mainwing areas where nacelles will be glued on for both models masked off & spray painted Verde Anticorrosione.

- > Outer mainwing nacelle engine mounts for both models glued on.

- > Engine cowlings glued together.

- > Special Hobby P.108A & B Serie II kits provides cowlings for mounting exhausts pipes above & below mainwings depending on aircraft type, all were assembled knowing the P.108A model will have below mainwing pipes whilst the P.108B Serie II model might be modified to alternatively fit cowlings with above mainwing pipes as seen on the P.108 prototype well as early production P.108B aircraft well as below as seen on Serie II aircraft.

September 20, 2019

- > Inner mainwing engine nacelles, engine end caps & mounts glued in place:

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- > Nacelle interior details:

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September 21, 2019

- > Inner mainwing engine nacelle seams puttied & sanded.

- > Two engine cowling sets for below mainwing exhaust pipe mountings one set for above mainwings puttied & sanded interiors spray painted Humbrol 78 Matt Cockpit Green + Testors Flat White 50/50 mix + 36% Flat White shading enamels replicating Verde Anticorrosione.

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