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Re: SUPERMODEL CANT Z.506B/1007bis Builds Report No.13
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- > Engines, Main Landing Gear & Tires base painted, detail painting tomorrow.

- > Painting Mainwing Engine Nauticals postponed till tomorrow, Main Landing Gear assemblies must be glued in them before gluing forward halves together.

- > Additional research necessary to identify what this Upper Mainwing protrusion is:



SUPERMODEL kit doesn't include it, will fabricate two for both Mainwings.

- > Also need to figure out how Radio Antenna Wires are placed, print & Internet photos I've see show two different configurations.
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Very nice, looks great! Upper wing protrusions were fuel vents. Do you have the ADI drawings?

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Very nice, looks great! Upper wing protrusions were fuel vents. Do you have the ADI drawings?

Thanks for telling me the protrusions are fuel vents, will fabricate them for my 1/72 scale model; Alpha Flight 1/48th scale model above was made by a Master Modeler, wish I'd do as well! Radio Antenna Wiring still an issue, photos I've seen suggest three different attachment arrangements, will do more research.

The SUPERMODEL Crew Canopy Transparency Windshield Framing is incorrect per Internet photos well as cut-away drawing of the Z.1007bis in Nico Sgarlato's Italian Aircraft Of WWII book. I had the Falcon & Squadron corrected canopy vacuforms but the plastic was flimsy nor moldings fine enough for paint masking without scoring or cutting though the plastic so reluctantly kept the incorrect SUPERMODEL one - compromising accuracy indeed does hurt Sad
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Also examine Jean's builds.

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Also examine Jean's builds.

Thanks for posting. I've seen his & other Z.1007 builds, will look at them again. Will go with the Radio Antenna Wiring pattern shown in the image y'all posted above.

Am super-miffed over having to glue on the incorrect SUPERMODEL Crew Canopy Transparency, flat just didn't want to risk messing-up trying to cut-fit-glue on the correct Falcon or Squadron vacuforms knowing was gonna have far worse time cutting & fitting frame masking for spray painting though gifted modelers have successfully done so, God short-changed me here Sad

The SUPERMODEL Z.1007bis kit never was one I'd particularly liked building despite the seductive beauty of the Real McCoy; Bidervia am currently building extra carefully is the last, the BroPlan Z.1007 Asso vacuform like Klingon Pain Sticks looms terrifyingly in the future Shocked


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I agree, a little too hard to work with a vacuform canopy for this plane and especially in this scale. I thought the kit supplied canopy was still ok.

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I agree, a little too hard to work with a vacuform canopy for this plane and especially in this scale. I thought the kit supplied canopy was still ok.

I've built dozens of models with vacuform parts, nothing more terrifying than canopies the Cunarmodel Caproni Ca.135 near the top with the paint masking work for the Fuselage Ventral Gun position, got it done OK, don't wanna try that again!
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Revised Late 2018-Early Summer 2019 Model Building Schedule
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- > The Xotic-72/Aviation-USK Savoia-Marchetti SM.84, Italian Kits SM.89 kit builds have been moved to Early Summer 2019, warm weather preferred whilst building these.

- > The Xotic-72 FIAT RS.14 kit will be built right after completing the SUPERMODEL CANT Z.501B & Z.1007bis models by end of September.

- > The SEM Model Compagnia Nazionale Aeronautica PM-1, FIAT-CANSA FC.12, IMAM Ro.58, Ro.63 kits will be built following the FIAT RS.14 over Fall/Winter 2018-2019.

- > LF Models Macchi C.200bis & C.201 kits will also be built over Winter 2018-2019.

- > The Italian Kits Macchi C.205M post-WWII Merlin Engine prototype, FIAT CR.42B & DB, Reggiane Re.2001 Bomba a Ossigeno Liquido (a.k.a. Oxygen Bomb) & Delta Engine, SEM Model A.V.I.A. LM-02 Resin Conversions will be built over Late Winter/Spring 2018-2019 provided can obtain Italeri/SUPERMODEL CR.42 & Re.2001 kits.

- > Beginning c. Late Spring/Early Summer 2019 do want to commence building all SUPERMODEL Macchi C.202 Optional Kit Versions ending the Fall to Early Summer 2018-2019 Model Building Season.

- > Aside from the SEM Model IMAM Ro.58 & SUPERMODEL Macchi C.202s these constitute the bulk of my "Miscellaneous" WWII & early post war single-engine & glider Italian model aircraft builds. There are several C.202 & C.205 kits waiting to be built but likely won't get to them till late 2020, multi-engine ones get priority commencing Early Summer 2019.

- > The SUPERMODEL CANT Z.1007bis will be done this month (September), the Z.506B though underway won't be done till mid-October at the earliest both requiring extra-careful building effort.

- > The Xotic-72 FIAT RS.14 kit build has been postponed to Late Spring/Early Summer 2019, searching for super detailing parts meantime, another model requiring extra-careful building effort.

- > The SUPERMODEL Macchi C.202 Optional Kit Versions series originally scheduled end of the Fall to Early Summer 2018-2019 Model Building Season will commence after the Z.506B build.

- > Following the SUPERMODEL C.202 builds are the LF Models Macchi C.200bis & C.201 Prototypes, SEM Model C.205D & EC whole kit & conversions completing the C.200, 201, 202 Optional Versions & Prototypes model build series.

- > The SEM Model Compagnia Nazionale Aeronautica PM-1, FIAT-CANSA FC.12, IMAM Ro.58, Ro.63, SBS Models FIAT G.50 Regia Aeronautica Italia kits will be built following these over Winter 2018-2019.

- > The Italian Kits Macchi C.205M post-WWII Merlin Engine prototype, FIAT CR.42B & DB, Reggiane Re.2001 Bomba a Ossigeno Liquido (a.k.a. Oxygen Bomb) & Delta Engine, SEM Model A.V.I.A. LM-02 Resin Conversions will be built over Late Winter/Spring 2018-2019 provided can obtain Italeri/SUPERMODEL CR.42 & Re.2001 kits.

- > The Xotic-72/Aviation-USK Savoia-Marchetti SM.84, Italian Kits SM.89 kit builds will commence Early Summer 2019.
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SUPERMODEL CANT Z.506B/1007bis Builds Report No.14
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- > Mainwing Engine Nauticals partially painted, Main Landing Gear assemblies glued in, forward Nauticle halves glued together.

- > Gluing in Main Landing Gear assemblies proved extremely troublesome, several tries necessary along with puttying, trimming, painting over glue joins taking up most of the day Mad

- > Nauticals will be glued on Mainwings tomorrow, top & underside camouflage spot painting around them necessary.
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SUPERMODEL CANT Z.506B/1007bis Builds Report No.15
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- > Mainwing Engine Nauticals with Main Landing Gear assemblies glued on Mainwings, top & underside camouflage spot painting completed.

- > Mainwing Engine Cowlings top & underside camouflage painted, cooling gill slits will be painted on tomorrow November 17th.

- > Engines fully painted, Propeller fronts & backs painted Testors Flat Black, Model Master RLM 65 enamels respectively, Hubs & Back Plates, i.e. Nylon Washers substituting for them, will be painted Testors Flat Aluminum after thoroughly drying.
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SUPERMODEL CANT Z.506B/1007bis Builds Report No.16
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- > Engine Cowling cooling gill slits hand painted Testors Flat Black & White Special Mix.

- > Spray masking very time consuming, paint bleeding underneath masks potentially troublesome nevertheless with see if can make paint edges sharper.

- > Error Correction: Available photos of Z.1007bis Piaggio Engine Cowling gill slits don't show noticeable gaps, all were "reset" painted over with Mimetico colors late today.

- > Propeller Hubs & Drive Shafts painted Testors Flat Aluminum enamel paint.

- > Propellers are aftermarket with Pitch Control details but without Backing Plates, used Nylon Washers to replicate them.

- > Regia Aeronautica Italia insignia & Unit Markings applied on Fuselage & Rudders, Piaggio logos applied to Propeller Blades.

- > Work on painting Exhaust Pipes & Bombs commences tomorrow.

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It already looks awesome!

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