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by RetiredInKalifornia
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Pics
Topic: Retired In Kalifornia's Italian Aircraft Model Builds In Progress Photos
Replies: 182
Views: 28520

LF/KORA SAIMAN 202 Models Arrived Today July 6, 2020

...Grossly unbeknownst to me LF/KORA Models in 2018 released a new-tooled injected-plastic kit of the SAIMAN 202 two-seat cabin monoplane with many different decal options for the 202bis & 202/M variants: LF/KORA Models SAIMAN 202 Kit Offerings ... KPK72102 SAIMAN 202BIS Italian & German Service (2...
by RetiredInKalifornia
Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Pics
Topic: Retired In Kalifornia's Italian Aircraft Model Builds In Progress Photos
Replies: 182
Views: 28520

Group IV Aviation USK/Xotic-72 Savoia-Marchetti SM.84s, Valom Caproni Campini N.1, LF/KORA Models SAIMAN 202 Variants

Build Progress Reports Will Be Continuously Posted Here, Photos Of Built Models Will Be On Separate Postings The Aviation USK/Xotic-72 Savoia-Marchetti SM.84s , Valom Caproni Campini N.1 , LF/KORA Models SAIMAN 202bis & 202/M variants are the last injected plastic kits left in inventory, the last "...
by RetiredInKalifornia
Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Pics
Topic: Retired In Kalifornia's Italian Aircraft Model Builds In Progress Photos
Replies: 182
Views: 28520

Thanks...

wow it came out beautiful, another gem for the Gallery! ...Maybe last build in Bianco Avorio 5, one of the en route LF/KORA SAIMAN 202s could be base painted the color, Humbrol 148 Matt Radome Tan tin's almost empty, hopefully enough left for the SAIMAN build. Must yet decide schemes for the Aviati...
by RetiredInKalifornia
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Pics
Topic: Retired In Kalifornia's Italian Aircraft Model Builds In Progress Photos
Replies: 182
Views: 28520

FLY Models Caproni Ca.101 Seven-Cylinder Radial Engines

https://i.postimg.cc/HsKGhPKB/Caproni-101-Top-Front.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/g2R7Bc32/Caproni-101-Top-Rear.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/Kv3pRcqD/Caproni-101-Top-Underneath-Front.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/qqPL8nbX/Caproni-101-Top-Underneath-Front-Detail.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/V65pgqR3/Caproni-101-Top-U...
by RetiredInKalifornia
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: News
Topic: NEWS: SEM Model 1/48 Savoia Marchetti SM.84 by Vince Fiore
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Yes, Known About This Issue For Years Also...

RIC, When you build your SM 84 I am sure that you will notice that the flight deck windscreen is incorrect. When I built this kit about 25 years ago I made a mold in the correct configuration with wood and then vacuformed it. Unfortunately this form is back in America and I am in Morocco otherwise ...
by RetiredInKalifornia
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: News
Topic: NEWS: SEM Model 1/48 Savoia Marchetti SM.84 by Vince Fiore
Replies: 5
Views: 288

Excellent Work...

...Too bad let golden opportunity pass not buying one of SEM Models' 1/72 SM.84 resins, must make do building the ancient Aviation USK/Xotic-72 kits, starting on them c. July 1, 2020.
by RetiredInKalifornia
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cockpits
Replies: 5
Views: 2492

Worth The Effort...

I would like to get the thoughts of my modeling friends. I just spent about twenty hours super-detailing the cockpit of my 1/32 scale Reggiane Re 2005. When I dropped it into position you can hardly see any of the details. Once the canopy is in place you will be able to see even less. What is your ...
by RetiredInKalifornia
Wed Jun 17, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Pics
Topic: Retired In Kalifornia's Italian Aircraft Model Builds In Progress Photos
Replies: 182
Views: 28520

Proposed Late 2019 Up To Summer 2020 Model Builds Group Listings - BroPlan Models AUT.18 Vacuform Kits

Reminder: The Proposed Late 2019 Up To Summer 2020 Model Builds Group Listings are now only on the FIRST page of this discussion thread. Tonight June 17, 2020 purchased one each from Aviation Megastore Netherlands: BroPlan MS-86 Aeronautica Umbra Trojani AUT.18 Original Construction BroPlan MS-88 Ae...
by RetiredInKalifornia
Fri Jun 12, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Pics
Topic: Retired In Kalifornia's Italian Aircraft Model Builds In Progress Photos
Replies: 182
Views: 28520

Been Composing It...

Great job Richard! Short articles please! ...Should be done tomorrow. Cunarmodel Caproni Ca.135S was last "Italian" resin kit in stock, remaining are injected & vacuform plastic. FLY Models Caproni Ca.101 kit build commences tomorrow, very nice kit, Special Hobby retailing it via their website, sho...
by RetiredInKalifornia
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Pics
Topic: Retired In Kalifornia's Italian Aircraft Model Builds In Progress Photos
Replies: 182
Views: 28520

Cunarmodel Caproni Ca.135 Isotta Frachini Asso XIs & 135S "Tipo Spagna" FIAT A.80s

https://i.postimg.cc/rFwkhHTV/Caproni-135-135-S-Top-Right.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/Hkf1ksyn/Caproni-135-135-S-Top-Left.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/xCQrLxgS/Caproni-135-135-S-Lower-Right.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/2SLgMRKD/Caproni-135-135-S-Lower-Left.jpg Ca.135 Isotta Frachini Asso XI Inlines https://i....
by RetiredInKalifornia
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Pics
Topic: Retired In Kalifornia's Italian Aircraft Model Builds In Progress Photos
Replies: 182
Views: 28520

Italian Aircraft Subject BroPlan Vacuform Kits Condition Inspected

Tonight June 8, 2020, the BroPlan CANT Z.506C plastic vacuform conversion of the Italeri Z.506B plastic injected-molded kit, CANT Z.1007 Asso, Caproni Ca.316 & Savoia Marchetti SM.95 vacuform kits were removed from boxes & bags, condition inspected, plastic bagged for easier handling. All vacuform &...
by RetiredInKalifornia
Sun Jun 07, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Pics
Topic: Retired In Kalifornia's Italian Aircraft Model Builds In Progress Photos
Replies: 182
Views: 28520

Proposed Late 2019 Up To Summer 2020 Model Builds Group Listings - LF/KORA Models SAIMAN 202 Kits

The Proposed Late 2019 Up To Summer 2020 Model Builds Group Listings are now only on the FIRST page of this discussion thread, two duplicate postings within the thread have been deleted as unnecessary. Grossly unbeknownst to me LF/KORA Models in 2018 released a new-tooled injected-plastic kit of the...
by RetiredInKalifornia
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Rex Murphy syas Canada isn't racist ...
Replies: 3
Views: 298

Good Question...

Its a great piece and summarizes what's happening. The US wants to remain the global leader but where is it leading or taking us? You can see the spill-over into Canada and I assume elsewhere. For those who aren't Canadian, Rex Murphy is even handed, he's an old-style journalist - I actually though...
by RetiredInKalifornia
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Pics
Topic: Retired In Kalifornia's Italian Aircraft Model Builds In Progress Photos
Replies: 182
Views: 28520

Model Building Continues "On Schedule" During The June 2020 Multi-Madness...

...Regardless of - nay in spite of - it does continue! Fifty years ago during another awful time in USA history, worse than now IMHO even with the COVID-19 pandemic, was in college, wasn't building scale models then though maybe should had looking back, then maybe not...Regia Aeronautica Italiana (R...
by RetiredInKalifornia
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Pics
Topic: Fiat Cr.42 Franco Bordoni Bisleri, CA 1/48
Replies: 16
Views: 4309

Yes, Generally True With CAI 18° Gruppo CR.42s...

As far as i know in the CAI squadriglia 95 always had individual numbers positioned towards the cockpit and squadriglia number towards the tail as 9-95 fuselage left side and 95-9 fuselage right side with individual number facing towards the cockpit but may be a nice pic could prove me wrong regard...