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by RetiredInKalifornia
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Pics
Topic: Retired In Kalifornia's Italian Aircraft Model Builds In Progress Photos
Replies: 170
Views: 22755

Cunarmodel+Special Hobby Piaggio P.108T Build In Progress

Build Progress Reports Will Be Continuously Posted Here, Photos Of The Built Model Will Be In A Separate Posting The Piaggio P.108B (Bombardieri) was wartime Italy's only operational strategic four-engine bomber, 23 constructed including one prototype. In addition, one P.108A Artigliere ("Gunner") ...
by RetiredInKalifornia
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Pics
Topic: Retired In Kalifornia's Italian Aircraft Model Builds In Progress Photos
Replies: 170
Views: 22755

Thanks...

Vincent Fiore wrote:
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:24 am
Beautifully done. Is this a vac-form or injected?
...injected with clear vacuform & etched brass parts.
by RetiredInKalifornia
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Pics
Topic: Retired In Kalifornia's Italian Aircraft Model Builds In Progress Photos
Replies: 170
Views: 22755

Yes...

Nice job Richard, send in a short article. ...will get to it along with those you'd asked for earlier in this discussion thread next month. Another heat wave underway, too hot for a big kit build but staring the "what if" five-cannon SUPERMODEL FIAT G.55 one tomorrow for posting on Beyond The Sprue...
by RetiredInKalifornia
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Pics
Topic: Retired In Kalifornia's Italian Aircraft Model Builds In Progress Photos
Replies: 170
Views: 22755

Xotic-72 FIAT RS.14

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by RetiredInKalifornia
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Pics
Topic: Retired In Kalifornia's Italian Aircraft Model Builds In Progress Photos
Replies: 170
Views: 22755

eBay Has Xotic-72 FIAT RS.14 Kit For Sale...

...yes indeed: eBay 1/72 Xotic 72 Fiat RS-14 , gazillion moons since I'd seen any up for sale on the Internet. One am building - and will be done with tomorrow July 23rd - cost well over U.S. $50 when I'd bought it c.2012, two years spent searching for the bugger, this beauty is going for a cool $10...
by RetiredInKalifornia
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: News
Topic: NEWS: SEM Model 1/72 Fiat G.12T by Richard Mendes
Replies: 12
Views: 3644

NO Need For Apologies Vincent...

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 acce...
by RetiredInKalifornia
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: News
Topic: NEWS: SEM Model 1/72 Fiat G.12T by Richard Mendes
Replies: 12
Views: 3644

Thanks!

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-...
by RetiredInKalifornia
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: News
Topic: NEWS: SEM Model 1/72 Fiat G.12T by Richard Mendes
Replies: 12
Views: 3644

Vincent...

Vincent Fiore wrote:
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!
...could y'all post photos of your build? Undoubtedly is accurate, STORMO should post it instead of mine if indeed so.
by RetiredInKalifornia
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: News
Topic: NEWS: SEM Model 1/72 Fiat G.12T by Richard Mendes
Replies: 12
Views: 3644

Thanks!

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 the...
by RetiredInKalifornia
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Pics
Topic: Retired In Kalifornia's Italian Aircraft Model Builds In Progress Photos
Replies: 170
Views: 22755

Well...

...And shame on SEM, that's an expensive kit and the instructions need to be on par with the fabrication which is excellent. Is there detail on the undersurfaces? ...can't fault SEM entirely on the kit, believe its from the Aerodim 72-03 mold, doesn't appear to have been modified. Undersurface deta...
by RetiredInKalifornia
Wed Jul 03, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: Pics
Topic: Retired In Kalifornia's Italian Aircraft Model Builds In Progress Photos
Replies: 170
Views: 22755

Indeed...

Yes definitely field applied, note how shot up the plane is - the plane probably went through a number of repairs. The photo was taken about the time Tunisia was being evacuated. ...by that time during the war lotta Italian aircraft had undergone field repaints one kind of another especially those ...
by RetiredInKalifornia
Wed Jul 03, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Pics
Topic: Retired In Kalifornia's Italian Aircraft Model Builds In Progress Photos
Replies: 170
Views: 22755

Thanks For The Reply Post!

I'd tossed the instruction sheet after building the model but do remember it showed several paint schemes that for "606-2" in a yellow similar to GM3 in C1-ish mottle. Whenever other modelers post photos of their G.12 builds ya'll can withdraw mine though hope y'all won't take those down of it I'll ...
by RetiredInKalifornia
Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Pics
Topic: Retired In Kalifornia's Italian Aircraft Model Builds In Progress Photos
Replies: 170
Views: 22755

*Updated* Fine Enough...

Vince's Color Guide says nothing specific about the G.12, I think you're confusing the CMPR Color Chips and Camouflage Schemes which provide general guidelines or a range of colors to use for the G.12, namely GM 1-3 for the base color. The Vito Charts have been around since the 1970s and there shou...
by RetiredInKalifornia
Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Pics
Topic: Retired In Kalifornia's Italian Aircraft Model Builds In Progress Photos
Replies: 170
Views: 22755

My Reply come Excuses...

good job on assembly but the base color is wrong, it's too dark and orange it should be GM1 or close to a sand. As I recall the Vito charts have the correct color to use for G.12s. Your comments are taken with regard. Right or wrongness discussions regarding model aircraft paint coloration is old a...
by RetiredInKalifornia
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Pics
Topic: Retired In Kalifornia's Italian Aircraft Model Builds In Progress Photos
Replies: 170
Views: 22755

Xotic-72 FIAT RS.14 Build In Progress

The FIAT CAMSA (Costruzioni Meccaniche Aeronautiche Società Anonima) RS.14 long-range maritime strategic reconnaissance seaplane was the most well known well as numerous aircraft type designed & built by this Genovan-based subsidiary, 186 including two prototypes manufactured 1939-1943. Aviation Usk...