Retired In Kalifornia's Italian Aircraft Model Builds In Progress Photos

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Group V - BroPlan Vacuform Builds - Part IX

Post by RetiredInKalifornia » Thu Nov 05, 2020 7:33 pm

November 1-5, 2020

- > Two circular engine firewall vacuform parts knife-trimmed & shape-sanded, "keyed" in outboard nacelle halves & test fitted, OK results.

- > Outer engine nacelles need retaining & positioning tabs, sets cut from styrene sheet plastic, glued on right side nacelle halves aft of engine cowling areas along with engine firewall parts, halves glued together aft of engine cowling firewalls, OK results, remaing nacelle areas glued together, OK results.

- > Outer engine nacelle mainwing-facing edges knife-shaped, filed & sanded, test fitted over mainwing undersides several times, OK general fits.

- > Outer engine nacelle interiors spray painted Testors Model Master 1726 Light Sea Gray enamel approximating color Savoia-Marchetti employed in painting aircraft interiors.

- > Inner & outer engine nacelles glued over mainwing undersides, many large gaps, seams extensively puttied, port inner, port & starboard outer dorsal nacelle areas forward of join masked-off, putty liberally applied building them up.

- > Mainwings with all engine nacelles glued in place & joins puttied, set aside to dry, photos taken after finish sanding.
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Group V - BroPlan Vacuform Builds - Part X

Post by RetiredInKalifornia » Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:43 pm

November 6-8, 2020

Pending STORMO Forum migration to another web hosting service reporting on Savoia-Marchetti SM.95 build progress is suspended, subsequent post will be photos of the completed model.
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BroPlan Savoia-Marchetti SM.95 Transport In Regia Aeronautica Italiana Livery

Post by RetiredInKalifornia » Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:54 am

Permission Received Today From Webmaster To Post Photos Of Completed Model:

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Retired In Kalifornia's Italian Aircraft Model Builds In Progress Photos

Post by RetiredInKalifornia » Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:02 pm

Proposed Late 2019 To End Of 2020 Model Builds - Updated 11/16/2020

All "Italian" model kits got left to build are shown below:

Group I:
  • Built - See Post Above Omega Models Caproni Ca.335
  • Built - See Post Above SEM Model Savoia-Marchetti S.73 conversion kit with SUPERMODEL S.81 injected plastic donor parts & Quickboost S.79 resin cowlings
  • Built - See Post Above SEM Model Savoia-Marchetti S.74
  • Built - See Post Above Italian Kits Wings Savoia-Marchetti SM.89
Group II:
  • Resins
  • Built - See Post Above SEM Model Aeronautica Macchi C.205N-1
  • Built - See Post Above SEM Model Aeronautica Macchi C.205N-2
  • Built - See Post Above Cunarmodel Aeronautica Macchi C.207
  • Built - See Post Above RS Models Reggiane Re.2007 (Post WWII turbojet design, resin & clear vacuform plastic parts)
  • Plastics
  • All Built - See Posts Above Three Hasegawa Macchi C.202s
  • All Built - See Posts Above Three FROG Macchi C.202 "What-Ifs" With Fuselage Wing Root-Mounted Machine Guns Ala C-205N-1, Special Super-Detail Builds
  • Built - See Post Above Italeri Macchi C.202 From C.202 & C.205V Kit Spare Parts
Group III:
  • Built - See Post Above FLY Caproni Ca.101 Piaggio VII Engines
  • Built - See Post Above Italian Kits Wings/Cunarmodel Caproni Ca.135S
  • Built - See Post Above Balaton Modell Savoia-Marchetti SM.75
Group IV:
  • Built - See Post Above Valom Caproni Campini N.1
  • Built - See Post Above Aviation USK/Xotic-72 Savoia-Marchetti SM.84 (2 Kits)
  • Built - See Post Above LF/KORA SAIMAN 202bis
  • Built - See Post Above LF/KORA SAIMAN 202/M
Group V:
  • Built - See Post Above BroPlan Aeronautica Umbra Trojani AUT.18 Original Construction (Vacuform & injected plastic detail parts)
  • Built - See Post Above BroPlan Aeronautica Umbra Trojani AUT.18 Rebuilt (Vacuform & injected plastic detail parts)
  • BroPlan CANT Z.506C + Italeri Z.506B Conversion (Vacuform BroPlan & Italeri injected plastic & etched brass detail parts)
  • Built - See Post Above BroPlan CANT Z.1007 Asso (Vacuform & injected plastic detail parts)
  • BroPlan Caproni Ca.111 (Vacuform & injected plastic detail parts)[/b]
  • Built - See Post Above BroPlan Caproni Ca.316 (Vacuform & injected plastic detail parts)
  • Built - See Post Above BroPlan Savoia-Marchetti SM.95 (Vacuform & injected plastic detail parts)
Group VI:
  • Italeri Aeronautica Macchi C.202 - Final 2020 Italian Military Aviation Subject Build
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Group V - BroPlan Vacuform Builds - Part XI

Post by RetiredInKalifornia » Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:41 pm

November 16, 2020

BroPlan MS-44 CANT Z506C Conversion With Italeri 1360 CANT Z506B Kit Parts

The CANT Z506C was the last airliner variant of the Z.506, 38 aircraft built many impressed into Regia Aeronautica Italiana wartime service. The 2000-vintage BroPlan MS-44 CANT Z506C vacuform kit requiring Italeri Z506B donor parts is the only one available in any scale, the sole vacuform-injected plastic parts composite build of mine as well, lacking water decal sets for modeling specific aircraft that depecting an air ambulance will be built:

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Re: Retired In Kalifornia's Italian Aircraft Model Builds In Progress Photos

Post by Vincent Biondi » Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:12 pm

That is one beautiful job on an SM95!!

Great paint job,

Vincent

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Thank You...

Post by RetiredInKalifornia » Fri Nov 20, 2020 6:39 am

Vincent Biondi wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:12 pm
That is one beautiful job on an SM95!!

Great paint job,

Vincent
...Glad y'all looked past the cocked tail, didn't catch it till after gluing mainwings on fuselage. The cabin windows were individually cut to flush-fit in place numerous gaps resulting, should had mounted them inside fuselage as currently doing with Z.506C build.
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Group V - BroPlan Vacuform Builds - Part XII

Post by RetiredInKalifornia » Sat Nov 21, 2020 8:08 pm

November 17-21, 2020

Detailed build in progress descriptions no longer being provided, more build in progress photos instead.

Fuselage Interior Assemblies Completed: ("Window Curtains" fabricated from cut styrene plastic & spray painted Humbrol 103 Matt Cream):

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Fuselage Halves Glued Together & Seams Puttied:

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Re: Retired In Kalifornia's Italian Aircraft Model Builds In Progress Photos

Post by Vincent Fiore » Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:23 am

Looking very good looking to completion, I have had a lot of trouble with the with the clear parts; Hooping I can learn from you how you solve the problem.

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What I Did...

Post by RetiredInKalifornia » Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:22 am

Vincent Fiore wrote:
Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:23 am
Looking very good looking to completion, I have had a lot of trouble with the with the clear parts; Hooping I can learn from you how you solve the problem.
...Cut out individual clear styrene plastic windows, glued them inside fuselage over holes, masked them over inside, spray painted interior. Originally cut long strips to cover 3 windows, none stayed in place so pried them off, should had mounted windows inside doing SM.95 build BTW. Beyond The Sprues forum member posted good photos, art rendering & model build of Z.506C in all-white air ambulance livery with pre-June 1940 tricolor tail, basing my build aft these references; commencing fuselage seam sanding work later today.
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Group V - BroPlan Vacuform Builds - Part XIII

Post by RetiredInKalifornia » Fri Nov 27, 2020 6:58 pm

November 22-27, 2020

Fuselage & Mainwings Glued Together, Assembly Spray Painted Testors Flat White Enamel, Italian Tri-Colors Spray Painted On:

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Re: Retired In Kalifornia's Italian Aircraft Model Builds In Progress Photos

Post by Vincent Fiore » Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:58 am

Beautiful job, looking forward to completion. Is there a reason you did not install the air ventilation ductworks on top of the fuselage?

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