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Veltro!

Post by Dave Bayliss » Fri Aug 19, 2011 9:54 am

My current project is an early series Aermacchi C205 Veltro. I am using the Italeri kit in 1/72nd. Checking with the scale drawings in the relevant Ali D'Italia, it seems the kit is not too far out. However, it's a little too short at the tail and the fin is too far forward. So I am trying to correct these faults plus others, such as incorrect position of rear locker and lack of step etc. details.
First though what I have been doing since my last Pics post.
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The relevance of this is both the C202 and C205 used the same Daimler Benz engines as used in the Bf 109. Therefore, some of the bits that one can get on the market for the Bf109 marks can be used on the Macchi types (notably exhaust pipes).
Some early progress with this project.
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I will post further progress.
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Post by Editor » Fri Aug 19, 2011 12:28 pm

Look forward to your build.
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Post by Dave Bayliss » Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:53 am

Thanks Vince, the build is going slowly at the moment, as I am busy with other things. Also I have been away on holiday to Kefalonia, a beautiful place, but with tragic connections with the fate of the Acqui Divisione. I was able to visit the little museum that the Acqui association runs to keep alive the memory of those terrible events. I intend to take my time with this build anyway, as I want to try to make it as good as possible.
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Post by Dave Bayliss » Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:14 pm

Here's where I have got so far.
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Cockpit details by Eduard,
More later, Dave. :)
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Post by Dave Bayliss » Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:10 am

Ciao tutti,
Progress with this is slow, due to not much free time lately. However, I have completed the left side of cockpit and instrument panel.
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Post by Dave Bayliss » Sun Sep 11, 2011 10:47 am

I have made a little more progress with my Veltro. I have completed the right hand fuselage and joined the two fuselage halves. I cut off the tail, fin and rudder from both fuselage halves and also drilled/cut out the exhaust moulding and replaced them with a Quickboost exhaust. I have been working on the other fuselage panels as well. However, I have to fit the cockpit interior first, then work on the join line between the fuselage halves, before I can fit everything back together.
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Post by Editor » Sun Sep 11, 2011 6:02 pm

Its looking good Dave.
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Post by Dave Bayliss » Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:32 am

Thanks Vince. Hope to get a little more done soon. Part of the reason I am taking so long is that I have a new airbrush, which is a much better product than I have been using up to now. I have been practising with it and paints/mixes. I got some Humbrol acrylics to compare with the Revell acrylics I have used up to now. It seems to me that each colour varies with thickness and needs different thinning.
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Post by Editor » Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:46 am

Hi Dave, doing mottle schemes or smoke rings in 1/72 is a real tough job with an airbrush. I really haven't seen the kind of work done by Jean Barby for instance in this scale. I think one way to deal with mottles and smoke rings in 1/72 is to experiment using templates.

I think using acrylics might be a bit easier to deal with mistakes.
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Post by Dave Bayliss » Tue Sep 13, 2011 2:06 am

Yes Vince, I have been experimenting with templates also for the 'smoke rings'. However, my new airbrush gives much better control over flow rate. Using masking/templates with my old airbrush left too hard an edge round the mottles.
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Post by Dave Bayliss » Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:05 pm

I now have tail/fin/rudder reattached. I have added length to the tail, altered the fin shape and also the rudder. I have attached the upper and lower engine cowlings. I have started work on the wing. This is slightly too short on the one side. The wing length is not the same both sides. This is to counter the torque of the engine/propeller. I am now working on the cockpit canopy and will finish the cockpit area when I have it ready to be attached.
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Post by Dave Bayliss » Mon Oct 03, 2011 10:10 am

I have now completed the main work on the fuselage and have started on the wings. The fuselage took some time with trying different methods to produce the 'smoke rings'. This included having to strip a failed attempt off and start again. In the end I went back to Revell Aqua Color and brush painting! Anyway here is where I am at.
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Post by GAJouette » Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:25 pm

Dave,
Your Veltro is really taking shape my friend.Love those hand painted smoke rings too.
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Post by Luftwoller » Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:18 am

Hand painted smoke rings? Wow,
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Post by Dave Bayliss » Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:52 am

I now have the wings attached. I just need to do a little more detailing and I can move on to painting. Note the extension to the port wing.
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