"Io la notte piu non posso dormire" FIAT CR-42 CN

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"Io la notte piu non posso dormire" FIAT CR-42 CN

Post by Will » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:37 am

With the ITALERI FIAT CR 42 LW, the pipe from the Classic Airframes box and the excellent STORMO ITALIAN WWII ACES - PART II décals, i hope make a model of Tenente Luigi Torchio CR 42's "Io la notte piu non posso dormire"

First X-Acto blade n°10 to thin down the too pronounced fabric covered fuselage on this otherwise very nice model, on left before, on right after

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Second the cockpit with some scratch building

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Post by Editor » Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:31 am

Great work Wil, I look forward to the rest of your build.
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Post by Chris Busbridge » Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:23 pm

really like the way you've tackled the fabric effect. thats just how I did it on mine. laborious, but definitely worth the effort. I've been told that the black camouflage for the night fighter scheme was some type of powder and had a very matt finish.

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Post by Will » Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:56 am

The work of grinding and thinning of wings, fuselage and control surfaces is not to sexy enough to be photographed.
So I present the work on the engine with oils injection and spark plug wire.
Enjoy :D
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Post by GAJouette » Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:55 am

Wil,
Awsome work my friend.I'm looking forward to seeing what's next.
Highest Regards,
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Post by Will » Thu Jan 26, 2012 5:41 am

Thank you Gregory,
Next phase adapt and improve the resin exhausts to Italeri's kit.
Continue to collect the documentation for the "black" coating.
From what I have on hand at least four shades from the hood and metallic parts, the propeller spinner, propeller and fabric-covered parts. :wink:
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Post by Editor » Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:38 pm

Excellent detail Wil!
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Post by Will » Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:36 pm

The resin exhaust are too thin for the Italeri exhaust, I cut the exhaust of the LW model and past some Evergreen tubular profile, time and sanding ...
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The thickness is made with aluminum foil tape
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It is ready for the aluminium undercoat after sanding and Micromesh finishing
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Post by Will » Tue Mar 06, 2012 1:44 pm

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Silver undercoat and white strip
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And a little photo etched piece fot the fixation of exhaust before dark painting
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Preparation for used parts
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Post by Will » Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:18 pm

Begining the painting work
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On the picture the engine cover is more dark and more flat than other parts of the plane, I suppose it was coated with soot by the mechanics to avoid glare to the pilot.
I paint this part with pure flat balck, the other parts are bluish (griggio azzuro scuro)
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Post by gruson » Fri Mar 16, 2012 3:52 pm

Hi Will,
Fine work, I like it.

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Post by Will » Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:10 pm

Hi, Michel,

Thank you, some new photograph
The black of the engine cowling and the dark blue of the plane
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Waiting for the paint drying I paint the exhaust pipes, first in acrylic Gunze gun métal and with fine art oil paint "terre de Sienne brûlée" thined with "huile d'oeillette" for finishing.
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The pictures of the IMAM founded in Afganistan are a good source for this kind of work
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Post by Will » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:52 am

Work in progress,
Application of Klir (gloss), we can see the black of cowling and the dark blue of the body
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Application of Stormo's decals Italian Aces Part II, very easy to use and very thin
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Just a little drop of Microsol to be perfect
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Waiting for driing and next step will be the weathering
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Post by Rick » Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:24 am

Very very wonderful work! In my opinion it is one of the most credible reproduction of this subject!
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Post by Will » Wed Mar 28, 2012 2:25 am

Thank you Ricardo, :oops:
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I found last evening a photo of this side of the cowling, on this side "Io" is down ansd "piu" is up.
I have to try to detach the décals to place it in the right direction !!!
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