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Group I: Omega Models Caproni Ca.335, SEM Model Savoia-Marchetti S.73 & 74, Italian Kits Wings S.89 Builds In Progress

Post by RetiredInKalifornia » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:58 pm

Build Progress Reports Will Be Continuously Posted Here, Photos Of Built Models Will Be On Separate Postings

The Omega Models Caproni Ca.335 Maestrale (Mistral) kit with resin, styrene plastic et. al. parts is a complete kit sporting a Mimetico scheme similar to the below Savoia-Marchetti S.73 & S.74 SEM Model builds, its included to economize on painting.

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The SEM Model Savoia-Marchetti S.73 kit with resin, styrene plastic et. al. parts requires a SUPERMODEL Savoia-Marchetti S.81 kit for donated parts whilst the SEM Model Savoia-Marchetti S.74 kit with resin, white metal, styrene plastic et. al. parts is a complete kit. Whilst requiring different construction approaches they are being concurrently built so as to economize on painting given they'll be sporting similar Mimetico schemes, both are complicated builds.

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The Italian Kits Wings Savoia-Marchetti SM.89 kit with resin, styrene plastic et. al. parts also is included though lacking kit instructions, that plus economizing on interior painting given Savoia-Marchetti used an interior gray paint similar to Giorgio Azzurro Chiaro 1 in building their aircraft.

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November 9, 2019

- > S.73 & 74 mainwings assembled, ailerons test fitted.

- > S.73 engine mounts glued on, some mainwing leading edge puttying necessary.

- > S.74 mainwing leading edges very rough after removing resin sprues, were extensively puttied for later smooth sanding:

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November 10, 2019

- > S.73 tailplane & rudder parts trimmed, sanded & test fitted, must cut & glue on styrene plastic hinge tabs not molded on tailplanes :eh:

- > S.74 mainwing, tailplane, rudder, main fuselage & engine cowling parts trimmed, filed, sanded & test fitted, engine nacelle parts filed, sanded, glued on mainwings, join edges putty filled, smooth sanding them tomorrow.

- > SM.89 mainwing, tailplane, rudder & engine nacelle parts trimmed, filed, sanded & test fitted, may have to glue on styrene plastic hinge tabs not molded on mainwing flaps :think:

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November 11, 2019

- > S.74 mainwing-engine nacelles joins sanded, mainwings glued on fuselage top center section, joins puttied, sanding them tomorrow.

- > S.74 general model layout progress photos:

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November 12, 2019

- > S.74 mainwing assembly complete except for gluing on flap actuators, doing that tomorrow.

- > Fitting & gluing ailerons on mainwings took good deal of doing, both were warped, tad too long, trimming inner ends necessary for "acceptable" fits, additional work on them may be necessary.

- > Mainwing assembly center section insides spray painted out-of-bottle Testors Model Master 1726 Light Sea Gray enamel approximating color Savoia-Marchetti employed in painting aircraft interiors.

- > Radio compartment window edges spray & hand painted Testors Flat Black & White "special mix" enamels for visual aesthetics.

- > SEM Model S.74 kit came with large clear plastic sheet to fabricate cargo cabin windows from well as clear vacuform radio compartment window parts, latter too difficult to cut out & fit, used plastic sheet to fabricate & glue on radio compartment windows:

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November 13, 2019

- > S.74 mainwing flap & aileron actuators, tie-down rings fabricated from sheet plastic, glued on mainwings:

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- > S.74 mainwing assembly topsides & leading edges base painted Humbrol 63 Matt Sand + 10% Testors Flat Yellow + 36% by volume Flat White for scale shading enamels replicating Giallo Mimetico 3:

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November 14, 2019

- > Commenced S.74 interior work today.

- > Cut styrene plastic stakes, glued them in slots on fuselage sides replicating metal structural units.

- > Fabricated two long bench seats & rear fuselage bulkhead from styrene sheet plastic per photo of a militarized S.74 rear interior:

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- > Cut sprues off cockpit deck, sanded & test fitted in forward fuselage nose interior area.

- > Cannibalized extra kit part likely meant for civil version to make fuselage flooring, glued it on fuselage interior bottom, trimmed lower part of cockpit deck for flush flooring fit.

- > Test fitted bench seats:

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- > Test fitted navigator/radio operator's station above passenger/cargo cabin, researching further whether correctly placed or no:

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November 15, 2019

- > S.74 near entire fuselage interior, major cockpit & navigator/radio operator compartment parts, engine cowling interiors, bench seat undersides base painted Testors Model Master 1726 Light Sea Gray enamel approximating color Savoia-Marchetti employed in painting aircraft interiors.

- > Bench seats & upright fronts painted Humbrol 119 Matt Light Earth, upright rears Testors Flat Black & White "special mix" enamels for visual aesthetics.

- > Cockpit & navigator/radio operator detail parts will be painted tomorrow November 16th.

November 16, 2019

- > S.74 cockpit & navigator/radio operator seats spray & hand painted Testors Flat Aluminum & Rust (seat padding) enamels, seat straps fabricated from Scotch Magic Mending Tape spray painted Humbrol 119 with hand painted Testors Flat Aluminum buckles.

- > Kit aileron & tailplane control columns, steering yokes & rudder pedals spray & hand painted Testors Flat Aluminum & "special mix" enamels.

November 17, 2019

- > S.74 fuselage interior assembly work completed.

- > Cockpit flight deck parts glued in place, plugged assembly in fuselage nose, difficulties encountered whilst doing so.

- > Couldn't use starboard kit rudder pedal part, superbly crafted third-party instrument panel got in way :evil: fabricated another from styrene sheet plastic, glue-slipped it on flight deck floor under the panel, also unable to slip lower cockpit area in front of passenger/cargo walkway because of instrument panel, trimmed more of it off to lay over the walkway.

- > Navigator/radio operator station parts detail painted with various Testors enamels, assembled then glued it in place above fuselage cabin clearing the mainwing assembly above it:

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- > Passenger benches glued in place:

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- > Clear parts cut from a large kit-provided clear plastic sheet glued in place over external fuselage passenger/cargo compartment window area, kit-provided etched brass backed with clear plastic glued in place above it:

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November 18, 2019

- > S.74 fuselage upper sides & engine cowlings base painted Humbrol 63 Matt Sand + 10% Testors Flat Yellow + 36% by volume Flat White for scale shading enamels replicating Giallo Mimetico 3:

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November 19, 2019

- > Large Schema C1A "semi-star" mottles sprayed on S.74 mainwing assembly topsides with Humbrol 117 U.S. Matt Light Green replicating Verde Mimetico 3, 50/50 113 U S Rust + 119 Light Earth replicating Marrone Mimetico 53193 + 36% each Testors Flat White enamels approximating those photographed on MM.424 "604-8" fuselage sides during WWII:

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November 20, 2019

- > S.74 mainwing assembly underside base painted Humbrol 140 Matt Gull Grey + 36% Testors Flat White shading enamels replicating Grigio Mimetico:

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November 21, 2019

- > S.74 Engines & mainwing engine mounts base painted Testors Flat Black & White "special mix" enamels.

- > Engine spray painted with Humbrol 117 U.S. Matt Light Green replicating Verde Mimetico 3, 50/50 113 U S Rust + 119 Light Earth replicating Marrone Mimetico 53193 + 36% each Testors Flat White enamel mottles approximating those photographed on MM.424 "604-8", cowling straps behind oil radiator rings Testors Flat Aluminum.

- > Engine cowling ring & mainwing oil radiators painted Friday, November 22nd, 56th anniversary of U.S. President John Fitzgerald Kennedy's assassination occurring same day of week whilst attending a grade school mathematics class :(

November 22, 2019

- > S.74 engine cowling ring & mainwing oil radiators spray painted with Testors Bronze enamel, set aside to dry till tomorrow.

- > Engine crankcases hand painted Testors 2105 Dark Blue Gray, engines centers drilled out for propeller spinner shafts.

- > Propeller spinners separated from sprues & trimmed, shafts test fitted with engines, propeller blade shaft holes drilled out.

- > Propeller blades separated from sprues, test fitted with propeller spinners.

- > Mainwing assembly engine mounts lightly spray painted Poly Scale Black & White mix acrylics replicating engine blow-by grime.

- > Mainwing aileron & flap actuator linkage rods hand painted Testors steel, engine mount heat outlets Testors Black & White "special mix" enamels"

- > Engine cowling exhaust piping painting, fitting cowlings over engines, mainwing water decals applied tomorrow.

- > Landing gear parts separated from sprues, sanded, test fitted with white metal mainwing struts, tailwheel separated from sprue, all ready for painting.

November 23, 2019

- > S.74 Mainwing Assembly (Mostly) Done :thumbup:

- > Entire assembly sprayed Testors Clear Semi-Gloss Lacquer.

- > Large kit fasci, smaller Tauro 48-537 water decals applied upper & underside mainwings, smaller clearing aileron actuators & wing tiedown half-loops, necessity given limited selection of available fasci decal sizes :sad:

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November 25, 2019

- > No work on 24th, propeller units assembled today the 25th.

- > Poorly seated S.74 starboard forward fuselage passenger window band partially peeled off, trimmed & widened it & insert area, glued former down flush with fuselage; some puttying necessary, smooth sanding it tomorrow.

- > Fuselage Giallo Mimetico 3 base paint now completely dry, mottle spraying commences tomorrow.

November 26, 2019

- > Large Schema C1A "semi-star" mottles sprayed on S.74 fuselage assembly sides with Humbrol 117 U.S. Matt Light Green replicating Verde Mimetico 3, 50/50 113 U S Rust + 119 Light Earth replicating Marrone Mimetico 53193 + 36% each Testors Flat White enamels approximating those photographed on MM.424 "604-8" fuselage sides during WWII.

- > S.74 main landing gear, tailplane & rudder assembly parts base painted Humbrol 63 Matt Sand + 10% Testors Flat Yellow + 36% by volume Flat White for scale shading enamels replicating Giallo Mimetico 3, wheel spat interiors Testors Model Master 1726 Light Sea Gray enamel approximating color Savoia-Marchetti employed in painting aircraft interiors:

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November 27, 2019

- > S.74 fuselage undersides painted Humbrol 140 Matt Gull Grey + 36% Testors Flat White shading enamels replicating Grigio Mimetico.

- > Large Schema C1A "semi-star" mottles sprayed on tailplane tops & leading edges Humbrol 117 U.S. Matt Light Green replicating Verde Mimetico 3, 50/50 113 U S Rust + 119 Light Earth replicating Marrone Mimetico 53193 + 36% each Testors Flat White enamels, undersides & braces Grigio Mimetico.

- > Tailplanes & braces glued on fuselage, some trimming & putty filling necessary, seams painted over:

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November 28, 2019

- > Large Schema C1A "semi-star" mottles & variants sprayed on rudder sail assembly Humbrol 117 U.S. Matt Light Green replicating Verde Mimetico 3, 50/50 113 U S Rust + 119 Light Earth replicating Marrone Mimetico 53193 + 36% each Testors Flat White enamels.

- > Testors Flat White enamel Distintivo di Guerra cross sprayed on rudder, kit House of Savoy decal applied after drying.

- > Rudder sail assembly glued on fuselage, entire fuselage sprayed Testors Clear Semi-Gloss lacquer, passenger & cargo cabin window paint masking strips removed afterwards

- > Mainwing assembly glued on fuselage assembly, job took bit of doing :roll: putty filling necessary along seams, adding it tomorrow along with spot painting:

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November 29, 2019

- > S.74 mainwing-fuselage assembly join seams putty filled, sanded & spot painted, good results :) white fuselage identification band sprayed on tomorrow November 30th.

November 30, 2019

* End Of The Blade Runner Month :shifty:

* NO dystopian climate change disasters despite entertainment media reporting, NO Replicants, Flying Cars, Mayan-esque megastructures, burning oil refinery gas towers (nearest are in Carson, CA farther down the Los Angeles basin) etc., etc., plenty of homeless people though, zillions more of them than when the movie came out in 1982 :frown:

- > S.74 Testors Flat White enamel white identification band sprayed on, bit of doing it took.

- > Fuselage cockpit edges spray painted Testors Flat Black & White special mix for visual aesthetics.

- > Navigator/Radio Operator Station Ladder fabricated from styrene sheet plastic, spray painted Testors Flat Aluminum enamel, glued in place between pilot & copilot seats.

- > Clear kit vacuform canopy cut out, shape filed & sanded to fit on, good results :thumbup:

December 2, 2019

S.74 Model Is Complete, See Post Below

- > SEM Model Savoia-Marchetti S.73 resin with SUPERMODEL S.81 donor parts conversion build resumes tomorrow along with the resin Omega Models Caproni Ca.335 Maestrale.

- > Both feature mimetico camouflage, painting them in turn should save time & resources, hoping to complete them by New Years Eve :ewink:

December 3, 2019

- > SEM Model Savoia-Marchetti S.73 fuselage halves trimmed, filed & sanded.

- > Starboard-mounted rudder sail broke off whilst doing so :shock: re-glued it back on, filed & sanded over break seams.

- > Small but noticeable part of port side tail cone broke off whilst removing sprue :shock: glued on styrene sheet plastic & putty building it back up; after gluing fuselage halves together will apply more putty, file & sand-shape it.

- > Long S.73 resin fuselage flight crew & passenger/cargo deck part mistakenly cut apart & used for building the SEM Model S.74 model :wtf: fabricated new - and better - one from spare SUPERMODEL S.81 kit parts, finishing it tomorrow.

December 4, 2019

- > New - and better - S.73 flight crew & passenger/cargo deck part fabricated, i.e. longer passenger/cargo deck platform, mounts for pilot & copilot seats, control columns, rudder pedals via a reworked spare SUPERMODEL S.81 kit part, several hours spent filing & sanding part sides to fit inside fuselage halves.

- > Fuselage halve interiors, flight crew & passenger/cargo deck part spray painted out-of-bottle Testors Model Master 1726 Light Sea Gray enamel approximating color Savoia-Marchetti employed in painting aircraft interiors.

December 5, 2019

- > S.73 fuselage halve window inside edges masked & spray painted Testors Flat Black & White "special mix" enamels for visual aesthetics.

- > Cockpit seats, control columns, rudder pedals, reworked SUPERMODEL S.81 kit instrument panel spray & hand painted assorted Testors enamels.

- > Seat belts cut from Scotch Magic Mending Tape spray over-painted Humbrol 29 Matt Dark Earth, buckles hand painted Testors Flat Aluminum enamels:

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December 6, 2019

- > S.73 kit provided clear styrene plastic windows cut, shape-sanded, glued in place on fuselage halves.

- > Kit provided cockpit windscreens & some windows were undersized, fabricated replacements from sheet plastic.

December 7, 2019

- > S.73 fuselage interior parts & halves glued together, all seams puttied, considerable amount of it was necessary.

- > SUPERMODEL S.81 nose engine mount glued on, considerable fuselage-nose part flat-face sanding necessary for decent fit.

- > Major semi-assembled model components shown below:

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December 8, 2019

- > S.73 puttied fuselage seams filed & sanded, windows masked for spray painting.

- > Tailplanes glued in place on fuselage, tabs very undersized :frown: much puttying around them required.

December 9, 2019

- > S.73 puttied fuselage halve join seams filed & sanded, good results.

- > Upper fuselage-tailplane putty fills inadequate :evil: removed most of them, replaced with glued-on styrene plastic shims, re-puttied, filed & sanded, OK results.

- > Fuselage join butt ends of SUPERMODEL S.81 mainwing extensively scraped, filed & sanded, glued on S.73 fuselage.

- > Puttying necessary around upper wing fuselage root joins, lots of it around underwing joins:

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Post by Editor » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:53 pm

Wow what a lineup, those are awesome pics. The P.108B was a large plane but the Trasporto makes it look relatively small in comparison from the top view.
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Post by RetiredInKalifornia » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:53 pm

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Wow what a lineup, those are awesome pics. The P.108B was a large plane but the Trasporto makes it look relatively small in comparison from the top view.
...last time I had three 4-motor models together was 1997: Airfix AVRO Lancaster B.I to B.II conversion with vacuform & resin parts (not entirely accurate as it had an H2X radome, B.IIs didn't, no Dowty landing gear either, was unique to this Lanc mark), Handley Page Halifax B.III, Short Stirling B.I, good builds though Lanc B.II construction was unstable due to weighty engine pods.

Decade before them built Matchbox Lancaster B.I & Halifax B.I models, good as well though nearly destroyed the B.I when tried "quick drying" paint over the folk's family room fireplace near decade before they'd put in the Bucks Stove :wtf: :crazy:

If ever build Brit Bombers again would like to build any of the Planet Models AVRO Manchester variants, had all of them at one time, gave them away along most of my unbuilt collection around this time in 2015 to Viking Hobbies in Sacramento, needless to say they'd long been sold-off.

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Post by Arditi1961 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:35 pm

Can you imagine if Mussolini had available to him 10,000+ of these beasts and another 10,000+ MC.205V/G.55/Re.2005.

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Arditi1961 wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:35 pm
Can you imagine if Mussolini had available to him 10,000+ of these beasts and another 10,000+ MC.205V/G.55/Re.2005.
...if in 1939 when the P.108 prototype flew the Germans licensed it for serial production to bomb Britain meantime properly developing the Heinkel 177 as a four-engine "Ural Bomber" Allied analogs being the Boeing B-17, Consolidated B-24, AVRO Lancaster & Handley Page Halifax against Germany, B-29 Japan. Fitted with BMW 801 radials, Daimler-Benz 601 or Junkers Jumo 211 inlines German-built P.108s clearly would had been RAF Fighter Command's blackest nightmare during the 1940-41 Blitz even flying half the number of bombing twins the Luftwaffe threw against the islands during it, losses certainly would had been lower given higher operating altitude & speed, better still if they had turbocharged engines.

Hitler, Göring, Udet & Milch opposed pouring resources into building strategic bombing aircraft even whilst Walther Wever was alive the Dornier 19 "Exhibit A" in this regard, despite dated construction technology it might had been effective during the Battle of Britain particularly with respect to bomb load if it had been further developed but would still had been inferior to the P.108 in overall performance. The Heinkel 177 also championed by Wever IMHO was more like the Consolidated B-24 with respect to bomb load & altitude performance if had been equipped with four turbocharged engines but not the B-29, for altitude performance, speed & bomb load it was all by itself the post-WWII AVRO Lincoln alone coming anywhere close to its capabilities.

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Can you imagine if Mussolini had available to him 10,000+ of these beasts and another 10,000+ MC.205V/G.55/Re.2005.
Leady Ready says the same thing in "Avanti: Mussolini and the Wars of Italy 1919-1945". Unfortunately for Mussolini the country was near bankrupt at the beginning of the war, it's why it kept him from declaring war earlier. Just for some perspective, Britain received from the US in lend-lease, the equivalent of Italy's entire aircraft production between 1939-1945.
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RetiredInKalifornia wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:01 pm
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Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:35 pm
Can you imagine if Mussolini had available to him 10,000+ of these beasts and another 10,000+ MC.205V/G.55/Re.2005.
...if in 1939 when the P.108 prototype flew the Germans licensed it for serial production to bomb Britain meantime properly developing the Heinkel 177 as a four-engine "Ural Bomber" Allied analogs being the Boeing B-17, Consolidated B-24, AVRO Lancaster & Handley Page Halifax against Germany, B-29 Japan. Fitted with BMW 801 radials, Daimler-Benz 601 or Junkers Jumo 211 inlines German-built P.108s clearly would had been RAF Fighter Command's blackest nightmare during the 1940-41 Blitz even flying half the number of bombing twins the Luftwaffe threw against the islands during it, losses certainly would had been lower given higher operating altitude & speed, better still if they had turbocharged engines.
I like this take, I never read it before but you're right if the Germans took out a license to build an improved version of this plane and mass produced it in the thousands, who knows. Always a case of either missed opportunities and too little too late when it comes to the Axis powers in WWII.
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Editor wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:29 pm
RetiredInKalifornia wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:01 pm
Arditi1961 wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 6:35 pm
Can you imagine if Mussolini had available to him 10,000+ of these beasts and another 10,000+ MC.205V/G.55/Re.2005.
...if in 1939 when the P.108 prototype flew the Germans licensed it for serial production to bomb Britain meantime properly developing the Heinkel 177 as a four-engine "Ural Bomber" Allied analogs being the Boeing B-17, Consolidated B-24, AVRO Lancaster & Handley Page Halifax against Germany, B-29 Japan. Fitted with BMW 801 radials, Daimler-Benz 601 or Junkers Jumo 211 inlines German-built P.108s clearly would had been RAF Fighter Command's blackest nightmare during the 1940-41 Blitz even flying half the number of bombing twins the Luftwaffe threw against the islands during it, losses certainly would had been lower given higher operating altitude & speed, better still if they had turbocharged engines.
I like this take, I never read it before but you're right if the Germans took out a license to build an improved version of this plane and mass produced it in the thousands, who knows. Always a case of either missed opportunities and too little too late when it comes to the Axis powers in WWII.
...late followed by too little, Messerschmitt 262 classic case in point here. Germans might had industrial capacity to produce some thousands P.108s, hundreds for sure; Ferenc A. Vajda & Peter Dancy's German Aircraft And Production 1933-1945 (SAE International 1998), a must-read for those interested in that nation's WWII aircraft production capabilities, suggests Germany alone didn't have industrial capacity to build thousands of four-engine bombers though IMHO teamed up with Italy & Vichy France maybe.

The book makes clear Milch & Speer made possible the 1943-44 "production miracle" in churning out thousands of fighters for Reich Defense but at the expense of bombers, "missed opportunity" in producing large quantities of four-engine ones as you'd expect being before the Battle Of Britain when arguably there was industrial capacity to do so though still limited compared to the Americans & Brits. Britain had overseas colonies to provide whatever raw material it needed for war goods production thanks to its Merchant Marine & Royal Navy to protect it, that plus having access to American resources & industrial capacity via lend-lease. Sans either there'd be lot fewer Halifaxes & Lancasters for Reich night bombing 1942 on though RAF surely would had "wisely used" whatever quantities they had, the war lasting longer than otherwise.

With the Americans in the war after Pearl Harbor the Western Axis Powers lost the "war of production" though Vajda & Dancy's book does make for interesting reading what the Germans could do in the way of 1943-44 fighter aircraft production whilst being bombed into oblivion - if only they had the oil to keep 'em flying, good "what-if" here for sure!

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Post by Editor » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:43 pm

Nice work on your S.74, good interior work and accurate camo. I didn't realize it was Blade Runner month, I have the DVD/Blu-ray combo of the original 1982 film by Ridley Scott. Ridley Scott produced the Alien series which I didn't like too much and the prequel Prometheus which is super-fascinating. It makes sense this is Blade Runner month since the original film was set in 2019. Incredible performances buy Harrison Ford and especially Rutger Hauer. I haven't yet watched Blade Runner 2049, I'm not even sure if it did well at the box office. btw the original film in Blu Ray is amazing, Ridley Scott remastered the film just for it, I wonder if he had in mind to do a re-release in theaters like Star Wars in 1997? I saw the Star Wars re-release at a theater in Clear Lake City, Texas. Blade Runner is now considered a cult-classic, not on the same level as Star Trek or Star Wars but a niche. Great film.
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Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:43 pm
Nice work on your S.74, good interior work and accurate camo. I didn't realize it was Blade Runner month, I have the DVD/Blu-ray combo of the original 1982 film by Ridley Scott. Ridley Scott produced the Alien series which I didn't like too much and the prequel Prometheus which is super-fascinating. It makes sense this is Blade Runner month since the original film was set in 2019. Incredible performances buy Harrison Ford and especially Rutger Hauer. I haven't yet watched Blade Runner 2049, I'm not even sure if it did well at the box office. btw the original film in Blu Ray is amazing, Ridley Scott remastered the film just for it, I wonder if he had in mind to do a re-release in theaters like Star Wars in 1997? I saw the Star Wars re-release at a theater in Clear Lake City, Texas. Blade Runner is now considered a cult-classic, not on the same level as Star Trek or Star Wars but a niche. Great film.
...sure was. Next up all year 2022 is Soylent Green, good 1973 dystopian sci-fi thriller ignoring well-worn premise of mankind trashing the planet though over-population :yawn: If anything de-populating is likely given generally falling world-wide birthrates Africa excluded, "2092" Soylent remake should focus on Earth having half as many people, economic consequences therefrom; excluding immigration U.S.A. is loosing population due to near record low fertility rates, remake of Children of Men set in 2027 in order here; good flick from excerpts I'd seen on YouTube.

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Post by Editor » Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:13 pm

Great job with the camo, here's the photo of 8-604 in Lybia.

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and here's a youtube vid of the plane in IL2.

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

Post by Editor » Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:05 pm

Can I get an article for the S.74 build.
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Yes...

Post by RetiredInKalifornia » Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:33 pm

Editor wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:05 pm
Can I get an article for the S.74 build.
...will write it this weekend. S.73 fuselage interior done except for gluing in windows, doing that tomorrow, fuselage halves joined & puttied for sanding by Sunday hopefully. Modeler with parts (passenger seats, cargo, navigator/radio operator station equipment, floor texturing etc.) & time would have field day super-detailing fuselage interior, I don't have the former nor want to spend any more time than necessary building the model, don't know if anybody else had BTW.

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