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

Post by Vincent Fiore » Mon Nov 30, 2020 10:21 pm

RIC,

You might consider making vents an easier way. Please accept this in the light as easier for you, I do not want you to think it is a better way than yours. The way I did it was to get a piece of spru, cut it to length. Then I flattened one side. With my Dremel tool, I reduced it to the dimensions needed. I then mixed a small amount of mill put. This was formed into the shape of the intake. The Holly difficulty I had was I did not have any drawings to ascertain the proper dimensions. Hope this is useful to you.

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Thanks For The Advice...

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Vincent Fiore wrote:
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RIC,

You might consider making vents an easier way. Please accept this in the light as easier for you, I do not want you to think it is a better way than yours. The way I did it was to get a piece of spru, cut it to length. Then I flattened one side. With my Dremel tool, I reduced it to the dimensions needed. I then mixed a small amount of mill put. This was formed into the shape of the intake. The Holly difficulty I had was I did not have any drawings to ascertain the proper dimensions. Hope this is useful to you.
...Photos of your Z.506C model build et.al., sheet plastic & left over sprues of Italeri kits is all I've got to fabricate air ductwork using simple tools ala X-Acto blades, files, tweezers Tamiya & Testors hobby sandpaper, gonna take all day today doing so. My nerves near gone trying to finish up last-ever model kit builds whilst following gravest national crisis here since 1860-65 Civil War, another snapped last night when old SUPERMODEL Z.506B circled red cross decal totally disintegrated whilst in water bowl, cold weather here ain't helping matters either, likely won't finish last build (Italeri C.202) till after January 1st.

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Post by Vincent Fiore » Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:03 am

I am sure the finished product will be another one of your great builds! Looking forward to seeing the finished product. As for the tragedy happening to our great country, I am glad I am an old man and will not live long enough to see its final destruction. The thieving democrats are below contempt. If I were a young man I would form a militia to guillotine all the thriving Demorats! God bless America!

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Hope It Will Be...

Post by RetiredInKalifornia » Tue Dec 01, 2020 10:14 am

Vincent Fiore wrote:
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:03 am
I am sure the finished product will be another one of your great builds! Looking forward to seeing the finished product. As for the tragedy happening to our great country, I am glad I am an old man and will not live long enough to see its final destruction. The thieving democrats are below contempt. If I were a young man I would form a militia to guillotine all the thriving Demorats! God bless America!
...Not started fabricating air ventilation ducting yet, too rivited watching Michigan Senate Oversight Committee election fraud testimony on Right Side Broadcasting Network (One American News also doing gavel-gavel coverage, FOX News AWOL); we're on verge of Civil War here, not afraid so much as angry; am 69, DO wonder if I'll make 96/94 ala Dad/Mom?!

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Post by RetiredInKalifornia » Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:49 pm

December 1-5, 2020

Floats & Strut Assemblies Painted; Props Assembled & Blades Painted:

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Fuselage Dorsal Air Ventilation Ductwork Fabricated From Sprues, Glued In Place, Base Painted Testors Flat White Enamel:

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Post by RetiredInKalifornia » Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:21 pm

December 6, 2020

Wind Generator & D/F Loop Painted, Glued In Place, Propeller Assemblies Fully Painted:

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Bracing Cables Replicated With EZ Line Stretch Thread Glued In Place On Inner Float Struts:

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Other than brushing or spraying on fuel, oil & water stains over upper mainwings & floats further model work susptended till Tootsietoy Midgetoy Ambulance Decals Red Cross On Round Surface Scale Models arrive in mail this week.

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List Of Italian Aircraft Model Kits Evaluated For Construction

Post by RetiredInKalifornia » Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:11 pm

Below are 1/72 scale Italian model aircraft kits listed on Scalemates et.al. modeling websites evaluated for constructing since 2006, those Black Bold wanted to build, those Red Bold built substitute versions. By no means is this list complete, other modeling candidates likely out there as well, as of today December 7, 2020 - 79th Anniversary Of Pearl Harbor - none are available for sale:

ABM Savoia-Marchetti SM.62

AMP/SBS/Vintage Models Piaggio-Penga PC.7

Aviation USK/Xotic-72 Caproni Ca.133

AZ/KPL/Legato Models:
CANT Z.1018 Bomber
CANT Z.1018CN Night Fighter

BroPlan Savoia-Marchetti SM.87

Choroszy Modelbud:
Breda Ba.19
Breda Ba.27/27M
Breda Ba.33/33M
Breda Ba.39/39S
FIAT CR.20/20B/20bis/Asso/Idro (LF/KORA Models Same Kit Range)

Croco Model IMAM Ro.30

Cunarmodel:
Caproni Ca.169 Piaggio P.XII Engines
SAI Ambrosini SS.4

FLY/LF/RCR Models Caproni 101 9-Cyl Radials/Ca.101 D.2

Italian Kits Wings:
CANT Z.1015
Caproni Ca.309
FIAT G.18/18V
FIAT G.50V
IMAM Ro.1 Detail Set For LF Models Ro.1 Kit
Piaggio P.119
Savoia-Marchetti SM.75 Italeri SM.82 Conversion
Savoia-Marchetti SM.75bis Italeri SM.82 Conversion
Savoia-Marchetti SM.75PD Italeri SM.82 Conversion
Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Corsa Italeri SM.79 Conversion
Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 I-ALAN Italeri SM.79 Conversion
Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 I-MAGO Italeri SM.79 Conversion
Savoia-Marchetti SM.83 Italeri SM.79 Conversion

KPL Models:
Savoia-Marchetti SM.91
Savoia-Marchetti SM.92

RCR Models Savoia-Marchetti SM.85

VAMI Models FIAT CR.1

Aside from the currently underway Broplan CANT Z.506C Italeri Z.506B Kit Conversion the BroPlan Caproni Ca.111 & Italeri Macchi C.202 will be my last-ever model kit builds later this month.

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Pearl Harbor Day December 7, 2020

Tootsietoy Midgetoy Ambulance Decals Red Cross On Round Surface Scale Models Applied Along With Fabricated Surrounds:

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

Post by Editor » Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:21 am

I love it, it looks great Richard! Simply outstanding. Article please when its complete.
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BroPlan CANT Z506C Conversion With Italeri 1360 CANT Z506B Kit Parts

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

Post by RetiredInKalifornia » Tue Dec 08, 2020 6:09 pm

Proposed Late 2019 To End Of 2020 Model Builds - Updated 12/8/2020

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)
  • Built - See Post Above 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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Thanks...

Post by RetiredInKalifornia » Tue Dec 08, 2020 6:15 pm

Editor wrote:
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:21 am
I love it, it looks great Richard! Simply outstanding. Article please when its complete.
...Model complete, see photos above. Will compose articles after completing the Italeri Macchi C.202 end of this month or first of 2021.

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Post by RetiredInKalifornia » Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:57 pm

The single-engine Caproni Ca.111 was a long-range reconnaissance aircraft & light bomber derived from the tri-motor Ca.101, first flown in 1932 two prototypes & 152 production aircraft were produced. The late 1990s 1/72 scale BroPlan MS-76 model kit with vacuform & injected plastic parts is the only one in any scale to date:

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Considering its my last-ever vacuform plastic model kit build progress reporting will be made here and on the Beyond The Sprues website.

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Re: Thanks...

Post by davenport49 » Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:37 am

RetiredInKalifornia wrote:
Tue Dec 08, 2020 6:15 pm
Editor wrote:
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:21 am
I love it, it looks great Richard! Simply outstanding. Article please when its complete.
...Model complete, see photos above. Will compose articles after completing the Italeri Macchi C.202 end of this month or first of 2021.
Beautiful work, Richard. I am really impressed. :thumbup:

Say, are your a member of IPMS and/or a local chapter? I'm surprised I haven't regularly seen your work in the Journal or a chapter newsletter. :?:

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Thanks To You As Well...

Post by RetiredInKalifornia » Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:26 am

davenport49 wrote:
Wed Dec 09, 2020 7:37 am
RetiredInKalifornia wrote:
Tue Dec 08, 2020 6:15 pm
Editor wrote:
Tue Dec 08, 2020 11:21 am
I love it, it looks great Richard! Simply outstanding. Article please when its complete.
...Model complete, see photos above. Will compose articles after completing the Italeri Macchi C.202 end of this month or first of 2021.
Beautiful work, Richard. I am really impressed. :thumbup:

Say, are your a member of IPMS and/or a local chapter? I'm surprised I haven't regularly seen your work in the Journal or a chapter newsletter. :?:
...Was paying member #15018 c.1980-91 when quit the hobby for second time (1963-69 was first); Silverwings is IPMS Sacramento chapter, number of same old tired leadership people still there when entered my Breda 28s February 2020 contest, first since 1991 BTW, EZ Line threads broke off whilst transporting them, didn't know that, auto disqualification, lost out to somebody's 1/72nd FIAT CR.42.

IPMS Biplanes contest category is tough made worse by it being ALL SCALES both at Sacramento & Fresno meets I'd participated in last couple years automatically making it difficult for 1/72nd & smallers to compete, number of very well done WWI biplanes both places. FIAT CR.42 at Sacramento contest wasn't a terrific build IMHO, methinks its "who you know judging" considering most were WWI biplanes and my Bredas only others not WWI.

If I participate in any contests again will enter my Choroszy Modelbud biplane Caproni 100s (Idros should be winners) or one of my vacuforms (not the SM.95, crooked tailplanes auto disqualifier), model meets indefinitely COVID nixed near everywhere, 2022 earliest may do so.

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