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

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

Post by davenport49 » Wed Dec 09, 2020 11:41 am

All I can say, again, is; "I'm impressed!" I'm disappointed we're not in the same general vicinity. I would love to be able to learn some of your skills.

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Humbled Indeed...

Post by RetiredInKalifornia » Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:29 pm

davenport49 wrote:
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All I can say, again, is; "I'm impressed!" I'm disappointed we're not in the same general vicinity. I would love to be able to learn some of your skills.
...Though as posted elsewhere here on STORMO at least once am "bear skins & bone knives" model builder, i.e. no power or specialized tools, X-Actos, files, sandpaper, tweezers, lock clamps, hand-powered micro drills etc., that's it! Building conventional injected plastic models at times was challenging, building resin models severely challenging, near every kit build outside-of-box thinking & approaches mandatory e.g. plastic tabs alining & keeping thin resin fuselage halves together commencing with the Cunarmodel Piaggio P.108T build, knowledge learned passed onto building the vacuforms. Am itching to get the BroPlan Caproni 111 & Italeri Macchi C.202 kits built, be done forever with scale modeling, commence photographing every one of my Italian models for posterity, give them all away before I must move out to live wherever else in the future praying to God meantime none are damaged!

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Group V - BroPlan Vacuform Builds - Part XIII

Post by RetiredInKalifornia » Sat Dec 12, 2020 5:40 pm

December 8-12, 2020

All vacuform plastic kit parts except clear ones separated from mold sheets; mainwings & fuselage pass-thru wing support beam assembled:

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Fuselage halve portal windows, cockpit canopy panes & dorsal gun areas cut out, exteriors around cockpit spray painted Humbrol 148 Matt Radome Tan replicating Bianco Avorio 5, interiors Humbrol 78 Matt Cockpit Green + Testors Flat White 50/50 + 36% white scale shading enamels; panes fabricated from sheet plastic, glued in place inside canopy:

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Re: Group V - BroPlan Vacuform Builds - Part IX

Post by RetiredInKalifornia » Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:15 pm

December 13, 2020

Fuselage Cockpit Assembly Complete:

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Fuselage Interior Assembly Complete, Ready For Halve Joining:

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Group V - BroPlan Vacuform Builds - Part X

Post by RetiredInKalifornia » Mon Dec 14, 2020 4:24 pm

December 14, 2020

Fuselage Halves Assembled, All Seams Puttied* :

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* Cockpit canopy structural window frame cut-fabricated from white styrene sheet plastic, glued in place, painting it later well as cut-fabricating & glue placing clear sheet plastic panes.

Fuselage-Mainwings Test Fitted* :

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* Fuselage-mainwing support beam still needs to be painted & relatively positioned & glued in place before affixing mainwings on fuselage, difficult work ahead!

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Group V - BroPlan Vacuform Builds - Part XI

Post by RetiredInKalifornia » Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:51 pm

December 15-17, 2020

Fuselage Assembly Complete:

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

Post by Editor » Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:39 pm

Looking good.
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Post by RetiredInKalifornia » Fri Dec 18, 2020 4:52 pm

Editor wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 12:39 pm
Looking good.
...Mainwing supports glued in place:

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Extra unpainted supports needed to stablize mainwings well as provide gluing points, scraped-off paint where fuselage pass-through beam ones are. Mainwings painted Humbrol 148 Radome Tan today, port wing glued on, assembly drying overnight, puttying & finish sanding entire upper fuselage-mainwing root join area A.M. tomorrow, starboard wing likely won't need putty fill, getting it on later in day. Mainwings Radome Tan appears flat, overspraying them Testors Semi-Gloss Lacquer late tomorrow or Sunday.

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Re: Group V - BroPlan Vacuform Builds - Part XII

Post by RetiredInKalifornia » Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:09 pm

December 18-21, 2020

Tailplanes Assembled, Painted, Glued In Place, EZ Line Thread Replicating Bracing Cables Glued In Place:

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Mainwing Landing Gear Superstructures Assembled & Test Fitted:

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BroPlan Caproni Ca.111

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

Post by RetiredInKalifornia » Wed Dec 23, 2020 5:15 pm

Proposed Late 2019 To End Of 2020 Model Builds - Updated 12/23/2020

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)
  • Built - See Post Above BroPlan Caproni Ca.111 (Vacuform & injected plastic detail parts)
  • 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 VI Italeri Macchi C.202 "Sayonara Forever" Build

Post by RetiredInKalifornia » Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:20 pm

This Italeri Aeronautica Macchi C.202 kit caps off fourteen non-stop years building 1/72 scale Italian aviation subject models, the "Sayonara Forever" of 59 on-off kit building years as well:

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The model will be rendered similar to this 73° Squadriglia aircraft though with camouflaged spinner as seen on some factory production well as combat aircraft:

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Construction commences Christmas Eve 2020, New Year's Eve 2021 the projected completion date.

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Group VI Italeri Macchi C.202 "Sayonara Forever" Build - Part I

Post by RetiredInKalifornia » Fri Dec 25, 2020 7:09 pm

December 24-25, 2020

Fuselage Halve Interiors Painted, Italeri Model Kit, Leftover AML Macchi C.200 & Scratch-Made Cockpit Parts Painted & Assembled, Glued In Place:

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Fuselage Halves & Engine Cowling-Related Parts Assembled; Propeller Blades Painted; Mainwing Interiors Base Painted & Assembled; Cockpit Canopy Parts Masked-Off & Base Painted, Windscreen Glued In Place; Major Model Assemblies Test Fitted:

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Group VI Italeri Macchi C.202 "Sayonara Forever" Build - Part II

Post by RetiredInKalifornia » Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:37 pm

December 26, 2020

Mainwing Assembly Glued Underneath Fuselage Assembly, Seams Puttied & Sanded; Uppersides Of Major Components Spray Painted Humbrol 91 Matt Black Green + 36% Testors Flat White Enamels Replicating Verde Oliva Scuro 2:

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Group VI Italeri Macchi C.202 "Sayonara Forever" Build - Part III

Post by RetiredInKalifornia » Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:44 pm

December 27, 2020

Uppersides Of All Major Components CMPR/GAVS Schema C5 Mottled With Humbrol 118 Matt US Tan + 36% Testors Flat White Enamels Replicating Nocciola Chiaro 4:

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