Fiat Br-20 Cicogna 1/48 Special Hobby

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Fiat Br-20 Cicogna 1/48 Special Hobby

Post by Icepol » Mon Jul 25, 2022 7:08 am

Ciao!
Today I present another project concerning the 1/48 scale Fiat Br20 from the Special Hobby company.
For the construction of the kit I used the following documents:

Manuale di uso e manutenzione
Manuale Nomenclatore

as an aftermarket I will use the Eduard photo-engravings dedicated to this model ... the rest will be self-built.

It is not my recent work but it dates back to some time ago, but I wanted to share my experience with you in case someone was tempted to want to build it.

I immediately start by saying that this is not an easy kit .... indeed!
The most problematic part concerns the assembly and the connection of the tail terminal which does not adapt to the gluing seat , the engine bonnets which are not round but rather oval and the cockpit window which is wider than the fuselage on which it rests.


This is the assembly kit now out of production


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and this is the reference profile


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The choice of this profile is given above all for the presence of heraldry which, however, will be modified by adding a lightning bolt and a falling bomb

ok let's get started

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Re: Fiat Br-20 Cicogna 1/48 Special Hobby

Post by Icepol » Mon Jul 25, 2022 7:35 am

As usual, the first thing done was to thin the fuselages and then start working on the tubular structure and on the other internal components.

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internal tanks

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Structure

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Then I dedicated myself to the radio operator's station

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helping me with the drawings of the manuals (not easy to interpret) I created the position of the lower gunner

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ammunition box

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after the position of the ventral gunner I dedicated myself to the M9 dorsal turret
Here too the documentation came in handy .....


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here the somewhat complex ammunition box

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the components are only supported ...

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the San Giorgio collimator

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Well, that's all for today ..... see you soon a new substantial update

Ciao

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Re: Fiat Br-20 Cicogna 1/48 Special Hobby

Post by davenport49 » Mon Jul 25, 2022 7:42 am

Incredible work as always! An amazing amount of detail.

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Re: Fiat Br-20 Cicogna 1/48 Special Hobby

Post by D520 » Mon Jul 25, 2022 8:02 am

Very good attention to details, serious research and good documentation. I did the Alpha flight a long time ago, and compare to the Special Hobby which I also did (SH did copy a lot on the Alpha Flight) was easier to do. Keep it up, baci and bravo.

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Re: Fiat Br-20 Cicogna 1/48 Special Hobby

Post by Icepol » Thu Jul 28, 2022 12:53 am

Ciao!!
Thanks for the comments, always welcome!

Today I present another important step in the works.
With the help of the documentation I recreated the flaps and the inside of the trolley compartment as it is too bare from the box.

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then I thinned the section of the wing interested in receiving the fixed part of the flaps which are quite complex to make


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finally I rebuilt the internal area of ​​the trolley compartment

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ok for now it's all soon another update

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Re: Fiat Br-20 Cicogna 1/48 Special Hobby

Post by D520 » Thu Jul 28, 2022 2:20 am

That's absolutely gorgeous! Grazie mille.

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Re: Fiat Br-20 Cicogna 1/48 Special Hobby

Post by davenport49 » Sat Jul 30, 2022 7:36 am

I apologize for a very basic question - What cement do you use to hold together such delicate structures?

BTW, the work is amazing!

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Re: Fiat Br-20 Cicogna 1/48 Special Hobby Update

Post by Icepol » Mon Aug 01, 2022 4:08 am

Hi !
Thanks for the comments, I'm glad you like it! :thumbup:

Today some photos with a little color.


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I don't think the color of the gas tanks is right but in the midst of all that gray I liked a splash of color

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radio operator station

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Back turret lifting structure

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position of the pointer and gunner front turret

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closing of the fuselage and joining to the wings. I also separated the moving surfaces to give some movement

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preparation of the front position of the pointer and gunsmith

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detail and modification of the front turret

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unfortunately I have no photos of the engine being worked on, but the classic operations have been carried out: positioning of the wires for the candles, adding the rods etc.

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with this photo I would like to highlight the fact that the fuselage section is too narrow to accommodate the glazed part. To solve the problem I had to open the side door and add a 'beam' with a toothpick and then glue the canopy in the correct position. From the opening I then proceeded to remove the piece of wood

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Ok that's all for today!

I realize that maybe I publish too many photos and it can get boring .... I ask the administrator if I have to reduce the posts ... thanks

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Re: Fiat Br-20 Cicogna 1/48 Special Hobby

Post by Vincent Fiore » Tue Aug 02, 2022 1:02 pm

Looks like you are doing a great job. No not too many pictures . Keep up the great job.

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Re: Fiat Br-20 Cicogna 1/48 Special Hobby

Post by Editor » Tue Aug 02, 2022 5:29 pm

Paolo, there's no limit to the number of photos or the number of posts you can post. The more detail the better. Great job so far.
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Re: Fiat Br-20 Cicogna 1/48 Special Hobby

Post by Icepol » Fri Aug 05, 2022 8:47 am

Thank's for support and comment
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Re: Fiat Br-20 Cicogna 1/48 Special Hobby

Post by Icepol » Fri Aug 05, 2022 8:55 am

Hi everyone!
Thanks to the administrator for the quick and accurate response.
Today I present the finished kit but I have to make a clarification first: the livery is wrong!
It is not wrong in the colors but in the shape of the spots that were supposed to be shaded spots and I instead made them rounded.

By now it's too late to fix it .... I should bleach it and repaint it but now I absolutely don't want it .... maybe one day I will.
Maybe I have to find the right decals first....

Now the pictures

The colors used are:

Grigio azzurro chiaro: Gunze H332
Verde Mimetico 1: MRP 328
Marrone mimetico 2: Mig 0079
Giallo mimetico 3: MRP 323

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here are the stains performed ...... wrong !!!!

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apply the few decals

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and these are the final photos taken in the light of day

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ok that's all .... Ciao!

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Re: Fiat Br-20 Cicogna 1/48 Special Hobby

Post by Editor » Fri Aug 05, 2022 1:59 pm

Bellisimo davvero!
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Re: Fiat Br-20 Cicogna 1/48 Special Hobby

Post by Vincent Fiore » Sat Aug 06, 2022 1:05 am

A fabulous wonderful job. Congratulations on a job well done.

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Re: Fiat Br-20 Cicogna 1/48 Special Hobby

Post by davenport49 » Sat Aug 06, 2022 12:54 pm

Ditto! Thanks for sharing a beautiful build. :clap:

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