S.M.79 – II „Sparviero” 1:48 Trumpeter

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S.M.79 – II „Sparviero” 1:48 Trumpeter

Post by Kriss » Sat Jan 27, 2024 2:45 pm

S.M.79 - II "Sparviero" 1:48 Trumpeter
Just for relaxation and to de-stress in the break between building PZL P.24B and LWS-6 "Żubr" and renovation at home, I threw on the workshop such a quick project almost straight out of the box. Model S.M.79-II "Sparviero" in 1:48 from Trupeter and from the extras are:
-YAHU MODELS - YMA4840 Instrument panel
-MONTEX - Maxi mask MM 48026
-PART S48-121 exterior
-EDUARD Seatbelts Italy

The model has been known for years so only these photos to start with go. By the way this will be such a tease to paint the Italian camouflage while waiting for the call from the shop that my S.M.79 "Sparviero" model from EDUARD in 48 is now available for collection.

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Bona fortuna in constructione exemplar :>)

Post by RetiredInKalifornia » Sat Jan 27, 2024 5:40 pm

Unless you've read my posts here on Stormo December 29, 2020 I'd retired from 59 on-off years of scale model building. Sixty years ago now my first "builds" were underway for the formative 1964-69 "building" period whilst living in Sacramento, CA, crude slap togethers initially. Many if not most of the 1/72nd scale airplane kits during this period I'd build again in ensuing decades, Italian subjects exclusively 2006-2020. Am assuming you're much younger than I; enjoy model building long as possible! Richard

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Post by dennismcc » Sun Jan 28, 2024 3:52 am

Fascinating subject, one of the best WW2 torpedo aircraft, I do have one in the stash but have not built a 1/48 scale kit in years.
Will be interested to see how you get on.

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Post by davenport49 » Sun Jan 28, 2024 6:26 am

Kriss, you might consider this detail set:
https://store.themodelbunker.com/en/air ... r-kit.html

I used it for my last build, found it much better to work with that the Eduard "Big Ed" set, produced very nice results.

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Re: S.M.79 – II „Sparviero” 1:48 Trumpeter

Post by Kriss » Mon Jan 29, 2024 3:09 pm

Pre-assembled cabin interior including instrument panel from YAHU and belts from EDUARD.

Richard, I've just watched your posts but certainly not all of them. And you're right I'm under 50 and my eyesight has already deteriorated and without glasses I'm not going anywhere with the model.

davenport49, thanks for the link, I've seen that kit but I'm sticking with what I have. The more detailed one will be the one from EDUARD a is in the queue and I think I have it to pick up already in the shop on Thursday.

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Aileron Control Yokes...

Post by RetiredInKalifornia » Mon Jan 29, 2024 6:39 pm

...Are they positioned right, me thinks they're upside down.

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Post by Kriss » Thu Feb 01, 2024 9:00 am

So undercarriage shin together with tailwheel corrected, but still almost all of it will be out of sight.

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Is This A Trumpeter Model?

Post by RetiredInKalifornia » Fri Feb 02, 2024 9:38 am

Made several eye-checks to be sure this wasn't an actual WWII photo, "super clean" overall look along with model-like landing gear says its an extremely clever large-scale outside diorama build, but is it a Trumpeter one:

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Hmm...

Post by RetiredInKalifornia » Fri Feb 02, 2024 9:50 am

Kriss wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2024 3:09 pm
Pre-assembled cabin interior including instrument panel from YAHU and belts from EDUARD.

Richard, I've just watched your posts but certainly not all of them. And you're right I'm under 50 and my eyesight has already deteriorated and without glasses I'm not going anywhere with the model.
...Sad to hear y'all have eyesight issues. I went decades not using magnifers for model building but 2004 when resumed building bought Donegan OptiVisor sets for close-in work, gave them along with all of my hobby hardware (airbrushes, compressor, tools, etc.) to maintance manager of my apartment complex in 2021.

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Post by Editor » Fri Feb 02, 2024 7:56 pm

The YAHU Instrument panel is amazing. Email me a short article of this build for the Gallery when you're done.

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Re: Hmm...

Post by Kriss » Sat Feb 03, 2024 5:54 am

RetiredInKalifornia wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2024 9:50 am
Kriss wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2024 3:09 pm
Pre-assembled cabin interior including instrument panel from YAHU and belts from EDUARD.

Richard, I've just watched your posts but certainly not all of them. And you're right I'm under 50 and my eyesight has already deteriorated and without glasses I'm not going anywhere with the model.
...Sad to hear y'all have eyesight issues. I went decades not using magnifers for model building but 2004 when resumed building bought Donegan OptiVisor sets for close-in work, gave them along with all of my hobby hardware (airbrushes, compressor, tools, etc.) to maintance manager of my apartment complex in 2021.
I didn't use any glasses or magnifying glasses until 45, but at work I sit and have lots of monitors and the effect is already there. But I keep building models.
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Fri Feb 02, 2024 7:56 pm
The YAHU Instrument panel is amazing. Email me a short article of this build for the Gallery when you're done.
When I've finished 'Sparviero' I'll upload the article.

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Post by Kriss » Sat Feb 03, 2024 6:26 am

Work continues, the sheet metal is assembled and the interior is ready.

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Post by Bruno P » Sat Feb 10, 2024 1:40 am

Hi Kriss!!
GREAT, GREAT choice!!!
It's the aircraft I love most! I also had the opportunity to enter inside the example kept in Trento at the Caproni Museum (the only other survivor is in Vigna di Valle) and I won't deny that being inside I got shivers thinking about those young boys who, inside a structure of duralumin tubes covered with canvas and metal plates only in the front part of the aircraft, in the torpedo bomber version they flew at a height of 30m above the sea facing the cannon ships fire that started from 0 and above and challenged the allied convoys in the Mediterranean Sea. Talking about torpedoes, you will certainly know that, apart from a few test flights, only the one on the left under the pilot was mounted.
Regarding the interior color this was the light Blue Gray used for the lower surfaces. In some places, on the metal parts, the Anti-Corrosion Green showed through. I'll insert a couple of photos I took inside the SM.79.
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Maybe you still have time to correct what you've done so far.
I also include an image of the interior of the 1/72 scale model that I built more than 25 years ago.
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If you like, you can take a look at my site https://brunoperfetto.weebly.com/sm79-sparviero.html (I apologize for the photos low quality).
Ciao!

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Wow Bruno P...

Post by RetiredInKalifornia » Sat Feb 10, 2024 6:21 am

...You'd ultra-super-detailed that old Airfix S.79 model far, far beyond anybody had done towards end of the 20th Century, heartfelt congrats sir!

I remember scratch builders producing marvelous airplane models during the 1960s, one supremely gifted though sadly now long-dead man making a diorama of a large scale inter-war U.S. Navy biplane seaplane c.1967 that won all kind'a modelng awards in Scale Modeler Magazine, guy must'a had tons of photos & technical info to do so! I didn't have research, materials nor tools for super-detailing the Airfix S.79 kit never mind patience or time in between caring for aging parents to do so, best I could hope for is building as many kinds of Italian military aircraft models of the late 1920s till early post-WWII era as possible "on the cheap", decided on doing that in 2005 not knowing how long it take me.

In 1999 by the way was heavy into rendering computer art ala the AerMacchi C.205 Bifusoliera , wasn't sure then whether would resume model building, did so in 2004 starting with the 1958-vintage 1/94th scale Revell Fokker-Fairchild F-27 because Pacific Airlines aircraft flew directly over our South Sacramento, CA house from then Sacramento Municipal Airport 60 years ago, thought it a good build, gave it away to a neighbor during 2010s.

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Post by Bruno P » Sat Feb 10, 2024 8:55 am

Thanks so much RetiredInKalifornia!
I don't want to invade Kriss' space as he illustrates his work to us. I will only mention one book, written however in Italian, which I consider very valid for understanding the aircraft and therefore knowing how to translate it into a model: Il Gobbo maledetto by Spaggiari - D'Agostino.
Bye

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