SM 81 Aviazione Legionaria

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SM 81 Aviazione Legionaria

Post by Peter I. » Thu Jun 18, 2009 2:35 pm

Hi Guys,

I currently working on a Supermodel SM 81 Pipistrello, which will be finished in the markings of a machine of the Aviazione Legionaria (the Italian contribution to the Nationalist effort in the Spanish Civil War).

Here are some shots of the scratch build interior:
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Tanti saluti dei Paesi Bassi

Peter

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Post by stefanuccio » Thu Jun 18, 2009 3:13 pm

ciao Peter
tanti saluti all Olanda
this model is looking very good i like the work on the fuselage hope to see more soon
ciao stefano

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Post by Editor » Thu Jun 18, 2009 3:22 pm

Peter, you did a great job scratchbuilding the interior ! Very nice work !
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Post by Peter I. » Fri Jun 26, 2009 3:20 pm

Hi guys,

I finished painting up the interior of my Spanish SM.81, so before I close the fuselage, here are some more images.

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Everything was first painted verde anticorrosione from a rattle can, then the various details brush painted, followed by a dark brown wash and drybrushing with the original colour.

:?: I would appreciate some help though with the exterior. I don't want to imitate Lucca Bossi's 21-43 (Lucca, tuo modello me piace moltissimo!!), so if anyone knows where to find some decent images of SM.8'1s with the Aviazione Legionaria? :?:

Many thanks/Grazie!!!

Tanti saluti dei Paesi Bassi

Peter

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Post by Stefano » Fri Jun 26, 2009 3:38 pm

Hi, Peter,

There has been an interesting discussion on the matter in this forum, months ago. Take a look here: https://stormomagazine.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=331
I think there are in it some interesting suggestions for you.

Ciao
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Post by GAJouette » Fri Jun 26, 2009 5:20 pm

Peter,
Outstanding scratch built interior,and a great subject.I'm looking forward to seeing your project as it progresses.
Regards,
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Post by stefanuccio » Fri Jun 26, 2009 6:04 pm

hi Peter
i agree with Gregory fantastic work cant wait to see more
ciao stefano

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Post by Editor » Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:38 pm

Peter, great work. Here are some profiles of SM.81s of the Aviacion del Tercio.

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Post by rnardone » Sat Jun 27, 2009 8:22 am

Very nice work so far--whatever your final choice of scheme is, it should be a real nice piece.

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Post by Vincent Biondi » Sun Jun 28, 2009 2:58 pm

Hi Peter,
It is looking very good so far!
Vincent.

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SM81

Post by Aeroal » Mon Jun 29, 2009 5:17 am

Hello, Peter,

Absolutely immaculate interior, fairly puts mine to shame! Can't wait to see your finished model, if the outside is as good as the inside. This is a lovely old aeroplane which deserves some serious respect such as shown by your efforts. It is a much neglected modelling subject, goodness only knows why, as the colour schemes are colourful, varied and wonderful. I wish you luck in getting the three strut main undercarriage legs to fit, as I have always had to fiddle it to get a convincing result.

Regards,

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Post by Peter I. » Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:32 pm

Thanks for all suggestions and tips so far. I'll keep you posted on the remainder of the build.

Tant saluti dei Paesi Bassi

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Update on SM.81 Aviazione Legionaria

Post by Peter I. » Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:49 pm

Hi guys,

Progress is a bit slow, but here's another update of my SM.81.

All panel lines have been rescribed including the missing ones to indicate the bomb bay.
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The difference of the unaltered kit parts (lacking ribs) and the corrected parts is pretty obvious
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The (drilled out) exhausts need a 3mm plug to fit the cowlings correctly:
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Hope you like it.

Kind regards,

Peter

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Post by Editor » Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:51 pm

Nice work so far. Great attention to detail ! Thank you for sharing !
Vince Tassone

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Post by Adamello » Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:06 am

Looks fantastic, Peter.

Kind regards,

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