Author Topic: S.B.S. Model FIAT G.50 Freccia  (Read 1277 times)

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Re: G.12T Build Update...
« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2019, 07:55:40 AM »
June 14, 2019 Update

Two days spent cutting & gluing in fuselage window parts, masking them for spray painting over; kit provided ones mostly too small. new ones cut & fitted, much time spent. Major kit cockpit parts sprayed & glued in place, detail painting them et. al. tomorrow, may glue fuselage halves tomorrow if can complete the work during A.M. This isn't going to be a five-star build by any means, if it comes out competently built will be thrilled.

June 15, 2019 Update

Fuselage interior parts glued in place:







Fuselage halves glued together & putty filled:





Fuselage-Mainwings join dry fitting:









June 16, 2019 Update

Fuselage putty seam filing & sanding complete; molded-in underside airframe ridge extending most of fuselage length required additional spot puttying, extensive filing & standing work; topside seams broke in several places whilst handling the fuselage, glued them back together. Rudder & Tailplane Sails glued in place, seams puttied, sanding them tomorrow.

June 17, 2019 Update

Fuselage rudder & tailplane sails sanded; starboard side fuselage tailplane sail root misaligned, considerable filing & sanding necessary. Entire upper fuselage painted Humbrol 63 Matt Sand + 10% Testors Flat yellow + 36% Flat White shading replicating Giallo Mimetico 3 (GM3), set aside to dry. Fuselage topside seam section & rear starboard side tailplane root imperfections must be puttied, sanded over & repainted, will do that tomorrow well as painting the mainwings. Heavy one-piece resin mainwings precluded gluing them on the fuselage before spraying on GM3 that along with having to extensively handle the assembly whilst spraying on other mimetico colors, fuselage & mainwings will be separately painted before joining them.

June 19, 2019 Update

Schema C1A/C1B Mimetico mottles applied to Mainwings with Humbrol 117 Matt US Light Green replicating Verde Mimetico 3, Model Master 2009 British Crimson + Humbrol 118 US Matt Tan 80/20 mix replicating Marrone Mimetico 2 each with 36% Testors Flat White shading:



June 20, 2019 Update

Fuselage mimetico mottles applied, set aside to dry:





June 21, 2019 Update

All model undersides painted Humbrol 140 Matt Gull Grey + 36% Testors Flat White replicating Grigio Mimetico.

June 23, 2019 Update

Testors Flat White enamel fuselage band & Distintivo di Guerra cross sprayed on rudder; engine cowling interiors & exteriors respectively base painted Humbrol 78 Matt Cockpit Green + Testors Flat White 50/50 mix replicating Verde Anticorruzione & Humbrol 63 Matt Sand + 10% Testors Flat Yellow replicating Giallo Mimetico 3 each shaded 36% Testors Flat White; engines painted Testors Flat Black + 5% Flat White.

June 24, 2019 Update

Landing gear components base painted Testors Flat Aluminum, tires 70:30:10 Testors Flat Rubber, Black, White mix, propeller reverse sides Testors Flat Black + 5% Flat White; considerable resin flash carve-out removal & filing was necessary prior to painting. Engine surface details painted with Testors Flat Aluminum & Model Master 7510 Dark Blue Grey (crankcase housing), propeller shaft holes drilled out to fit propeller parts.

June 25, 2019 Update

Engine cowlings & aileron counterweights fully mimetico painted. Propellers fully painted, obverse blade sides Testors Model Master 2078 RLM 65 Hellblau enamel approximating Regia Aeronautica Italiana specs. Tire hubs painted Testors Flat Aluminum.

June 26, 2019 Update

FIAT A.74 R.C.42 engine mounted on fuselage nose, alignment acceptable following three glue-on tries last after drilling holes, gluing in plastic shaft to hold engine in place. All water decals placed on fuselage & rudder latter subsequently glued on fuselage. Main landing gear struts & tires mud-weathered with Polyscale "Dirt" & "Mud" acrylics, tires subsequently glued on struts. Fuselage will be spray-sealed with Testors Semi-Gloss Clear Lacquer, clear plastic masks removed A.M. tomorrow, spot putty patching may be necessary. Engine exhaust pipes painted a Testors Rust & Steel enamel mix, detailing with Polyscale acrylics tomorrow . All fuselage components will be glued on prior to joining with main wings latter by this weekend.

June 27, 2019 Update

Fuselage fully painted & assembled; several passenger windows needed replacement whilst cleaning others "inside from the outside" with brushes & Q-Tips, FIAT A.74 R.C.42 nose engine cowling lightly weathered then glued on fuselage, exhausts stubs glued on afterwards, radio mast & EZ Line thread replicating antenna wire glued on. Attention turns on final painting & parts assembly of main wings tomorrow, model completion this weekend, watch for photos...
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Re: S.B.S. Model FIAT G.50 Freccia
« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2019, 03:03:51 PM »
Man, that camo! :-*
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G.12T Mimetico...
« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2019, 10:51:51 PM »
Man, that camo! :-*

...FIAT in particular applied Schema C1A/B Mimetico factory camouflage on many of their pre-WWII Regia Aeronautica Italia (RAI) aircraft till end of 1941 when RAI Tavola X (Table 10) camo specs came into force. Spraying on C1A/B wasn't as difficult as expected, very little mottle respraying was necessary and then just mottles rubbed over whilst handing the parts. I have number of builds yet employing Scheme C1 Serie Mimetico patterns, the SEM Model Savoia-Marchetti S.73 conversion with SUPERMODEL S.81 et. al. donor parts being the first this fall.

The STORMO Magazine website is back up so will resume posting my builds in progress there but will continue posting G.12T build progress photos here well as the finished product. Later in July will post work in progress & finished product photos of my SUPERMODEL FIAT G.55 five-cannon what-if build here well as on STORMO; am contemplating another Macchi C.202 what-if build this summer, stay tuned!
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Re: S.B.S. Model FIAT G.50 Freccia
« Reply #18 on: June 25, 2019, 02:49:22 AM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: S.B.S. Model FIAT G.50 Freccia
« Reply #19 on: June 25, 2019, 04:29:59 AM »
At first I thought that was a decal! Pretty amazing paint work...

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Re: S.B.S. Model FIAT G.50 Freccia
« Reply #22 on: June 26, 2019, 03:19:48 AM »
At first I thought that was a decal! Pretty amazing paint work...

Ditto
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Re: S.B.S. Model FIAT G.50 Freccia
« Reply #23 on: June 26, 2019, 06:28:46 PM »
That camo is spectacular  :P :P superb air brush work  8) 8) 8) 8)
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