Author Topic: Parts & Pieces Part 3  (Read 5180 times)

Offline Brian da Basher

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Parts & Pieces Part 3
« on: February 25, 2012, 12:49:26 AM »
Here's the next one on deck for this GB. The fuselage & engine are from a 1/72 Tony that Frank3k sent in the Big Box O' Parts and the wings are from a 1/72 KOR-1. You can also see some of those nice vacformed spats Mr Fontaine made for me a while back.



I'm hoping to get started on this one later today.

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« Last Edit: February 25, 2012, 11:55:18 PM by Brian da Basher »

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Re: Parts & Pieces Part 3
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2012, 03:55:31 AM »
Glad to see my vacu-form spats are finally getting put to use :)
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Re: Parts & Pieces Part 3
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2012, 10:05:47 AM »
Thanks again for those spats, Mr Fontaine. Earlier today, I put the fuse together and glued the nose and bottom wings on and put the spats together. Tomorrow I hope to have her up on her new landing gear and post some more pics.

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Re: Parts & Pieces Part 3
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2012, 10:56:15 AM »
Very intriguing combo  :). Were this anyone else's build, I'd anticipate something like the Avia B-534. But this is BdB so all predictions are foolhardy  ;)
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Re: Parts & Pieces Part 3
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2012, 06:40:59 PM »
Here she is up on her spatted landing gear. The prop and horiz. stabs. aren't glued on yet.





The gear inside the spats has the Tony kit wheels and struts. I did this because the spats are vacformed and needed some internal support.

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P.S. I took another look and it turns out the prop actually is glued on. D'oh! This will teach me to play with parts before the stuff is fully dry.
« Last Edit: February 29, 2012, 08:38:17 AM by Brian da Basher »

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Re: Parts & Pieces Part 3
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2012, 09:33:32 AM »
Looking nice Brian.
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Re: Parts & Pieces Part 3
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2012, 02:29:25 PM »
A-100%   :)
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Re: Parts & Pieces Part 3
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2012, 11:30:12 PM »
I just love how you take these parts and not only make something out of them, but something that looks great as well  :-*
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Re: Parts & Pieces Part 3
« Reply #8 on: February 29, 2012, 06:26:30 AM »
In November, 1934 during a midnight meeting on the next expansion of Grande Italia, Mussolini, Il Duce, got hungry (planning conquests always made him hungry). Finding the kitchen closed at that late hour, his aide ordered food delivered from the only all-night restaurant in Rome, Greg Foo-Yung's House of Chop Suey. Never having tried Chop Suey before, Il Duce was immediately hooked. Soon he was eating it morning, noon and night and proclaiming the wonders of Chop Suey:



Eventually, Il Duce issued a decree making Chop Suey the national food of Italy:



There was even a famous conference with Hitler in 1935 where Chop Suey was served:



Unfortunately, der Führer preferred creme-filled pastries.

Finally, Il Duce changed the markings of the Regia Aeronautica:



This was all too much for Colonello Dominic Domino, commander of the 20th Sqn. based just outside of Rome. In a fit of pique on the evening of March 11, 1936, "Dom" Domino had the fascist "chop suey" markings on his Ansaldo A-10 Antonio over-painted in more traditional Italian colors and took off to set things right.





Continued...

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Re: Parts & Pieces Part 3
« Reply #9 on: February 29, 2012, 06:33:29 AM »


...oh and the model isn't bad either.
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Re: Parts & Pieces Part 3
« Reply #10 on: February 29, 2012, 06:49:40 AM »
Colonello "Dom" Domino flew straight for il Palazzo per le Persone Più Importante di Lei (Palace for People More Important than You), official residence of Il Duce. Using the Antonio's upper wing 20 m.m. cannon to great effect, the Colonello completely destroyed the third floor master bedroom and bath. At the time, Il Duce was "seated on the throne" as often happened after a Chop Suey binge and not even his snow peas survived. After this, "Dom" Domino vented the rest of his rage by strafing Greg Foo-Yung's House of Chop Suey on La strada di Generale Tso.







Fearing reprisals by the Black-Shirts, the Colonello flew to Sardinia where he boarded an olive oil tanker headed for America, exclaiming "L'America, una terra libera dall'oppressione di Chop Suey! (America, a land free from Chop Suey oppression!)"

Without Il Duce to lead them, the fascists were tossed out of power, replaced by a small-town mayor and oenophile named Italo Bombolini and his Chianti party, known for their slogan, "In vino veritas" (In wine there is truth).

"Dom" Domino went on to open one of the first pizzerias in the U.S. which later grew into the famous Domino's Pizza chain, that to this day does not have Chop Suey on their menu. As for his Ansaldo A-10 Antonio, it was recovered from the Sardinian field where it had been abandoned and is now on display at the Museo di Aviazione in Rome, across the street from Won Hung Lo's Meatball Buffet.







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Re: Parts & Pieces Part 3
« Reply #11 on: February 29, 2012, 07:09:22 AM »


...oh and the model isn't bad either.

What hee hee hee said

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Re: Parts & Pieces Part 3
« Reply #12 on: February 29, 2012, 07:55:52 AM »
 ;), love the plane!!
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Re: Parts & Pieces Part 3
« Reply #13 on: February 29, 2012, 08:00:44 AM »
The back story is hilarious! The plane is great, too - and a chop suey of plastic parts! It's good to see that old Tony being put to good  use.

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Re: Parts & Pieces Part 3
« Reply #14 on: February 29, 2012, 10:17:45 AM »
 That'sa very very silly you. The plane, itsa bellisimo!