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Offline Retired In Kalifornia

  • Earliest "Realistic" Art Of Mine Rendered In 1997
BroPlan Caproni Ca.111 Build
« on: December 09, 2020, 01:14:11 PM »
On November 7, 2020 I’d posted this notice of retiring from scale model building after completing the BroPlan Savoia-Marchetti SM.95 four-motor transport, CANT Z.506C Italeri Z.506B Conversion & Caproni Ca.111 vacuforms, injected-plastic Italeri Macchi C.202, below are descriptions of the Ca.111 kit build:

The single-engine Caproni Ca.111 was a long-range reconnaissance aircraft & light bomber derived from the tri-motor Ca.101, first flown in 1932 two prototypes & 152 production aircraft were produced. The late 1990s 1/72 scale BroPlan MS-76 model kit with vacuform & injected plastic parts is the only one in any scale to date:

Considering its my last-ever vacuform plastic model kit build progress reporting will be made here and on the STORMO Magazine website.

December 8-12, 2020

All vacuform plastic kit parts except clear ones separated from mold sheets; mainwings & fuselage pass-thru wing support beam assembled:

Fuselage halve portal windows, cockpit canopy panes & dorsal gun areas cut out, exteriors around cockpit spray painted Humbrol 148 Matt Radome Tan replicating Bianco Avorio 5, interiors Humbrol 78 Matt Cockpit Green + Testors Flat White 50/50 + 36% white scale shading enamels; panes fabricated from sheet plastic, glued in place inside canopy:

December 13, 2020

Fuselage Cockpit Assembly Complete:

Fuselage Interior Assembly Complete, Ready For Halve Joining:

December 14, 2020

Fuselage Halves Assembled, All Seams Puttied* :

* Cockpit canopy structural window frame cut-fabricated from white styrene sheet plastic, glued in place, painting it later well as cut-fabricating & glue placing clear sheet plastic panes.

Fuselage-Mainwings Test Fitted* :

* Fuselage-mainwing support beam still needs to be painted & relatively positioned & glued in place before affixing mainwings on fuselage, difficult work ahead!

December 15-17, 2020

Fuselage Assembly Complete:

December 18-21, 2020

Tailplanes Assembled, Painted, Glued In Place, EZ Line Thread Replicating Bracing Cables Glued In Place:

Mainwing Landing Gear Superstructures Assembled & Test Fitted:

« Last Edit: December 22, 2020, 10:13:58 AM by Retired In Kalifornia »

Offline apophenia

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Re: BroPlan Caproni Ca.111 Build
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2020, 03:57:32 PM »
As a last-ever, I hope it is a fun build. Judging just by your photo, the BroPlan mouldings look really nice  :smiley:
"... blac to gebeddan; bleda gedreosaț, wynna gewitaț, wera geswicaț"

Offline finsrin

  • The Dr Frankenstein of the modelling world...when not hiding from SBA
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Re: BroPlan Caproni Ca.111 Build
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2020, 05:01:06 PM »
Vacuform !     Yet to try that.  Good luck.

Offline Retired In Kalifornia

  • Earliest "Realistic" Art Of Mine Rendered In 1997
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2020, 12:59:22 PM »
Vacuform !     Yet to try that.  Good luck.
...Need ALL luck here! Avoid vacuforms if all possible particularly thin plastic molded ones ala Ca.111, e.g. cut out vac-molded pane areas today, frames extremely thin however, five custom cut & shaped clear cut sheet plastic panes somehow must be glued in between frames of each fuselage halve plus two more in front after halves are joined contrary to kit instructions, to be explained later...

Offline Retired In Kalifornia

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Caproni Ca.111 Build Complete...
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2020, 08:25:37 AM »
...See New Post.