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Offline Rod The Fixer

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Fieseler Fi 156 'Storch' - Regia Aeronautica.
« on: June 05, 2021, 03:51:59 PM »
Hi all,
I'm starting to assemble this old 1:72 Academy kit to make this Fieseler Fi-156 "Storch":


Credit:  Unknown author, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Fieseler Fi 156 'Storch' (Stork)  Regia Aeronautica.
Castel Benito, Libya, September 1940 M.M. 56631 1° Gruppo Aviazione Coloniale

A quick look inside the box, with Kora decal and Edward detail PE:

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A little Cockpit improvement  ...


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Cockpit painted and first step to improve wings ...


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Before and after ...

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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Fieseler Fi 156 'Storch' - Regia Aeronautica.
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2021, 10:50:43 PM »
What, if anything, were those little lumps across the front of the wings supposed to be? ???
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Offline apophenia

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Re: Fieseler Fi 156 'Storch' - Regia Aeronautica.
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2021, 12:54:56 AM »
What, if anything, were those little lumps across the front of the wings supposed to be? ???

I imagine they are supposed to represent support struts for the fixed leading edge slats. They do look a bit lumpy and stumpy (the originals are more rectangular). But I guess, in 1/72nd, those supports will be almost entirely hidden by the slats themselves  :smiley:
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Offline Rod The Fixer

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Re: Fieseler Fi 156 'Storch' - Regia Aeronautica.
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2021, 04:51:30 AM »
What, if anything, were those little lumps across the front of the wings supposed to be? ???

I imagine they are supposed to represent support struts for the fixed leading edge slats. They do look a bit lumpy and stumpy (the originals are more rectangular). But I guess, in 1/72nd, those supports will be almost entirely hidden by the slats themselves  :smiley:

Right ... I'll replace them with pa ...

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Fieseler Fi 156 'Storch' - Regia Aeronautica.
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2021, 10:18:14 AM »
What, if anything, were those little lumps across the front of the wings supposed to be? ???

I imagine they are supposed to represent support struts for the fixed leading edge slats. They do look a bit lumpy and stumpy (the originals are more rectangular). But I guess, in 1/72nd, those supports will be almost entirely hidden by the slats themselves  :smiley:

Right ... I'll replace them with pa ...

Ah, yes! Obvious, when it's pointed out to one. ::) :smiley:
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Offline Rod The Fixer

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Re: Fieseler Fi 156 'Storch' - Regia Aeronautica.
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2021, 03:19:07 AM »
Replaced original Small barrel shaped Oil Radiator with the lamellar type and added exhausts


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Kit ready to be painted and assembled...


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Offline apophenia

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Re: Fieseler Fi 156 'Storch' - Regia Aeronautica.
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2021, 04:20:38 AM »
Replaced original Small barrel shaped Oil Radiator with the lamellar type and added exhausts


Nice! I note that I-ULIA was delivered with the usual barrel-shaped oil cooler which was then changed for the lamellar-type. Was this a strictly Italian modification or did some Luftwaffe Storch also have the lamellae fitted?

Back on the slat supports, have you seen http://www.ratomodeling.com.br/finished/storch/ ?

If you scroll down to section 'C)', there are a series of drawings of how the modeller created his own slat supports. Rato Marczak calls these supports "actuating arms" but I thought his techniques were interesting.
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Offline Rod The Fixer

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Re: Fieseler Fi 156 'Storch' - Regia Aeronautica.
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2021, 06:32:57 PM »
Slat ready ...


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Camo ... after three attempts ...


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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Fieseler Fi 156 'Storch' - Regia Aeronautica.
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2021, 09:59:34 PM »
Nice! 8)

Only 3 attempts? ???

Well done! :smiley:
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Offline apophenia

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Re: Fieseler Fi 156 'Storch' - Regia Aeronautica.
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2021, 03:58:28 AM »
Third try was the trick  ;D  Gorgeous paint work ... and nice job on the slots too  :smiley: :smiley:
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Re: Fieseler Fi 156 'Storch' - Regia Aeronautica.
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2021, 10:39:01 AM »
Gorgeous paint job and very nice dealing with the slats.

Offline Rod The Fixer

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Re: Fieseler Fi 156 'Storch' - Regia Aeronautica.
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2021, 11:49:40 PM »
Ready for the gallery ...


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Re: Fieseler Fi 156 'Storch' - Regia Aeronautica.
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2021, 01:33:59 AM »
Great build! The paint job is excellent and the PE for the slats really make it stand out.

Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Fieseler Fi 156 'Storch' - Regia Aeronautica.
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2021, 01:58:20 AM »
Bravo! Excellent job, Rod! :smiley:
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Offline apophenia

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Re: Fieseler Fi 156 'Storch' - Regia Aeronautica.
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2021, 03:30:50 AM »
Very pretty!  :-*   Congrats on a great build  :smiley:
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Offline Rod The Fixer

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Re: Fieseler Fi 156 'Storch' - Regia Aeronautica.
« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2021, 05:30:28 AM »
Last gallery ...


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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Fieseler Fi 156 'Storch' - Regia Aeronautica.
« Reply #16 on: June 22, 2021, 11:28:58 AM »
 :smiley:
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