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Offline Acree

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Unqualified entry
« on: July 02, 2014, 12:27:31 PM »
Well, this model doesn't qualify, because it was about 80% built before the GB started.  But I thought I would post it here because it's my first non-military model in about 40 years, and maybe it'll be some inspiration or enjoyment for others.

This is the Fiat G.9 designed by Guiseppe Gabrielli as a sports/aerobatic plane. The G.9 first flew in 1938 and was available in single-seat and two-seat form.  Shown here is the single-seat version flown by noted aerobatic pilot Giancarlo Volonte.  Volonte only was able to fly the aircraft for a few months before all civilian flying was halted as a result of the war.  Volonte was later killed when he was shot down during an attack on Malta, while he G.9 was impressed for liaison duties with the Regia Aeronatica.

The model started out as a 1/72 Airfix P-51D.  The engine is from a Ford Trimotor, the prop from the spares box (unknown origin).  The landing gear trousers were scratch-built using the (should-be) patented Brian de Basher method (thanks Brian - brilliant!) and the windshield and cockpit area decking were also scratch-built.  Everything else came from the P-51 kit.  The reason I made it Italian is that the only yellow decals I had that I could make a civil registration out of included an "I."  Duh - I just realized I COULD have made "CF" for Canada - oh well.

Offline finsrin

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Re: Unqualified entry
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2014, 03:43:22 PM »
Only because you said "P-51", do I recognize P-51 elements.
Top notch blending of kits and scratch parts :)
Color scheme is cool 8)
« Last Edit: July 02, 2014, 04:08:22 PM by finsrin »

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Re: Unqualified entry
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2014, 03:58:47 PM »
Sweet! :)
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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Unqualified entry
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2014, 09:36:50 PM »
Looks more Italian than Canadian, anyway! ;)

Lovely build & paint job! :)
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Offline ysi_maniac

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Re: Unqualified entry
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2014, 11:29:58 PM »
Only because you said "P-51", do I recognize P-51 elements.
Top notch blending of kits and scratch parts :)
Color scheme is cool 8)
P-51 ???
Awesome

I love this model :) :)

Offline Acree

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Re: Unqualified entry
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2014, 03:29:13 AM »
Thanks for the compliments, guys! 

Offline uncle les

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Re: Unqualified entry
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2014, 02:23:19 PM »
..nice   :)

Offline Queeg

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Re: Unqualified entry
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2014, 02:39:56 PM »
Lucky "guess the starting kit" wasn't my question to win a million bucks, I'd have failed dismally. Great stretch use of a P51 !!!!!    :o 8) 8) 8) 8)

cheers
Brent

Offline Brian da Basher

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Re: Unqualified entry
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2014, 06:14:24 AM »
Oh my what lovely spats you have there!
 :-* :-* :-*
I'm glad you found use for my patented method but I think your spats are sleeker and more polished looking than anything I've managed to accomplish.

The color scheme is pure eye-candy and really makes this beauty stand out!

Ohhh those gorgeous spats!
 :-* :-* :-*
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Offline Dr. YoKai

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Re: Unqualified entry
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2014, 08:05:00 AM »
Having just come from that neck of the woods, so to speak, My hat's off to you! Bravo, Sir, Bravo!

Offline TimJ

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Re: Unqualified entry
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2014, 08:25:04 AM »
Great build, you'd never think it started out as a P-51.  8)

Offline taiidantomcat

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Re: Unqualified entry
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2014, 09:58:30 AM »
Qualified or not, I am glad you are showing it off in this GB. Looks awesome  :-*
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Offline apophenia

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Re: Unqualified entry
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2014, 04:29:05 AM »
Love it  :-*

... I just realized I COULD have made "CF" for Canada - oh well.

But it looks so Italian!
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Offline perttime

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Re: Unqualified entry
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2014, 12:32:39 AM »
But it looks so Italian!
Italian? Maybe ... but not as Italian as my    Macchi landplane racer for the The Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda GB.
http://beyondthesprues.com/Forum/index.php?topic=3525.0