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Offline ed s

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Fiat-Avia G-73
« on: October 02, 2015, 11:35:33 AM »
Let's see what happens when the fuselage of an old Airfix Fiat G-91 is mated with the wings and tail of an old Revell P-39 and few odd parts are thrown in just for fun.



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Re: Fiat-Avia G-73
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2015, 05:12:39 AM »
Interesting...
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Re: Fiat-Avia G-73
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2015, 10:36:15 AM »
I got off to a slow start with this. Anyway, the last few days have been productive and I have completed major surgery. Tomorrow I start PSR.





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Re: Fiat-Avia G-73
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2015, 01:39:20 PM »
See this configuration becoming a nifty COIN plane.
Creative combination of the two kits  :)

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Re: Fiat-Avia G-73
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2015, 06:16:06 PM »
Very interesting... :-*

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Re: Fiat-Avia G-73
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2015, 09:09:25 AM »
Hoo baby, I'm liking this! That configuration looks excellent.
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Re: Fiat-Avia G-73
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2015, 05:25:48 AM »
Nifty.  Love the visionary skill applied to styrene.
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Re: Fiat-Avia G-73
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2015, 12:10:44 PM »
Making some progress. Don't have much time left to finish this one.

Here it is with the bottom painted light gray and a coat of desert tan on the top. About half way through masking the top before the final color is sprayed.



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Re: Fiat-Avia G-73
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2015, 01:08:02 PM »
From earlier pictures to now G-73 has taken on lotta character. :)
"Spots" masking is really interesting.  I sense good results coming your way.
 

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Re: Fiat-Avia G-73
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2015, 01:21:55 PM »
Maybe such an airplane could not fly (with the very little distance between foreplanes and wing), but I love your scale model of it! :-*

Re: Fiat-Avia G-73
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2015, 05:01:19 PM »
Ooooh!

Really interesting, me likes :-*

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Re: Fiat-Avia G-73
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2015, 12:54:13 PM »
Maybe such an airplane could not fly (with the very little distance between foreplanes and wing), but I love your scale model of it! :-*

Actually, a "close coupled canard" is a practical design. Check out WIKI: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canard_(aeronautics)

Like the SAAB Viggen, this design features a fixed foreplane with movable flaps.

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Re: Fiat-Avia G-73
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2015, 01:01:23 PM »
Have to say that with a coat of primer on it makes a big difference.  Looking forward to seeing your finished camouflage scheme.
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Re: Fiat-Avia G-73
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2015, 01:12:07 PM »
By the early 60's it was apparent to Fiat and Avia that they couldn't survive trying to compete globally with the big a/c companies and their big supersonic, high altitude super fighters. But it was also becoming clear that COIN and Civil Wars were likely to be the wave of the future rather than big powers battling in all-out massive warfare. The G-73 was designed to be simple to operate, able to operate out of unimproved forward airfields. It fly and maneuver at lower altitudes and airspeeds than the big fast jets that were getting all the attention. It's low speed low, altitude capabilities combined with a pair of 20mm cannons and six weapons stations meant the pilot could find the target and bring effective firepower to the enemy.  It proved to be a successful design and a number were sold internationally and were successful in local conflicts around the globe.









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Re: Fiat-Avia G-73
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2015, 03:03:10 PM »
Definitely came out looking good Ed!  Really like the camouflage pattern you came up with.  Your weapons load out looks impressive too.
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Re: Fiat-Avia G-73
« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2015, 06:55:59 PM »
That looks great, and very credible actually. It reminds me of some of the SABA studies.
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Re: Fiat-Avia G-73
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2015, 10:14:59 PM »
Very nice

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Re: Fiat-Avia G-73
« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2015, 12:13:11 AM »
Very nice result! Congratulations!
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Re: Fiat-Avia G-73
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2015, 03:13:59 AM »
 ;)
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