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  1. Introduction This thread was started intending to unite those interested in building the Fiat 806 based on thorough research and photogrammetry. See also the great Fiat 806 Gangshow build album. In the current thread there will be (at least I hope people will post) extensive research on the original car, photographs, drawings, literature and archives. Beside that the thread will feature scratchbuilding progress based on the findings. Perhaps in the future there could be exchanges of resin molded scratch parts, just like Vontrips kindly did with the tyres (for example: body panels / grille?) Index To start off I have gone through all of the Gangshow topic and I indexed all knowhow. Best way to use it: click a link, go back and click the next link etc. Or open the links in a separate browser tab. Each link represents one post only, so it's better to only read that post, come back to the index and click the next link. The index was created having in mind those who are about to work on a certain subject, such as the steering wheel. For the index, see end of this opening post. Visual reference material First a legal disclaimer. All images are used for educational and referential purposes. Copyrights lie with the copyright holders. Centro Storico Fiat is probably the original copyright holder of many of these images. Centro Storico's website can be accessed here and here. It has a Facebook page here. Be sure to have a look at their great collection of photos of classic Fiat and Lancia cars. Centro Storico also has frequent Twitter updates featuring photographs, see here. Drawing 6 was found here. All copyrights of the photos / screenshots 10-19 lie with Cinecitta Luce. My presentation of the low-definition photos on this forum is just for reference and educational purposes, for the purpose of a hobby. I do not have a corporate license for the use of these images. If at any point in time Cinecitta Luce wishes these pictures removed I will remove them upon first request. The pictures are not to be reproduced on another website or another written work. Please, all, respect Cinecitta Luce's copyrights. Their website is to be found here. All rights to Photo 9 lie with Fotogeca Gilardi, see here. There you can inquire about the cost to purchase a license of a full-scale version of Photo 9. Some pictures of the Fiat 806, such as Photo 1, Photo 2, Drawing 2, Drawing 3 and Drawing 6, are larger than shown here. To enlarge, right-click on the picture and choose 'open new tab', then click on the picture on the new tab. Photo 1A Photo 1AA Photo 1B Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5 Photo 6A Photo 6B Photo 7A Photo 7B Photo 7C Photo 7D Photo 8 Photo 9 Photo 10 Photo 11 Photo 12 Photo 13 Photo 14 Photo 15 Photo 16 Photo 17 Photo 18 Photo 19 Photo 20 Photo 21 Photo 22 Photo 23A Photo 23B Photo 23C Documentary These are the contents of the documentary (references in this overview), insofar most relevant for the Fiat 806. A full transcription, with correct chronology, is to be found here. 01:01 - Fiat 806 (#15), front view, being cleaned. Grille shape, car width, front wheel camber, steer linkage, tyre width, manual crank opening position, suspension position, metal wind shield are shown. No number '15' visible on radiator or bonnets. No dent (compare photo 9) visible. There is symmetry in bonnet bulges. 03:14 - Fiat 806 (#15) is pushed toward the start line, for the start of heat 2. All numbers '15' have been applied. There is no dent in the radiator housing. Moments after this video was filmed, Photos 4 and 10 were taken. 03:22 - Fiat 806 (#15) is seen from the left, close-up. The 'rear wheel louvres', exhaust pipe-to-body connector, steering wheel, seat (with rain cover?), gas cap, left hand body lining, glass window, mechanical windshield and rear number '15' are seen up close. 05:12 - Close-up of the Fiat 806 (#15). The left bonnet and part of the '5' is seen. There is a rain cover over the glass window. 05:15 - Low side view of the Fiat 806 (#15). This is the lowest view we have of this car to date, which makes it very valuable to assess the height of the wheels in comparison to that of the body. This is final proof that the body was indeed significantly lower than Drawing 1 and the kit would imply. Left to the Fiat, there is the Bugatti 35C (#24) driven by Aymo Maggi. Only one umbrella is up so there can't be too much rain at this point. 05:22 - The start of the final heat. The Fiat 806 is gloriously captured spurting away. Two days ago someone said in this thread 'what I'd give to have seen this care race'... probably this is as close as we're going to get at that. It is great to be able to witness this wonderful day in September 1927. For our research this scene is relevant mainly because Bordino steers his car a bit, so that it is seen from different views - in ONE camera shot. That is very fortunate. 05:41 - At Curva Sud, the Fiat 806 is seen in first position. 07:07 - Fiat 806 is seen up-close, from the right side this time. The glass screen is now very well seen. Also the tyre pattern, for example. The metallic windscreen is seen as well. Drawing 1A Drawing 1B Drawing 2A Drawing 2B (Next is the straightened, rotated and rescaled version; one of the original versions can be found here and the Gimp file of the upgrade can be found here) Amended Drawing 2 v9. The Gimp file can be downloaded here. Drawing 3 Drawing 4 Drawing 5 Drawing 6 Drawing 7 Drawing 8 Engine Drawing 1 Engine Drawing 2 Engine Drawing 3 Engine Drawing 4 Engine Drawing 5 Engine Drawing 6 Photogrammetry 1 Photogrammetry 2 Photogrammetry 3 Photogrammetry 4 Photogrammetry 5 Photogrammetry 6 The hereunder index is updated up to & including: November 10 2016 BODY AND GRILLE - Hood hinges, see also here and here and here and here and here - Replacing the louvres, see also here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here - Grille color, see also here - Body color, see also here CAR GENERAL SHAPE RESEARCH, INCLUDING PHOTOGRAMMETRY - General body shape photogrammetry, see also here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here - Comparing two photos, see also here - Body should be lower (and other changes), see also here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here - Grille changes, see also here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here - Cutaway drawing accuracy, see also here and here[ and here CHASSIS, FRAME AND SUSPENSION - Amending springs, see also here and here and here - Turning dampers, see also here and here GENERAL KNOWLEDGE ON CAR AND TECHNIQUES - Colors, steering wheel, windscreen - Engine, radiator, grille - Color of rails, see also here - Photos of pre-war race cars details, see also here - Article about vintage car paint, wired wheels et cetera - 3D-printing, see also here and here - Upcoming 1:1 Fiat 806 replica? ENGINE - General engine corrections, steering idler arm correction, see also here and here and here - New filler cap - Engine sump, see also here - Casting engine covers, see also here and here - Spark plugs, see also here and here and here and here - Plug leads and wiring, see also here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here - Fill certain gaps?, see also here and here and here and here - Correcting cylinder head ends - Correcting PVC tubes, see also here - Collector tubes?, see also here and here and here and here and here - Correct stand 121D - Valve springs EXHAUST - Exhaust issues - Color of exhaust INTERIOR, EXCEPT STEERING WHEEL - Gear shift - Instrument panel: turning gauge bezels, see also here and here and here STEERING WHEEL - Steering wheel boss replacement, 12 or 16 holes in wheel, see also here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here - New spokes - Transparent part, see also here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here - General steering wheel amendments, see also here Ignition timing lever and brodie knob, see also here and here and here and here and here and here - Steering column, see also here WHEELS AND DRUM BRAKES - Spoke count, see also here and here and here - Respoking and nipples, see also here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here - Spoke color - Drum size photogrammetry - Comparison Protar and Italeri wheels - Color of drum brakes and wheels - Creating a mold - Newly cast tyre, see also here and here - Replacement drums, see also here and here and here and here and here - Adding cooling vents to drums and here Things to do 1. Visit Centro Storico Fiat (after approval, hopefully January 2017). Roy. 2. Check with Fiat Powertrain Technologies regarding blueprints (reminder). Roy 3. Check with Cinecitta Luce regarding Photos 10 and 11 and possibly survived original film reel (reminder). Roy. 4. Check with Museum of Speed, Monza (reminder). Roy. 5. Try to get a flatter version of Photo 21 (Olivier could you follow this up, or could you tell me the contact that sent you?) Olivier. 6. Try to get a larger version of Photo 22 Olivier. 7. Ask if there is more to Literature Excerpt 1 (A. Tito Anselmi's book) which I'm almost 100% sure there is. Try to get the remainder Olivier. 8. Ask who is the author of Literature Excerpt 2 and if there were no more than two pages. If there is more, to try getting the remainder Olivier. 9. Contact author of Literature Excerpt 1, asking him about sources. Yet unknown. 10. Contact author of Literature Excerpt 2, asking him about his sources. Yet unknown. 11. Please feel free to add to this list (=tell me) the loose ends you guys are waiting for. All.
  2. I'll join in with this. italeri 1/72 kit and S&M decals. Will be building a Wessex 60, operated by Bristow but not the one on the decal sheet - instead it will be "G-ATSC" placed an order for some PE & some reference books. Already started fettling the nose intake area; would like to finish my S-61N before focussing on this but will see how things go... cheers Aaron
  3. Hi Pals, I finish working with this model. I have seen that it is a fairly simple kit, without major problems for assembly, with acceptable instructions. As a bonus, you can make several versions, just before the Paladin appears. Although this is an old kit, modestly I think that you could still get a good result, (I am reasonably happy with it), the only thing that gave me headaches were the main pieces of the turret and helmet, as they were crooked , I imagine that by the passage of time, and the worst, the tracks, which when they were already in place, split, where the hardest (in the curve), although I was able to rectify it quite well. I have chosen to make a version in Vietnam, because although the kit does not bring that option, I saw some photos (which I include) about this, I liked it a lot. Thanks to my box of spare parts, it was not a problem. I thank as always all fellows of the forum who have accompanied me in the assembly process and encouraged me with their comments to improve / continue. I include a link to the WIP section, in case someone is interested in seeing the post. I wish you all a Merry Christmas! (If possible ... lol) Some shots in detail.... And some pictures of real model in Vietman (ALL PHOTOS ARE ONLY FOR INFORMATIVE PURPOSES, AND ALL LEGAL RIGHTS BELONG TO YOUR LEGITIMATE OWNERS)
  4. This could a good be reason to finish several Mig29 I started some years ago to add a soviet twist to my collection of aerobatic fighters... Now they are all superseded by the excellent Trumpeter and Zvezda kits so this could be the last occasion!
  5. Wolfpack Design is to release very soon a 1/72nd MH-53E Sea Dragon "US Navy" kit (plastic Italeri) - ref. WP17206 Source: http://www.wolfpack-d.com/catalog/htm/wp17206.html MH-53E Sea Dragon 'US Navy' Sprue parts by Italeri models, Updated details by Resin and PE Parts, 3 A/C markings for US Navy (2 A/C during Operation Tomodachi) Decal printed in Cartograf, Italy A4 color printing 8 pages manual included V.P.
  6. My build is a Royal Australian Navy Mk 31A in 1/72 scale from the Italeri HAS.3 kit. The 31A was an export version of the HAS.1. First task, as always, is to decant the contents into a top-opening box in place of Italeri's end opener. I've chosen to model an aircraft from February 1965 when the Wessex were an integral part of the part of the rescue and transportation of RAN personnel following the HMAS Melbourne / HMAS Voyager collision off Jervis Bay - Australia's worst peace-time naval disaster. The photo below from the Australian War Memorial (copyright expired) was taken on the deck of the carrier Melbourne the morning after the collision. The early airframes appeared somewhat different from the latter 31A's and had no floatation devices attached to the front wheel hubs, a bare metal grill over the front intake rather than mesh, a different arrangement of serial numbers and markings, no winch (although a framework appears in the photo above) and of course no horse collar over the transmission cowling that came with the 31B upgrade. The photo below, also copyright expired from the AWM, shows an early N7-215 (825) above HMAS Melbourne. You can see the Doppler radar heads and what looks like sonar underneath the foreword fuselage. And this time no winch at all. I'll be supplementing the Italeri kit with some Eduard etch and the Rotorcraft fuselage extension plug. Other bits and pieces will be scratch-built or scavenged as required. The Australian boxing of the kit includes a small sheet of RAN decals (with proper kangaroos this time, not the usual Italeri skinny rat-like creatures) with markings for N7-221, 831. For reference I have the well-regarded 4+ book, numerous photos from the ADF-Serials and Australian War Museum websites and my own photos of the last remaining RAN 31A (N7-217, 827) at the Queensland Air Museum in Caloundra. https://abat.smugmug.com/Fleet-Air-Arm/Aircraft-Walkarounds/Wessex-Mk31A/ Only minor progress to date - I've roughly cut out the front grill, and re-modelled the underbody conduits based on the 4+ plans. The Doppler radar head is made from small resin decorative beads sanded to the correct diameter. Really looking forward to this build. Andrew
  7. Italeri is to release a 1/32nd Lockheed-Martin F-35A Lightning II kit in 2017- ref.2506 Sources: http://www.aviationmegastore.com/f35a-lightning-ii-2506s-italeri-it2506s-aircraft-scale-modelling/product/?action=prodinfo&art=134766 http://www.italeri.com/imgup/Preview%20Italeri%202016(1).pdf V.P.
  8. In 2017 Italeri will reissue the North American XB-70 Valkyrie kit Source: http://www.72news.eu/2016/12/italeri-172-xb-70-valkyrie-spring-2017.html The kit lineage: https://www.scalemates.com/kits/101681-italeri-1282-xb-70-valkyrie V.P.
  9. Hello there fine gentlemen! This build kept me busy over the holiday while I'm also building my personal Gundam "masterpiece", or at least trying to make it one, and have a half-started Tamiya 1/32 F16. When I saw this box marked down I just couldn't resist. The A-10 is one of the coolest planes ever built in my opinion, simple, sturdy, pragmatic, actually just a big cannon with wings. I couldn't resist making "Whoosj" and "Brrrrrtrrt" noises while building, the lady thinks I'm retarded regardless so very little is lost. Two mates of mine saw this thing in action while being stationed in the middle east and had some impressive stories to take home. Seeing a half mile stretch of land obliterated by 30mm grenades at 3900rpm in front of you must be a true sight indeed. The kit that I needed a diversion from below. Lovely one, when it comes to engineering Bandai kits are amazing, but lots of decals and parts, and I decided to paint quite a bit which gets a bit tedious at some point with such a big complex kit. But anyways. The Italeri A-10. I did not enjoy this kit as much as I hoped, fit and engineering was not as good as I like, even though still good by most standards. If I had to condense it in one sentence I would say good for an Italeri kit, bad for a Tamiya kit (Tamiya also released this kit with the same moulds). I messed up a few steps. Overpainted it quite a bit with old Humbrol spraycans, left my airbrush kit at the ladyfriend her home, so panel lines and detail were lost a bit. The two shades of grey I originally chose where a bit too contrasting so another layer of paint and some sanding it was. In the end I'm quite content, especially for an in-betweener that was built quickly for pleasure, the holiday spirits and white russians might have made some parts of the build a bit sloppy too. Methods used: Humbrol rattlecans for the main paint layers Detail painting with Tamiya and Vallejo acrylics Weathered with Tamiya and Mig powdered pigments Panel lines with Flory washes and Tamiya panel line accent colour Base from a aluminium picture frame and Heller "platz folie" painted and weathered to look like a stretch of runway Seatbelts and buckles from tape and left over PE Glossed with Mr. Hobby Superclear, finished with Tamiya satin clear Decals set with Tamiya Markfit Liberal use of MIG Gun Metal powdered pigment Some minor rescribing of panel lines (HATE doing that) It took me a while to get some good pics, the weather in Holland was not photo friendly and indoor pictures always just look bland to me. I hope you'll still excuse me the dark shade of the photos, grey is quite difficult to get right. In real life the plane is quite a bit lighter and the tonal variation has been crushed quite a bit in the photos. I'll try to get better ones on a more sunny day, which may take a while because Holland tends to be very grey the coming months. The whole plane Some details The underside (in artificial light) Well, I think I might have to consider a dedicated photo setup. Thanks for watching guys, comments, suggestions and criticism are always much appreciated. Have a nice weekend! Cheers, Kas.
  10. Thanks Andrew : http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234955042-italeri-2014/ Italeri is to release in 2014 (2015?) a new tool 1/48 Piasecki H-21 Shawnee "Flying Banana" kit - ref.2733 Source: http://www.italeri.com/imgup/Preview%202014_LR(1).pdf V.P.
  11. Hi all, Firstly, my apologies, these photos are not the best - quickies taken on my phone! This is my Italeri Crusader Mk.III which I have finally decided to call finished after many, many months of on-off tinkering and faffing! It's more or less out of the box although I have made the front fenders a little more accurate, scratchbuilt a rudimentary turret interior with radio (because the open hatch is huge!) and improved the searchlight with a Little Cars lens. The figures are from MiniArt and Resicast. The MiniArt ones are the chap leaning on the front of the tank with cigarette and the seated one, who has a head from the remains of an ancient Airfix Multipose US Marine set and a beret courtesy of an Airfix Multipose British Infantry kit! The Resicast figure carries a 'liberated' German jerry can instead of the original flimsy and is one of the grumpiest looking blokes I've ever seen committed to resin!!! The barbed wire is scratchbuilt as I needed something to put in the corner that wasn't bushes, sand or rocks! Other bits and bobs are mostly from Bronco except for the compo box which is scratched and cast by my own fair hand. I'm not the best figure painter in the world but I'm quite pleased with how the whole thing has turned out. I thought I'd take some quick pictures before my cats wreck it...! I'll take some better ones if anyone's interested. Cheers,Mark
  12. Hy Guys. Probably you know that feeling when you just can't stop yourself from starting a new project. Well, that's what happened to me with this one. I just wanted something nice and colorful. Enter Italeri (ex-Occidental, me thinks) 1/48 T6G Texan. Soft plastic, but with nice details on the exterior. Not so nice for the interior, which is somehow sparce. In order to improve a little bit the interior (especially the cockpit and wheel bays/flaps) I will use the eduard zoom etch for this kit and some scratch here and there. The transparencies are clear enough but too thick in order to depict the canopy in open position. As I didn't found any vac replacement for this kit, I will have use the original pieces, although I would like to be able to see the interior. My intention is to depict a Guantanamo Bay machine, pretty much the same with the one from the attached pic. Anyway, here are the mandatory box contents pics:
  13. Hello, I thought I would share some pictures of what is really my first scale model build in about 18 years or so. Just for fun, I bought the Italeri beer truck Spitfire kit. It's quite a nice kit in my opinion - fit of parts is good, not needing too much filler or hours and hours of sanding. I understand it's from Hasegawa moulds. This being my first build in a long time, it is strictly OOB, because I want to finish something in fairly short order, to a decent standard, trying some techniques I've read about, and then progress. So here we go. I started by brush painting the cockpit using Ammo of Mig acrylics. I am amazed at the quality and availability of different acrylics these days. Clearly using a primer is essential for these. I used some Ammo of Mig wash to add some interest, and built up the cockpit interior.
  14. Here we are - this is a fun build I started to have a go at some weathering on. My Lightning wasn't going well at the time, so I decided to do something simple and fun, and get something finished. I chose a spitfire, and was delighted that a beer keg carrying spitfire was available. Now - I know Spitfires are a VERY popular subject, and that I have a number of errors here.Sorry about that for the major enthusiasts, feel free to point out inaccuracies, I don't mind, but even so I am quite happy with this model. I did a little bit of weathering using Flory washes, and a small amount of humbrol aluminum to represent paint chips. Overall, pretty happy with the result. It's the Italeri Beer Truck Spitfire, which I believe is a rebox of a Hasegawa mould. Painted with Hataka paints, except for black, white and yellow which were Vallejo. Nothing too fancy - I used aftermarket wheels because the kit ones really didn't look right to me, otherwise strictly out of the box. I masked and painted the invasion stripes rather than attempting to use the kit decals. Build thread here: Piccies:
  15. Ok, my first attempt here… maybe complete nonsense to show the British one of the most British helicopters. But I'll give it a try. Part of Italeri's Falkland's war anniversary kit was this Westland Wessex HU.5. Scale is obviously 1/72. The decals came out of 5 different sheets, two were old Modeldecal ones… Vallejo and Alclad provides the colors, Eduard the PE-parts. To be honest, it was the first time I used that amount of aftermarket parts. I hope You like it despite my very modest skills… and the fact, that details are presented here in more than twice the original size…
  16. Right then, now I've got my Cobra build out of the way I'm down to one model on the go and that will never do! I'm still deciding which of my US Navy options to do for this GB and it will depend on what I can find at Telford in a couple of weeks time so I thought I would fill the gap with a true classic of the air war in the MTO the Fiat CR-42 Falco. I will be using the Italeri 1/48 CR-42AS kit which has markings for 4 of the ground attack version of this classic biplane. There are lots of Macchi's on here (deservedly so) so another Fiat is definitely needed. First a picture of the box followed by one of it's contents. As you can see I've got an aftermarket decal set from Sky Models but I'm not sure if I will use it yet. Here are a couple of pics of some of the references I will be using during the build. And here is the scheme I'm drawn to the most. As I say I'm not 100% that this is the scheme I will use as I am tempted by some of the earlier fighter schemes but this one will definitely be easier to paint. Hope this one gets your interest, and thanks for looking in. Craig.
  17. Is this too many blades?
  18. Finally, just before the end of 2016. I have completed another model. At this rate I may finish something else just before the end of 2020! Anyway, here are the images: On the whole, it was a pleasurable build. My biggest worry was getting the decals off the paper. My first attempt in lukewarm water failed to budge them. However, I tried water that was almost too hot to put my fingers in (i.e. From a nearly (well almost) boiling kettle), and that shifted them easily. A little bit of micro-sol finished the job. That's probably the last completion of 2016. Hope you enjoy. Cheers, Alan.
  19. I discovered that there aren't many Diablo builds here, especially the Italeri version, so I though that even though the damn thing is nearly finished after 10 or more years on the shelf of doom. I recently got my mojo back after another hiatus of nearly a whole year. So here it is: First the box: A bit tatty, but it's been in the loft for a long while, so can be excused perhaps. This is I think, the original boxing. I think that Italeri have re-released this this year. It's gone together reasonably well, so far. But Italeri kits have a bit of a reputation as being a bit of a bugger in the fit department... The current state: The engine bay is really just the top and not complete. But after a bit of careful painting, I think that it looks quite good. I think that the plenum chambers (if that's what they are) need a bit of prettifying. The Lamborghini raised parts need to be another colour. I doubt that the real engine has this, but frankly I don't care! It's my Lambo, and that's what I would want! Body: Wheels and tyres: This is to be honest, is the weakest part of the kit. The tyres are that crappy vinyl stuff, that leaks an oily goo that eventually melts polystyrene. Fortunately all the wheels are fully painted, especially where the tyres touch the plastic, so this should protect it. Hope you like it. All the best, Alan.
  20. Collecting various SAR helicopters in 1/72 and have gone from building 1 CH-149 to 2 NAWSARH's! In getting the right parts I've bought 3 kits plus some spare parts to build 2 helo's and I was thinking "what do I do with the leftovers???" Then I had a happy accident. I found a spare radome in my Sea King! Then I thought of this...
  21. I eventually finished this a few months ago but just realised i hadn't posted an RFI. This is the Italeri 1.72 version. The kit is not accurate for a modern version so I attempted to correct and update it. There are numerous mods, some enhance it others are a bit meh, I have worked with these aircraft over the last few years and that spurred me to add as much detail as possible. A list of the main mods are- Complete build of cabin with sound proofing, seating and SAR cabinets New tail rotor Heat blankets Numerous aerials Double rear wheels Modified ramp Modified sponsors Scratch built hoist Scratch built nightsun Aluminium tube exhausts And many more, I'll post a link to the WIP when I find it! Decals are from Belcher Bits and paints as ever are Model Master acrylics. The cockpit framing was done with electrical tape but over time it has slipped and needs redoing. Whaddya think???? And for what it's worth the fully detailed interior. It's there believe me lol! Photos aren't great as they are taken with my phone in a dingy basement. Not my best and it looks a little messy to be honest but glad it's over and does look fine amongst my collection. Cheers now Bob
  22. Hi Pals, I have a "new" kit to mount / share with you, this time it is a SPG ITALERI M-109, a very old kit, but I think you can still get a good result. Personally not that I like a lot (not a tank), but as I had saved for 15 years in a closet, I decided to give it a try. I made one much longer the same, although with long gun, but I did not get a good result, so I ended up with, in the case of spare parts. Now with more enthusiasm, more resources and skill, it is time for a second attempt, proving the G version of "short" cannon, which I like for its powerful appearance while compact, and appears to be less seen ... Without further ado, the show starts ... A few pictures to begin with, fellow Greetings. I include a link to the RFI feature with the model checking if someone wants to see it. This kit brings par to 4 versions (long time ago when I did, I think they were just 3 ...), as I said before'll try with the G, short-barreled. To start, I finished all the undercarriage, and I hit the friontal and rear of the hull, which I have smoothed their unión. Thx for looking and comments...
  23. Sukhoi Su-34 Fullback Italeri 1/72 This is a bit of a blast from the (not to distant) past. It's the first model I built on getting back into the hobby in early 2012. At the time I hadn't really built a model in 20+ years apart from a couple of AMT Star Trek kits in the mid 90's and this build marked a number of firsts for me. 1st time using an airbrush, 1st time using acrylic paints (Vallejo in this case), 1st use of Alclad and 1st time using an after market etch set (although in the end, I hardly used any of it). I was aware that there were a few issues with the kit but I didn't want to get bogged down with trying to make corrections when this was the first aircraft I'd done in 22 years, I just wanted to get it done without making a complete pigs ear out of it. In the end I did make a few additions, mainly the door in the rear cockpit bulkhead and a crude attempt at the boarding ladder on the nose gear. The colours are pretty much approximations and far from accurate but at least it looked like a Fullback (just about) and the main thing was I enjoyed the build immensely and it hooked me back on modelling. I'd like to think I'd improved a little since then and I'd certainly do some things different if I built another but it's still one of my favorite builds and sits right in the middle of my display cabinet Hope you enjoy the shots Thanks for looking Andy
  24. Altough I have BigE on the table i decided to start another model during holidays. This time I moved away from ships and straships and chosed Italeri F-35A Lightning II in 1/72 scale. Here's few pictures of box and it's content Box Two bigger sprues ( A & B )and little one (C) with clear parts. Decals Instructions Model will be out of the box without any aftermarket. I choosed Gunze aqua colors and I am not really a modern aircraft expert (or any aircraft ) so i decided to trust Italeri's color hints I hope you will like it, more pictures soon
  25. Hello, I would like to present my latest completion. 1/72nd Italeri Ab212 with whirlybirds "G-BALZ" conversion set. Built as part of the Huey group build but I missed the finishing deadline by a couple of days. WIP can be found here http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235006740-bristow-birds/&page=1 Also, please check out the gallery for an array of excellent Hueys. Presented as G-BALZ as she was around the late 70s early 80s. Operated by Bristows helicopters around the Brent oil field (Stationed on the Safe Gothia, and probably Sumburgh) thanks for looking