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Admiral Puff

Savoia Marchetti S.65 - interior colours

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I picked up the Karaya kit at Telford in 2013, and have been contemplating making a start on it. The Karaya instructions say nothing about the interior colours - can anyone make a suggestion? I'm thinking maybe silver with black frame tubing, control column and seat, but that's purely guesswork on my part.

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Natural metal seems to be highly probable - look at the inside of Sm 55

49-1.jpg

48-1.jpg

Cheers

J-W

 

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Good enough for me - many thanks!

 

(I don't really know why I'm bothering - the cockpit opening is so small that nothing will be seen once the fuselage is together! But then they haven't let me out for a while ...)

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The fuselage of the S.65 ( a Schneider Trophy racer not a transport like the S.55 )  had a structure of welded steel tubes covered with aluminium; the steel parts maybe were painted in anti-corrosion grey paint (Humbrol #1 ?)  and aluminium left unpainted.

 

r.

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Fascinating aircraft Admiral, be sure to post a WIP thread!

 

(Would be nice if Karaya offered this at 1/48 scale too ...)

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Lord Puff - perhaps we could do a mini S65 Group Build at David's next week!! I'm glad you are asking these questions as I would be when I start it.

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On 3/1/2017 at 7:19 AM, ermeio said:

A yellowish white is a safe option for all pre-war Italian racers' cockpit.

 

 Right, but only for the Macchi built racers whit wooden fuselage; FIAT and SIAI where metallic.

 

r.

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16 hours ago, Horatio Gruntfuttock said:

Lord Puff - perhaps we could do a mini S65 Group Build at David's next week!! I'm glad you are asking these questions as I would be when I start it.

 

Yer on! I was going to bring it with me anyway ...

 

I ended up painting the interior silver with black framing, etc. Guess what? You can't see any of it!

 

Greggles, WIP will start shortly.

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