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About 72linerlover

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  • Birthday 06/01/1956

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    Cremona -Italy
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    1/72 aircraft models
    airliners are my love

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  1. Hi, there. Do you mean something like that? The images are mine and royalty free. Bye Eugenio
  2. Oh, come on, Silvano: be serious. I've nothing to teach you, nor I had. Ciao
  3. Silvano, this time you've gone beyond yourself. Well, difficult to tell which of your models is the best, but i'm quite sure to say that this one is a step forward the others. Congrats Eugenio
  4. Hi, Lord Riot. It is nice to see a "Seven Seas" coming along. I have investigated this Old Lady when I built one in 1/72nd scale. I have noticed that in the Roden kit, both ailerons have three trim tabs. Actually the left one has, but the right one only two. It is just a little correction with some putty. In the following pic you notice the difference. Keep the nice work up. Best regards Eugenio.
  5. Wow! The Fox and the Cat at work together. A single plan that works is better than a hundred doubtful plans. (Rohini Chowdhury) Top modeling in northern Italy. Happy Phase 2. Eugenio
  6. Hi, Silvano. Beautiful job. So another time you're fighting with something that has propellers, or at least something rotating outside the airframe. When I first saw that big stick in the rotor shaft place, I thought you were going to put it on a barbecue. Just kidding. You're really making a masterpiece! Who would expect something different? Ciao Stay healthy - stay home Eugenio
  7. Hi, Giorgio. Glad that you're doing well. When we had a phone call middle march, I felt you weren't in your usual spirit, so I suspected... but the Corona was away from you. Well, now it's over, but take the maximum care of you so that your temporary weakness doesn't compromise things. Eugenio
  8. Hi, Buzz. Since your question has already more than 70 views and no answer, I' try to share my thoughts. For me it is impossible to print in white, at least in home printing. There are some producers as parkes682 decals https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/forum/131-parkes682decals/ that perhaps is useful to contact. But, if you are in the know of the exact rgb or cmyk code of the blue, I would go for a sort of "negative printing": it is possible to print a blue rectangle on a transparent decal paper and letting the lettering clear. If you shoot the white on the area, you will place there the said rectangle. It would also be possible to cut the rectangle to the size and shape of a panel in order to get a more realistic effect. If you want, you can contact me directly for the size of the lettering and I'll do my best to rebuild the font with CAD (since if we cannot speak of a real font in that era). Of course, that is for free. Cheers Eugenio
  9. Ok, ianwau. I need some time to organize information in a decent way. Sadly me too, because the items are interesting, but awfully done, at least at the cost they require. Regards Eugenio
  10. Hi, ianwau. I discovered your thread some days ago, but I find time to replay only now. First of all: congratulation for your approach to this difficult build. I have in the stash the same kit since 2014 that a friend of mine brought me directly form France. I wrote some notes about the surgery needed in order to get a decent model and the last sentence was: "I don't see any alternative to build a new wing and adapt the engines nacelles on". And to make new wings I thought to a wooden core with thin plasticard glued on. Unfortunately the airfoil (and the consequent wing/body fairing) is not the only problem. If you need, I can post some references about the other issues and the correction needed as the level of the pax windows that should be at least 2 mm lower. etc.... Good luck for you build. Regards Eugenio
  11. Hi, Gooney Fan. Unfortunately I missed to buy a correction set for the Superconstellation too. Of course my hope is that Paul will be able to resume production, more for him than for me. Anyway the site is still up, except for the shopping cart. At this link you can find three images of the tip tanks. They are so nice that you can use as reference for scratcbuilding them. As you see, the most evident difference is in the lenght, so that the correct tank results more slim. (I can guess the diameter is almost correct) At this other link there is a quite reliable drawing that can give you an idea. Hope this helps. Best regards Eugenio
  12. Hi, Steve. Glad that the Mr. Surfacer worked on the grills. Stellar job on those details. I've just found something about the pylons. Not sure, though, if pertinent with your specific aircraft type. Link1 Link2 Link3 Link4 Le last one leads you to a thread of RC models. Just scroll down almost at the end of the page, look at image on the right. Best regards Eugenio
  13. Hi Steve. In case of so small stuff, I use some enamel paint or Mr. Surfacer. Just let evaporate a while before applying. Always following with great interest your progress. Regards Eugenio
  14. Hi, Fritag. For my resin masters I used a cheap "Prochima" 1:1 resin and I was simply lucky waiting only two or three days. Never done before, but perhaps a gentle buffing with a rubbing alcohol dumped cloth could help. Or simply with water and soap. About the final thickness after forming, I'll tell you that I use plunge forming, without vacuum and hold the clear plastic by two side clamps. This way you get an almost constant thickness. Ok, not very scientific or industrial, but I'm happy with that. I seem to remember to have done this way working with Silvano anh his Chipmunk too. Cheers Eugenio
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