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Giampiero Piva

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  1. The model came out in 2000, and I bought it immediately, given my insane passion for particular and definitely not beautiful aircraft. It is the typical 'short run', with all its flaws. The work to be done in the fuselage is considerable, as the internal surfaces of the kit are smooth, while in reality they were wavy, which requires extensive self-construction. Many small details, both internal and external, must then be refined or reconstructed, in particular as regards the external surfaces of the fuselage and the wings. The model represents a Junkers W34 hau of the FFS A/B 121 flight school, based in Straubing in the summer of 1940. The 'animal' is painted, as always, entirely by brush, in total RLM 63 (mixture of Humbrol Enamels). A detail. Hope you like it. Thanks for your attention. Giampiero Piva
  2. Superb ! Bravo ! One of the best Il2 I've seen.
  3. An overall pretty good kit, in particular as regards the general lines, since Sabrekits used the drawings of Eng. Lebl, which appeared in the Revi magazine n. 74 and 76-2009. The assembly is not the simplest and many modifications are necessary both in terms of the cokpit and the exterior of the fuselage. The wings have also been improved with various small details. I wanted to create an aircraft different from the usual recce and, thanks to the Brengun BRL 72-247 resin set, I chose a machine equipped with a smoke system ('Nebelanlage'). These a/c were used in Poland in 1939, and then reappeared in France during the preparation for landing in Great Britain ('Seelöwe' operation). The model represents a Hs126 B-1 of the 2.(H)/31, which operated from an unidentified base, probably Beaumont, in December 1940. The camouflage is the classic 70/71/65, entirely brushpainted, using the Vallejo acrylic colors; the RLM71 in the photos have assumed, I do not know for what reason, a too yellowish hue. Finally an image of the lower surfaces. Hope you like it. Thanks for your attention. Giampiero Piva
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