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Sebastiano Tringali

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  1. Great job, I have done the same thing on my Lancastrian but I've made a master of a couple of seats and after many resin copies.
  2. I have resumed my old Alitalia Lancastrian 1/72 project and it's time to paint the cabin crew compartment and the cockpit. I am in doubt as to whether to use the standard color for the Lancasters (all black-black / green) or whether there was a specific color for the civilian version. I have not found any references or photographs except for this which represents the radio operator's position: So if someone could give me some suggestions, would I appreciate it very much. Thanks in advance. Sebastiano
  3. Another little slow update on the Sycamore. I tried to scratchbuilt the structure of the rear seats with round 0.4mm profiles like evergreen and simulate the fabric of the seats with 0.10 mm "texturized" sheet metal. To reproduce the canvas effect, I simply heated the sheet on a candle and pressed it with the wooden handle of the brush on a squared bottom (like Ikea cutting board). The result was satisfactory, I will try to exalt it in the painting stage .... [/img] At this point I fixed all the interior parts for a fit test......................... and finally I tried to put the entire cockpit in the fuselage already glued ....... That's all for now, but I have to say that this little short run is really enjoying me. See you soon with other progress! Sebastiano
  4. Ciao, waiting to complete my two 1/32 Bf109, I'm taking some moment of relax, building another chopper! The Bristol Type 171 Sycamore, it's the typical ugly but fascinating. The kit is in 1/48scale from the prolific Ukrainian brand AMP, I had already built their Sikorsky HOS-1, a few months ago and I must say that also this Sycamore is not bad. Fine details and engraved panel lines, the only drawback is the presence of numerous molding burrs on many parts, probably cause of a mold not particularly accurate, but in a "short run" kit there can be acetable. A small flaw because the kit looks very well designed! I'll have to work of the cutter and sandpaper adding extra time to the clean-up prior to building. I am very undecided on the color, between kit's white / blue RAN Royal Australian Navy or a RAF yellow overall , of which I have no decals but that I could easily print at home. Accept suggestions! pics came from: https://www.helis.com/database/cn/48198/ https://www.goodall.com.au/australian-aviation/sycamore/bristol-sycamore.htm https://www.flightglobalimages.com/cutaways/military-aviation-1946-present-cutaways/bristol-171-sycamore-cutaway-drawing-4641234.html I start to assemble the two fuselages and the main transparent parts with white glue to check the fit .... the most boring job for me is to clean them from the burrs of molding, I also put some pieces of yellow tape on the glass to protect them from scratches in this brute stage of the work.... the assembly of the front part appears rather complex, I prefer to do some dry tests first to check that everything fits well and not have any surprise once the parts are painted .... I added some small details to the seats ......... tomorrow I will continue with the rear seats and the central instrument console. Sebastiano
  5. For first....thank to all for your appreciation! Yes the latest not the last ......I hope! The painting process is showing in the following pictures.......
  6. Some slow progress on my Lancastrian, finally I've made some resin copy of the windows, interior arrangements and seats. I'm planning to make in the near future some complete copy of this conversion with BOAC or ALITALIA decals so if someone are interested, please drop me a message. Sebastiano
  7. Various little problems had brought me to stop modelling. Now these problem are partially solved, so now is time, after over two years, to unfreeze my Lancastrian and to go to complete it. I restart working on the internal arrangement, I've scratchbuilt only 5 seats but I need 13, so I ve planned to make a resin copy. Also I've scratchbuilt the lavatory compartment and the middle bulkhead that separated the cabin crew from the passengers. At last I've opened the passengers entrance door on the back end of the fuselage. Hope to post more progress soon ! Sebastiano
  8. Another little progress....... Because the colors are the same of the Alitalia version, by request of a friend, I've added two BOAC version to my decal sheet........ and I've printed it of a self-adhesive paper sheet to make a test on the real model............................. I've sent a copy of my sheet to BOA Decal for a quotation..... Please if anyone notice any errors in the text or in the colors of the BOAC version, may you report it to me? Bye for now Sebastiano
  9. I know, good point, but I just changed them to take pictures. maybe the main problem is the decal sheet, I'm checking the cost to print a few dozen copies. I will keep you updated! Thanks to all Sebastiano
  10. First of all thank you all for your interest in my model. The work on the Lancastrian proceeds so I passed on the wings detailing the flap with the Eduard photoetched set. It was a very tedious job and here is the result after a few hours and many ...... many ribs after. I know the problem of the dihedral of the wings, but I do not know if correct it because, having cut off the flaps, I do not want to weaken the wing too. I do not know, we'll see along the way. Now is the time to detail the wheels bay, does anyone know where to get good photos of the interior? Sebastiano
  11. After a long time I'm restarting my work on the Lancastrian. For first I have made a first resin copy of the nose and the tail, adding recessed panel lines and some rivets........ for second I have modified the lower shape of the two vertical stabilizer using a 0.5 mm plastic sheet......... now is time to make the definitive resin copy of the all pieces............ and this is the final result, the fit with the Revell model seems to be good and I think that no relevant filling with putty are necessary........................ next step is to complete the decal's drawing. bye Sebastiano
  12. In the weekend I've started with the major conversion. The nose and the tail sections. For first, helping me with a sharp saw, I cut off the Lancaster front turret using the existing pannel line as guide. I did the same thing on the rear turret................... Comparing the conversion of M&E with Aeroplane News drawings and photos, it seems more pointed and too short. To try to correct the error I decided to glue some shaped plastic sheet in the middle section and in the joining section with the fuselage. Also to ensure a perfect joint with the fuselage of the Airfix Lancaster, I have made ​​a copy of the front section at the point of cut. This is the result of the intermediate work on the nose section. In the picture. You can also see in the picture I tried to scratchbuild the bomb bay doors because my box was for the Dumbuster's version of the Lancaster. Next, I covered the sections gluing on them two thin sheets of plastic. To correct the nose annd tail section of the M&E set and make it compatible with the section of Revell Lancaster, I added a thin pasticard strips from 0.10 mm along the edge. In the meantime I have replaced the stracthbuilt bomb bay doors with an original ones coming from another Revell kit, after having filled it with resin and reshaped. This is the final result, after hours spent filling, sanding, adding putty and sanding again. It's all for now. Ciao Sebastiano
  13. Yesterday I have completed the drawing of decals with Adobe Illustrator. For first, I tried to draw it using the example of old advertising signs, or pictures of other airline Alitalia and after having drawn the individual parts I tried to put them over the original photos and then I created the whole sheet.................... Tomorrow I'll try to print on common paper and try the fit on the true model. If all is ok, I would like to ask about printing to Fantasy Printshop. Any suggestions on that? Sebastiano
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