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Sebastiano Tringali

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  1. Yes probably. After all it is a short run model. Pay close attention to the alignment of the various parts of the fuselage. Better to dry test all parts before assembly to check that they fit smoothly. For example, I had to insert a thickness of plasticard between the two valves of the tail trunk because this was a little narrower than the corresponding front part with which it was going to match.
  2. I update the wip of the "space chicken". I wanted to put a captain to enhance the vehicle, so I bought the STL file online from SkulForge Studio and printed it in 3D with the help of a friend. You can see the result in the picture, not bad at all both in terms of definition and detail ........ [/url] I believe this is the near future of model making, at least for accessories, detail set and figures. After the assembly of all the parts, I moved on to the primer painting, I preferred to leave the parts disassembled because after it will be easier for
  3. A few months ago on this forum I saw Andy Moore's work on this subject which was of great inspiration for me. I have always been a Star Wars lover so occasionally I allow myself a distraction from my planes, just for fun and to experiment with some new painting techniques. The Sci-Fi are pure fun, no rules and then these new Bandai kits are a fairy tale, perfect joints, zero burrs, the sprue attaches to the very thin pieces that leave almost no trace .... some small details added to the cockpit, using remains palstic and photoetchted spare parts, the only drawback a
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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.........................
  7. 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
  8. 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.......
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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,
  16. 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
  17. First to all, thanks a lot! The Alitalia Lancastrian have 13 seats on two rows, 7 on left side and 6 on the rigth. All the seats are facing front, except the second row which is directed backward and is raised above the floor. Yes, I agree the M+E nose looks too short and pointed also to me, if if I compare it with pictures. I would add plastic sheets in the middle and in the back side to correct the shape and to do it better match the Revell Lancaster Sebastiano
  18. Here is my next project, an 1/72 scale Avro Lancastrian starting from the Revell Lancaster kit. The Lancastrian was the civil conversion of the famous Lancaster, stripped of all the offensive and difensive weapon was able to carried about 13 passengers with a new nose and tail cone. After the WWII the newborn italian airline, Alitalia, had taken four Lancastrian (ex BOAC) to put in service on the South America routes. Some months ago a friend of mine, give me an old M&E Models conversion for the Lancastrian starting to the Airfix models. I've started some research about this airplane, but
  19. These are hard modelling times for me, I've a newborn (eigth months old at today) and often, for my work, I stay away from home for weeks. I've do some progress but I've frozen this project until better times. Ciao Sebastiano
  20. A little update, the cockpit is done: I hope not to have forgotten nothing...... Sebastiano
  21. Some update: In this Christmas holidays I have work on wingfolds, Airwaves photoetching details for the wingfold mechanism seems too flat, in my opinion, so I have added some scratchbuilt details to improve realism. Also I have cut the flap on the solid resin wing and replace them with photoetched new one. Now I have a question: Which is the correct color for the wingfolds ? Interior green or Sky? Thanks for helping. Any feedback always welcomed and thanks for looking! Next step: the cockpit! Sebastiano
  22. Thanks to all, I hope to post soon some progress. Sebastiano
  23. I'm new on Britmodeller and I would to show you some photos of my Seafire in progress. As base I've used the Tamiya 1/48 MkV+Airwaves Seafire III wingfold conversion set. The merlin engine came from Aires. Next step, the wings and the folding mechanism. Any feedback welcomed and thanks for looking! Sebastiano Engine mount template Interior frame with seats Scratchbuilt engine mount frame using a template The Merlin engine The arrest hook
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