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Andrea Manfroi

I built the model... my grandfather the real one

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Back in 1925 the newly created Regia Aeronautica signed a contract with Breda that created a flight school on Bresso airfield on the northern outskirt of Milan.

That school trained young pilots using SVA 5 airplanes built in the nearby Breda factory were my grandfather was working as an apprentice.

When I was a child he used to tell me a lot of stories about how they built motor cowlings, wings, carved wood to build fuselage, test wings resistance, start-up engines by hand...

He used also to draft these planes teaching me about all the different components and I believe this is the reason why many years later I took the decision to become a pilot and an aerospace engineer.

So, when I found this model at a local model fair, I was really excited also because decals described exactly one of those Breda school planes that my grandfather built and told me about.

The model is the 1/48 Fly... I would say not an easy built.

Painting has been done using airbrush with Tamiya acrylics plus special pigments for wood effect (first time I'm using them).

I'm not 100% satisfied of the result, maybe I will buy another one and try to do a better job.

 

Here you are the pictures, as usual any comment or suggestion is more than welcome.

 

Cheers 

 

Andy

 

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Great story...and the model looks pretty good too despite your reservations

John

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Lovely work, always nice to see something with a family connection as well.

Pete

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A wonderful background story and a lovely model to go with it!

 

I especially like the slightly offset moving surfaces that add life to the plane. And the wood finish looks quite convincing to me.

 

Meaningful and beautiful work!

 

Kind regards,

 

Joachim

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Photobucket strikes again! Or didn't strike. No pictures.

 

 

Chris

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Wonderful story Andy. Unfortunately I can only imagine your model, thanks to Photobucket.

 

Cheers,

Wlad

Edited by Wlad
fixed typo

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I would love to see the images.....I too can only see the botophucket ransom messages

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Yep can't see then photos.

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Same here :( I'd have thought that everyone would have given PB the heave ho by now.

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Would love to see but no joy as I don't subscribe to photobucket :-(

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I'm really sorry for problems with PhotoBucket. I'm trying to re-post the pictures.

By the way, does anybody knows a good alternative to Photobucket? I'm really not happy with it.

 

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Yeah, use Flickr. Photobucket stop the hosting either when it's reached a certain bandwidth usage or not at all. I've used Flickr for about 6 years with no issues!

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13 hours ago, Wlad said:

Wonderful story Andy. Unfortunately I can only image your model, thanks to Photobucket.

 

Cheers,

Wlad

 

16 hours ago, dogsbody said:

Photobucket strikes again! Or didn't strike. No pictures.

 

 

Chris

 

use an embed fix

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=photobuckeyt+embed+fix&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b&gfe_rd=cr&dcr=0&ei=zg9yWsCGDc2GgAb4kYGoCg

 

great model and history Andrea.

 

cheers

T

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Andrea - read this before, since the Flickr is also a bit (small bit, but still a bit) tricky

Cheers

J-W

 

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Hello Andrea,

 

In your latest post, I only see the first image, then just blank boxes.

 

From what I do see, the model looks great! Thanks also for the background story.


Regards,

David

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I can't see any photos Andrea.

I prefer Village Photos as it is simple to use..as it needs to be in my case!

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Finally! Great work and result

Regards

J-W

 

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Success with the photos!  A great looking model and a fascinating back-story, so worth waiting for.  The wood effect on the fuselage looks really authentic.

Edited by Meatbox8

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