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Piero

FIAT G.91 R/1 1/32nd DAYGLO MODELS

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Hello Guys,

 

here is my new project for the next few months, a FIAT G.91 R/1 in charge with the A.M.I. (Aeronautica Militare Italiana) from the '60s to the '90s.

 

The model is a limited edition resin kit by DAYGLO MODELS.

 

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Main parts are in grey resin, very well casted, bubble-free.

 

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Also included in the box are metal undercarriages, pitot tube, a small PE sheet and a decal sheet for the German G.91 R/3 only... 

 

Not a kit for absolute beginners...

 

Instruction sheet is big and clear printed but you have to take attention with all the alternative parts you can you based on the version you want: pre-serie, PAN, G.91 R/1, G.91 R/3... 

 

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So, you need a good references source to look at. The books are my main source for the Gina.

 

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Starting with the main iternal parts as cockpit tube and undercarriage bays.

 

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I need some tools for remove the parts from the resin blocks and fleshing.

 

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The task doesn't required too much effort because the resin is very well casted and easy to work with.

 

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The interior parts are primed with flat black... 

 

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CIAO!

Piero

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Fantastic project, such a beautiful aeroplane. I find it hard to understand why we haven’t got an up to date mainstream model of the Gina. I’ll follow along if you don’t mind, I might even be tempted to get one if still available. :smile:

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This looks like it’s going to build into an absolute masterpiece! The boxing and general presentation looks very classy

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Hello my friends,

 

a little progress on the Gina.

 

Interior Green has been sprayed on the undercarriage bay and speed brake vanes.

Medium Grey has been sprayed on the cockpit tube and instrument panel.

 

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Some hydraulic tubes has been added to the vane.

Than a cote of clear gloss has been sprayed before a dark wash using Mig's specific products.

 

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Next, I worked on the wing pylons and external fuel tanks. Very nice parts...

 

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Gunze's RAF Dark Green and Tamiya's Flat Aluminium has been used for this task.

 

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CIAO!

Piero

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Great progress Piero!!!

 

Just one thing...we have several Ginas here in Berlin at the Luftwaffen museum and on all aircrafts the wheel and speed brake wells are grey.

 

Alex

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17 minutes ago, coneheadff said:

Great progress Piero!!!

 

Just one thing...we have several Ginas here in Berlin at the Luftwaffen museum and on all aircrafts the wheel and speed brake wells are grey.

 

Alex

Hi Alex,

 

many thanks!

 

I know about the different color of the undercarriage bay and speed brake wells.

In fact, these part on the early Gina with AMI, as the pre-serie R and R/1 were aluminium, than they were proctected with a layer of zinch chromate Interior Green.

And the German G.91 R/3 and T/3 has the Grey applied on the same parts. Also the color of the wing pylons is different as the shape of the external fuel tanks.

 

CIAO!

Piero 

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Thanks for clearing that Piero!!!

 

Will be closely watching your build as I have one Gina waiting to be build...one day 😉

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Hi guys,

 

some progress on my Gina.

 

External fuel tanks and wing's pylons are done.

I've used Tamiya XF62 and Gunze H330 for the Dark Green and Tamiya XF16 for the Aluminum.

The finsh is semi-matt.

 

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At this stage I've finished the main undercarriage bays, painted with Tamiya XF58 for the Interior Green. Some tubes and pipes were added too and painted with Vallejo.

 

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Cockpit tube and instrument panel are finished. The collimator, as other small details as switchs and throttle, will be added later after the main parts will be fitted inside the fuselage.

 

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Some specific parts for the Italian G.91 R/1 are the panels that cover the guns and the one at the back of the camera's nose cone.

 

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These resin parts are easy to work with but a little attention needs to be carried on to fit the panels with the fuselage without losing all the the small details around.

 

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CIAO!

Piero

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This is going to be something special when finished. Brilliant construction and painting.

 

Gary

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Looking great Piero!!!

 

One question...Do you have any pictures of the wall behind the ejection seat. I couldn't find any pictures of that area and couldn't take any photos at the museum as the canopies are in a bad condition and you can't really see through.

 

Alex

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Looks like a nice kit! Very nice work so far! :)

 

Håkan

 

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Hello my friends,

 

a little update on my Gina.

 

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Some details has been added inside the exhaust tube.

 

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The turbine has been corrected in shape and details.

 

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Now the internal parts are ready to be fitted inside the fuselage.

A lot of dry fitting is a must here... especially for the cockpit and jet intake areas.

 

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CIAO!

Piero

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Looking good Piero!

 

Have you seen the thickness of the fuselage where the landing gear bays attach to? It's a couple mm thick.

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49 minutes ago, coneheadff said:

Looking good Piero!

 

Have you seen the thickness of the fuselage where the landing gear bays attach to? It's a couple mm thick.

Hi Alex,

 

thank you very much!!!

 

Yes, I've noted the thickness of the fuselade around the bays... it's a plus for the strenght of the kit but a minus for the level of detail... but I can live with this.

I've already closed the fuselage and started with the filling&sanding stage... tomorrow I'll show you the result...argh!

 

CIAO!

Piero

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9 minutes ago, Piero said:

... it's a plus for the strenght of the kit but a minus for the level of detail... but I can live with this

 

Exactly what I thought 😉

 

Looking forward to see the fuselage closed

 

Alex

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Nice work! Looks great! :)

 

Håkan

 

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Hello guys,

 

here is the fuselage glued with a lot of CA acting also as putty.

 

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After a good session of sanding some bubbles came up especially under the rear section of the fuselage.

 

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A resin part that really disapponted me was the nose... the part doesn't match with the front section of the fuselage.

 

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Again, a good session of sanding and the nose profile is flushed with the fuselage.

 

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Now its' time to rescribe all the lost panel lines and add some details all around the fuselage.

 

CIAO!

Piero

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Nice nose job! :)

 

Håkan

 

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Hello my friends,

 

thanks you for your comments on my Gina!

 

A big step forward was made last days with the wings glued to the fuselage.

 

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And as you can see there was a needs of a good amount of putty here and there... especially to fill the micro-bubbles-holes... argh!

 

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After that also the tail planes were glued to the fuselage.

 

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Time to check the filling & scribing job...

 

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Taking a break from the filling & sanding task... I spent some time to search a good match for the Dark Green... here a palette to compare the FS34079 of Tamiya and Gunze acrylic paints... mumble mumble...

 

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After that mess of colors I need a real break... wagyu steak...slurp!!!

 

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CIAO!

Piero

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Nice work and expensive taste! :)

 

Håkan

 

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