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Well, I did promise to do this, so here it is

 

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As you can see it's still sealed in the bags

 

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This is the painting guide

 

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But I fancy doing this one,

 

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What can possibly go wrong ? :bristow:

 

Cheers Pat

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Ah, good man Pat, you'll do grand I'm sure. I mean the camouflage may send you blind and insane but other than that you'll be fine ;) 

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13 minutes ago, Wings unlevel said:

Gosh that is some beautiful box art and design. Definitely befitting a supermodel!

The box art is great. Evocative of the propaganda art from the 1930s and 40s.

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Hi Pat,

 

with such a model you are going to make yourself proud!

To retain what little sanity may be left when you realize what you signed for with the paint scheme, put your bottle of single malt on the table (purely for diluting the paint and cleaning the brushes, of course).

Wishing you a lot of luck and iron nerves.

HAVE FUN!!!

 

JR

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Did some painting last night, I've seen some Capronis interiors finished in a brighter than normal green which I really liked, so decided to go with that.

My apologies if this is incorrect for those steeped in Italian Interior colours !

 

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Cheers Pat

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Well, I know you didn't ask.. but yes, is likely incorrect as the Alcione was of wooden construction and did not require any anticorrosive paint (green primers were intended for use on aluminum alloys).

Italian wooden aircraft generally had grey cockpits, while other areas could be painted in grey or aluminum.

 

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Thanks Giorgio 

Would that include the bomb bay and undercarriage wheel well ?

Also what colours should the bombs be painted in ?

It's early days so I don't mind changing the interior colour, if you can recommend a humbrol or Revell replacement 

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Cockpit may have been in the same light blue grey that you can see on pictures of the Cant 506. One of these is at the air force museum, there are several pictures online of the interiors, may be worth doing a google search.

A colour often used was a light grey similar to the later Grigio Azzurro Chiaro 1, for which Humbrol 141 was a decent match. I say was as I believe this is OOP

The floor on Italian aircraft could be in a dark grey, I wouldn't worry too much about the correct colour as it would have got pretty dirty. 

Wheel wells were very often painted in the undersurfaces colour, so here Grigio Mimetico. Humbrol 140 works quite well for this colour. 

Unfortunately I have no picture of the bomb bay, I'll dig further and let you know.

 

Bombs colour depended on the type. For HE bombs the colour was grey.. now some look quite dark and others more of a medium grey, pictures of bombs loaded on the Alcione seem to show a dark colour. The fuse was IIRC red

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On 1/18/2022 at 2:08 AM, Mike said:

Now that's a peculiar-looking bird... I like it! ^_^ I bet there isn't one in 1:48, so I'm safe from stash expansion :phew:

 Well actually.....

 

There were some done (or very similar Tri-Motor Italian aircraft) down some time back, there was even some with floats! The company was Alpha Flight, they were (??) an Italian based company of master modellers. I was trying to hunt them down for my stash, but even 10 or more years ago they were going for upwards of $200 USD (release price was that much in ~2005). I had been chasing them around then but kept getting done at the last minute on evilBay.... hadn't perfected the art of sniping yet! :D

 

EDIT.... checked my old database (ok I'm weird) Alpha Base released a series of Cant. Z.1007 and some others (forgotten the type..... database failure :wall:, can't remember), but they were 1/48th and from memory very nice models.... oh and they are resin of course, nearly forgot!! You see them pop up every Blue moon for silly money now! I still lust after them cause they're resin. They even did a 1/48th Sunderland Mk.III!!!!!  

 

Opps sorry to hijack the thread Pat!!!!  :think:

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WOW Pat - that is some job you have taken on.  Love those Italian birds generally - i have lots in my stash, but thus far have only ventured for a couple of the more sedate (Spanish Civil War) examples of the SM 79.  Your take on the camo colours will be of great educational value, I am sure.

 

If that's OK, I have some popcorn, and will be sitting here for more installments....

 

Philip

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A bit of progress

 

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Interior now grey, thanks @Giorgio N, and some sub assemblies done.

 

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The crews clothing colour comes from a book I have that has a colour photo of a flight suit.

 

Ive been struggling to make progress on this one due to co-hosting the Matchbox GB, must find time to do a time management course !

 

Cheers Pat

 

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