Trumpeter 1/48 scale, Savoia Marchetti torpedo bomber. Looking at the mold, it was made in 2002, quite old kit, though I felt I bought it not so long ago. Search on the Internet to find the small things but, not too much hit in the Japanese language. Maybe there are not many people built in Japan.
There are a lot of parts. It looks like a soft feeling of plastic similar to the KV series tanks I frequently built before.
I focus on the parts which need to erase the joints first at the beginning.
It seems to be difficult to install the engine cowl and attach it to the main wing of the engine module. I feel that I need a tight adjustment. The inside of the cowl is painted in black. It is complicated mechanism engine nacelle since landing gear is also built into this module.
I painted the inside of the aircraft green. I think the color inside the aircraft of the Royal Air Force is an approximate color. This time I used Creos 312, Green FS 34227. The inside of the engine cowl and the engine were painted at the same time.
The decal of the cockpit instrument panel is not included. I painted enamel black after painting with water paint white, rubbed with enamel thinner lightly only on the meter part, retouched with a thin brush. In the closed canopy position, I wonder no need to concern as usual. Clear canopy parts are pretty big, but probably most of them will be painted in fuselage color.
The propeller is fixed and it does not rotate if built as the instruction manual. I would like to finish to rotate by attaching a long shaft with a 2 mm brass bar. Although I don’t know whether it is smooth as it blows and spins.
I assembled a cockpit. Why is this behind so open space? I wonder it’s maintenance space of a torpedo?
I am not sure about the form of the seatbelt, so I diverted from the German seatbelt. It is much better than nothing. The aqueous hobby color red brown is not easy to use because gloss easily appears. I’m not so strong Vallejo lover, but I think I will just throw this Creos aqueous red-brown away.
Although I am not good at building work, I like the work of gluing the fuselage and wing. It’s the first step to becoming an airplane-like form and it’s interesting with dynamic work. I poured the adhesive and solidified it in a tight. Align the adhesive side with the upper side, There is a pretty large gap on the lower side, filling in with the plastic seat.
The end of the main wing was poorly shaped because the plastic did not reach completely. Since there were several parts like this, I fixed it with light curing putty. Tamiya ‘s putty will solidify even by ultraviolet light, but strongly irradiate with LED Mag-Lite or direct sunlight will solidify more strong, it’s my impression. Completely hardened putty is smoothly filed and feels good.
There are a number of masking glass windows. Since it was originally a passenger aircraft, there are windows on the left and right and the bottom, masking the clear parts.
Painted from the white part and the gray landing gear at the beginning.
Since the number of the Trumpeter color designation is different from Creos, we have to decide our own. When searching on the internet, it seems that Humbrol #94, brown-yellow is the best recommendation. At the beginning of the example of this blog, I also used Humbrol, but it is difficult to open and close the lid, and since it has a solidifying color even if it closes tightly, I gradually returned to Creos user because of those difficulties. If it is mixed color, #44 tan and #313 Yellow FS333531 are mixed fifty-fifty, which is a nice feeling. Compared with box paintings, etc., it is probably like this. Green was Creos #302 green FS34092, Brown was Creos #41 red-brown, and the aircraft bottom was Creos #308 gray FS36375. Red-brown is a must-have item as I’m a tank modeler, gray was the same color that used to paint the MiG-29 last time.
Blowing this camouflage pattern with an airbrush is a pretty challenging attempt for me. It is a very good camouflage pattern for practicing airbrush control.
The aircraft is too big and airbrush camouflage paint becomes painful and gets bored. I am painting a different color to change my mood.
The other day, I saw “Blade Runner 2049” with my wife. I like Phillip K. Dick’s novels and Ridley Scott’s movies, so this movie was quite interesting. There is no particular story, it looks like a post-apocalypse image video. When thinking about the casting now, it seems there were more of androids than humans… Speaking of Phillip K. Dick, I am also watching the drama “The Man in the High Castle”, and this is also a view of the quite interesting world. The Amazon seems to have abundant production funds, the set seems to pay money to the detailed points and the picture is also interesting. Most of the characters of the Japanese role, Japanese accents are unnatural, but it can not be helped.
Finally, all painting of the camouflage finished. It seems better to blow beige a little more beautiful. It seems that the color was changed from the original cream yellow while red-brown and green spraying. The contrast more clearly between Cream Yellow, Green and Red Brown is clear, it looks like an Italian military aircraft. Although it is perfectly my own image.
I thought that it would be completed soon, but when I installed the engine, a big gap was there between the middle engine and the fuselage. It was my calculation that the gap was hidden with the engine cowl, but this is also exposed. I fix it with putty and recover it by the repaint of camouflage. I attached the poly cap to the shaft at the end of the propeller rotation, finally, the engine was installed but the adjustment was insufficient.
Savoia Marchetti SM79 originally diverted eight-seat passenger aircraft to the bombing mission. This kit has windows on both sides and there is a remnant of a passenger plane.
It is equipped with three Alfa Romeo engines, quite characteristic aircraft. It was not possible to develop a large engine and supplemented with the number of engines. A total of about 1,200 aircraft was produced between 1936 and 1943.
In the assembly manual, only one type of paint example, if you search the net there are quite a lot of painting patterns. There are plenty of good-looking camouflage patterns.
The whole was coated with somewhat lustrous than a semi-glossy clear coating. The condition of the torpedo and the white belt, which was gross are unified and decal protection is also done so it is just a good feeling.
The marking is S.M.79-II Sparviero, 283 Squadriglia, 130 Gruppo Autonoma, A.S. Mediterranean 1942.
During the Spanish civil war, Savoia Marchetti 79 supported the Franco army as a bomber, and they did lightning strike missions in the Second World War. Italy is surrounded by the sea and there was a lot of demand for the lightning strike mission. I could install two torpedoes, but it was a considerable weight in the real aircraft, flight performance dropped considerably when two were loaded.
I do not know well what kind of painting is right answer at the front part of the engine cowl. I drew silver, red-brown and burned iron bands.
Since there is no instruction of the small parts in the Trumpeter manual, I interpreted it myself and painted missing details. Silver of landing gear shaft and so on.
When it is completed, there is no place to display a large size model in a narrow room. I’ll keep it tightly closed in a box so as not to attach dust. I decorate it by buying a clear case, small planes are likely to be decorated in the gap. By the way, the Smithsonian Museum Udvar-Hazy Center that I visited previously was also decorated with such a layout.
I stretched the antenna with thin metal wire. Minimal weathering effect and clean finish. It was good that I could make the propeller move (manual). I would like to make propellers of reciprocating engine airplanes not fixed as much as possible.
Yesterday, I purchased a portable game machine New Nintendo 2DS LL. Recently I’ve been very interested in adventure games and I absolutely wanted to try software “Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney”, which is evaluated as a masterpiece. I’ve only played games on PlayStation and PC and steam, but it looks like there are many interesting games of Nintendo.