Trumpeter 1/48 scale, Savoia Marchetti torpedo bomber. Looking at the mold, it was made in 2002, quite an 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.
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 a 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 approximate. 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 rotating 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 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 completion. 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 strongly, it’s my impression. Completely hardened putty is smoothly filed and feels good.
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 a 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.
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 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. For most of the characters of the Japanese role, Japanese accents are unnatural, but they can not be helped.
Finally, all painting of the camouflage was 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 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. I calculated 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.
It is equipped with three Alfa Romeo engines, quite characteristic aircraft. It was not possible to develop a large engine and supplement with the number of engines. A total of about 1,200 aircraft was produced between 1936 and 1943.
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.
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.
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 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.
I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build it little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in the elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
Born in February 1970, I live in Tokyo. From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see here occasionally.