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    AlexM got a reaction from Bill Cross in Tigger Models 1/32 Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero   
    Hi there,
     
    here is my first model published on this forum: the Italian Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero in 1/32. The SM.79 was one of the best Italian warplanes, and – believe it or not – one of the most successful torpedo bombers of WW II. My model shows the normal bomber version from 1940/1941.
     
    It's a vacuform kit by Tigger Models, which just offers the "hollow shell" of the main parts (what is of course mentioned on the website of Tigger Models). So I had to do the whole interior and landing gear (mostly with Evergreen cards and profiles), get some resin engines (Bristol Pegasus/Alfa Romeo 126C43 by Vector) and create my own decals.  The guns (Breda-SAFAT machine guns on the real thing) are a mixture of Browning M2 from CMK and parts of my spare box. The tail wheel came from my spare box, too.
     
    The vacuformed main wheels and the two-part engine cowlings from the kit were no usable. The engine cowlings of the finished model were partly made from covers of deodorants 
    The forward part of the cowlings were 3D-printed, as well as the main wheels. I designed those parts on PC with the easy-to-use CAD-program SketchUp, and sent the file to a 3D-printing service. The exhausts are made from a styrene sprue.
    Beside the wheels and cowlings, the kit parts were really OK, although I had to use tons of putty.  So, here we go:
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
     
     
    Cheers
    Alex
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    AlexM got a reaction from Seversky in Tigger Models 1/32 Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero   
    Hi there,
     
    here is my first model published on this forum: the Italian Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero in 1/32. The SM.79 was one of the best Italian warplanes, and – believe it or not – one of the most successful torpedo bombers of WW II. My model shows the normal bomber version from 1940/1941.
     
    It's a vacuform kit by Tigger Models, which just offers the "hollow shell" of the main parts (what is of course mentioned on the website of Tigger Models). So I had to do the whole interior and landing gear (mostly with Evergreen cards and profiles), get some resin engines (Bristol Pegasus/Alfa Romeo 126C43 by Vector) and create my own decals.  The guns (Breda-SAFAT machine guns on the real thing) are a mixture of Browning M2 from CMK and parts of my spare box. The tail wheel came from my spare box, too.
     
    The vacuformed main wheels and the two-part engine cowlings from the kit were no usable. The engine cowlings of the finished model were partly made from covers of deodorants 
    The forward part of the cowlings were 3D-printed, as well as the main wheels. I designed those parts on PC with the easy-to-use CAD-program SketchUp, and sent the file to a 3D-printing service. The exhausts are made from a styrene sprue.
    Beside the wheels and cowlings, the kit parts were really OK, although I had to use tons of putty.  So, here we go:
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
     
     
    Cheers
    Alex
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    AlexM got a reaction from Lee White in Tigger Models 1/32 Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero   
    Thank you all for your kind words
    I bought some kits from Tigger Models two years ago. After a fist attempt with a Fokker D.XXI (still unfinished), this was my second serious vacuformed model.
     
    For all, who have never done such a kit: Give it a try! But you should be veeery patient. It can become boring from time to time when you have to make everthing interiour on your own. Make sure you have enough "ligth food" (meaning hasegawa-like kits) you can build between times. And don't underestimate the costs: Even if the kit was relativley cheap, I still had to spend some money for lots of different evergreen stuff, resin engines, guns, decals and 3D-printing (and not to forget and most important: three deodorants ).
    But when you once have challenged a vakuformed kit, it opens up a whole new world. Just look what cool planes Tigger Models is offering.
     
     
     
     
    Sure, I've allready sent a mail to editor@largescaleplanes.com with a little text.
     
    Cheers
    Alex
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    AlexM got a reaction from Starfighter in Tigger Models 1/32 Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero   
    Thanks a lot! Here are some close-ups:
     

     

     

     

     

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    AlexM got a reaction from KiwiZac in Tigger Models 1/32 Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero   
    Hi there,
     
    here is my first model published on this forum: the Italian Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero in 1/32. The SM.79 was one of the best Italian warplanes, and – believe it or not – one of the most successful torpedo bombers of WW II. My model shows the normal bomber version from 1940/1941.
     
    It's a vacuform kit by Tigger Models, which just offers the "hollow shell" of the main parts (what is of course mentioned on the website of Tigger Models). So I had to do the whole interior and landing gear (mostly with Evergreen cards and profiles), get some resin engines (Bristol Pegasus/Alfa Romeo 126C43 by Vector) and create my own decals.  The guns (Breda-SAFAT machine guns on the real thing) are a mixture of Browning M2 from CMK and parts of my spare box. The tail wheel came from my spare box, too.
     
    The vacuformed main wheels and the two-part engine cowlings from the kit were no usable. The engine cowlings of the finished model were partly made from covers of deodorants 
    The forward part of the cowlings were 3D-printed, as well as the main wheels. I designed those parts on PC with the easy-to-use CAD-program SketchUp, and sent the file to a 3D-printing service. The exhausts are made from a styrene sprue.
    Beside the wheels and cowlings, the kit parts were really OK, although I had to use tons of putty.  So, here we go:
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
     
     
    Cheers
    Alex
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    AlexM got a reaction from RBrown in Tigger Models 1/32 Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero   
    Hi there,
     
    here is my first model published on this forum: the Italian Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero in 1/32. The SM.79 was one of the best Italian warplanes, and – believe it or not – one of the most successful torpedo bombers of WW II. My model shows the normal bomber version from 1940/1941.
     
    It's a vacuform kit by Tigger Models, which just offers the "hollow shell" of the main parts (what is of course mentioned on the website of Tigger Models). So I had to do the whole interior and landing gear (mostly with Evergreen cards and profiles), get some resin engines (Bristol Pegasus/Alfa Romeo 126C43 by Vector) and create my own decals.  The guns (Breda-SAFAT machine guns on the real thing) are a mixture of Browning M2 from CMK and parts of my spare box. The tail wheel came from my spare box, too.
     
    The vacuformed main wheels and the two-part engine cowlings from the kit were no usable. The engine cowlings of the finished model were partly made from covers of deodorants 
    The forward part of the cowlings were 3D-printed, as well as the main wheels. I designed those parts on PC with the easy-to-use CAD-program SketchUp, and sent the file to a 3D-printing service. The exhausts are made from a styrene sprue.
    Beside the wheels and cowlings, the kit parts were really OK, although I had to use tons of putty.  So, here we go:
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
     
     
    Cheers
    Alex
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    AlexM got a reaction from D.B. Andrus in Tigger Models 1/32 Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero   
    Thanks a lot! Here are some close-ups:
     

     

     

     

     

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    AlexM got a reaction from NukerDan in Tigger Models 1/32 Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero   
    Hi there,
     
    here is my first model published on this forum: the Italian Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero in 1/32. The SM.79 was one of the best Italian warplanes, and – believe it or not – one of the most successful torpedo bombers of WW II. My model shows the normal bomber version from 1940/1941.
     
    It's a vacuform kit by Tigger Models, which just offers the "hollow shell" of the main parts (what is of course mentioned on the website of Tigger Models). So I had to do the whole interior and landing gear (mostly with Evergreen cards and profiles), get some resin engines (Bristol Pegasus/Alfa Romeo 126C43 by Vector) and create my own decals.  The guns (Breda-SAFAT machine guns on the real thing) are a mixture of Browning M2 from CMK and parts of my spare box. The tail wheel came from my spare box, too.
     
    The vacuformed main wheels and the two-part engine cowlings from the kit were no usable. The engine cowlings of the finished model were partly made from covers of deodorants 
    The forward part of the cowlings were 3D-printed, as well as the main wheels. I designed those parts on PC with the easy-to-use CAD-program SketchUp, and sent the file to a 3D-printing service. The exhausts are made from a styrene sprue.
    Beside the wheels and cowlings, the kit parts were really OK, although I had to use tons of putty.  So, here we go:
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
     
     
    Cheers
    Alex
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    AlexM got a reaction from D.B. Andrus in Tigger Models 1/32 Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero   
    I have the Warpaint Series No. 61 about the Sparviero, which offers lots of nice profiles, but just one pic of the cockpit.
    The Ali D'Italia No. 28 about the Sparviero offers some nice pics from the original manual.
    Both books show profiles of that specific plane I made, but those are nevertheless pretty different from each other.
     
    The best source are the manuals itself which can be found here:
    http://www.avia-it.com/act/profili_daerei/libretti_velivolo/avianew_profili_aerei_libretti_miana_velivoli.asp
     
    Maybe no serious reference, but at least a very inspiring source was the PC game Il2 Sturmovik, where you can fly a SM.79 with that specific paint scheme:
     

     

     

     

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    AlexM got a reaction from Learstang in Tigger Models 1/32 Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero   
    Hi there,
     
    here is my first model published on this forum: the Italian Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero in 1/32. The SM.79 was one of the best Italian warplanes, and – believe it or not – one of the most successful torpedo bombers of WW II. My model shows the normal bomber version from 1940/1941.
     
    It's a vacuform kit by Tigger Models, which just offers the "hollow shell" of the main parts (what is of course mentioned on the website of Tigger Models). So I had to do the whole interior and landing gear (mostly with Evergreen cards and profiles), get some resin engines (Bristol Pegasus/Alfa Romeo 126C43 by Vector) and create my own decals.  The guns (Breda-SAFAT machine guns on the real thing) are a mixture of Browning M2 from CMK and parts of my spare box. The tail wheel came from my spare box, too.
     
    The vacuformed main wheels and the two-part engine cowlings from the kit were no usable. The engine cowlings of the finished model were partly made from covers of deodorants 
    The forward part of the cowlings were 3D-printed, as well as the main wheels. I designed those parts on PC with the easy-to-use CAD-program SketchUp, and sent the file to a 3D-printing service. The exhausts are made from a styrene sprue.
    Beside the wheels and cowlings, the kit parts were really OK, although I had to use tons of putty.  So, here we go:
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
     
     
    Cheers
    Alex
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    AlexM got a reaction from tomv87 in Tigger Models 1/32 Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero   
    Hi there,
     
    here is my first model published on this forum: the Italian Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero in 1/32. The SM.79 was one of the best Italian warplanes, and – believe it or not – one of the most successful torpedo bombers of WW II. My model shows the normal bomber version from 1940/1941.
     
    It's a vacuform kit by Tigger Models, which just offers the "hollow shell" of the main parts (what is of course mentioned on the website of Tigger Models). So I had to do the whole interior and landing gear (mostly with Evergreen cards and profiles), get some resin engines (Bristol Pegasus/Alfa Romeo 126C43 by Vector) and create my own decals.  The guns (Breda-SAFAT machine guns on the real thing) are a mixture of Browning M2 from CMK and parts of my spare box. The tail wheel came from my spare box, too.
     
    The vacuformed main wheels and the two-part engine cowlings from the kit were no usable. The engine cowlings of the finished model were partly made from covers of deodorants 
    The forward part of the cowlings were 3D-printed, as well as the main wheels. I designed those parts on PC with the easy-to-use CAD-program SketchUp, and sent the file to a 3D-printing service. The exhausts are made from a styrene sprue.
    Beside the wheels and cowlings, the kit parts were really OK, although I had to use tons of putty.  So, here we go:
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
     
     
    Cheers
    Alex
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    AlexM got a reaction from Bruce_Crosby in Tigger Models 1/32 Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero   
    Hi there,
     
    here is my first model published on this forum: the Italian Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero in 1/32. The SM.79 was one of the best Italian warplanes, and – believe it or not – one of the most successful torpedo bombers of WW II. My model shows the normal bomber version from 1940/1941.
     
    It's a vacuform kit by Tigger Models, which just offers the "hollow shell" of the main parts (what is of course mentioned on the website of Tigger Models). So I had to do the whole interior and landing gear (mostly with Evergreen cards and profiles), get some resin engines (Bristol Pegasus/Alfa Romeo 126C43 by Vector) and create my own decals.  The guns (Breda-SAFAT machine guns on the real thing) are a mixture of Browning M2 from CMK and parts of my spare box. The tail wheel came from my spare box, too.
     
    The vacuformed main wheels and the two-part engine cowlings from the kit were no usable. The engine cowlings of the finished model were partly made from covers of deodorants 
    The forward part of the cowlings were 3D-printed, as well as the main wheels. I designed those parts on PC with the easy-to-use CAD-program SketchUp, and sent the file to a 3D-printing service. The exhausts are made from a styrene sprue.
    Beside the wheels and cowlings, the kit parts were really OK, although I had to use tons of putty.  So, here we go:
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
     
     
    Cheers
    Alex
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    AlexM got a reaction from 109 in Tigger Models 1/32 Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero   
    Hi there,
     
    here is my first model published on this forum: the Italian Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero in 1/32. The SM.79 was one of the best Italian warplanes, and – believe it or not – one of the most successful torpedo bombers of WW II. My model shows the normal bomber version from 1940/1941.
     
    It's a vacuform kit by Tigger Models, which just offers the "hollow shell" of the main parts (what is of course mentioned on the website of Tigger Models). So I had to do the whole interior and landing gear (mostly with Evergreen cards and profiles), get some resin engines (Bristol Pegasus/Alfa Romeo 126C43 by Vector) and create my own decals.  The guns (Breda-SAFAT machine guns on the real thing) are a mixture of Browning M2 from CMK and parts of my spare box. The tail wheel came from my spare box, too.
     
    The vacuformed main wheels and the two-part engine cowlings from the kit were no usable. The engine cowlings of the finished model were partly made from covers of deodorants 
    The forward part of the cowlings were 3D-printed, as well as the main wheels. I designed those parts on PC with the easy-to-use CAD-program SketchUp, and sent the file to a 3D-printing service. The exhausts are made from a styrene sprue.
    Beside the wheels and cowlings, the kit parts were really OK, although I had to use tons of putty.  So, here we go:
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
     
     
    Cheers
    Alex
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    AlexM got a reaction from HL-10 in Tigger Models 1/32 Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero   
    Hi there,
     
    here is my first model published on this forum: the Italian Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero in 1/32. The SM.79 was one of the best Italian warplanes, and – believe it or not – one of the most successful torpedo bombers of WW II. My model shows the normal bomber version from 1940/1941.
     
    It's a vacuform kit by Tigger Models, which just offers the "hollow shell" of the main parts (what is of course mentioned on the website of Tigger Models). So I had to do the whole interior and landing gear (mostly with Evergreen cards and profiles), get some resin engines (Bristol Pegasus/Alfa Romeo 126C43 by Vector) and create my own decals.  The guns (Breda-SAFAT machine guns on the real thing) are a mixture of Browning M2 from CMK and parts of my spare box. The tail wheel came from my spare box, too.
     
    The vacuformed main wheels and the two-part engine cowlings from the kit were no usable. The engine cowlings of the finished model were partly made from covers of deodorants 
    The forward part of the cowlings were 3D-printed, as well as the main wheels. I designed those parts on PC with the easy-to-use CAD-program SketchUp, and sent the file to a 3D-printing service. The exhausts are made from a styrene sprue.
    Beside the wheels and cowlings, the kit parts were really OK, although I had to use tons of putty.  So, here we go:
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     
     
     
    Cheers
    Alex
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    AlexM got a reaction from Artful69 in HpH 1/32 Fw 189   
    There are definitely some interesting camouflage patterns.
    Look at the night fighter with an upward-firing gun (schräge Musik):
     
    http://www.luftarchiv.de/index.htm?/flugzeuge/focke-wulf/fw189.htm
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    AlexM got a reaction from D Bellis in Fly Models from Czech Republic - 1/32 Wessex   
    According to aviationmegastore, the Arado is expected in December 2014. And the (provisional) price is very promising
     
    http://www.aviationmegastore.com/arado-ar234b-expected-december-2014-32003-fly-models-fly32003-scale-modelling/product/?shopid=LM539e022d108c36409597fc6de9&action=prodinfo&parent_id=0&art=119131
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    AlexM got a reaction from kalashnikov-47 in New Revell Spitfire Mk II build   
    There is obviously a conspiracy going on between Revell and the AMB (Aftermarket-Brotherhood) that forces us to spend our money for conversion sets 
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    AlexM got a reaction from Vitali in 1/32 WWII Soviet aircraft interest? ...   
    A Petljakow Pe-2, Tupolev Tu-2 or even an Iljuschin Il-4 would be amazing. The Pe-2 would be my favorite because it simply looks great.

    A more realizable subject might be the heavy fighter Pe-3 (with a less complex interiour compared to a bomber), which would also look great sitting next to a similar Bf-110.
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