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Fiat G.91 R3 - Dayglo Models

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Doing `Dremeling´ I recognized that the openings for the optional weapons panels are quite thin:

 

http://20180514_070250.jpg

 

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I was thinking of opening on one side and do the inside from scratch. 

But in the end I decided not to, because the lines of the Gina would have been ´destroyed´ and the solid casting of the intake makes it much more difficult.

Maybe an very attractive option for another model....?

 

 

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The opened hatches had to be scratchbuilt using sheet, copper wire and lead foil.

Here it goes:

 

http://20180316_165147.jpg

 

http://20180316_171552.jpg

 

http://20180320_121044.jpg

 

http://20180320_121314.jpg

 

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and the original one

 

http://li_Hydrauliktank_und_%C3%96l.jpg

 

 

As you can see there are two lockings, painted red (inside only). These have to be added to the parts.

What the photos of the replicas don´t Show - there was some bending to align them to the fuselage.

 

Next task is scratching the engine....

 

 

 

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Really enjoying seeing all the detailed scratch-building going on - great use of lead foil over the wire base for those inspection panels, an interesting technique.

 

Torben  :popcorn:

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Well done Isar! Very interesting wip!

I've collected some "walkaround style" photos (one album from mine and the other one from a portuguese blog) about the G91, so if could help you can see those into my facebook profile https://www.facebook.com/tiberio.riva

 

Cheers

Tiberio

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Very innovative building, I am learning some new techniques.

 

Cheers,

Marcel

 

 

Well done Isar! Very interesting wip!

I've collected some "walkaround style" photos (one album from mine and the other one from a portuguese blog) about the G91, so if could help you can see those into my facebook profile https://www.facebook.com/tiberio.riva

 

Cheers

Tiberio

 

 

Great reference pics Tiberio!!

 

Thanks for sharing!

 

@Reimund...I think I have to come over and pick up my Gina. Before you start a second one ;-)

 

Marcel,

 

thank you very much for you comment!

That is the great challenge doing modelling: Never stop searching for solutions trying to build the ´best´ model I can!

Give it a try - it doesn´t work it should be? Ok, next try!

Doing and learning - I love this hobby!

 

 

Tiberio,

 

YOU make my day! Thank you very much for sharing these pics! 

There are of course some ??? in specific areas, such as: what´s behind the ejection seat!

Thanks for helping me out!

 

 

Alex,

 

do you still think, your Gina is UNSTARTED???

 

 

Cheers

 

 

Reimund 

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Next stop: the engine!

 

As usual some pics of the real one...

 

http://IMG-20180317-WA0000.jpg

 

http://IMG-20180317-WA0003.jpg

 

http://IMG-20180317-WA0004.jpg

 

But how much would you see looking through the hatches?

 

right side

http://Kartuschenzugang.jpg

 

http://Kartuschenbeh%C3%A4lter.jpg

 

left side:

http://li_Hydrauliktank_und_%C3%96l.jpg

 

http://li_Hydrauliktank_und_%C3%96l_2.jpg

 

 

 

 

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As I had no idea of the size of the engine, I did it and checked it over and over.

So, as long as it looks OK to my eyes, I´m happy with it:

 

First, I was looking for a tube acting as a base. As I couldn´t find any porper size one, I used a tube and glued some sheet around it.

Sounds easy but bending a 1mm sheet is not that easy. Once the CA has set, the tube has a rippled surface.

Lot of sanding next.

Did a lot of research in my spare parts boxes but couldn´t find any parts that would be helpful. So, all parts hat to be done scratch using sheet, strips, tubes, lead foil, copper wire and electrical wire:

 

http://20180515_075054.jpg

 

The result after three hours of work. 118 parts glued togehter so far. But there is something wrong...

 

http://20180515_075042.jpg

 

THIS is far to close!!! What to do now? Can I live with this mistake? No.

 

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Adding a spacer ring from a part found in the spare parts box. (this I had to cut as it was too wide)

 

http://20180515_080906.jpg

 

Yes, this looks much better now!

 

http://20180515_081548.jpg

 

 

 

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Next step was doing the hydraulic tank. Base was the curved part of the front fender of a Königstiger.

Using sheet, putty, and later a lot of sanding it looks a little like the real one.

To do the reinforcing ribs I glued some thin sheet/strips onto and sanded them again.

 

http://20180515_075137.jpg

 

Next step was to cover with some lead foil. A friend of mine works at a dentist. The X-Ray films they are using are protected by a very thin lead foil - perfect for this task. 

 

http://20180515_094322.jpg

 

Slightly pressed onto the styrene part and the ribs are done easily.

A little bit of detailing later

 

http://20180515_135512.jpg

 

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Referring to the original, hardly there will be seen anything later.

 

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Next - the starter cartridges containers:

 

http://20180515_135606.jpg

 

http://20180515_135630.jpg

 

When painting is done, there are some wires to be fitted.

 

Taking a close look into the fuselage through the hatches, one can see some framework inside.

 

http://li_Hydrauliktank_und_%C3%96l_2.jpg

 

Ok, this was photo was taken using some flashlight, but framing is inside.

Did this on the insides just to know that there is some structure inside.

 

http://20180515_135700.jpg

 

By constructing the engine I was thinking of placing a light inside the fuselage so that a little bit more is to see once the model is finished.

But - where to hide a battery, even a small one?

What do you think about this? Any ideas where to place a power supply? I don´t want to place the model on a diorama or so, so the options are limited.

Auxiliary tanks and rocket pods are no choice either. Gear wells? Maybe...

 

And at last: The framing on the fuselage openings:

 

http://20180515_135649.jpg

 

 

Thanks for looking

 

Reimund

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