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Supermodel 1/72 Cant Z. 1007 bis Alcione (Series IV - Bideriva)

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Supermodel 1/72 Cant Z. 1007 bis Alcione (Series IV - Bideriva)
Posted by cupofwondering on Saturday, September 28, 2013 4:35 PM

C.R.D.A. Cant Z. 1007bis “Alcione” (Serie IV- Bideriva)


Medium bomber, reconaissance & transport aircraft
212e Squadriglia, 51e Gruppo, 16e Stormo, August 1942, Alghero, Sardinia





























References:
- Dunning, Chris: Regia Aeronautica, The Italian Air Force 1923-1945 – An operational history, Hersham 2009
- Garello, G: C.R.D.A. Cant Z.1007, La Bancarella Aeronaitica, Torino 2002
- http://www.italie1935-45.com/regia-aeronautica/appareils/item/225-cant-z1007-alcione
- http://aeroscale.kitmaker.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=features&file=view&artid=2974

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Posted by Nathan T on Saturday, September 28, 2013 5:22 PM

Wow! Thats excellent!! How did you do the camo?  The colors look phenomonal. I like the Dio and your overall presentation.

 

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Posted by AdeB on Sunday, September 29, 2013 4:11 AM
Unreal work!
Please reveal the camo technique.
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Posted by allan on Sunday, September 29, 2013 4:51 AM

Nice!  Is this handpainted?

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Posted by Jester75 on Sunday, September 29, 2013 10:56 AM

Wha???? I dont usually do smiley's but.....

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Eric

 

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Posted by cupofwondering on Sunday, September 29, 2013 1:49 PM

Thanks for the kind words, guys. And yes it's all handpainted which took me 2 weeks. I first painted the beast in desert yellow: 2 thin layers. I then started to work with live green paintin thin wrinkeling short green lines with a fine brush. After that I dotted the lines to make them in a irregular  pattern. This took ages and I had to stop each time  after an hour because I strated to see blotches and dots everywhere ;-) Then I sparsely added the brown paint. After that I applied a thin layer of gloss varnish, applied the decals (which come from 3 different kits because I wanted to build an Alcione of this specific squadron) and finally secured it al by a layer of matt varnish. The whole job took a lot of patience, but hey: I did it!

Cheers,

Jan

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Posted by rocker286 on Sunday, September 29, 2013 2:39 PM

What an awesome bird! Great job ! Really dig that hand-painted camo

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Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, September 29, 2013 2:41 PM

Nice!  Very Nice!

John

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Posted by MECHTECH on Monday, September 30, 2013 5:39 PM

Jan, I take it that this a 1/72 scale kit of the Alcione. I have the same kit and have been waiting for the courage to try the paint scheme that you used. I think that you have truly brought out this kits  just rewards. Just beautiful.

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Posted by splitter24 on Tuesday, October 01, 2013 5:14 AM

Wow. The work that you've done on that camo scheme is fantastic. It's the number one reason that I haven't touched any of the Italian aircraft in my stash. I definitely don't have the skills yet for those camo schemes. Well done!

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Posted by Geezer on Tuesday, October 01, 2013 6:42 AM

What they said! Camo is simply amazing. As much as my hands cramp now, they would be little knots after t his. Bravo.

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Posted by JOE RIX on Tuesday, October 01, 2013 7:28 AM

Absolutely gorgeous. I am simply in awe of your patience and skill. And I am referring to the overall build as I am familiar with that kit. I built that kit over 30 yrs ago when I was in HS and when I got back into the hobby that was the one of the first kits I got as a throwback to my early modeling days. It is an old kit that is short on detail but, you have done a magnificent job. Did you do any extra work on the cockpit or other interior areas? Certainly  intrigued by what else you did to this kit as I do want to build it again.

 Joe

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Posted by Texgunner on Tuesday, October 01, 2013 12:14 PM

Incredible paint work!   That is quite impressive, and in 1/72 scale no less.  Bravissimo!

Gary


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Posted by subfixer on Tuesday, October 01, 2013 12:23 PM

The camo is simply outstanding as is the entire build, including the figures. My highest compliments to you, Jan.

Lee

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Posted by leemitcheltree on Tuesday, October 01, 2013 7:49 PM

Very nice cammo job, mate.  That must have taken half of forever!

Thanks for the pics.....you sure made a sweet job of it.

Cheers, LeeTree Remember, Safety Fast!!!
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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, October 02, 2013 7:44 AM

Maybe it's been said a dozen times so far but I have to add that yes that camo is amazing- despite all the work the result is worth it!

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Posted by cupofwondering on Monday, October 21, 2013 8:15 AM

Thank you guys. I have a Marsupiale in the stash, but I will go for a Hellcat first. That one has no blotches and specks ;-)

Cheers,

Jan

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Posted by Buckeye on Monday, October 21, 2013 11:23 AM

Excellent job! Toast

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Posted by fox on Monday, October 21, 2013 5:20 PM

Bow Down Bow Down Bow Down Bow Down Bow Down Could only think of one word. O U T S T A N D I N G!

Jim Captain

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Posted by Tanker 21 on Sunday, December 14, 2014 10:15 AM

absolutely stunning......you are to be congratulated on your skill and patience......

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Posted by dogsbody on Monday, December 15, 2014 6:21 PM

Beauty!

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