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

Want to post a reply to this topic?
Login or register for an acount to join our online community today!

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

  • 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

    The Dutch Fokker G-1 Reaper, heavy fighter. If we only would have had more of them back in May 1940....

    Replies to this thread are ordered from "oldest to newest".   To reverse this order, click here.
    To learn about more about sorting options, visit our FAQ page.
  • Wow! Thats excellent!! How did you do the camo?  The colors look phenomonal. I like the Dio and your overall presentation.

     

  • Unreal work!
    Please reveal the camo technique.
  • Nice!  Is this handpainted?

    No bucks, no Buck Rogers

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

     Jaw Dropping emoticon (Shocked emoticons)

    Eric

     

  • 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

    The Dutch Fokker G-1 Reaper, heavy fighter. If we only would have had more of them back in May 1940....

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

  • Nice!  Very Nice!

    John

    To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  • 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.

  • 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!

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

  • 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

    http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5304/5648056204_9a52bddd15.jpg

    "Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

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

    Gary


    "All you mugs need to get busy building, and post pics!"

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

    Lee

    I'm from the government and I'm here to help.

  • 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!!!