C.R.D.A. Cant Z. 1007bis “Alcione” (Serie IV- Bideriva)
The Dutch Fokker G-1 Reaper, heavy fighter. If we only would have had more of them back in May 1940....
Wow! Thats excellent!! How did you do the camo? The colors look phenomonal. I like the Dio and your overall presentation.
Nice! Is this handpainted?
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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!
What an awesome bird! Great job ! Really dig that hand-painted camo
Nice! Very Nice!
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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.
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Incredible paint work! That is quite impressive, and in 1/72 scale no less. Bravissimo!
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The camo is simply outstanding as is the entire build, including the figures. My highest compliments to you, Jan.
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Very nice cammo job, mate. That must have taken half of forever!
Thanks for the pics.....you sure made a sweet job of it.