SEARCH FINESCALE.COM

Enter keywords or a search phrase below:

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

7614 views
20 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    July, 2012
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

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

  • Member since
    March, 2010
  • From: MN
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.

 

  • Member since
    September, 2013
Posted by AdeB on Sunday, September 29, 2013 4:11 AM
Unreal work!
Please reveal the camo technique.
  • Member since
    June, 2003
  • From: Cavite, Philippines
Posted by allan on Sunday, September 29, 2013 4:51 AM

Nice!  Is this handpainted?

No bucks, no Buck Rogers

  • Member since
    December, 2006
  • From: N. Georgia
Posted by Jester75 on Sunday, September 29, 2013 10:56 AM

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

 Jaw Dropping emoticon (Shocked emoticons)

Eric

 

  • Member since
    July, 2012
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

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

  • Member since
    June, 2010
Posted by rocker286 on Sunday, September 29, 2013 2:39 PM

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

wwi gb badge
  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, September 29, 2013 2:41 PM

Nice!  Very Nice!

John

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

  • Member since
    January, 2006
  • From: Grand Bay, New Brunswick ,Canada
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.

  • Member since
    June, 2012
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!

  • Member since
    October, 2012
  • From: Mt. Washington, KY
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.

  • Member since
    August, 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
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

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

  • Member since
    February, 2003
  • From: Cameron, Texas
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


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

  • Member since
    March, 2004
  • From: Hampton Roads, Virginia
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

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

  • Member since
    January, 2003
  • From: Washington State
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!!!
  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
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!

Just because no one understands you- it doesn't make you an artist!

  • Member since
    July, 2012
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

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

  • Member since
    February, 2007
  • From: Brunswick, Ohio
Posted by Buckeye on Monday, October 21, 2013 11:23 AM

Excellent job! Toast

fox
  • Member since
    January, 2007
  • From: Coatesville, Pa.
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

Photobucket Main WIP: Rebuild of Monogram 1/8 "Big Deuce" with 1/8 Pocher V-12 in rear - 10%

   On the Bench:   Revell 1/48 Ju 52/3m - 50%;  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 20% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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

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

  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Canada
Posted by dogsbody on Monday, December 15, 2014 6:21 PM

Beauty!

"What young man could possibly be bored
with a uniform to wear,
a fast aeroplane to fly,
and something to shoot at?"

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

SEARCH FORUMS

SUBSCRIBER-ONLY CONTENT
FREE NEWSLETTER