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#4535863 - 09/04/20 12:23 PM Re: Ansaldo 'Baby' [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
Upper wing top surface finished off.
Gloss coated then 'Aviattic' linen effect decals applied, using paper templates to create the shapes.
'Flory Models' Dark Dirt and Grime clay washes applied.
Smoke oil paint applied behind the location holes for the lifting points and aileron control wire guides.
Roundel wing ribs slightly polished to highlight them,

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#4535866 - 09/04/20 12:43 PM Re: Ansaldo 'Baby' [Re: Sandbagger]  
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#4535991 - 09/05/20 09:36 AM Re: Ansaldo 'Baby' [Re: RAF_Louvert]  
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#4535995 - 09/05/20 10:47 AM Re: Ansaldo 'Baby' [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
Working on the undersides of the wings.
As the undersides would show the wing ribs ans spars as darker shadows, due to daylight from above the wings, the pre-shading is darker.
The wings were primed with white, as before and then pre-shading was airbrushed between masking for the spars and free hand for the wing ribs (thinned 'Tamiya' Flat Earth (XF52).
Then over sprayed lightly with thinned ‘Tamiya’ Wood Deck Tan (XF78) mixed with Buff (XF57) to 2:1 ration.
Outer right wing outer sections were airbrushed with ‘Tamiya’ Green (X5} mixed with approximately 15% of ‘Tamiya’ Grey Green (XF76).
The left wing outer sections 'Tamiya' Red (XF7).

Next is to gloss coat, apply the 'Aviattic' linen effect decals and weather,

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#4536388 - 09/09/20 11:26 AM Re: Ansaldo 'Baby' [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
While I'm waiting for decals I thought I'd work on the pilot.
As this model is a float plane I thought I'd use the ‘Kellerkind’ Gotha bomber pilot (54095), as he is inflating his life jacket.
Painted with 'AK Interactive' and 'Tamiya' acrylics.
Dirt weathering is thinned 'AK Interactive' Kerosene (AK3029).

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#4536428 - 09/09/20 04:04 PM Re: Ansaldo 'Baby' [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Brill! I do have to admit though Mike, when I first looked at that figure I thought he was sucking his thumb. biggrin

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#4536431 - 09/09/20 04:25 PM Re: Ansaldo 'Baby' [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Good one Lou, and judging by the color of his thumb, he was trying to thaw it out!


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#4536638 - 09/11/20 03:11 PM Re: Ansaldo 'Baby' [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Heh he - trust you Lou
Heh he - trust you Lou winkngrin

Hi all,
As I'm still waiting for decals to arrive I've worked on the trestles and beaching trolley.
The side guard rails of the beaching trolley were broken, so I used tubing to repair and reinforce the rails,

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#4536640 - 09/11/20 03:32 PM Re: Ansaldo 'Baby' [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
The main and tail floats had wood panels nailed to the internal structure.
Inside each float were canvass ’bulk heads to separate the float compartments.
Each of the three compartments in the main floats were accessed through a circular cover on the top surface of the floats.
At the front and rear edges of the main floats were reinforced with Spruce end caps.
Across each main float were recesses to locate the float cross beams and these recesses were covered with panels.

These details are not reproduced on the kit supplied floats.

The floats panel and nailing lines were created with a scriber and a 'Rosie the Riveter'.
Base coated with 'Tamiya Dark Yellow (XF60) then overcoated with 'DecoArt' Burnt Umber.
The edge beading was created by lightly sanding through the Burnt Umber to reveal the base colour.
Sealed with 'Alclad' Light Sheen (ALC311) mixed with 'Tamiya' Clear Yellow (X24).
Photo-etch access panels and strut plates black based then oversprayed woth 'Alclad' Steel.
Weathered using 'Flory Models' Dark Dirt wash then final seal with ALC311.

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#4537125 - 09/15/20 02:16 PM Re: Ansaldo 'Baby' [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
The linen effect decals I was waiting for arrived so I've now finished applying them to the fuselage, wings, tail plane and control surfaces.
The Ansaldo built 'Baby's' were primarily used for training and probably flown multiple times daily.
It's probable they were not kept as clean as maybe the operational aircraft were.
Therefore I've intentionally applied heavier weathering than I normally would,
Ansaldo built aircraft tended not to have the white vertical rudder stripe painted, but instead left it as clear doped linen.
Also, it was common for the upper surfaces of the lower wings to be doped with a drab olive colour, as the glare from a clear doped linen surface could affect the pilot's vision.

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Hi Mike;

That linen effect decal is impressive. It looks so real.

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#4537171 - 09/15/20 06:53 PM Re: Ansaldo 'Baby' [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
The lower wing, the wing ailerons, tail plane assembly and rudder fitted.
Now it's onto pre-rigging, the struts and then start assembly.

Mike

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#4537181 - 09/15/20 08:12 PM Re: Ansaldo 'Baby' [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Your work is always so impressive...I used to do military miniatures when I was a kid; learned about techniques like drybrushing, etc...studied Sheperd Paine's work and built a few dioramas myself. I'm no expert, but I know enough about it to understand your work is top-notch.

I've always admired the detail you put into your models.

Thanks for sharing with us smile

#4537471 - 09/17/20 06:41 PM Re: Ansaldo 'Baby' [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Thanks - I try.
Yes Shep Paine was a great modeller.

Hi all,
I'm now working on the tail unit, starting with the rear float.
First is to pre-rig the eight bracing wires between the four support struts.
The mono-filament used is 0.08 mm diameter with 0.4 Nickel-Silver tube and 1:48th scale turnbuckles from 'GasPatch'.
Next step is to fit the float and struts then complete the rigging from the fuselage to the float,

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#4537587 - 09/18/20 06:25 PM Re: Ansaldo 'Baby' [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
The bracing for the tail float is now done, apart from painting the tubing.
I'm now working on the tail float rudder and aircraft rudder/brace bar (which is not included in the kit).
There are several problems with the tail float rudder, which required modification using micro-tube, drilling of location hole and reprofiling the rear face of the tail float.
Also the creation of the aircraft rudder/brace bar, which also required a hole drilling,

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#4537729 - 09/19/20 07:13 PM Re: Ansaldo 'Baby' [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
The tail unit is complete now.
Rigging is 0.08 mm mono-filament for the control lines and float bracing wires - Fin bracing is 0.12 mm.
Tubing is Nickel-Silver 0.4 mm diameter.
I replaced the float rudder operating bar with tubing and had to create the rudder/fin bracing bar (not included in the kit).
The tail plane support struts in the kit is just brass rod, so I made aerofoil struts from tube with internal support rod.

Mike

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#4538170 - 09/23/20 08:58 PM Re: Ansaldo 'Baby' [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
I've completed pre-rigging the fuselage and wings, apart from the main floats and ailerons.
The rigging is 0.12 mm diameter mono-filament with 'Gaspatch' 1:48th scale turnbuckles and anchor points.
The next step is the fitting of the upper wing before final rigging,

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#4538212 - 09/24/20 08:47 AM Re: Ansaldo 'Baby' [Re: Sandbagger]  
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Hi all,
Just as a heads up.
Last night I posted photos for this build in the same way I have for years, linked from my hosting provider to the forum.
Later last night I went to the forum and found that every build photo, of any of my builds, had disappeared.
Not only from this forum but also from others I post in.
I could see everyone else's photo, just not mine.
A couple of various forum members have experienced this problem over the past couple of weeks.

When I checked on my android mobile and Apple IPad devices, I found my Ipad showed the photos, but my mobile did not.
I then tried Microsoft Edge as the browser on my PC and the photos showed.
Judging by comments made by forum members after I'd posted the photos', they obviously could see them, even though I could not.

The only common factor stopping my photos from showing was Google Chrome, my default browser on my PC and mobile.
I've checked all of the known problem settings, but still no joy.
Therefore I've switched browsers to Edge and everything is OK now.

Just thought I'd mention this in case others run into the same problem,

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#4538220 - 09/24/20 11:07 AM Re: Ansaldo 'Baby' [Re: Sandbagger]  
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It's odd though Mike that it's only your images that are affected. I can see everyone else's linked pics but none of yours. I can however open the linked images in a new window and see them there. Very strange. And I am using the Chrome browser.

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For whatever it's worth, I opened this thread in Chrome - normally I use Firefox, at least lately - and the pics showed up fine for me.

Also, just to try other things, I did both logged in and not, and went back to look at a previous build thread. All seemed to work fine for me.

HTH

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