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Re: The RAF's sole Savoia Marchetti S77 - Egypt, 1942
« Reply #135 on: January 17, 2021, 02:36:43 pm »
I anticipate that there will be a considerable rush of people keen to nominate this for a Whiffy award  when it is finished .    I'm looking forward to the backstory as much as the model!
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Re: The RAF's sole Savoia Marchetti S77 - Egypt, 1942
« Reply #136 on: January 17, 2021, 03:52:22 pm »
You wait till you see the colour scheme I have planned for it.  ;D

With the emphasis on 'colour'......  ;)
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Re: The RAF's sole Savoia Marchetti S77 - Egypt, 1942
« Reply #137 on: January 17, 2021, 04:06:54 pm »
Mountbatten pink ?

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Re: The RAF's sole Savoia Marchetti S77 - Egypt, 1942
« Reply #138 on: January 18, 2021, 12:49:55 am »
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: The RAF's sole Savoia Marchetti S77 - Egypt, 1942
« Reply #139 on: January 20, 2021, 04:57:17 am »

Mountbatten pink ?


Not exactly.  ;D

In fact, not at all.

As the SM-77 was shot up quite badly before its surrender to the attacking Gladiators, it needed a fair amount of patching up having been flown back to RAF Heliopolis on the Nile. Of course the RAF didn't have any paint to match the RA colours, so used the closest they had, thus the Mid Stone patches on the Nocciola  Chiaro 4" upper wing colour. As the entire wing centre section was rebuilt to take the four Merlins, it will all be re-done in Mid Stone and the underside in Azure Blue, and will eventually have some Dark Earth camo patches as well.

That's all before the Italian 'camo' is added, not to mention the RAF roundels overlaid on the RA fasces markings.  ;) ;) ;)



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Re: The RAF's sole Savoia Marchetti S77 - Egypt, 1942
« Reply #140 on: January 20, 2021, 11:26:35 am »
it'll be even better with all four engines of course.
At the moment it's a 'Tophe-like' with only a couple on one side.  ;D
At the moment, it is wonderfully asymmetric, thanks! :thumbsup: ;D
(2 engines are enough, according to me, no need of 4) ;)
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Re: The RAF's sole Savoia Marchetti S77 - Egypt, 1942
« Reply #141 on: January 20, 2021, 12:12:34 pm »
I look forward to seeing the finished  visual smorgasbord

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Re: The RAF's sole Savoia Marchetti S77 - Egypt, 1942
« Reply #142 on: January 20, 2021, 12:19:58 pm »

I look forward to seeing the finished  visual smorgasbord


So do I......................

But it's being a right pain at the moment. :(
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Re: The RAF's sole Savoia Marchetti S77 - Egypt, 1942
« Reply #143 on: January 20, 2021, 01:09:30 pm »
How was it to fly ;)
Being so short-coupled it would be interesting, to say the least.  :wacko: ;D ;D
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Re: The RAF's sole Savoia Marchetti S77 - Egypt, 1942
« Reply #144 on: January 20, 2021, 01:14:20 pm »
I bet it'd have been VERY throttle and trim sensitive, to say the least also.... :-\
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Re: The RAF's sole Savoia Marchetti S77 - Egypt, 1942
« Reply #145 on: January 20, 2021, 09:28:14 pm »
it'll be even better with all four engines of course.
At the moment it's a 'Tophe-like' with only a couple on one side.  ;D
At the moment, it is wonderfully asymmetric, thanks! :thumbsup: ;D
(2 engines are enough, according to me, no need of 4) ;)
I have found the Historical explanation!
Kit you are building the 4-engined S.77 while I was referring to the 2-engined asymmetric S.77A:  <_<
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Re: The RAF's sole Savoia Marchetti S77 - Egypt, 1942
« Reply #146 on: January 21, 2021, 02:57:16 am »
The wings are a bit short.................  ;D
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Re: The RAF's sole Savoia Marchetti S77 - Egypt, 1942
« Reply #147 on: January 21, 2021, 03:04:50 am »
Yes, I apologize... ;)
(This is not a vector drawing, that could be changed completely as I want, just a bitmap modification, not easy to extend where there is sweep angle) :-\
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Re: The RAF's sole Savoia Marchetti S77 - Egypt, 1942
« Reply #148 on: January 21, 2021, 03:37:59 am »
I have tried to extend as bitmaps but the lines become blurred, sorry... :unsure:
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Re: The RAF's sole Savoia Marchetti S77 - Egypt, 1942
« Reply #149 on: January 21, 2021, 04:06:51 am »
MUCH more like it!  ;D
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