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Re: The RAF's sole Savoia Marchetti SM-77 - Egypt, 1942
« Reply #180 on: January 30, 2021, 04:13:08 am »
Rear view showing the twin booms.

In "twin" I hear "two", not several, obviously this model needed a little "improvement"... <_<

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More satisfying for me (crazy) but less satisfying/solid for the users (sane)... sorry :-\


Hehehe, but would the pilot be flying the whole Aircraft or just the tailplane?  ;D

Thanks everyone, glad you like it, but it's not actually finished......

I woke up this morning and realised I'd forgotten to glue in the nav lights!  :o
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Re: The RAF's sole Savoia Marchetti SM-77 - Egypt, 1942
« Reply #181 on: January 30, 2021, 06:17:09 am »
Terrific build and story Kit  :thumbsup:
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Re: The RAF's sole Savoia Marchetti SM-77 - Egypt, 1942
« Reply #182 on: January 30, 2021, 06:37:46 am »
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Thankfully the design wasn't forgotten.

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Where did that come from Jon?

I like it a LOT!  :thumbsup:

It's got even longer wings too.  ;D
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Re: The RAF's sole Savoia Marchetti SM-77 - Egypt, 1942
« Reply #183 on: January 30, 2021, 08:49:08 am »
So much for adding the nav lights to the SM-77.  :banghead:

I found them on the Lanc's clear sprues OK, and they're MINUTE! Maybe 1 mm x 0.5 mm, and while cutting them off one of them pinged into orbit.... :(

Of course I have TWO Lanc kits for this job so I cut the nav lights off the other one.

While fetching the model itself from its place of honour on the sideboard, all three vanished.  :banghead:

I've no idea where they went, and there's no sign of them on the floor, so that's Plan  A out the window. I may have a go in doing them with some Krstal Klear or equivalent. On the other hand I may say 'The hell with it' and not bother.
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Re: The RAF's sole Savoia Marchetti SM-77 - Egypt, 1942
« Reply #184 on: January 30, 2021, 09:09:10 am »
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Thankfully the design wasn't forgotten.

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Where did that come from Jon?

I like it a LOT!  :thumbsup:

It's got even longer wings too.  ;D

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Re: The RAF's sole Savoia Marchetti SM-77 - Egypt, 1942
« Reply #185 on: January 31, 2021, 12:23:39 am »
I may have a go in doing them with some Krstal Klear or equivalent. On the other hand I may say 'The hell with it' and not bother.

That's what I'd do. Or just skip the middle man and use "thick" paint ?
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Re: The RAF's sole Savoia Marchetti SM-77 - Egypt, 1942
« Reply #186 on: January 31, 2021, 04:17:37 am »
Nice and weird one!  :lol:  :thumbsup: