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Offline Terri

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Re: Macchi M.5 1/48th
« Reply #30 on: October 13, 2019, 11:24:10 AM »
She is looking cool Dan !



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Re: Macchi M.5 1/48th
« Reply #31 on: October 14, 2019, 02:49:26 PM »
Thanks a lot, Everybody!  Tonight...after putting in fan belts and rotating the tires in my truck...I managed to make the floats, float struts, attach them and add the bottom wing onto the fuse!  I'll do the lettering next and then add the top wing soon.
Cheers,
Dan

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Re: Macchi M.5 1/48th
« Reply #32 on: October 14, 2019, 11:23:15 PM »
Looks great.

What do you use for adhesives?

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Re: Macchi M.5 1/48th
« Reply #33 on: October 14, 2019, 11:30:28 PM »
This is really looking Awesome Dan! Gorgeous work!
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Re: Macchi M.5 1/48th
« Reply #34 on: October 15, 2019, 06:11:30 AM »
Thanks Rick and Gene!

Gene:  For the paper parts it's Aleen's Tacky Glue...I think mine says "Turbo" on the side.  It's basically Elmer's on steroids and it dries fast.  For the metal parts and some paper shapes that need extra help, I use thick CA and accelerator.

We'll see how much I can get done tonight!  The top wing is looking mighty tempting.

Dan

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Re: Macchi M.5 1/48th
« Reply #35 on: October 15, 2019, 03:00:23 PM »
Top wing tacked into place with the cabanes!  ;)

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Re: Macchi M.5 1/48th
« Reply #36 on: October 15, 2019, 08:52:54 PM »
Hi!
I think that the REAL ONE was so near to your build.
Fantastic work, really well done.
Roberto

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Re: Macchi M.5 1/48th
« Reply #37 on: October 17, 2019, 05:50:04 AM »
"Deux armées aux prises, c'est une grande armée qui se suicide."
Barbusse.
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Offline Terri

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Re: Macchi M.5 1/48th
« Reply #38 on: October 17, 2019, 11:19:27 AM »
Wunderbar ! 8)



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Re: Macchi M.5 1/48th
« Reply #39 on: October 17, 2019, 10:03:01 PM »
Almost there now...Looks spectacular!
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Re: Macchi M.5 1/48th
« Reply #40 on: October 18, 2019, 02:15:38 PM »
Thanks, Everyone!  I really like Porco too.  I've never seen the actual picture.  Could be fun!

So here it is with the wire struts out on the wing tips.  This makes it really strong.  I also got the prop on.  Next will be the interplanes.  For some reason, my paper items are about an 1/8th inch short.  I'm not sure why...maybe my engine/wing mount is too high?  It looks good to me and the Macchi doesn't look top-heavy so I'm not sure.  I'll just keep my mouth shut when I present this to my friend.  ;)

I'll just make them from thin balsa.  They will look great.  More soon!
Dan

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Re: Macchi M.5 1/48th
« Reply #41 on: October 21, 2019, 02:17:57 PM »
I know, I know...it always looks the same... ::)

I did get the last struts that I forgot about attached.  Those are the ones that are attached at 90 degree angles to the outer V-wires that attach to the wing tips.  Completely forgot about them!

You can also see the wooden interplanes added.  After looking at many photos, I do think my engine mounting is too high so that's why my V-struts were too short.  I don't know if they are measured wrong on the master plan or I did something wrong but either way, it still looks ok and it would take a Macchi purist to point it out (Alberto!  ;D).  So all in all, looks pretty elegant to me.

I still need to varnish the interplanes, add the gun barrels and the tail control horns/lines.  Then all that's needed is final rigging and she'll be done!

Soon...I promise.

Cheers,
Dan

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Re: Macchi M.5 1/48th
« Reply #42 on: October 22, 2019, 10:39:59 AM »
Wow Dan , she is looking fantastic ! Can't wait to see the final results  :)



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Re: Macchi M.5 1/48th
« Reply #43 on: October 23, 2019, 11:36:01 PM »
Beautiful work Dan! Really looking Terrific!!
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Re: Macchi M.5 1/48th
« Reply #44 on: October 25, 2019, 03:10:49 PM »
Thanks, Terri and Rick!

Head on over to the completed models.  Some more shots there.  Tonight I got the gun barrels in (hypo needles), painted my outboard struts silver, tinted the interplanes with some clear orange, added final rigging and "Sharpied" my new verses on the fuselage.  They don't look too bad.  I figure they wouldn't have been perfect in real life either as they appeared to be painted on by hand. 

Anyway, thanks for looking and I appreciate the encouragement along the way.
Cheers,
Dan