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Ansaldo SVA 5; Fly 1/48; 8.1.2021 on hold
« on: December 30, 2020, 06:56:48 AM »
Ansaldo SVA 5

With the finish of the last project of the little Fokker D.V I can't find motivation to continue to work on a shelf queen, so I started another one.

I have not yet build a model from a short run kit of the company Fly, but have some in my stash. So I decided to build a elegant Italian biplane: Ansaldo S.V.A. 5 Early in 1/48, kit 48006.
Sorry, I forgot to take pictures of the sprues and other kit content, but there is a review here: https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/75328-ansaldo-sva-5-early-and-late/

On Scalemates I found a great walkaround of this bird in Vigna Di Valle museum.
I'm not sure about historical correctness, but I decided to try to replicate that aircraft.

My reference will be the Windsock Datafile Nr. 40.
The Fly kit matches the drawings very nicely.


At the beginning I made some detail work.

For a more living aircraft I cut the ailerons and made new hinges.



The same with the tail plane, but instead of styrene I used here 0.2mm nickel silver. Can be filed in form and still do not look liek golden brass.



The kit contains some resin exhaust outlets with mount plates on the back, but I made real metal open pipes, which can be mounted after painting of fuselage.



As on my other projects I sanded an air screw, here in front view.



The back side is more nice.



Some work on axle and bearing, in a side view.



I think this will look nicely later and is able to rotate easily.



And now a completely new story for me: please fasten your seat belts!

A block of eight soldered brass PE stripes.



Filed and drilled into the left block, also another block of 12 plates.



De-soldered into single plates, bend them and soldered onto the base plates.
On top right some work is needed for a different type.



A huge amount of wooden struts needs to be sanded into final shape.



One working example: the flat, not shaped end of a strut is bolted into a holder.



Damn, this was a lot of work, but I hope it will enhance the look of this elegant biplane!

I would be very happy if one or the other accompanies me on this journey. ;)

Cheers,
Frank
« Last Edit: January 09, 2021, 06:55:24 AM by Bughunter »

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Re: Ansaldo SVA 5; Fly 1/48; 29.12.2020 Start with details
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2020, 07:07:11 AM »
Looks like another winner already, and a very clever way to make multiple, identical parts.
Best of luck, will be paying close attention as I have this one in the stash.

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Re: Ansaldo SVA 5; Fly 1/48; 29.12.2020 Start with details
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2020, 07:07:33 AM »
Frank,
The SV5 is a very attractive aircraft and one of my favorites. I really look forward to your build.

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Re: Ansaldo SVA 5; Fly 1/48; 29.12.2020 Start with details
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2020, 07:24:01 AM »
That's some real nice detailing.  And in 1:48, terrific.

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Re: Ansaldo SVA 5; Fly 1/48; 29.12.2020 Start with details
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2020, 08:09:17 AM »
This is fascinating Frank, you certainly think outside the box with your improvements.
Cheers,
Dave.

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Re: Ansaldo SVA 5; Fly 1/48; 29.12.2020 Start with details
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2020, 11:35:18 PM »
You’re a machine Frank!

Some beautiful additions there.

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Re: Ansaldo SVA 5; Fly 1/48; 29.12.2020 Start with details
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2020, 11:36:19 PM »
Another Awesome Start on a Beautiful Biplane! Your prop and all of those fittings are superb!
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Re: Ansaldo SVA 5; Fly 1/48; 29.12.2020 Start with details
« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2020, 02:39:23 AM »
Another little masterpiece on it's way from your capable hands, Frank! I do love your approach to the struts - lots of practical ideas and inspiration. The propellor is gorgeous! ATB, Marc.

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Re: Ansaldo SVA 5; Fly 1/48; 29.12.2020 Start with details
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2020, 03:43:51 AM »
Welcome Hidde, Kevin, Ferry, Dave, Guy, Rick and Marc to the show! Thank you very much for your kind words; it is good to know you behind me 8)

That's some real nice detailing.  And in 1:48, terrific.
Due to the small scale it may be not 100% true scale, but I want to show the technical solutions on my models.
I forgot a picture of the kit struts:


No, that do not fulfill my signature, so I had to do something about it ;)

This is fascinating Frank, you certainly think outside the box with your improvements.
What a wonderful statement, Dave! "think outside the box" has sometimes touch of craziness ;D

Cheers,
Frank

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Re: Ansaldo SVA 5; Fly 1/48; 29.12.2020 Start with details
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2020, 03:52:23 AM »
Great start, Frank! This is going to be another beauty. Will you finish her this year?
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Ansaldo SVA 5; Fly 1/48; 30.12.2020 Undercarriage
« Reply #10 on: December 31, 2020, 04:04:56 AM »
Welcome Andreas! Not this year, but I have some days beginning of January, so may be at the end of my holiday ;)


Undercarriage

Let's continue in the same style!

The parts for the undercarriage. Wanted to have a longer metal axle, to show open pipes on the side of the wheels.



A new axle, with washers created on lathe, but not yet fixed in place. But how to fix this new axle on the "board"?



This ends up in new scratch work! I squeezed brass pipes and bend them into the needed angle. This was hard work! I drilled holes and soldered brass pins into it as suspension holders.



I made a new wooden board and added side pins to the brass parts, with matching holes in the board. The washers on the axle are soldered to final position.



Plugged together:



And in a side view for better understanding:



A reference is really helpful!



In raw form. Later I finalized the shape a bit more.



Axle was cleaned and tinned and wooden parts painted.



My plan is to paint the undercarriage flat black and scratch it to show the wood.

Cheers,
Frank

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Re: Ansaldo SVA 5; Fly 1/48; 30.12.2020 Undercarriage
« Reply #11 on: December 31, 2020, 04:31:47 AM »
Fantastic work on creating new undercarriage components Frank  :)


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Re: Ansaldo SVA 5; Fly 1/48; 30.12.2020 Undercarriage
« Reply #12 on: December 31, 2020, 01:31:04 PM »
If I were the Jealous type I would be really pissed about how great your work is in all respects. Damn Frank, that is some awesome work! Not Jealous, but certainly inspired to do better!
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Re: Ansaldo SVA 5; Fly 1/48; 30.12.2020 Undercarriage
« Reply #13 on: December 31, 2020, 04:52:25 PM »
Looking like 1:1 scale Frank, we know your wonderful skills but this time you raised the bar once more.
Great engineering work on the attachment plaques.
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Re: Ansaldo SVA 5; Fly 1/48; 30.12.2020 Undercarriage
« Reply #14 on: December 31, 2020, 05:01:13 PM »
An amazing amount of detail work going on here and of the highest quality, loving your build and am looking forward to seeing what you 'fix' next