1/32 Aerotech Piaggio Pc7 Finished (with glamour shots)

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Re: 1/32 Aerotech Piaggio Pc7

Postby DesTROYer » Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:18 am

Thats some really nice detail work, Eric and a beautiful paint job as usual.
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Re: 1/32 Aerotech Piaggio Pc7

Postby ericg » Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:51 pm

Thanks!

I masked off the radiator panels and sprayed them black, then mottled some Alclad Polished brass over them. 

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I then took a photo of the decal sheet and uploaded it into Sillhouette studio and had my mask machine cut the rego masks.

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The rudder has been painted and I have applied the small round logo directly to the unglossed fuselage as it has very minimal carrier film

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Very rapidly coming together

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Re: 1/32 Aerotech Piaggio Pc7

Postby qfa_tsv » Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:55 am

Well it's looking really awesome now

looking at it carefully from an aeronautical view, and the emphasis on nautical in that, I can understand why it never flew.
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Re: 1/32 Aerotech Piaggio Pc7

Postby Justme » Tue Sep 11, 2018 3:13 pm

qfa_tsv wrote:Well it's looking really awesome now

I can understand why it never flew.

Maybe an alternative design for a ski boat Graeme?

Seriously Eric, that is one helluva stonking model mate especially after all the work you put into it.
Absolutely a work of art and worthy as a centre piece in any collection.
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Re: 1/32 Aerotech Piaggio Pc7

Postby ericg » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:17 pm

Thanks for the comments guys.

The kit came with a fairly flimsy etch canopy frame, the shape of which I didn't quite agree with. I was just going to have to cut out clear parts to fit inside it anyway so decided to make up an entire new canopy.

Starting with some PETG sheet, I made up the two side parts. I made one fit nicely and then copied it to make the two parts. These were tacked into place using superglue.

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The tiny front part

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I then carefully cut out the top of the canopy, leaving a bit left over. 

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I then cut the top part down and then sanded all of the parts to clean them up.

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I made up some canopy masks using my Sillhouette Portrait.

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Sprayed the black

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Then the red.

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Re: 1/32 Aerotech Piaggio Pc7 Finished.

Postby ericg » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:08 pm

Onto the finish.

SMS sent me their two pack clear set for me to try. I was a bit apprehensive at first as it requires mixing of specific ratios and has a 24 hour curing time. Needless to say, once again, I am extremely impressed with Scott's product. I have done quite a few gloss models in my time and this stuff is simply excellent. After mixing it in the correct ratios, I sprayed it through my airbrush. The instructions provided with the clear state that you should allow 24 hours for it to harden and cure, so I put it well out of the way so that I wasn't tempted to touch it. The clear has cured into an very shiny, durable coat and  looks great. Will be using this from now on for sure. Very highly recommended.

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So after exactly 2 weeks, I have now finished the model. An impressive (and different) addition to my completed models. Better photos soon.

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Re: 1/32 Aerotech Piaggio Pc7

Postby qfa_tsv » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:55 am

Just beautiful
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Re: 1/32 Aerotech Piaggio Pc7

Postby Damian C » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:51 am

Beautiful build of a fascinating aircraft. I just we had more kits of aircraft like these in my my preferred scale (ie 1/72 ie where my much lesser skills aren't as obvious ;) )

The gloss certainly looks the biz. What's the medium (ie lacquer?)
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Re: 1/32 Aerotech Piaggio Pc7

Postby Justme » Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:32 pm

Now that you've finished it, I'm even more amazed by the beautiful lines of this subject and your skill in regards to the
paint and that final gloss finish would makes this a standout model in any collection.

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Re: 1/32 Aerotech Piaggio Pc7

Postby ericg » Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:20 pm

Thanks alot guys.

Here are some glamour shots.

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2 Aerotech Shneider Trophy designs. Very different concepts.

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Some comparisons to the real thing: 

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