Thursday, 29 December 2011

Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero

A quick dip into the stash for the "Wings" speed build over on the Guild. It's an old Airfix kit, an impulse buy at a Warboot sale a while back.

The big problem was the decals as not only were they fragile, but they had also discoloured, so I had to touch up the white areas and the white engine rings had to be added freehand

I'm not sure how I'm going to use it as it acted as either a medium bomber or a torpedo bomber so I have left off the torpedos for now.

Off course to above pictures have been altered to remove the stand, so here is how the aircraft is fixed to an aerial.


Tim Gow said...

Lovely! Always one of my favorites, few aircraft shout '1930s' like this one!

Don M said...

Very nicely done!

Matt said...

I think I had a bottle of Savoia-Marchetti with Christmas dinner!

Excellently done little model and as Tim says, shouts 1930's adventure.

Mike said...

Well done. The paint job is great.

Nick Grant said...

Very nicely done.

Great job,


SoA Shows North said...

Nice pics, Will.

I see you've used one of those modern high speed cameras they use at air shows these days (that freeze the movement on the propellers ...)

In the old days you could only ever get a spinning blur ...



Fire at Will said...

Phil, you didn't notice how the Italian mechanics managed to synchronise the props as well

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Nice work :)

Never managed to make this one, may do in the future