Fiat G.55 conversion to G.59

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  1. al49

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    #1 al49, May 21, 2012
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    As I previously mentioned in "new purchases" I recently bought what's needed to build a Fiat G.59 postwar fighter in 1:32 scale, I mean this bird:
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    It will be an "all aluminium" machine, as can be seen here on the two seats version at show on the Vigna di Valle Museum.

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    Initially I wasn't planning to start building it before September, because I'm still working on the Re 2005, but the temptation wast too strong for me to resist, so I wanted to see at leas haw the surgery worked, as you can see here:
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    I also purchased all dedicated colours, so soon I will start working on the cockpit too.

    Cheers
    Alberto
     
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    Looks like this is going to be another great build Alberto - looking forward to the progress.
     
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    Me too. A rather nice looking airplane.
     
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    Looking forward to this one too.
     
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    Truly is a nice looking plane, going to be watching this one.
     
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    I did some work on this model as well, not much, just two pictures to show:

    DSCN2174.JPG DSCN2175.JPG

    White items are the addition required for the conversion

    But this one I will take it to my holiday place: if my grandchildren will let me some free time, I will work on it.

    I also decided that my model will try to replicate this bird:

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    Alberto
     
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    Nice bird. Never knew it existed! Thanks for posting.
     
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    Nice work Alberto.
     
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    Looks like your heading in that 'just gotta add a little something here' scratching sort of build. Man after my own heart
     
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    With all here Alberto. A very nice work :thumbright:
     
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    It looks a bit like the P-40Q.
     
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    Hi,
    no progress on my model, unfortunately: too busy with setting my holiday house and looking after grandchildren.
    But I can show a couple of picture of the model done by Maurizio Di Terlizzi, the producer of the upgrade kit.
    MAU_0389.jpg MAU_0390.jpg
    I hope that my model will be at least similar to that one.
    Cheers
    Alberto
     
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    Never heard of that aircraft before, looks interesting.
     
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    Nice pics. And nice to see you have your priorities right Alberto. Enjoy your time.
     
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    #16 al49, Aug 15, 2012
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    Hi everybody!
    I did some progress on this model, not much because my family doesn't leave mee too much time for modelling.
    Most of the work was about separating all movable surfaces and detailing the cockpit, here some pictures:

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    More will follow, soon or later!
    Cheers
    Alberto
     
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    Looking good. But you have atteched these pictures incorrectly I'm afraid. There is a problem with displaying of them Alberto. Please upload them again.
     
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    al49 Well-Known Member

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    Hi, thanks for your comment.
    I had the suspect that something was wrong with the pictures, so let me try again.

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    No problem Alberto. Now all of them are diplaying correctly. That's a pity you didn't edit the post #16. You might have forgotten about clicking the button DONE when had finished uploading of images by INSERT LINE. So it would be enough to delete these invalid links from the post and upload them again. But now it is done and let's it be like it is.
     
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    Nice work Alberto. I'm looking forward to seeing this one come together.
     
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