Macchi M-5 from HpH kit in 1:32

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  1. al49

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    Hi everybody,
    I just started to work on this kit I purchased for my birthday.
    It's very expensive and I must say I was expecting much more for that price.
    Wings are nice and very well made, I cannot say anything yet for details but, as can be seen by the following pictures, there are several issues with the fuselage.
    By the way the subject is very nice and I will do my best to sort-out all the issues.
    Alberto
     

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    Looks challenging. I think something is going on with your camera Alberto.
     
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    We look forward to the challenge of this kit. :thumbright:
    I ask the same about your camera ... or a visual effect?

    Cordiali saluti amico e eccellente inizio di settimana! :thumbup:

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    Yes, there is something wrong with my pictures, all those I took yesterday, probably I just downsized them too much, I will try again today.
    Alberto
     
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    Interesting choice. The pics are small in size, a couple less than 100 KBs, so that may have something to do with it.


    Geo

    EDIT: Don't know why this didn't take, posted it last night. Oh well...I agree Alberto. I've seen the same effect when videos are over enlarged as well.
     
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    #8 Wurger, Mar 7, 2016
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    Alberto, what do you use for resizing down of your images? I have downloaded the first pic and it isn't too small at all. I would say there is a problem with the number of colours rather. It seems that your way of resizing doesn't resize down pic dimensions but it does reduce the colour palette instead. As a result your image files are of good "weight" but still being large without all required colour tones.
     
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    Hello,
    I resized my picture using the "resize" function in Corel PaintShop.
    According to my records, file size on each of them is around 200 KB and they look very bad also on my pc screen.
    For the P-51D model, I took new photos and resized them to aprox 450 KB, they are much better, see them if you wish in the relevant thread.
    Alberto
     
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    The file size should not be an issue. I reduce all mine using Photoshop 8 to 800 wide and they are all around 100kb with no issues.
     
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    Hi everybody,
    after some time, too much, I'm able to post a few pictures on progress done on this build.
    Pilot office, not much can be seen due to the small opening, but there are many thing inside.
     

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    The engine, with some details added but more to be done because it will be fully visible.
     

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    Finally, the fuselage with some primer on and the area still to be improved where there was a big gap.
    I hope you like it.
     

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    Very nice work Alberto.
     
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    Good work so far!
     
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    It is seen very well Alberto ... I'm attentive to follow ...
    (I really liked the seat ...=D>)

    Saludos :thumbup:

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    Very neat. I like the pit and look forward to more.
     
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    Agreed, looking good.


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