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Old 07-23-2020, 03:49 AM
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Thanks, my friends. The Aardvark is truly a very challenging piece of work for the designer and the builder. I'm so glad that it's done and Murph has released them to the paper modelling community to try their hands on them.

Yes, Carlos, the Aardvark was built from photoprints that have a glossy look.
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Old 07-31-2020, 04:09 AM
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Aftermath of the first Aardvark beta build

Remember I said that there was an issue with the swing wing mechanism when I first started the beta build. After many trials and errors, I came up with a wing swing-in suggestion that was not accepted as Murph said it never existed. Finally the matter was resolved and the beta build finished and the final product released.

I was thinking of trashing the first beta prototype where the exhaust pipes were still white and tail fin and wings were not actually assembled. I hate to see it goes like that and so did some salvage to keep the Aardvark in flight mode. The wings can swing though, the left wing is loose and can be pulled out. Anyway, no matter from which angle you look at the Aardvark, it's a beauty. So, I'll be keeping her with the landed version until space runs out and the trash can within sight!
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Old 07-31-2020, 09:05 AM
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This plane is maintained by a unit so disciplined that even the exhaust nozzles of their jets are white!!! DO YOU KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO MAINTAIN WHITE EXHAUST NOZZLES... The exhaust system maintainers need to be awarded the medal of honor and purple hearts for all those bruised elbows.
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Old 07-31-2020, 09:10 PM
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Just curious, how did they do it, painted the nozzles white every time after use?
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Old 07-31-2020, 10:07 PM
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No.63 Savoia-Marchetti SM. 79 Sparviero, originally 1/43

No.63 in this series is the Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero, originally 1/43, and a freeby from Murph's webstore. Kodak photoprint paper is used to build this very colourful and sexy Italian WW2 plane.
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Old 08-02-2020, 04:15 AM
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No.64 WIP, if the previous one doesn't interest you.
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Old 08-02-2020, 05:18 AM
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I love your Sparviero(s). Not the most attractive plane to my eyes, but there's just something about it I really like. I've never tried modeling in photo paper. I built a few in glossy brochure paper, but the ink faded pretty quickly (particularly on the side facing the window), and I wound up tossing the models.
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Old 08-02-2020, 05:35 AM
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Thse SM.79 are true beauties, papermate. I like the look f these 3-engined planes.
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Old 08-02-2020, 06:05 AM
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Beautiful bombers Papermate.I got Brent's recolor as well ,I'll build it sooner or later.

I have a couple of possible recolors in plans for this SM 79,both of transport versions used post-war.

btw,I think odd looks of SM 79 come from very archaic (by 40s standard) method of construction used.
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Old 08-02-2020, 07:14 AM
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Thanks, my friends. I agree with Don that there is really something about this Italian plane which I think is a piece of art - its peculiar shape and camo graphics.
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