Savoia-Marchetti S.74

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Savoia-Marchetti S.74

Post by hokusai » Thu Jul 28, 2022 10:38 am

Hi all,
this is my first posting in this forum, surely not the last.

I am about to decide how to paint my S.74 in 1/200. The few photos in the internet give no clue as to whether the background colour is rather a (darker)VM or (lighter)GM. The same photo of 604-8 can be interpreted one way or other. Somehow I tend to prefer yellow/brown blotches over green, but...well... A lighter overall look with GM as background would be more logical in Africa, right?

Thanks for any comments

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Re: Savoia-Marchetti S.74

Post by Editor » Thu Jul 28, 2022 3:05 pm

Welcome to Stormo.

Stefano Lazzaro:
SIAI document dated Feb 1940 states that paints were those of Arson SISI: Verde 53192, Marrone 53193 and Giallo 53194 (GM 3). Base GM3.

Here's Richard's build as a guide:
https://www.stormomagazine.com/ModelArt ... RM_1a.html

The dense mottling on 604-8 creates a darker appearance.

Hope this helps.
Vince Tassone

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Re: Savoia-Marchetti S.74

Post by hokusai » Fri Jul 29, 2022 7:07 am

Thanks, good to know about the existence of such a document. Will try to imitate Richard's excellent work.

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