Finished Special hobby's Piaggio P108

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Finished Special hobby's Piaggio P108

Post by Luftwoller » Wed May 19, 2010 3:38 pm

Hi all, i found this kit at a recent show i went to.
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On checking the contents i found all the pieces to make the 'Gun nosed' Series 1. I did a fair bit of scratchbuilding on the interior as i feared there would be a fair bit of empty space on view, what with the huge glasshouse. Wrong!! You see diddly LOL,
Anyhoo, here she is. I based her on this picture from Ali D'Italia's great book on the subject,
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All comments gratefully recieved,
...Guy
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Post by Vincent Biondi » Wed May 19, 2010 6:25 pm

Wow Guy!
That is fabulous paint job!!
Did you use single or dual airbrush?
Also I'm curious, I noticed that you painted the propellers silver. Were the earlier versions of the P108b silver, then later in 1942 black?
Anyway, great job.
Congrats!
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Post by Luftwoller » Thu May 20, 2010 2:57 am

Thanks Vincent, as for the propellors. From what i gleaned, the earlier Piggys and the prototypes had the ally fronts to them and the later series had the all black and did away with the yellow tips.
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Post by m.lacivita » Thu May 20, 2010 11:26 am

oh my...that's what I call a paintjob!

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Post by D520 » Thu May 20, 2010 7:38 pm

A huge salute for an excellent paint job, very difficult and LLLLLong to do! The model is also very well built, and that is also a very important part of the process! Bravo Guy!

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Post by flyingbabydoc » Fri May 21, 2010 12:47 pm

Hi Guy

I might be repeating myself here :wink: , but what a wonderful model! Congratulations. If I ever decide to tackle a "piggy" 108, I will come to your for guidance and mentorship :lol:

Cheers

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Post by Brendan » Fri May 21, 2010 1:37 pm

Most impressive! Great build and beautiful paint work!

Best wishes,
Brendan

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Piaggio P108

Post by Aeroal » Sat May 22, 2010 9:14 am

Guy,

Congratulations on your beautiful and highly complex paint job. How did you set out your camouflage patterns? Was it done freehand, or did you pencil the mottle locations on to the Giallo Mimetico before you started spraying the verde and marrone?

Regards,

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Post by Luftwoller » Sat May 22, 2010 3:56 pm

Thanks again guys, i really appreciate it. Aeroal, i painted all the camo freehand, but must admit that i painted her twice. As the 1st time i really wasnt happy with her. But it was the Giallo 1st then the Verde blobbles and then the marrone to finish.
...Guy
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Post by gruson » Tue May 25, 2010 4:37 am

What a wonderful paintjob !!!
Respect !!!
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Post by guitarlute101 » Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:45 pm

Love that camo, Guy. Great workmanship!!

Mark

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Post by Mirek Riha » Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:23 pm

Hi Guy,

wery nice work :wink: this bomber looks really good :!:

Mirek

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Post by LazyCat » Sat Jun 05, 2010 3:44 pm

Very impressive!!!
Wait, watch, listen, then pounce!

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