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Azur Savoia Marchetti SM 79 JIS/JRS B, 1/72
« on: April 16, 2021, 03:33:18 PM »
Savoia Marchetti SM 79 JIS/JRS B was always for me strange Sparviero, as well for the three engine machines was more common. This is Azure kit I have from 2016., it was intended to be built for magazine but Editor never give me green light to start a build. As well a lot of time pass away, and build as review is now obsolete, I decide to make it for my self. Its look like so simple kit, not so many parts and few resin parts. Not sure did I ever before build anything from Azur, so this will be nice to know better about its parts quality. No idea about the accuracy of the kit and have no options to check it out.

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Re: Azur Savoia Marchetti SM 79 JIS/JRS B, 1/72
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2021, 06:44:14 PM »
interesting subject, looks like a complex kit, looking forward to see it done !

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Re: Azur Savoia Marchetti SM 79 JIS/JRS B, 1/72
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2021, 08:56:16 PM »
Only glass look complex and I will not bother with kit at all, strait from box build :))

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Re: Azur Savoia Marchetti SM 79 JIS/JRS B, 1/72
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2021, 02:24:25 PM »
The molds form Azure/Frrom are made by Special Hobby. Azure/Frrom is French. The kits are following the same progress than Special Hobby kits; so the first Azure are pleasant short runs but the last realisations are GREAT short runs !

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Re: Azur Savoia Marchetti SM 79 JIS/JRS B, 1/72
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2021, 07:14:42 PM »
Thank you for explanation, information's are worth to be known. Here I cement almost all elements inside and next to do will be painting. Instruction repeat old mistake where is for interior color suggested pale green (if I am correct, Verde Anticorosione) but this paint was used as base and over this was applied medium grey color. So I will paint it like that. No idea how accurate is this color inside S.M. 79 preserved in museum, but it show how this have to look like.

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Re: Azur Savoia Marchetti SM 79 JIS/JRS B, 1/72
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2021, 09:13:37 AM »
All subassemblies are included inside and all painted in uniform grey color. I choose this color on photos, which is lighter then have to be but as well cockpit is so closed, not much light inside, it would look better in darker surrounding.

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Re: Azur Savoia Marchetti SM 79 JIS/JRS B, 1/72
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2021, 12:05:47 PM »
Good work, mate!

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Thank you so much :) To regret, not any specific photos of Romanian version which I do in moment, so as reference I use Italian three engine cockpit photos, in hope to manage anything of info about interior paints. As can be seen oh photos, pilot instrument color is two color, central is black, outside panels are dark grey, pilot stick metal color, handles black. Most of the rest panels as well equipment is in black color. Basic interior is medium grey but here is also seen light green, with options that frame tubes are very light grey. Rear bottom section of the fuselage, in area of rear gunner, is in some kind of buff color. Pilot seat can be covered by red brown wood or field green fabric. Area of corrugated surface look like to be wooden color, medium brown, with light brown stripes. Hope this will helps if anyone of you decide to build this kit.

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Re: Azur Savoia Marchetti SM 79 JIS/JRS B, 1/72
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2021, 03:37:25 PM »
Nice progress and excellent documentation!

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Re: Azur Savoia Marchetti SM 79 JIS/JRS B, 1/72
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2021, 09:09:50 AM »
Thank you :)) little step forward on this subject ;)

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Re: Azur Savoia Marchetti SM 79 JIS/JRS B, 1/72
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2021, 09:47:32 AM »
:-ok

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Re: Azur Savoia Marchetti SM 79 JIS/JRS B, 1/72
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2021, 08:50:28 AM »
Great progress and thank you for sharing the documentation !

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Re: Azur Savoia Marchetti SM 79 JIS/JRS B, 1/72
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2021, 09:13:28 AM »
You are all welcome :))

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Re: Azur Savoia Marchetti SM 79 JIS/JRS B, 1/72
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2021, 04:06:01 PM »
Here is situation in the moment- fuselage is joined without any difficulties and half's fit perfect. Note that it does not include any kind of pins and holes, but need to be adjusted by hands. Join area is in first moment just roughly sanded and later, when I add wings, tail surfaces and cockpit elements, will add some filler and sand it all over with fine sanding paper. Nose is consist from two half's and as well windows frames are so tiny, need maximum attention with cement use. Wings are not complicated, few plates at inner side of top wing surfaces and then all merged together.

Extra work need to fit wings of fuselage. Problem is that wing sleeve is not good and when push wing into that position, you have negative dihedral on wings. Top wing surface on SM 79 series need to be 0 degrees and to achieve that, much of the wing sleeve's need to be sanded, maybe even one mm each side. Final problem which appeared is that surfaces did not match (wing and fuselage bottom), so I need one clamp to make it in level and hold it till cement harden.

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Re: Azur Savoia Marchetti SM 79 JIS/JRS B, 1/72
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2021, 05:08:56 PM »
Excellent work my friend!