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Dec 25, 2010, 10:18 PM
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Maachi M39


Hi
I have been building a Maachi M39 for awhile now and have chosen to paint the model in this scheme



as is seen in the Italian Air Force Museum. I am looking for some close up images of the symbol on the side of the fuselage and on the vertial stab, all of the images I have managed to find do not show this clearly enough to duplicat on the side of my model, also I am looking for any cockpit shots.
Thanks for your help
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Dec 26, 2010, 02:18 AM
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You have a PM
Regards
Herbert
Dec 26, 2010, 02:38 AM
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FWIW, it looks like the standard Italian Fascist symbol on a blue field...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fasces_lictoriae.svg

This one is from Wikipedia. There's a much larger image available directly on the site...
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi...2009-06-06.jpg
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Dec 26, 2010, 03:54 AM
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Hi guys, Bjaffee I believe you are correct, looks as though there is a little less detail in the symbol on the Maachi.
Herbert I have replyed to you PM.
Now to find a better image of the symbol on the tail.
Thanks Guys
Chris
Dec 26, 2010, 04:06 AM
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Looks as though it could be this one

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fi...1929-1944).png
Dec 26, 2010, 04:09 AM
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Yeah, seems like a good match. In the pic of the plane, you can just barely make out the two little fascist axe symbols on either side of the red cross shield.
Dec 26, 2010, 04:13 AM
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Yep I agree, think it could be sorted
Thanks for your help
Dec 26, 2010, 04:18 PM
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Thanks Herbert for those awsome photos logo is now confirmed



Dec 27, 2010, 07:51 AM
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Hi Lowglow,

can you please give us some spec's of your model?

Thanks,
Kuni
Dec 27, 2010, 04:13 PM
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Hi Kuni
Sure my model is actually a restoration project of an old model built approximately 15 years ago. It is of balsa construction mainly with a foam core wing spanning 1500mm
The model sadly was in a bad state but as it has been extremely well built I felt that it is worth restoring. It was given to me by a friend who was also a friend of the builder who has since passed away. I have been keeping a photographic reference of the progress as I have been repairing the model so I will post a few of the photos here.

Chris
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Dec 27, 2010, 04:40 PM
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As you can see the model was in a sad state



There was some rot in the wing saddle probably caused by fuel soak



The wing had also delaminated in several places



There was also one float missing and the one remaining was in need of repair,
These had been expertly carved from white foam ( polystyrene ) and glassed over.
I have chosen to make two new floats from blue foam and these will also be glassed.
Dec 27, 2010, 06:39 PM
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As well are repairing the obvious problems there are a few things I think could benefit from change namely the unscale way that the flying wires are attached to the fuse.



The model was also powered buy a two stroke and the cowl has some large cutouts for the cylinder head and muffler this also had a warped section were the cowl meets the fuse leaving an ugly gap

Dec 27, 2010, 06:40 PM
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Looks as though I may have just turned this thread into a build thread or maybe a resto thread
Dec 27, 2010, 06:55 PM
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Great project, thanks for posting it. Here are some more snaps from the museum.

http://www.grovestreet.com/jsp/picvi...sc&showtrash=1

The auspices of the royal house of savoy on the vertical stab were once and may still be available as decals in various scales from Major Decals by Northeast Screen Graphics.

http://www.majordecals.com/

They are deliberately obscured by overprinted logos in this .pdf, but the actual decals are fine.

http://www.majordecals.com/pdf/PAGE-17.pdf
Last edited by mcg; Dec 27, 2010 at 07:13 PM.
Dec 27, 2010, 06:59 PM
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I must point out at this point that I am fairly new to this hobby only a couple of years, so I am using this project to gain some skills.
I started of this restoration project with the wing, stripping of the gold covering back to the orange paint to access the damage.
Not having any experience in construction of foam core wings I ask a friend who can also be found else ware on this forum AllanK1 for some assistance. He felt due to the age of the model that latex carpet glue may have been used to glue on the skins, this can be reactivated with heat. He was correct so I effectively just ironed the skins back down and glued with epoxy in the trouble spots.



This seems to have worked fine, I put the wing aside over the summer months in the roof of the garage were it experienced some heat and bought it back down later on for inspection the skins appear to still be stuck down, the center section of the wing has been glassed previously for strength and I thought I may glass the remaining portions of the wing to help hold everything intact.


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