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stefanopicca

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Dear Sirs,

I decided to enter the group building a kit I buyed some years ago: Italeri's SM 82 Marsupiale.
First of all I wanted to be sure I can build this one as a "bomber".
From what I read it is designed and mainly used as a Tranporter but I read a lot of references about its use as a bomber too.
I read about Mr. Waldron fears about people building something like Spitfires with bombs under them and I do not wanted to force an improper entry in the group, so please tell me if someone thinks
my choice is wrong and I will build something else.

I will start to post some quick taken images about boxart and components.

Still no decision made about the exact subject I will choose, but I am strongly attracted by the story of a very long bombardament mission Against Manama oil refineries in Bahrein (something about a flight of more than 15 hours).

I had difficulties in posting images. Someone can suggest the quickiest way to do it?

Thanks

Stefano
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Hi Stefano,

Here is an easy explanation how to post pictures:
http://genessis-models.websitetoolbox.com/post/uploading-photos-to-the-forum-5793002?pid=1273046054#post1273046054

Don't know this plane. Looking forward to your pictures:-)

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stefanopicca

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Thank Fabian for your help.

Here are some photos of the box and components...

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Those paint schemes are great! And hard ;-)
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This looks like a real interesting plane. Hadn't heard of it before, but did a little research on it. Looks like it was originally designed to have 2 variants, a bomber and a transport (with multiple transport variants. Doesn't look like many bombing missions were carried out by the bomber variant, but the bomber version's primary roll was a bomber, and it carried out bombing missions. So I think there should be no reason why this shouldn't count. Looks like a good kit as well. Looking forward to seeing this come together.
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Great looking plane and Kit ! All of those colour scheme are really nice , have you decided which one to do yet ?

Good luck with your build

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Another plane I haven't heard of.....I really need to get out more lol
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stefanopicca

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My favourite scheme is the second one, but I do not think to be able to correctly reproduce it.
I'm trying to return to active modelling after more than twenty years spent studying, working and following others hobbyes. Actually I'm following the "step by step" tutorial of Mr. Waldron on building
a Spitfire in 1/48 and I do hope the experience could help in building this BIG model.

I probably will try to make the first camuflage scheme, as it seems to be the scheme used by the four bombers that bombed the barhein refinery.

As there is no after market items, I will try to build this from the box and with self constructed improvements. Next weeks will be for finishing the Spitfire and collecting info and ideas for this group build. Today I read a lot of information on the internet. As I am Italian, I found a lot of stories about
combat action of this plane, I do hope to have the time maybe to translate them in English and post some of these traductions here following my building reports. I do not know but someone can be interested in them.

The plan is to finish the Spitfire in a couple of weeks so to be ready for starting the "Marsupiale" at the end of March at worst.

Bye

Stefano
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Welcome to the GB Stefano, looks legit to me.
Never heard of this interestingly named plane either. Might read up on it's history. See if there is an Aussie connection. lol

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hummmm [wink]interesting plane, good luck[smile]
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Interesting subject. Looking forward to this build. Good luck and great fun Stefano !
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stefanopicca

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Welcome to the GB Stefano, looks legit to me.
Never heard of this interestingly named plane either. Might read up on it's history. See if there is an Aussie connection. lol


dear Simon, the name "Marupiale" in italian is the name of the animal species to which belongs the kangaroo. This nickname was born especially from the high load capacity of the airplane and especially due the possibility to load a Fiat CR 42 fighter into it (dismounted of couse). So it is absolutely true that there is an aussie connectio!

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Welcome to the GB Stefano, looks legit to me.
Never heard of this interestingly named plane either. Might read up on it's history. See if there is an Aussie connection. lol


dear Simon, the name "Marupiale" in italian is the name of the animal species to which belongs the kangaroo. This nickname was born especially from the high load capacity of the airplane and especially due the possibility to load a Fiat CR 42 fighter into it (dismounted of couse). So it is absolutely true that there is an aussie connectio!

Bye

Stefano


Yep that's what I was looking for thanks Stefano. Marsupials are predominantly Australian, I thought maybe because the bomb bays looked a bit like a Kangaroos pouch. Thanks for the info. [smile]

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My sister in-law has a Walaby. Lol
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Yeah a mate of mine used to cross-breed sheep with Kangaroos, he was in the wooly jumper business (boom,boom! [wink]).
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