Savoia-Marchetti S.55 - Dora Wings 1/72

Hi all,
I’m start to build the S.55 flown by the italian aviator Francesco de Pinedo (February 16, 1890 – September 2, 1933).
In 1927, with Carlo Del Prete and the engineer Vitale Zacchetti, De Pinedo flew on this Savoia-Marchetti S.55, called “Santa Maria”, from Elmas (Sardinia, Italy) to the Cape Verde Islands, to Buenos Aires and finally reached Arizona.


De Pinedo - S.55 Santa Maria in New Orleans

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As Usual a quick look inside the box:


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First steps, twin hull assembling …


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Any tips or info to improve the build are welcome :biggrin:

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Looks great Rodolfo, impressed with the internal detail.
tim :smiley:

Cockpit and fitting test …


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Center wing section, wings and extra large hull assembled …


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First steps on tail section …


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Impressive, very subtle detail.
tim :smiley:

Main body assembled …


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Engine fitting test …


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Liking this a lot Rodolfo :smiley:
tim :smiley:

First layer of Aircraft Gray


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Such an unusual aircraft: great to see (and watch) :+1::slightly_smiling_face:

Amazing :smiley:
tim

Decal applied and painted the black line over the wings …


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Love it :smiley:
tim :smiley:

Model completed before Weathering and rigging …


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That looks stunning Rodolfo :smiley:
tim :smiley:

Great build Rodolfo :clap::clap::clap::relaxed:

Model completed and ready to a… resin sea …


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Fantastic looking build Rodolfo. Thanks for letting us follow your progress :smiley:
tim :smiley:

Rodolfo, this is one “whacky” looking plane, but a beautiful model! :slightly_smiling_face:


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That is beautifully executed!:ok_hand:

—mike