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1/72 Italeri CANT Z.501 Gabbiano

July 5, 2015 in Aviation

This is an old Italeri kit that I bought from a collector and managed to spruce up a bit. I re-scribed the main wing along with some other details around the engine nacelle and radiator, I re-positioned the tail control surfaces, added control horns on the main wing, and a mooring cleat on the bow. All support and control cables are 2lb mono filament line. The kit decals were unusable, so I went with one of LF Models Cant Z.501 over Spain excellent sets, applied over a dull silver. The antenna is 2lb line as well, with CA glue insulators.

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12 responses to 1/72 Italeri CANT Z.501 Gabbiano

  1. Nice work…..don’t recall seeing one of these modeled before.

  2. Looks great Phil, I really like it. I think that’s the old Supermodel kit, re-boxed by Italeri.

  3. Some neat work there, Phil.

  4. I think I built this model in the 1970’s but mine was silver with red/orange stripes on the top wing. Nice clean build, you did a better job than me on the rigging!

    • Yes, I saw several models while doing research that were painted that way, all with Italian livery. LM makes four sets of markings, all Spanish. I also saw a photo of a nice RC model in flight.

  5. Well done, Phil. These old kits take some close attention, and you seemed to have pulled this one back from the brink. It reminds me of a Revell re-boxing of an old Matchbox 1/72 Stranraer I did about three years ago. Hard work.

  6. Nicely done! I’ve got one of these in the stash – hope it turns out looking as good as yours.

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