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Joe Caputo
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1/72 Super Model Cant Z 506

March 14, 2017 · in Aviation · · 18 · 3.2K

This is another old one from the stash. While several versions can be built from this kit, I tried to choose what I thought was the most colorful. I enjoyed the build, and thought the little research I did, most interesting. It was a very successful design, and carried on until 1959 in it's ASR role, and used by several countries.

I first primed the model, then painted the wings with a Krylon red. When thoroughly dry, I masked off the red with Scotch brand Washi tape. (this stuff is wonderful) I had virtually no runs or bleed, through this tape. I hand painted the tail. The silver, except the cowls, was a Ford Metallic Silver automotive paint, I found on closeout, and thought I'd give a try. The cowls received a separate treatment, as per a few of the photos I'd seen. While the props look unpainted, they are actually to the version I was trying to copy.

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  1. That is gorgeous, Joe. Beautiful paint job!

  2. Beautiful, Joe.

  3. Joe, not an easy kit to build, as I recall. Chunky and klunky, though nice to have it. Nicely done, pretty seaplane. Whose paint? Modeling or actual auto paint?

    • Thanks guys. Bernard, it was actual auto touch-up paint. $2 per rattle can on close out at "Ollies". I like playing with different "over the counter" paints, and mixing my own. This was straight from the can. The GM "gray metallic" was a lot darker, almost gunmetal or pewter.

  4. Great colour scheme, Joe, really suits it.

  5. Nicely done, Joe...very eye-catching scheme.

  6. Striking paint scheme Joe, nicely done.

  7. Very nice Joe, striking color scheme.

  8. Love to see these Italian Triples Joe, flying boats particularly. Nice work.

  9. Another fine build there Joe.
    I like the paint scheme.

  10. Joe, I'm somewhat in ahh, over the type of paint you used too obtained these kind of results. Great work, especially with the paint work. This looks really nice.

  11. Very nice! I've got this same kit in the stash - wouldn't have thought to do this scheme but it is very colorful. Well done.

  12. Excellent! Krylon and Washi tape? thanks for the tip.

  13. A rare but very welcome sight, especially in this flawless and colorful finish.
    Well done !

  14. Joe, Excellent and unique looking model!-thanks for posting it.

  15. Job well done.
    Anymore info on this particular plane?
    Regards, Dirk / The Netherlands.

  16. Dirk, Google was my best friend. More info on there than you can use.

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