Piaggio P 166 Scratch Build 1/32 Scale ” The Start”
Well here we go again, I finished the Spitfire about 2 weeks ago, a very enjoyable build, I tell you those Tamiya Kits are really good, so good in fact that I started to get Board with the build, no offense to Mr Tamiya, it was so well engineered that all I had to do was follow the plans ( This was also what I haven't done in a while...) and everything just fits. So when I got the drawings for the Piaggio (Albatross in South Africa) I was excited and ready to get started ( Shaking like a drunk passing a liquor store).
As usual, I started making the molds and getting the shape and scale correct, Vac formed the fuselage halves and got going with the interior, cut out the wheel wells, windows and door. I also did the sound proofing and insulation in the fuselage halves.
Started making the seats and instrument panel and overhead panel ( still Busy).
Next will be the wheel wells, and crew seats and a lot of detail work.
This build will take a long time considering the detail I have in mind.
Hope you enjoy the build pics so far, and keep in touch,
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