Azur/FRROM 1/72 SM.79B
|NOTES:||Short run with resin bits|
Regala Romania (AAR) in WW2.
The initial SM.79B version was equipped with Gnome Rhone
engines but was underpowered.
Junkers Jumo engines were then fitted resulting in the
‘JIS B’ variation.
The ‘JRS B’ version was license built in Romania.
In 1943, Romania built the aircraft with more powerful
This variation was the ‘JRS B1’.
eronautica Regala Romania (AAR) in WW2. The initial SM.79B version was equipped with Gnome Rhone engines but was underpowered. Junkers Jumo engines were then fitted resulting in the ‘JIS B’ variation. The ‘JRS B’ version was license built in Romania. In 1943, Romania built the aircraft with more powerful Jumo engines. This variation was the ‘JRS B1’.
The AAR flew the SM.79 against the Soviet Union until September 1944, then against Germany until the end of the war.
The kit consists of 114 light grey parts, 15 clear parts and 4 resin parts. There are two nose section options. The surfaces have recessed panel lines.
A detailed 9 page instruction booklet accompanies the kit. A painting of the subject is shown on the box cover.
Decals for 4 aircraft of the Aeronautica Regala Romania are provided.
Flight Deck / Fuselage:
The windows are installed from outside of the fuselage. They are tapered so they don’t push through when installed. A lot of sanding and fitting was required until they set flush with the fuselage. I glued them in place with white glue.
underside of the wing is a single piece tip to tip. The port and starboard upper
surfaces are each 1 piece.
First, the upper surfaces were glued to the lower.
The assembly is then slid up in place on to the
Note: The width of the fuselage was larger than the gap formed at
the top of the wings, causing the wings to angle down when installed.
The wing / fuselage mating points had to be sanded in
order for the wings to be level.
Landing gear assembly was a bit tricky. It was not completely clear to me where the drag braces were supposed to attach in the wheel well. Using tube glue gave me the chance to re-position the landing gear parts as needed. I did clip off a bit of the ends of the drag braces to give the landing gear a decent alignment.
|COLORS & MARKINGS|
Decals provided with the kit were used. The carrier film extends a very small amount beyond the color. The decals have a gloss finish. One application of solvaset was adequate to set the decals down into the panel lines. A coat of clear dull lacquer was applied to the model after the decals were set.
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