Revisiting one of my favourite films after so many years thanks to a wonderful 1:72 kit of the Porco Rosso Savoia S.21 from Fine Molds.
Here’s a quick demo..
Porco Rosso is one of my favourite films of all time.
I discovered that Fine Molds have both a 1:72 and 1:48 model of Marco’s Savoia S.21.
Here I’m building the Porco Rosso Savoia S.21 Idroplano da Caccia Sperimentale 1:72 with some customised motorization and base.
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The motor control circuit comprises:
- 555 timer-based PWM motor control
- push-button on switch with delayed automatic off
Testing on a breadboard:
Marco! Meglio maiale che fascista
testing the engine before final assembly (PWM motor control)
testing composition of the final scene with engines on ..
Preparing the circuit board for painting..
mocking up the base - a portion of the “secret garden” in Gina’s villa
I started with a black primer for the base
Masking off the building for painting
working up the colours of the building
the water was many layers of paint and gloss mod podge to build up an effect with some sense of “depth”
testing the base and electronics fit with the “Daiso picture frame base”
I need a small pavilion for the garden…
Making windows for the pavilion..
“Gina” is an HO passenger model, pretty poorly molded but I tried to recover as best as possible
Adding foliage and finishing touches to the garden..
Gina on the balcony..
Final assembly .. it’s getting close now!
Oh Marco. Meglio maiale che fascista!
who said you couldn’t paint electronic circuits?