Ansaldo Balilla A1 double-sided poster 420mm x 264mm
As the "guilding on the lily" of our first WW1 aircraft kit production, Juanita Franzi incorporated the woodgrain, linen and wing camouflage artwork Harry Green and I designed into her beautiful artworks (the kit being based on original factory drawings) and designed this poster for inclusion in the now discontinued Balilla kit.
Italian livery one side, Polish on the other. The Ansaldo company logo "watermarked" behind the illustrations on the "aged paper".
Very limited stock.
1/32 Ansaldo A1 "Balilla"
(See the "Balilla" Walkaround page for gallery of reference)
www.largescaleplanes.com "Balilla" review
Eric Galliers "Balilla" build log on Large Scale Planes
For any insomniacs among you, try reading David Parker's year long episodic build in Air Modeller magazine where he fails to mention one good point about the kit through each torturous stage and really didn't enjoy the experience..Maybe you need to love the subject!..
However - here are some pictures shared with me by delighted customers of their builds...
Model built by Mario Ramaioli
Master patterns and photo-etch has been designed, drawn and created by master modeller Ron Kootje and artist Auke Elsinga, overseen at every stage of it's development by myself.
You will never see a more complete kit..
Many thousands of hours have been spent by a team of nineteen individuals and state-of-the-art companies on it’s development.
Our “Balilla” is based on actual factory drawings and extensive study of references, including records of the two surviving examples in Italy with photo references supplied by Alberto Caserati and Szymon Grzywocz, with technical assistance and beautiful artwork from Juanita Franzi and reference material from Paulo Miana and Colin Owers.
All parts have been meticulously hand crafted or printed and refined using the latest cutting edge 3D print technology, with assistance from our friend Costas at Gaspatch Models.
The “Balilla" will be available in two boxings..
1) Italian Home Defence service, including the two spectacular “George and the Dragon” marked presentation aircraft and Captain Eddie Rickenbacker joyrider from 1922!
2) Polish “Kosciuszko” squadron of the 1919 -21 Polish/Russian war and beautiful Mexican markings option!
Rowan Broadbent (Pheon Decals) has designed the extensive markings options for many gorgeous Balillas.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE KIT?
Everything you need to produce a stunning model. Today’s resins and casting materials produce results that can capture detail like no other method. Enhanced by state-of-the-art decals and photo-etch, even a white metal cast tail skid!
* 140+ resin parts (including “US” or “Polish” jacketed Vickers guns), strut positioning jigs etc.,
* 200+ photo-etch brass parts
* Acetate for windscreen and copper wire
* Specially commissioned "RB Productions” paper and nickel etched seatbelt sets
* "Pheon Decals" extensive markings decals
* “Aviattic” tailored linen, woodgrain, instrument faces and "St. George" artwork decals
* Specially commissioned “HGW” fuselage nail head decals
* Rolled A3 profiles and colour reference poster (specially commissioned artwork by Juanita Franzi)
* Fully illustrated reference manual designed by Bo Monroe telling history of the aircraft, Pheon markings profiles and reference photos
* Instructions will be a downloadable PDF file posted here
Extensive photo reference archive to enhance your build will be available via an Aviattic “Pinterest” boards
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
£160.00 GBP plus shipping
SO HERE IT IS - AVIATTIC'S FIRST AEROPLANE KIT!
A sentence I’ve long dreamed of saying. My thanks to my amazing team and to you for believing it could happen!
What our customers have said about the
"This is just to say that I’ve received both of the Balilla kits I ordered and I am extremely pleased with them!
These are not just of outstanding quality but the way that they’re presented and packaged is utterly perfect, exactly the sort of thing that would make any serious modeller very happy."
"These kits are obviously and gratifyingly the result of a great deal of patience, tenacity, thoroughness and attention to detail. Well done to you and everyone else concerned.”
"To say it's stunning is an understatement...a fabulous kit which when I do build it will take months.
I have decided to order a second kit - this one to build so that I can keep the first one in a pristine state. However I won't order it until the end of the month (when I get paid!!)
Once again, many, MANY thanks for a stupendous kit"
“...these Balilla kits are the ultimate cream on the cake of what’s currently available now. I cannot imagine anyone else providing better quality kits than you, or at least putting as much energy and commitment into them as you have."
"What you do makes a lot of people happy, and that is a rare and very precious thing in these very unsettled and disturbing times we live in now. Keep up the good work, and once again congratulations on such a wonderful achievement. I’m really looking forward to seeing what else you come up with!”
"Balilla landed on my doorstep today. Just one word, "WOW !!!" Best Wishes”
"The postman has just delivered my kit and I have to tell you that I am totally overwhelmed by the quality and presentation of this model. I have built many high quality kits from disciplines as diverse as maritime, automobiles and locomotives over the years but your kit has to be one of the best I’ve seen.
Thank you for your dedication in producing this kit, it has been worth every minute of the time from when I first registered an interest.”
"My ‘Balilla’ model arrived this morning.
I expected a quality model, but was even more pleased when I opened the box.
The quality of the resin castings, the comprehensive photo-etch, decals and even the booklet on the aircraft itself are simply stunning.
Even the box graphics are a work of art.
You’ve often said this was a labour of love, and it definitely shows.
Many congratulations to you and your team.
Put me down for any future releases!”
"My Balilla arrived today. What an extraordinary kit - can you please pass on my appreciation and amazement to your team. What an amazing achievement!!”
"This is a profoundly beautiful kit, with details even better than the previous "gold standard" of WNW.
The decal sheet for the Italian version with the dragon and St. George is beautiful, but you have a Polish version
It really doesn't get any better than this."
"I would like to now introduce another standard by which kits are compared or measured up to and it is this one.
I have built many different types of kits by different manufacturers and will give almost any kit a go in 1/32 scale. This one is by far the best quality kit I have worked on so far..."