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1:32 Macchi C.200
Merlin
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Posted: Sunday, December 27, 2009 - 09:40 PM UTC


Here's a look at a kit that's slipped through the net on Aeroscale until now; Pacific Coast Models' largescale Macchi C.200.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
Dirkpitt289
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Posted: Monday, December 28, 2009 - 12:21 PM UTC
I've never seen that type of paint scheme before. Is that real or just for the box top?
Merlin
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Posted: Monday, December 28, 2009 - 08:25 PM UTC
Hi Dirk

It's definitely real - and a really nice challenge to reproduce on a model.

All the best

Rowan
bill_c
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Posted: Saturday, January 02, 2010 - 05:22 AM UTC
Hi, Rowan, nice review! I have been thinking about getting this one, but it seems one should get the resin upgrade as well. That puts the price at around $85. Still, Italian fighter planes are so colorful, it's tempting.
NickZour
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Posted: Saturday, January 02, 2010 - 05:43 AM UTC
Viva la Regia Aeronautika!! (and in 1/32 )

Is there any kit of the Fiat G.50 Freccia in 1/32 ?


Cheers Nick
bill_c
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Posted: Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 07:10 AM UTC
UPDATE

I have just about finished this kit, and it's definitely not for the faint-hearted. The fit is terrible in many places, and the directions leave a lot to be desired at times. Still, it builds up into a very fine plane. The decals are superb, though there is no hint about what fascist roundels to use on the top of the wings (bottom is well-illustrated).
litespeed
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Posted: Sunday, October 31, 2010 - 09:54 AM UTC
Nice one Bill, any chance of some photos?
All the best.
tim
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Posted: Monday, November 01, 2010 - 06:17 AM UTC
Hi, Tim,

Yes, I will post some photos. Waiting for the landing gear to firm up so I can photograph the plane. All in all, it looks very good, but I doubt I could win a competition with it, as the vacuform canopy, for example, just doesn't have the detailing and crisp lines of a styrene version. However, until Dragon or someone comes out with a state-of-the-art styrene kit, this is your best bet in this large scale.
bill_c
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Posted: Friday, November 05, 2010 - 02:06 AM UTC
As promised, this is what the kit looks like built (with more photos here). This particular plane is from the 356th Squadriglia serving in Russia in 1942.