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World War II: Italy
Italian aircraft of WWII
Hosted by Rowan Baylis
1:48 Re 2005 Sagittario
Merlin
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Posted: Friday, October 09, 2020 - 06:16 AM UTC
Hi there

My next project to follow the Spitfire Mk I arrived today:


Special Hobby have very kindly sent their recent 1:48 Reggiane Re 2005 along with the CMK upgrades designed for it.

The elegant Sagittario has long been a a favourite of mine - ever since I built the excellent Falcon vacuform kit back in the late 1980s (I can't believe it's 30+ years ago! ).

I've got the kit and accessories to review before making a start, so don't expect any instant updates - but I'm really looking forward to this build because, based on first inspection, the kit typifies everything I've admired in Special Hobby kits since their short-run days in terms of pattern-making for the airframe - but brought bang up to present day standards in terms of production and boosted with metal-mould detail parts.

All the best

Rowan
chrism
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Posted: Friday, October 09, 2020 - 09:39 AM UTC
I am looking forward to your build Rowan as I have this kit in my stash!
brentwal
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Posted: Friday, October 09, 2020 - 11:55 AM UTC

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I am looking forward to your build Rowan as I have this kit in my stash!


Same here
magnusf
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Posted: Friday, October 09, 2020 - 07:11 PM UTC
Rowan! I was once very close to buying Sword's "Reggiane-box" in 1/72 with six different kits ranging from the 2000 to the 2005. I didn't so I look forward to following your build instead !



Magnus
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Posted: Friday, October 09, 2020 - 11:39 PM UTC
At least it will be an easier paint job than on a Folgore or Veltro with their "smoke rings", Rowan. Will follow your build as well.

Torsten
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Posted: Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 07:30 AM UTC
Hi everyone

Thanks straight away for your interest in this build. I love stuff that's a step removed from "mainsteam" as a reminder why I ever got into this hobby. I'm already brainstorming how to tackle the unique Italian seat harness without resorting to aftermarket sets.

All the best

Rowan