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Lowbrow

1/72 Airfix Fiat G.50

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Finished this 1/72 Airfix Fiat G.50 today. Not sure what year my kit was from, I used a red stripe header bag release.

 

It's entirely box stock with the exception of rescribing entirely with recessed panel lines and utilizing Sky Models aftermarket decals.

 

I used a combination of Life Color, Italeri and Tamiya acrylics for paint. Also an artists oil panel line wash.

 

It's a simple kit that was pretty cleanly molded and didn't require a great deal of fettling or filler to get ready for paint. Can't speak to accuracy, but I think it looks the part pretty well.

 

 

1/72 Airfix Fiat G.50

 

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1/72 Airfix Fiat G.501/72 Airfix Fiat G.501/72 Airfix Fiat G.50

 

1/72 Airfix Fiat G.501/72 Airfix Fiat G.50

 

1/72 Airfix Fiat G.50

 

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Nice!

 

DennisTheBear

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I like that! It goes to show that in the right hands this kit still builds into a nice model.

 

I would be interested to know how you achieved the paint chipping effect?

 

 Very nice mottle :thumbsup2:

 

:goodjob: 

 

TonyT

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That looks really nice and shows what can be done with an ancient kit.

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Congratulations for this Wonderful build without any flaws...I like a huge lot the way you have finished this wonderful kit.

Thank you very much for sharing!!!

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Brilliant job on that. I've one of these on my shelf of shame so I know what you've done to make it look so good. Better get mine out of the way before the new Fly one appears. :)

Steve.

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Nice. :)

 

Martin

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A real oldie, but you've dressed her up nicely.

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That scrubbed up really nicely!! Really lovely little model, top job! :thumbsup:

 

Keith

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Very nice indeed. Well done!

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thats a lovely looking build. camo looks great. these old kits do scrub up well.

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Posted (edited)

Cracking little model. I remember building this as a lad. Don't think I've seen another one until now!

Edited by IanC
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12 hours ago, TonyTiger66 said:

I would be interested to know how you achieved the paint chipping effect?

Thank you all very much!

 

As for my paint chipping I do it while the model is still glossed with floor wax and before the flat coat. I use a small (one ought?) brush and Tamiya chrome silver acrylic. Just dab bits here and there where my imagination says hands and feet would regularly be..sometimes a little dry scrubbing with the brush where it seems wear might be concentrated. There are doubtless more sophisticated ways to handle it but I enjoy the simplicity of what might be the thought of as the "old school" approach.

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Great looking model !

 

Long overdue by Airfix to bring this kit into the 21st century ! Whether it's on Airfix's list of back catalogue items along with the Yak 9,to remould, I don't know, but can only wish ? 

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Pretty nice for such an old kit!

 

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Fantastic result! I love to see the old Airfix kits brought up to scratch and that is a cracker! The  camouflage scheme is very well rendered too - those spots can go wandering off and congregating if you don't keep an eye on them!

 

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Adrian

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That's turned out well for an oldie. Would be nice if Airfix released and updated one.

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Smashing result from something out of the ark. Just shows what can be done with these very old moulds.

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Top class work on an old favorite of mine.I have 5 or 6 in my stash.Yours gives me inspiration. 

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A fine effort of another favourite kit from my childhood. On the strength of this I might have to take a look at one of those I have in the stash.

 

Martian

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Very nice finish and painting work. 

 

On 14.06.2017 at 0:26 AM, Lowbrow said:

Can't speak to accuracy, but I think it looks the part pretty well.

 

This is a very old mould. The accuracy of it is unfortunatelly not perfect. The main and the most obvious fault of Airfix kit is too small diametr of engine. This is about 1.5 mm. There is also a problem with general outline of fuselage, the bottom rear part is to much rised. Airfix could and should make a new edition of his classic product as they did with Defiant and many others...Since they declared that they need a real thing to scan - at least the fuselage of ex-Croatian is available:

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J-W

 

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STUNNING build.

 

:yikes::worthy:

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Brilliant made model, have made this kit myself, back in the 90s, Roy Cross box art was a gem, about time new tool in all the scale, good subject for Eduard 😊

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