Jump to content
This site uses cookies! Learn More

This site uses cookies!

You can find a list of those cookies here: mysite.com/cookies

By continuing to use this site, you agree to allow us to store cookies on your computer. :)

Recommended Posts

Roman Schilhart    2,100
Posted (edited)

Dear fellow Britmodellers,

this is Sword's new 1/72 Fiat G.55, a kit presented at ModelBrno Show in June.

I bought two boxes (each box containing two model kits) plus an aftermarket bag, containing resin seat, air intake, wheels and a vacu canopy.

There's seven rather colorful marking options included.

The model fits reasonably, but has shallow and washed-out details and soft panel lines in some areas.

I found the assembly of the multi-part landing gear most challenging.

I found an original photograph of this machine in "Aviazione Nazionale Repubblicana Italian Air Forces 1943 - 1945" by Richard Caruana (Modelaid).

It confirms the White fuselage band, but the nose is not visible.

Therfore, I went with Sword's instructions and painted the cowl yellow, and the spinner black & white.

Main colors are RLM74/75/76 from Gunze/Mr.Hobby acrylics range.

Photographs by Wolfgang Rabel.

 

919dce22-7915-4dfb-8820-46fecc8a3c40.jpg

62cb683b-9e18-46c0-9d48-27f1aaf197d5.jpg

d3d06584-da84-4760-8ca8-8782c7a70579.jpg

15b19009-d670-4265-b195-19fca91fadb0.jpg

95eac608-91fa-41ef-bb64-912c17d163e2.jpg

3ebce2b5-a9cf-47fd-a945-24b833e4dc45.jpg

1cff7471-cb7f-4e68-998f-a463a854cbe4.jpg

8d640e1a-a7e1-403a-aa65-d74735a7239d.jpg

bc122ef5-20c7-41ba-8067-f1bb79932c71.jpg

1574ae6c-43ae-4c2c-a06e-862ee65c131c.jpg

fc653718-b03b-46bf-82e8-051f2502738a.jpgcb176271-bb68-4c6c-b663-58c149dbb68e.jpg7aaa649e-32be-4d6e-801c-e7eaee214aa0.jpgd173cdff-8c73-496e-94cb-0c61c843e231.jpg8745ad1c-53ee-4106-a34d-0458b948d755.jpg

dd38f69a-d0a9-4895-b40f-bc8da0e5e153.jpg

 

688f1f26-f18a-4d27-9711-c35efc42099e.jpg

67df4002-bb32-40ce-9b51-95642af17b31.jpg

 

f8c2a575-2e43-4a9a-9275-7a235247c485.jpg

 

Thanks for your interest!

Best wishes from Vienna

Roman

Edited by Roman Schilhart

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
VG 33    844

Hi Roman.

I brought one box from Brno as well, but not soon to be built.

Yours is really fantastic. I like very much the grey scheme.

Cheers.

Patrick.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
celt    1,071

Well tidy build of a lesser known WW2 fighter.:clap2:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Zigomar    856

Nice job but if I may, the background of the "Gigi tre osei" insignia should be in Verde oliva scurro and not such a bright green and the radio mast is a bit oversized. The "Centauro" is a great looking plane!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
stevehnz    2,731

A very smart looking Centauro there Roman. I've got the double boxing on the way & an old Supermodel one in stock, so I can see some of these in my future. I can look to your one to inspire me. :)

Steve.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
RidgeRunner    1,179

A very nice build, yet again.

 

Martin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Luis Alfonso    709

Hi My Friend Roman!!!

Congratulations for this nice build and Once more admiring the wonderful modeling dexterities you have with a magnificent build one more time!!!

Really your modeling pace is amazing and your wonderful results are great.I liked a huge lot the nice description and the way you have finished this recent newcomer to the modeling scene, nice weathering and wonderful references you have used. 

Thank you very much for sharing!!!

Cheers,

 

Luis Alfonso

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Roman Schilhart    2,100
14 hours ago, Zigomar said:

Nice job but if I may, the background of the "Gigi tre osei" insignia should be in Verde oliva scurro and not such a bright green and the radio mast is a bit oversized. The "Centauro" is a great looking plane!

 

Thanks for your feedback, Zigomar.

I noticed the oversized radio mast as well, something I will replace on my next example!

I went with the decals as supplied by Sword - they give you a green and a black option for the insignia.

Its difficult to make out the correct shade of green from original photographs, but you seem to be right -

here's a color profile of "Black 6" that is identical to Sword's suggestion, but shows a darker green on the insignia batch:

8eb02698-5c88-4a90-b304-b92cf58c92cd.jpg

2 hours ago, Luis Alfonso said:

Hi My Friend Roman!!!

Congratulations for this nice build and Once more admiring the wonderful modeling dexterities you have with a magnificent build one more time!!!

Really your modeling pace is amazing and your wonderful results are great.I liked a huge lot the nice description and the way you have finished this recent newcomer to the modeling scene, nice weathering and wonderful references you have used. 

Thank you very much for sharing!!!

Cheers,

 

Luis Alfonso

 

Thank you, Luis - you were of great help in obtaining the above mentioned reference book by Richard J Caruana.

With kind regards from Vienna,

Roman

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now


×