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Hi everybody; inspired by some very interesting multiple builds I recently saw here on BM (see for instance by @Cookenbacher, @Procopius and @rob85, to name a few), I decided to start my own. I'm going to build Macchi's C202 FOLGORE and C205 VELTRO (I don't think they need any introduction, but I'll probbaly mention something along the build) I acquired the two kits I'm going to use off BM, second hand; they were pristine, though, with only the C202 having the main parts (fuselage and wings) removed from the sprue. Here are the boxes:
Decided it was time to build a couple of Castaldi's Macchi C202 fighters from the enduring Hasegawa twin boxing. Cleaned up the only "detail" on the cockpit walls. Small white ring is a slice off a cotton tip, to become a trim wheel. Added ribs and bits to make peering through the canopy a little bit interesting. While preparing to join the fuselage halves, disaster struck when I picked up the Tamiya cement only to have the (not properly tightened) lid in my hand and the full jar fall to the table and splash in my lap, on my head, and a tiny spot in my eye. None landed on my model.
Macchi C.202 Folgore Hasegawa 1:48 The Macchi C.202 Folgore (Italian for Thunderbolt) was constructed by Macchi Aernautica as a development of their earlier C.200 Saetta. The original C.200 features an air colled radial engine, however the C.202 would feature a licence built Daimler-Benz DB601Aa engine. This along with a redesigned more streamlined fuselage would bring the speed upto 372 mph it's speed and manoeuvrability were comparable with other fighters of the time. It did have its problems, chiefly that it was under armed and was susceptible to entering dangerous spins. In addition