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  1. Fly is to re-re-release its 1/48th Macchi M.5 under ref. 48033 Sources: https://www.fly814.cz/products/a48033-macchi-m-5/ http://shop.fly814.cz/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=930&zenid=6eb42e14660ebde9102ad0aad03bef4e https://www.facebook.com/1fly814/posts/967634630109683 Schemes - Black No.6 - 7588,flown by TV Alberto Bortolozzo Commander 260 Squadriglia, Italian Royal Imperial Navy - Black No. 3 - 7282,flown by STV Ivo Ravazzoni, 260 Squadriglia, Italian Royal Imperial Navy - Black No. 19 - flown by Luigi "Billy" De
  2. Hi, images from the Italian military aviation museum on the shore of Lake Bracchiano, north of Rome. Although in the region of the village of Vigna di Valle, it is located on the lake shore and is equidistant in the opposite direction to the town of Bracchiano. This site is quite historic and was one of the first landing grounds in Italy, for airships and balloons, becoming a seaplane base as well, where, during WW2 this enormous crane was used to hoist flying boats and floatplanes out of the lake. Grumman Albatri were based here for SAR duties. HU-16 Crane
  3. Macchi C200 easy build kit from HobbyBoss. 362 Squadriglia, 22 Gruppo Russia 1941 This kit has pretty good shape, but skips many important details. I attempted to add the missing parts, and in the process picked up some ideas on how to build another one more efficiently, and with better detail. All out of box except the cockpit from a Hasagawa C202, with tape belts. Starboard wing cut and shortened to replicate asymmetrical design. Drop of canopy glue for rear navigation light. Styrene scratch built inner landing gear doors and (wire) retraction arms (none in kit). Styrene scratched to
  4. After the 1/72nd kit (link), SBS Model is working on a 1/48 Macchi MC.72 Schneider Trophy resin kit - ref. Source: https://www.facebook.com/117380071615729/photos/a.210414378978964.51711.117380071615729/1452240521463004/?type=3&theater V.P.
  5. Dear fellow Britmodellers, this is my 1/72 Italeri Macchi 205 from 1a Squadrilla, 1. Gruppo Caccia based at Campoformido in February 1944. Decal markings from the box. I painted the smoke-ring camo with Gunze/Mr,.Hobby acrylics using LF Vinyl masks (M7213). These masks fit well on plain surfaces, but not on curvatures (such as the wing/fuselage joint). Some touch-ups were neccessary. I added MPM seatbelts and True Details resin wheels. All photographs by Wolfgang Rabel of IGM Cars & Bikes. Thank you very much for your i
  6. I continue with the Italian Aviation jets. The Macchi C.200 Saetta, the old Revel's model, was completed. It suited me for work. It's all out of the box. except the decal and the elise. The model is a plane that was stationed in Crete. Here's the picture.
  7. I continued to work on Italian planes. The next one I've finished is Macchi MC.202 Folgore. The model is the company Italeri. Here's the picture . Enjoy.
  8. I started a series of Italian planes. The first one is over. Macchi MC.205 Veltro, Italeri model, all of you familiar. Here's a picture. Enjoy.
  9. - ref. SBS-7014 - Macchi Mc-72 Schneider Trophy racer Source: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1272266166127108&id=117380071615729 V.P.
  10. Macchi MC 72 'Early Version' 1:72 SBS Model The Macchi MC72 was an experimental seaplane designed by Macchi in the 1930's. Originally Macchi made warplanes but later decided to move to racers and aiming to win Schneider Trophy. Sound familiar with another famous company? To this aim the company hired aircraft designer Mario Castoldi. A series of aircraft were built with the M39 winning the trophy in 1926 with a speed of 246mph. The company though failed to win again and from this MC 72 was designed. It was a streamlined aircraft with the radiators faired into the wing
  11. Hello and thanks for your interest, here's my 1/72 Italeri Macchi C205, built from the box. I only added MPM Seatbelts. Thje nose spiral is not included in the kit's decals, so I used one from an (Fw-190) aftermarket sheet. The kit has relatively few parts, is well detailled, and builds into a nice replica without any major problems. I found the ANR markings with the Italian Flag especially attractive; my model served with the 1° Gruppo Caccia (Fighter Squadron) in 1944. It was painted in German late-war colors with Gunze/Mr.Hobby acrylics (RLM74/75/76).
  12. Hi all! As I'm building a RAAF MB326H Macchi, the A7-022 carrying the 55th anniversary scheme, I need some good photo's of the gunsight. Not all Macchi's were carrying a gunsight, but 75 sq did often carry them. There are to types of gunsights used by the RAAF Macchi's, I'm looking for the one with camera attached. All images, of all types are more then welcome! Thanks! Remy.
  13. SEM Model (http://www.semmodel.altervista.org/en/main_en.html) is to release a 1/72nd Aer. Macchi C.205-N2 "Orione" resin kit - ref.72012 Source: http://www.aviationmegastore.com/macchi-c205n2-orione-72012-sem-models-sem72012-aircraft-scale-modelling/product/?action=prodinfo&art=135820 V.P.
  14. MC.202 Folgore Upgrades (for Hasegawa/Eduard) 1:48 Eduard The recent reboxing of the excellent Hasegawa kit of the Folgore with some Eduard goodies brought a few comments along the lines of "It's a shame they didn't do something about the main gear bays", and now they have, as well as some landing flaps for even more detail on the underside. Landing Flaps (48907) A single fret of brass with a relatively low part count due to the captive nature of the many ribs that will be visible when the flaps are open. Initially you have to perform some
  15. As the self appointed El Presidente of the Macchi owners club it was only a matter of time before I had to start another one!!! Ok this will be another 205 but this time Hasegawa’s 1/48th Macchi C.205 Veltro 155 Gruppo Limited Edition versions. This model includes markings for two aircraft from 155 Gruppo, either a 352 or 360 Squadriglia aircraft. Both schemes are in the “smoke ring” camouflage so I’ll be using another set of the Mike Grant Smoke ring decals. This build other than the decals will be an OOB one………….yeah right! By some unusual chance (ok I h
  16. MC.202 Exhaust Stacks (648281 for Hasegawa/Eduard) 1:48 Eduard Brassin If you already have a Hasegawa MC.202 in 1:48 or are going to pick up the new Limited Edition we reviewed here, you might be interested in this little pick-me-up addition for the kit. The set arrives in the familiar Brassin clamshell box, with the resin parts safely cocooned on dark grey foam inserts, and the instructions sandwiched between the two halves, doubling as the header card. Inside are two resin exhaust stacks, which have extremely finely cast hollow pipes for a more realistic look.
  17. Folgore Limited Edition 1:48 Eduard Developed from the earlier MC.200, the Folgore (Thunderbolt) had a new fuselage mated to the earlier type's wings, and housing an imported Daimler-Benz DB601 engine, which Alfa-Romeo eventually license built for later production. It was fast and manoeuvrable, although it could become engaged in a lethal spin if handled casually, as well as being under-armed with only two machine-guns that were unreliable. The oxygen system was also suspect, and many missions were aborted due to problems, and no doubt some pilots lost their
  18. Three new ex-Hasegawa re-boxings with Saab J-35, Macchi MC.202 Folgore and Harrier GR.7. by Eduard in 2016. Source: http://www.eduard.com/store/out/media/distributors/leaflet/leaflet2016-02.pdf V.P.
  19. Well it looks like I’m the first cab off the rank for this one, only because I head off to work again today….and I need another distraction from the beast that is the Ta-152!! Ok as usual with GB’s I tend to try and do something a bit different, in this case I’m jumping up from my usual scale of 1/48th to 1/32nd plus it’s a full resin model! So here it is, Craftworks 1/32nd Macchi C.202/205. This was produced by a US firm in the late 90’s (they also produced; P-40C, P-36, La-5, Macchi C.200, A5M4 Claude) and is now quite rare, I’ve only ever seen one available and this was it! These
  20. Hi guys, I will be building the Pacific Coast Modeller 1/32 Macchi MC.200. It will be build straight out of the box. Well SOB means resin engine, cockpit and some PE parts as well. The only extra will be the decals. Pictures will follow later. Cheers,
  21. Hello all Here is my latest completion - Hasegawa's 1/48 Folgore, a lovely kit to build. I'm usually an out of the box builder, but I've always had a soft spot for the look of the MC202, so was tempted into the aftermarket for this one to try and add a little extra nice detail to this build. The extras were: * Smoke ring decals from Mike Grant * Ultracast resin seat, wheels and exhausts * Montex Maxi Mask for cockpit frame and some markings * EZ line for the antenna wire The fuselage band and the white tail crosses were painted on rather than using decals, and the underside wing roundels
  22. According to LSP forum, it looks like we'll have a 1/32 Macchi M5 seaplane soon. Source: http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=56081 Does anyone know more? I hope it's true: it's a fantastic aircraft. Daniele
  23. 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
  24. Graham Boak

    Macchi C201

    IN their new arrivals, Hannants have a Kora Macchi C201, which according to them is an MC200 with an enclosed canopy as on the MC202 Folgore. I understood the MC201 to be an MC200 airframe with a Daimler Benz engine. Comments anyone?
  25. Now, that's some greyhound! http://www.ebay.com/itm/Hasegawa-1-48-Macchi-C-205-Veltro-w-True-Details-cockpit-upgrade-/301096068406?pt=Model_Kit_US&hash=item461ab96536 How does she fit in the box?... nice details... ahem... cough, cough.
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