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FREMS 1/48 MB.339 Argentinian Navy 1982

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Hi All,
This is a fairly recent completion - FREMS' 1/48 MB.339. I believe this is the only kit FREMS ever issued. It's very well done, with great details, lots of marking choices, and even turned brass gun barrels. 
I've completed it as A-115 as flown by Teniente de Navio Owen Crippa. On the morning of 21st May 1982 Argentinian troops around San Carlos Water reported they we watching British ships coming in to the Sound. It was decided to launch an armed recon mission and two MB.339s were briefed to take off from Port Stanley airfield. The aircraft of Crippa's wingman went unservicable so he took off alone. Along his route Crippa encountered HMS Argonaut and gainst heavy AA fire pressed home an attack with rockets and 30mm guns., damaging the ship and wounding several crew. Crippa had remain at low level to evade small arms, AA and SAM fire, but managing to take in enough detail to provide a detailed report, used as the basis for the ensuing FAA attacks. Teniente Crippa was awarded the Medalla al Heroico Valor en Combate.
I've replaced the seats, added the Eduard cockpit details, and some of their PE to the exterior.
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Thanks for looking in,
Gareth

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Very nice l

 

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Great looking build of an attractive aircraft!:thumbsup:

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Great work and a fitting tribute to a brave man, no matter what side he was on. I wonder what happened to the FREMS moulds?

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Great finish ,I built this kit a few years ago , picked it up at an East Midlands model show for £7 quid !! it’s possible Italeri have the moulds but not 100% sure , Birchy uk

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 A rare sight, this model isn´t built often, you did a great job! :clap2:

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Great looking MB.339 Gareth.  😎

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Beautiful work!

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Thank you for your positive comments and 'likes' everyone.

 

Gareth

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Awesome build, the kit is great but it's out of production, ive sent an email to the company and they confirmed it... i gotta have one! ... cheers

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:analintruder: Goon!

You've nailed the camo colours fantastic! Guillermo would be delighted to see his mount depicted on here.

Which paints did you use?

Real outstanding! :worthy:

Cheers,

 

Unc2

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Great job there, really nice work

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Thanks again everyone.

 

@Uncle Uncool - I used the colours in the original Hataka Acrylics set. I think they were intended for the Pucara, but they looked close, and retained the 'character', so to speak, of Argentinian colours at the time. (They're a bit less saturated in real life, I boosted the contrast of the photos a little.) Glad you like them!

 

Gareth

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