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MB339CB RNZAF - FREMS 1/48


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Hi, after some thought I finally decided to enter another GB :wall:  :)

I got hooked on the green green black scheme used on the RNZAF MB-339s, still used in an aggressor role, now in France with SDTS / SECAPEM / RAFAUT

https://www.secapem.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/AIRFAN-Aggressors-à-la-francaise-MB339-Octobre-2020.pdf

 

https://twitter.com/SDTS_services

 

I ordered decals from OLDSMODELS in NZ, hope they will arrive in time!

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https://www.oldmodelsdecals.com/680_500_csupload_70831305.jpg?u=779999966

 

 

in the meantime I have enough to do in respect to plastic modelling :) 

colorwise it seems to me they are very close to the German NORM 83 scheme used on the Tornado IDS.

 

that is what I got: a Frecce boxing without decals

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and some Eduard PE

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the plastic is really nice!

 

a pitty that this kit is that hard to get nowadays....

 

cheers,

Werner

 

 

 

 

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  • exdraken changed the title to MB339CB RNZAF - FREMS 1/48
15 hours ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Ive not heard of that particular model company before so will follow this build. 

thanks Dennis!

FREMS is of course an Italian injection molding company, that did afaik exactly one kit: The MB-339. There are 2 boxings available, one for the Frecce Tricolori and one for service maschines around the world. Plastic is I think the same.

 

 

for  those unfamiliar with this kit, I made photos of the sprues (and the included metal cannon barrels  :inlove:)

 

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by the way, it look like there is a defect on the cockpit tubs... hot demolding? will be correctable ;)

Edid: also the right fuselage half seems slightly affected :(

 

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you get a full load out like tanks, rocket pods, and cannon pods,  and flaps

 

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and some details:

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look at those rocket pods! :)

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great cannon barrels! look like DEFA ones, like on the Mirage F1/ 2000

 

 

and the rather old Eduard PE:

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will be handy at places I guess!

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12 hours ago, exdraken said:

I got hooked on the green green black scheme used on the RNZAF MB-339s

Hi Werner,

 

The RNZAF Macchi's were not Green/Black, but were Greens/Grey.

I know this,, as I have been up close and personal with them when at Whenuapai

 

This photos shows the grey to good effect

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(RNZAF Official - RNZAF Museum - Use with Permissions)

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(RNZAF Official - RNZAF Museum - Use with Permissions)

 

Look forward to your build

 

Regards

 

Alan

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this side looks rather good

 

 

this one, not so good...

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not sure if I have another of those around somewhere in the stash and deal with correcting it another day... I startet with repairing the tub though...

 

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That looks a bit ugly Werner, I hope you can sort it as I'm rather keen to see this Kiwi bird come together, I did like the look of them in their day with us, the Euro 1 scheme, which I think I'm right, that they wore, did suit them well.

Steve.

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so...

done!

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joking, of course

 

I sourced the fuselage from a second kit... no issues with this on now :)

I simply did not fancy to correct this part here in the GB.... th ecockpit to tubs are suffient to correct I think!

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wings glued

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That looks to be a nice kit of a lovely type. Good choice Werner. Shame about the warping to the fuselage part but hopefully you're able to fix that one in the future.

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2 hours ago, Col. said:

That looks to be a nice kit of a lovely type. Good choice Werner. Shame about the warping to the fuselage part but hopefully you're able to fix that one in the future.

thanks, I do hope to receive those decals in time,.. NZ is a bit critical these days!

 

oh, don't worry about the fuselage.... it is fiaxable with a bit of effort. I also have a resin fuselage for the CD model somewhere.... so I might even have a spare one for a future build! 

you know, that's why a way to large stash is a good and necessary thing :D

 

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G'day Werner,

 

That kit is something of a unicorn and very sought after in second hand circles. I was  lucky enough to snaffle one for a reasonable price and the kit is very nice, I even managed to find a PE set for it. I look forward to seeing it come together. It reminds me of the old Esci (now Italeri) Macchi 326  kit wrt quality. Excellent fit and mould quality but simplistic cockpit detail

 

cheers,

 

Pappy

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could not believe my eyes when this turned up today in the post box!

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this should give me the push needed to continue :)

 

:thumbsup: and a big thanks for the great service to Oldsmodels Decals NZ!

 

 

 

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On 2/20/2021 at 11:28 AM, exdraken said:

this should give me the push needed to continue :)

 

:thumbsup: and a big thanks for the great service to Oldsmodels Decals NZ!

 

19 minutes ago, stevehnz said:

So, when does the push start. ;) :D

Steve.

Oldmodels decals do some good stuff :D

 

I'm with Steve on this, when do we see push Start..........:whistle:

 

Regards

 

Alan

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Sorry guys, the push was needed more urgently elsewhere due to these things called deadlines.... it went into this here...

But now the deadlines for my 4 current GB entries are all in May.. go figure :D

 

was assembling single metal link tracks for a target type thing the last evenings..... ;)

 

 

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some progress was overdue!

 

thanks for the GB extensino this now is back on track :) 

 

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fuselage before closure

 

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 I used some Eduard PE in the pitm but the plastic would also have been nice

 

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and we are officially closed ;) 

 

 

 

 

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On 5/10/2021 at 5:51 AM, LDSModeller said:

 

Looking nice :thumbsup:

Looking forward to seeing next installment

 

Thanks

 

Alan

update you want? - update will be delivered :D

 

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mostly some rather old but nice PE enhancements today

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you get some panels with sharper detail

 

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This should be a pleasant build.

 

Re OldModel decals he is good and often a fast turn around too!   Have used them quite a bit now.

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another update, wing tanks, and wings mounted, hope to have steady progress now....as all my other recent GB entries are finished... and I did not start any other one for now  :wall:

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@Mike, would it be feasible to move this thread into the aircraft WIP section? thanks if not too much effort!

 

 

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