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by Aeroal
Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:23 am
Forum: News
Topic: Anniversary
Replies: 3
Views: 482

Regia Aeronautica Anniversary

I spent the 29th wandering through the hangars at Vigna di Valle, completely unaware of this. There was no sign of any festivities having taken place. This was an absolutely superb museum in a magnificent setting on the shores of the beautiful Lago di Bracciano. Aeronautical heaven. I was highly imp...
by Aeroal
Thu Dec 22, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: Comments and Annoucements
Topic: MERRY XMAS
Replies: 17
Views: 1095

Christmas

Merry Christmas, peace and goodwill to all.

Kindest regards to everyone,

Aeroal.
by Aeroal
Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: FIAT CR 32 in early SCW
Replies: 2
Views: 574

Fiat CR32 in SCW

Vince, Thankyou for your very prompt response. I had actually printed the articles off the first time round and when I went to study them today, I discovered that Part II had printed out in such a blurred fashion as to be illegible. Your re-run clarifies everything. Many thanks once again. Regards, ...
by Aeroal
Tue Dec 13, 2011 10:16 am
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: FIAT CR 32 in early SCW
Replies: 2
Views: 574

FIAT CR 32 in early SCW

Vince, On approximately the 4th. December, 2010, Stormo published Alfredo Logoluso's addendum piece to his Osprey book, 'FIAT CR32 Aces of the SCW', describing the colours used by FIAT CR32's in the early period of the Spanish Civil War. Unfortunately, try as I might, I can't find it. Can you please...
by Aeroal
Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fly Models Caproni 101 - Accuracy
Replies: 3
Views: 782

Ca 101 Accuracy

I have now bought one of the Capronis and can confirm that the kit does indeed appear to be accurate in profile, according to my photographs. The angle of the photograph in the magazine article does seem to elongate the aircraft nose and engine nacelles, to my eye. Having only had time to give the k...
by Aeroal
Sat Oct 08, 2011 3:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fly Models Caproni 101 - Accuracy
Replies: 3
Views: 782

Fly Models Caproni 101 - Accuracy

Gentlemen, I have just opened a copy of Scale Aircraft Models International and noticed a build review of the Fly Models Ca101. I have been waiting for an injected model of this aeroplane for many years, and I noticed that the constructed model in the magazine appears to be quite sleek and streamlin...
by Aeroal
Tue Oct 04, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: Pics
Topic: S. 81 K 14 - Libya 1-21 - 1942
Replies: 6
Views: 799

SM81 Libia

Gabriele,

This one is equally as lovely as your previous example. Put it on a desert diorama background and it could be real 1:1 scale!

Congratulations,

Aeroal.
by Aeroal
Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RAF raid on Lecce Airfield
Replies: 4
Views: 1015

SM81 Lecce Airfield

Gabriele,

Congratulations on a superb SM81. A beautifully painted colour scheme.

Regards,

Aeroal.
by Aeroal
Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:30 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Unbelievable Ca 101 1/72 injected molded
Replies: 15
Views: 985

Ca 101.

Mike, Google Ca 101. Quite a few photos turn up, a lot of repeats, unfortunately, but quite a few useful shots are available. One book I would suggest you have a look at, if you can find it, is 'Ali Italiane in Africa Orientale 1935 - 1940.' by Carlo Lucchini with Giorgio Apostolo, Storia Militaire,...
by Aeroal
Sat Aug 27, 2011 7:14 am
Forum: News
Topic: Unbelievable Ca 101 1/72 injected molded
Replies: 15
Views: 985

Ca 101

Guys, It just goes to show that if you wait long enough, your wishes may come true! This exotic machine (injection moulded), has been on my wants list for as long as I can remember. Now if Fly can do a 101, surely they can manage a 133, which I would think would be a much better seller than a G12, a...
by Aeroal
Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:14 am
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: Opinion needed on SM.81 colors
Replies: 9
Views: 1047

Vince, Very succinct summation of my understanding of the matter. I would be fascinated to see a photo of this aircraft, in the flesh, as it were. I still feel that the Spanish Civil War and pre-WWII SM81 colour schemes had much more pizzazz, for my money! I will need to go and have a dig through my...
by Aeroal
Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:05 pm
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: Opinion needed on SM.81 colors
Replies: 9
Views: 1047

SM81, 600 Squadriglia Trasporti, Libya 1941.

Bill, As none of our more learned friends have replied, I submit my thoughts on the matter, for what its worth. Try as I might, I cannot locate a photograph of this aircraft, which does not allow me to be very specific. With reference to 'Colori e Schemi Mimetici Della RA '35-'43 by Postiglione and ...
by Aeroal
Sun Jul 03, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: Pics
Topic: SMER 1/48 Fiat G-55
Replies: 17
Views: 3052

SMER Fiat G55

Massimo,

Top quality modelling at its best. A work of art!

Regards,

Aeroal.
by Aeroal
Sat Jun 25, 2011 4:24 am
Forum: Pics
Topic: Fiat CR42, 97a Squadriglia
Replies: 15
Views: 1755

Fiat CR42 Cockpit Colour.

Dave,

Whether or not Salvadori's machine at Hendon was restored internally or not, Fiat cockpits were painted matt grey, grigio opaco, similar to grigio azzuro chiaro.

Regards,

Aeroal.
by Aeroal
Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:05 am
Forum: Pics
Topic: Fiat CR42, 97a Squadriglia
Replies: 15
Views: 1755

Fiat CR42 Interior Colour.

Dave,

There is no uncertainty as to the interior of the CR42. Verde anticorrosione doesn't come into it. It is matt light grey - grigio opaco. Humbrol 64 is not too far off it. Have a look inside the one at Hendon from the upper viewing gallery and you will see it clearly.

Regards,

Aeroal.