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Its crazy to edit or block a user because someone used Amen - good grief (Christianity is under attack, lefties will protect Muslims but not Christians - Christianity is the only remaining religion that's ok to publicly denigrate) - its a sign of the times. Earlier this year on this discussion board, in Italy a restored Re.2002 was finished in the wrong markings Co-Belligerent, Vince Biondi pointed out the mistake since the pilot Cenni never flew with the Co-Be AF (only the RA) but I pointed out that was no mistake, it was purposely done. My decals 48008 are marked out (swastikas) in Germany.

Most discussion boards are inhabited by about 50-100 souls, there are many more that casually hang around but don't post - we see it here all the time when they do decide to come out of the shadows lol

Their loss our gain!! so happy to have you Richard Smile

Glad y'all willing to "put up" with me Wink

Also bewildered the Re.2002 wasn't in Regia Aeronautica Italia (RAI) livery. No doubt "PC" was at work but then they'd have to re-mark all their RAI-marked exhibits to follow "PC" all the way - a very costly proposition!

Internet censorship excluding that promulgated by "The Masters Of The Universe" Facebook, Twitter, Google, their subsidiaries, has been underway by Governments since The Internet went public in 1993. No matter what they et. al. do, "Big Media" particularly included, to hide then expunge History via The Collective Orwellian Memory Hole they'll always fail 'cause History Survives even in the worst of times thanks partially to Amateur Historians ala myself via scale modeling, just hope what I'd preserved in plastic & resin won't soon be lost!

I'd noticed number of Czech & Polish kits have "Half Swastika" decals ostensibly to get around the stigma, even the Russian Federation hasn't imposed a total ban on displaying The Crooked Cross. Up till c.1964 well nigh nobody issued scale model kits with Swastika decal sets, His-Air-Dec was among the first in the U.S.A., after 1966 Krasel Industries' Microscale Decals became the World Standard for producing Swastika decal sets for near every modeling scale - hats off to Krasel for their boldness, they did take loads of heat in the day for doing so particularly in then West Germany where they were banned for sale and had to be smuggled in so I'd once heard.
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Delta 2 Macchi C.205V Veltro Build Progress Report No.2
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- > Fuselage, Mainwing Upper & Lower Parts Interiors today painted Testors Model Master 1726 Light Sea Grey + 36% Testors Flat White mix replicating Giorgio Azzurro Chiaro 1 (GAC1) per published research I've read of late production AerMacchi C.202 & C.205V interiors factory painted a finishing top coat grey approximating GAC1 presumably over Verde Anti Corrosione (VAC) or directly applied without VAC primer.

- > Main Landing Gear Struts & Supports, painted Testors Flat Aluminum with Silver accent replicating Oleo points on struts.

- > Humbrol 247 RLM 76 Lichtgrau + 36% Testors Flat White mix painted around Mainwing Underside Main Landing Gear Openings & Top Wing Join Points, Top Wing Underside Join Points, had be done before gluing in Main Landing Gear parts.

- > Pilot Seat & Backside Support painted Testors Flat Aluminum, four left over Shoulder & Seat Belt Brass Parts glued on then painted a "brew" Khaki mix, buckles painted Flat Aluminum (not included with Delta 2 kit).

- > Mainwing & Landing Gear Parts to be assembled tomorrow.
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Delta 2 Macchi C.205V Veltro Build Progress Report No.3
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- > High Heat conditions limited construction work over the weekend though some was completed.

- > Glued Mainwing & Landing Gear Parts together Saturday.

- > Painted Humbrol 245 RLM 74 Graugrun + 36% Testors Flat White stripes on Mainwing & Tailplane topsides Sunday.

- > Cockpit Seat, Shoulder & Seat Belt Brass parts fully assembled ready for gluing in Fuselage Halves.

- > Mainwing & Tailplane undersides well as Coolant Radiator to be painted RLM 76 tomorrow.
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Delta 2 Macchi C.205V Veltro Build Progress Report No.4
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- > High Heat Conditions prevail yet again Sad

- > Today plastic sheet scratched fabricated & glued in the Starboard Cockpit Half a Cockpit Floor to mount a Flight Control Column, Rudder Control Bar & Cockpit Floor Foot Rests.

- > A San Giorigio Typo C Gunsight also was plastic sheet scratch fabricated & glued on the Instrument Panel, Panel Instruments hand-painted on beforhand - getting better & better at doing these Wink

- > An "Oxygen Bottle" salvaged from the Spare Parts Bag was glued in under the Pilot Seat.

Detail photos of above (Sprue Pin Flash subsequently has been removed please note!) along with other complete or nearly so painted kit build components:















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.... Earlier this year on this discussion board, in Italy a restored Re.2002 was finished in the wrong markings Co-Belligerent, Vince Biondi pointed out the mistake since the pilot Cenni never flew with the Co-Be AF (only the RA) but I pointed out that was no mistake, it was purposely done. My decals 48008 are marked out (swastikas) in Germany.

Most discussion boards are inhabited by about 50-100 souls, there are many more that casually hang around but don't post - we see it here all the time when they do decide to come out of the shadows...

This whole thing about being politically correct has definitely gone to far, especially with the plastic model decals!
It seems now that everywhere you turn, someone or some group is upset about a symbol from the past that represents evil.
People are offended by statues, even though it is part of history, which cannot be erased.
What's next? Remove the statue of Abraham Lincoln from the Lincoln Memorial in DC? After all Lincoln is sitting on a chair with his arms on top of two pillars that are definitely fascist Symbols!!
I guarantee you that one day some idiot is going to complain about that!
In case you have never been to DC, here is a picture of the statue.

https://www.henleypark.com/things-to-do/the-lincoln-memorial.aspx
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.... Earlier this year on this discussion board, in Italy a restored Re.2002 was finished in the wrong markings Co-Belligerent, Vince Biondi pointed out the mistake since the pilot Cenni never flew with the Co-Be AF (only the RA) but I pointed out that was no mistake, it was purposely done. My decals 48008 are marked out (swastikas) in Germany.

Most discussion boards are inhabited by about 50-100 souls, there are many more that casually hang around but don't post - we see it here all the time when they do decide to come out of the shadows...

This whole thing about being politically correct has definitely gone to far, especially with the plastic model decals! It seems now that everywhere you turn, someone or some group is upset about a symbol from the past that represents evil. People are offended by statues, even though it is part of history, which cannot be erased.

What's next? Remove the statue of Abraham Lincoln from the Lincoln Memorial in DC? After all Lincoln is sitting on a chair with his arms on top of two pillars that are definitely fascist Symbols!!

I guarantee you that one day some idiot is going to complain about that!

Yes indeed there has been (mostly half-hearted) attempts to do away with the Lincoln Memorial; Vox.com no friend to Conservatism on Lincoln's Birthday February 12, 2018 published this article regarding the tribulations getting the Memorial built.

Banning purported Fascist symbolism has been ongoing even before Fascism itself was about to vault into its heyday following the November 11, 1918 WWI Armistice, i.e. Filippo Tommaso Marinetti's Futurist Manifesto (1909) derided by some of his artistic contemporaries never mind those in the pre-WWI Italian Government as hedonistic glorification of "youth and violence" amongst other criticisms. Tragically it took WWII to outright ban such para-Fascist symbolism particularly in Germany albeit not without adverse free speech suppression consequences viz. violent demonstrations goaded on by leftists against those on the right both sides displaying hateful visuals some crassly anti-Semitic.

Italian Futurism in particular is linked with Italian Facism, arguably the same could be said about 1930s U.S.A. Art Deco being linked with F.D.R.'s Federal Arts Project numerous surviving examples of which stylistically owing much to Futurism bordering on Fascism, viz. heroic worshiping of "sweat labor" nay State Worship though nowhere near as extreme as National Socialist Germany or Stalin's C.C.C.P. Surviving period Futurist art pieces likely will survive the rest of this century, they're not under attack currently but who knows given the Left's sickening proclivity to engage in physically violent Orwellianism. As for banning scale model Swastika decals, outside of Germany don't think there's pause to worry about getting them in the future so long as Luftwaffe modelers trod the planet - and the Internet.
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Delta 2 Macchi C.205V Veltro Build Progress Report No.5
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- > Fuselage Topside Camouflage applied Humbrol 245 & 246 RLM 74 & 75 + 36% Each Testors Flat White enamels shown below, set aside to thoroughly dry:





- > Propeller Blade Tips painted Testors Flat Yellow over Flat White enamels.

- > Propeller Spinner & Backplate painted Testors Flat White ready for Luftwaffe-style "Spiralnase" painting.

- > Resuming Mainwing & Landing Gear parts painting & assembly work tomorrow.
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Building Hiatus August 1st To 16th...
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Hot As Hell Here Again!!!

Suspending model kit building till after rugs are cleaned on 14th, also want to "decompress" from many moons non-stop model building well as wait for cooler weather coming mid-month when the Delta Breeze starts up again - hopefully!

Posted earlier on this discussion thread regarding proposed model kit builds till end of year; Delta 2 Macchi C.205V wasn't included but today finished it as a "filler" before cleaning the rugs. The Xotic-72 Savoia-Marchetti SM.84s were going to be next but instead will build the SUPERMODEL CANT Z.506B & Z.1007bis Bideriva as already have a display case to store them in well as wanting to build the SM.84s in cooler fall weather conditions.

Enjoy the next 16 days y'all!
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RIC, Be aware that the windscreen on the Sm 84 on that kit is incorrect. it is flat and does not have the two little side windoes that extend out on the sides.When I built this model many year ago I made a mould and vac u formed the correct windscreen. I left it in America when I moved. If I still had it I would send it to you.
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RIC, Be aware that the windscreen on the Sm 84 on that kit is incorrect. it is flat and does not have the two little side windoes that extend out on the sides.When I built this model many year ago I made a mould and vac u formed the correct windscreen. I left it in America when I moved. If I still had it I would send it to you.

Thanks for the offer! Am building two models so would need two. I don't have vacuform equipment so am assuming will need to "smash" mold the windshields else will laboriously fabricate them with clear sheet plastic; likely won't get to building them till late September. Enrico Calanchini's SM.84 is the "gold standard", no way I'll equal it ala the kit modification work, just praying will competently build my kits!
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Mean Machine!! My favorite camo On a Macchi 205.
Great job!
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Mean Machine!! My favorite camo On a Macchi 205.
Great job!

Much as I like Anelli Verdi RLM Grays do look fabulous on C.205Vs. I still have two each Italeri & Supermodel kits plus parts from a Delta 2 one I'd bought years ago, forgot the latter was partially built when bought it off eBay. One of the Italeri kits will be used for parts to build the purported post-WWII Rolls Royce Merlin-powered C.205M prototype based on the now sold-out Italian Kits IKW7206 one-piece resin fuselage with separate engine exhausts, propeller blades & spinner sets et. al. parts. I'll likely not get to building any more C.205Vs till 2020 unless as "fillers" ala the above Delta 2 ANR 2nd Squadriglia build.

Given most Luftwaffe Internet websites I've come across over the last 21 years engaging in arcane discussions over "correct" RLM Grays never mind other RLM colors am still bewildered over which paint brands to use in painting my models. Michael Ullman's seminal Luftwaffe Colours, 1935-1945 (Hikoki Publications 2002) copy of which I'd purchased well over a dozen years ago remains my RLM coloration "go-to" but heeding his cautions enunciated within pages 6 to 9 regarding "correct colors", i.e. impossible to say what's "absolutely correct" when it comes to color interpretation, I'll not get heartburn over what any critic of my RLM model painting work may say unless I've grossly missed the mark, same goes with my Regia Aeronautica Italia work unless pointing out in advance incorrect coloration on models I'd built over the years, fortunately not too many.
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Model Construction Work Resumes Tomorrow August 16th...
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Rough two weeks contending with beastly hot & humid weather well as horrid air quality due to Mendocino Complex & Carr Fires, last 36 hours been good but high temps & bad air returns by weekend - ugh!

Over last several days cleaned the domicile well as model display cases; this A.M. the Planet Models Breda Ba.44 case slipped out of hands, model duly separating into pieces on the rug Shocked Shocked Shocked divinely knowing it could be reconstituted spent next four hours going about that nasty chore - successfully Surprised Very Happy Laughing will post photos later.
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