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Tte Bordoni Bisleri's Fiat CR42 @ Tobruk, June '41
AgaPablo
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Hello everybody!
I've just began a 1/33 paper model of a 95squadriglia Fiat Falco (numeral 9) belonging to Tte. Bordoni Bisleri which I would like to depict at the time of Tobruk's first siege in late spring '41.

Up to now I've completed the engine and most of the cockpit:
I've seen beter resin cast A74 Fiat engines at this same forum, and even at smaller scales! but this was a piece of flat printed paper and a handful of pins before being cut and rolled into shape!

The cockpit still has its instrument panel and seat's back to be fitted, this will be done on a later stage of assembly.
And now a couple of questions:
1st. The fascist roundels lack the white background. Is this correct for spring '41?
2nd. The engine cowling is mottled sand, but most Italian planes had their cowlings painted yellow beginig in 1941 in the African thetrer. Is this (again) correct?
3rd. I also bought an Italian fighter pilot figure, it depictsa Sergente, but Bordoni was a Lieutenant at thetime. Had the lieutenants their badge sewn on their shorts like the NCO? In this case, was the lieutenants loop emboidered directly to the shorts or on top of s piece of cloth?
Too many questions I'm sorry....



Thank You all!


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Excellent project my friend.Stunning details on the engine.I hope to see more card models from you in the future.Looking forward to the next update.
Highest Regards,
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A very interesting build, particularly since its made of paper. The engine detail is quiet good.

Answers to some of your questions:

1. A Directive was issued in October 1941 that eliminated the white background on the wing roundels, see the link below.

http://www.stormomagazine.com/RegiaAeronauticaColorsinWWII_3a.htm#Directives

2. Yellow engine cowlings appeared in the Spring of 1941 and lasted until the end of 1941.

If you could, try finding an actual photo of the plane you're modeling or try contacting the publishers, a website should be provided in the reference you’re using.

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Thank You for your swift response!
I've been doing some research these days and found little evidence of CR42's with yellow cowlings in NA except for fighter-bombers, which I think it's not Bordoni's case.

I'll leave the mottled cowling and paint white the fasci background unless I find evidence otherwise.

Also I did some extra work in my kit, these are the last pictures.
Enjoy!

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Excellent so far. In reality "Robur" was only on the right side of the aircraft and not on both sides, you may check my model of the same plane here
http://www.stormomagazine.com/ModelArticles/FiatCR42/JeanBarby/BordoniBisleri/FrancoBordoniBisleri.html

Hasta luego.
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Hello everybody again!
Some more pictures of my paper Cr42 current status:



I've been surfing for pictures of this plane in the web and found any; only a picture of it, in Osprey #34 Italian Aces, shows the motto Robur on the right side, but that's all, is there any picture of the left side available? I'm sorry to insist on this, but the same book shows the motto Robur painted on both sides of his Mc200 cockpit.

Regards to all!
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Wow!
Paper airplane, looks real good so far!
Very nice colour scheme.
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Finally my paper Cr42 is finished, here are some pics of it. Enjoy them!

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Looking at the front photo it seems that you have installed gear legs the other way around (left on the spot for right and vice versa)...

Apart from that, a smashing paper (? seriously???) model!! Wink
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Great job, but it appears as if you mounted the landing gear in reverse. I'm sure its probably an easy fix Smile

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Thank you all for your compliments!
Regarding the landing gear, it seems that the wide angle picture distorted a bit the image; there goes a clearer veiew and comparative.

Best regards!


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Yes that's better, magnificent, well done! If you have a moment, I'd love an aritcle for the Gallery. I think a write-up on this build would be very useful for others!

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I'll gladly send you an article about my paper Falco, I hope I'll have it ready for the coming weekend.

Regards.
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