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by Editor
Sun Jun 09, 2024 3:33 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: VIDEO: Myths, Misconceptions and Revisionism WW2 Italy
Replies: 0
Views: 185

VIDEO: Myths, Misconceptions and Revisionism WW2 Italy

Here's an interesting video documentary, it’s a little long about 2hrs but covers allot of ground. The video tackles the myths, misconceptions and revisionism associated with Italy in WW2. It’s accurate and the author is knowledgeable and is likely a historian. Outside of Italy, you really don’t see...
by Editor
Sun Jun 09, 2024 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Risiera di San Sabba
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: Risiera di San Sabba

Vincenzo, wasn't it Curtis LeMay who said "...I suppose if we had lost the war, I would have been tried as a war criminal." At least he was honest about it. We're lucky in the west, other than active duty service personnel, the rest of us probably won't experience war but with the current leadership...
by Editor
Fri Jun 07, 2024 7:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Risiera di San Sabba
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: Movie "Comandante" with Pierfrancesco Favino

No one is denying crimes were committed at Risiera di San Sabba, the point being is that Risiera di San Sabba was not a concentration camp for Jews (a killing center) - Jews were sent to Auschwitz, and there weren't just Jews at Auschwitz. The Germans setup a complicated system of camps (there were ...
by Editor
Thu Jun 06, 2024 7:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Risiera di San Sabba
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: Movie "Comandante" with Pierfrancesco Favino

Below a good book on this topic, we once listed the book on our Amazon store but Amazon no longer supports 3rd party stores. Anyway, click on the image to take you to the Amazon listing, its a must read for those interested in this topic. "The fascinating World War II story of the techniques used by...
by Editor
Wed Jun 05, 2024 2:57 pm
Forum: Videos
Topic: Movie "Comandante" with Pierfrancesco Favino
Replies: 4
Views: 600

Re: Movie "Comandante" with Pierfrancesco Favino

The movie tells the story of the submarine commander Salvatore Todaro, in particular the story of the Belgian cargo ship Kabalo which was sunk by Todaro's submarine who, however, despite the orders received, wanted to save the crew. When Donitz found out about it, he reproached the Italian commande...
by Editor
Sun Jun 02, 2024 8:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SM.79 Bomb Bay detailed drawings
Replies: 11
Views: 846

Re: SM.79 Bomb Bay detailed drawings

Hi Richard, Welcome to Stormo. The guy you want to have a chat with is Bruno, he built a super detailed S.79 II (see the link below). Bruno is active in that thread, scroll to the bottom of the link and click " Contact " next to his name, then click " Send private message " or Bruno may reply here. ...
by Editor
Sat May 18, 2024 4:21 pm
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: Cant.Z. 1007 mimetica policiclica: 2 or 3 colors?
Replies: 7
Views: 1370

Re: Cant.Z. 1007 mimetica policiclica: 2 or 3 colors?

Very interesting photos. 1) In the first photo CANT Z.1007bis 190-3, the colors are the three tone C10A Serie Mimetica colors, not the Tavola X colors. You can clearly see Verde and Marrone mimetico, and the Giallo on these planes almost always appears closer to white in black and white photos while...
by Editor
Thu May 16, 2024 10:49 am
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: Cant.Z. 1007 mimetica policiclica: 2 or 3 colors?
Replies: 7
Views: 1370

Re: Cant.Z. 1007 mimetica policiclica: 2 or 3 colors?

Most CANT Z.1007bis were completed before 1942, so the Serie Mimetica colors apply to those machines. About 100 Z.1007bis were completed in 1942, the Tavola X colors would apply to those planes, however only after existing paint stocks were exhausted and even then, were likely finished in the Contin...
by Editor
Wed May 15, 2024 5:18 pm
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: Cant.Z. 1007 mimetica policiclica: 2 or 3 colors?
Replies: 7
Views: 1370

Re: Cant.Z. 1007 mimetica policiclica: 2 or 3 colors?

Welcome to Stormo. 1) Gray in the banded schemes – Riccardo posted an original drawing from Fiat that showed the use of Gray in the banded scheme many years ago on Stormo, and later, discussed more thoroughly by Stefano in his Vito charts (see imgs 36-39): https://www.stormomagazine.com/RegiaAeronau...
by Editor
Thu May 09, 2024 11:18 am
Forum: Aeronautica Nazionale Repubblicana (ANR) 1943-1945
Topic: VIDEO: Fronte Aereo - In un campo con i piloti del ANR 2° Gruppo Caccia Italiano.
Replies: 3
Views: 803

Re: VIDEO: Fronte Aereo - In un campo con i piloti del ANR 2° Gruppo Caccia Italiano.

That's a good observation, the middle part of the fasci is indeed painted over, likely with RLM 74 which suggests the fasci undersurface, on this plane, was painted all white. As to why they painted the fasci background white when they stopped doing this in May 1944 G.55s (1a Sq three-tone splinter ...
by Editor
Tue May 07, 2024 6:35 pm
Forum: Aeronautica Nazionale Repubblicana (ANR) 1943-1945
Topic: VIDEO: Fronte Aereo - In un campo con i piloti del ANR 2° Gruppo Caccia Italiano.
Replies: 3
Views: 803

VIDEO: Fronte Aereo - In un campo con i piloti del ANR 2° Gruppo Caccia Italiano.

Some may recognize the images in the following Luce film (unfortunately there's no sound) of ANR 2o Gruppo from Ferdinando D'Amico's book (now sadly passed away) "Camouflage and Markings of the Aeronautica Nazionale Repubblicana 1943-1945" - Ferdinando used frames from this film in his book. The ima...
by Editor
Fri May 03, 2024 8:08 am
Forum: Pics
Topic: My Tangerine Dream
Replies: 27
Views: 10487

Re: My Tangerine Dream

It looks amazing. The color matching is excellent. What did you use for Identification Yellow (actually orange) - Shade 48 - FS 33538 ? Also I sent you an update of the drawing (print) with a more accurate dorsal antennae housing + improvements in the drawing (check your email Nov 06, 2023). Many pe...
by Editor
Tue Apr 30, 2024 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Saiman 202M
Replies: 4
Views: 1016

Re: Saiman 202M

caro Vincenzo :) LF/KORA Models 1/72? Kora Models 1/72 - Saiman 202M Foreign Service No. KPK72103 Saiman 202M HU Magyar Királyi Honvéd Légierő (Royal Hungarian National Defense Air Force 1942-1945) I.900 1943 Confiscated from Italian Air Attaché RO Aeronautica Regală Română (Romanian Royal Aeronauti...
by Editor
Tue Apr 23, 2024 5:25 pm
Forum: Pre WWII
Topic: SM.79 Sparviero bombing Gernika in april of 1937
Replies: 10
Views: 1739

Re: SM.79 Sparviero bombing Gernika in april of 1937

Its a yellow base but if you intend to model such a scheme you could start with the a green base and apply a mask and then spray on thin shades of yellow. The problem with this approach is that its hard to paint over darker shades (green) and if you over do it you'll get paint running.
by Editor
Fri Apr 19, 2024 11:02 am
Forum: Pre WWII
Topic: SM.79 Sparviero bombing Gernika in april of 1937
Replies: 10
Views: 1739

Re: SM.79 Sparviero bombing Gernika in april of 1937

FS Numbers are given in the Color Guide below (click the link Color Guide). Use the FS numbers to find the corresponding paint you need: Stormo Color Gude Also see the Gallery. Jean works almost exclusively with Gunze colors (Gunze colors are no longer available in North America), look through his w...