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by Capitano
Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Requesting help finding Italian war records
Replies: 34
Views: 32103

Well, some times I think its just good to tell people about these things. A type of a confession of sorts, (sorry for bad word usage.) After the war my dad's group was sent to Hiroshima for some unexplained reason. He died of cancer in 1972. Coincidence? We'll never know.
by Capitano
Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Requesting help finding Italian war records
Replies: 34
Views: 32103

I have just recieved the the book "Fighters Over Tunisia". All it says is " It is quit possible that that American opponents were actually MC 202's, two of these attacking an escorted formation over Sfax in the early afternoon, claiming one P-38 which fell in the Maknassy-Mezzouana area exploding o...
by Capitano
Wed Jun 03, 2009 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Passing of Italian Pilots
Replies: 11
Views: 15877

Yes, sadly many verterans of the WWII generation who fought on either side of the battle are going quickly. My father never talked about his time in the Pacific. According to them, they were just doing their jobs.
by Capitano
Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello from France
Replies: 9
Views: 4105

Welcome to the forum.
by Capitano
Tue Jun 02, 2009 8:27 am
Forum: Pics
Topic: my first "smoke rings" Italeri mc202 1/72
Replies: 7
Views: 3578

Welcome Alph,

Nice work on the Folgore...in 1/72 yet, wow. Iwata makes real nice sprayers don't they? I have two of them. So I'm gonna guess that the rings are hand sprayed and not decals, yes?
by Capitano
Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:58 pm
Forum: Pics
Topic: "Vac Macchi"
Replies: 32
Views: 11105

It does seem like there is a need to add a bunch of bits and pieces to get it up to snuff.
by Capitano
Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:43 am
Forum: Pics
Topic: "Vac Macchi"
Replies: 32
Views: 11105

What in your estimation is the amount of extra prep work needed on this vac kit over an injection molded kit? Twice as much work? Less? Can't wait to see some paint!

Paul



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by Capitano
Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:39 am
Forum: Pics
Topic: Macchi Veltro - First Airplane Kit in Progress
Replies: 40
Views: 15957

The cockpit looks real nice Adam. Keep up the good work.
by Capitano
Sat May 30, 2009 10:12 pm
Forum: Pics
Topic: "Vac Macchi"
Replies: 32
Views: 11105

So we have two vac builds on at the same time? Sweet.
by Capitano
Thu May 28, 2009 1:02 pm
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: macchi folgore smoke rings
Replies: 7
Views: 3847

I would say, that since I hand sprayed smoke rings on a Hasegawa 1/48 C.205, that at that scale a hard edge on smoke rings is difficult to achieve. A hard edge is made by using tape or some other masking material. A soft edge is what you will get when spraying smoke rings free hand. The smoke rings ...
by Capitano
Tue May 26, 2009 9:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wtd references for IMAM Ro 57bis
Replies: 13
Views: 5682

Welcome Fabrice. Great to have you here.

And I hope we can all stay on subject; modelling.
by Capitano
Fri May 22, 2009 5:16 pm
Forum: Malta and the Mediterranean June 1940 - September 1943
Topic: S.M. 79 and CR.42 over Malta
Replies: 13
Views: 17092

FYI

In the new Wing Masters #70, there is an article on Spitfires over Malta. Maybe some 411 there.

Paul





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by Capitano
Tue May 19, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: Pics
Topic: Gull Models 1:48 Macchi C.202
Replies: 19
Views: 7340

How thick is the plastic, are you going to be okay sanding and scribing new panel lines?
by Capitano
Mon May 18, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: Pics
Topic: Gull Models 1:48 Macchi C.202
Replies: 19
Views: 7340

Paul, The plastic is Styrene,just like Evergreen Plastic Stock is.I use Ambroid or Tenax 7R Plastic welder for the general construction,such as the fuselage,wing ,and so on.Since everything is well handled during construction I use Zap to reinforce the seams of the fuselage by flowing the zap down ...
by Capitano
Sun May 17, 2009 9:15 pm
Forum: Pics
Topic: Re-2001CN Falco II 1/48 Classic Airframes
Replies: 10
Views: 4240

Great job Filip. Thanks for sharing.