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by modeldad
Wed May 04, 2011 6:31 am
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: Fiat G.55 ANR interior colours
Replies: 11
Views: 13630

First it seems that the Vigna di Valle should not be used as a reference. Some notes and the various interior greens. https://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e44/modeldad/0a2e20cc.jpg lananda Comandante di Squadriglia Comandante di Squadriglia Joined: 18 Feb 2008 Posts: 21 Location: Codroipo-Italy Post P...
by modeldad
Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 21st Century 1/32 Macchi-202
Replies: 13
Views: 11437

21st Century is out of business. They relied too much on WalMart as their outlet and suffered greatly when WalMart cut out models and toys like those made by 21st Century. Sadly I traded my Mc 202 and have never been able to replace it. While they were usually a bubble off in terms of accuracy, they...
by modeldad
Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another Great Regia Aeronautica book
Replies: 11
Views: 10835

Sorry, but I respectfully disagree. While Chris wrote some of the history, Caruana did the color and camouflage and it probably sets Italann camouflage information back about a decade or two. Back to the history, very superficial and not well written. As others have pointed out, the bibliography is ...
by modeldad
Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:23 am
Forum: News
Topic: 1/48 Breda Ba 65A-80 by Special Hobby
Replies: 66
Views: 18125

Just finished mine also. As for the legs, it seems some or all of the 6mm should be removed from just above the fork/yoke.

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by modeldad
Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:56 am
Forum: News
Topic: 1/48 Breda Ba 65A-80 by Special Hobby
Replies: 66
Views: 18125

Available now. I purchased mine on ebay from a source in Poland . Here are three sources on ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/1-48-MPM-Special-Hobby-Breda-Ba-65-/230501268734?cmd=ViewItem&pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35aaf23cfe http://cgi.ebay.com/Special-Hobby-1-48-Kit-48053-Breda-Ba-65-Fiat-A-80-Eng-/230...
by modeldad
Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:39 am
Forum: News
Topic: 1/48 Breda Ba 65A-80 by Special Hobby
Replies: 66
Views: 18125

Just realized in Vince's posting of that page above that the forward portion of the ventral windows was sheet metal. Only the rear portion remained. Could be various incarnations.
by modeldad
Sat Jul 24, 2010 8:50 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 1/48 Breda Ba 65A-80 by Special Hobby
Replies: 66
Views: 18125

I still have a gut feeling the ventral window was for the gunner-observer. In a single person aircraft, it was not necessary.
by modeldad
Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:52 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 1/48 Breda Ba 65A-80 by Special Hobby
Replies: 66
Views: 18125

Glass on underside; It could be that where there was not a rear gunner, the glass was deleted or covered over. With only the pilot there was no need for it. With the glass in place the gunner could be observer by looking down. It would also act an entrance / escape hatch for a gunner in a turret. I ...
by modeldad
Mon Jul 19, 2010 2:45 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 1/48 Breda Ba 65A-80 by Special Hobby
Replies: 66
Views: 18125

Just got mine today. First impressions - typical Special Hobby, so no real surprises in the moldings, which are quite nice. Horizontal tail planes are in two pieces, so trailing edge may be a bit thick. The clear parts leave much to be desired. The look like antique "flow glass" used in 17th century...
by modeldad
Sat Jul 03, 2010 7:49 am
Forum: News
Topic: Correct Fuselage Spine Re.2002 Italeri 1/48
Replies: 14
Views: 3995

Not like I said. It is not the computer at al. It is the nformation that a human puts into the computer that is the issue. Computer merely carries out the asigned task. Most platforms today have a life span of about five to eight years or so. Now Czech companies like CA, SH/MPM do it the old fashion...
by modeldad
Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:49 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Correct Fuselage Spine Re.2002 Italeri 1/48
Replies: 14
Views: 3995

It is not the cutting of the molds, but the design for the CAD. Garbage in Garbage out. My understanding is that all design is done in Italy. Also, I belive production is done in Italy, therefore it is possible molds done in italy.
by modeldad
Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:39 am
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: CR.42 Lower Surface Colors
Replies: 7
Views: 7296

The two Cr 42 shot down over England in November 1940 were reported by the British as having "silver' undersides. Both aircraft were built during the late summer of 1940.
by modeldad
Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:42 am
Forum: News
Topic: Correct Fuselage Spine Re.2002 Italeri 1/48
Replies: 14
Views: 3995

It appears there is a "4" on each gear cover front. Not script you find in decals. Also, is it black or red? Thanks for the kind words. I also wanted to use the bomb, rather than the aux. tank. So it might not be "accurate" :lol: Here is a picture of another aircraft in the unit, from the other side...
by modeldad
Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:27 am
Forum: News
Topic: Correct Fuselage Spine Re.2002 Italeri 1/48
Replies: 14
Views: 3995

But from a distance... Yes, I even build the not so good....

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by modeldad
Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:32 am
Forum: News
Topic: Correct Fuselage Spine Re.2002 Italeri 1/48
Replies: 14
Views: 3995

Arrrggggghhhhhh... shame it took so long for this one. For those in the US, given the price of the kit here and the need for the new "hump", this model becomes quite expensive. Really don't understand why Italeri could not have done it correctly to begin with. If they had only looked at the booklet ...