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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: 17739

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: 15973

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: 14701

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 Jun 29, 2010 10:39 am
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: CR.42 Lower Surface Colors
Replies: 7
Views: 8347

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 01, 2010 10:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone seen the Regia Aeronautica by Chris Dunning book?
Replies: 14
Views: 7637

Sadly, yes. It is actually retrograde (in the non-astronomical sense). Main Entry: 1ret·ro·grade Pronunciation: \ˈre-trə-ˌgrād\ Function: adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin retrogradus, from retrogradi Date: 14th century (1) : moving, occurring, or performed in a bac...
by modeldad
Tue Jun 01, 2010 6:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Has anyone seen the Regia Aeronautica by Chris Dunning book?
Replies: 14
Views: 7637

I just got got my copy and read it from cover to cover.

It is nothing like Courage Alone.

This review is spot on, in my opinion.

http://www.amazon.com/Regia-Aeronautica ... ewpoints=1
by modeldad
Mon Feb 15, 2010 2:18 pm
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: Veltro herringbone colours
Replies: 3
Views: 3287

I have been in contact with a researcher on the ANR and who was in contact with Waldis et al. He indicated that they were provided with the "correct" information, rejected it and went off on their own without any real basis for the use of LW colors. This is not the first instance of Wladis et al ign...
by modeldad
Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:01 am
Forum: Pics
Topic: Fiat Br. 20, Special Hobby, 1/48 scale
Replies: 55
Views: 61897

Quit your whining you big babies. I do know that at least Jean has done battle with many a POS or Pig kit. I just finished the Baltimore, now hot pins under my finger nails would be a pleasure. At least after I put the cylinders on the crankcase the assembly fit inside the cowling. Actually fit! (I ...
by modeldad
Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fiat CR.32 quater
Replies: 4
Views: 3569

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by modeldad
Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is this book any good?
Replies: 6
Views: 4566

Can anyone be specific as to how the new edition compare to the original?

Did Hikoki (Ian Allan) put old wine in a new bottle as they did with the Ullmann book?
by modeldad
Tue Jun 23, 2009 6:38 am
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: Color question for Serie I Macchi C.200
Replies: 12
Views: 6619

There are some other issues: Did the aircraft have a straight rudder hinge or one with a mass balance at the top? Did the aircraft have a roll-over frame in the rear under the canopy or not? I have a picture of 88-2 and 88-3 (but not Baschirotto's) and neither have the roll over frame. Although very...
by modeldad
Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:01 am
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: question about Re 2002
Replies: 12
Views: 6567

With the fall of the Facist government on 25 July 1943 it was ordered that the fasci be removed from the aircraft. The wing markings could be over painted entirely or only the fasci be painted over leaving the outer ring. The fuselage fasci was aslo removed. The colored fuselage fasci was probably a...
by modeldad
Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:53 am
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: Red Stripes on wings in Ethiopia
Replies: 21
Views: 11245

Is there a specific reference or picture for the use of the Ro. 43 in Ethiopia or Somalia?

I went through "Ali Italiane in Africa Orientale: 1935 -1940" and find no reference to the Ro. 43.

The Ro. 37bis was used extensively, perhaps there was confusion.
by modeldad
Mon Sep 15, 2008 6:42 pm
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: Red Stripes on wings in Ethiopia
Replies: 21
Views: 11245

Came across this : http://www.superaereo.com/imam.html Industrie Meccaniche Aeronautiche Meridionali's most widely used aircraft were the Romeo Ro.37/43 reconnaissance/observation aircraft. Other aircraft included the Ro.44 naval fighter, Ro.41 light trainer and the Ro.57 twin-engined fighter. IMAM ...