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by Chris Busbridge
Fri Nov 30, 2007 1:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caproni Vizzola F.5
Replies: 8
Views: 2936

Documentation is hard to find on this particular aircraft. It is a neat looking plane, with quite an elegant semi eliptical wing. They were powered by the same Fiat A.74 engines as used in the G.50 and C.200. Only the prototype had the fully enclosed canopy. The 14 pre-production aircraft had revise...
by Chris Busbridge
Mon Sep 17, 2007 3:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1/72 scale kits
Replies: 2
Views: 1848

Checking on Italiankits site I can see the following: Cunarmodel Ca135 and RCR Ba65 The nearest to the Ca133 are RCR's Ca101 and Broplans Ca111. Broplan also do a range of SM.75's (and the SM.87 floatplane variant) Azur released a Ba65 K14 variant Italeri are to release an S.82 soon, I think! Dekno ...
by Chris Busbridge
Sun Sep 09, 2007 3:59 am
Forum: News
Topic: news from aliitaliane -Aer. Macchi M 33 - 1/72 resin kit
Replies: 5
Views: 1057

.and the aircraft on which Miyazaki based the so-called 'Savoia S.21' in his Porco Rosso animation!
by Chris Busbridge
Fri Aug 03, 2007 11:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The best MC.200
Replies: 9
Views: 4011

I have yet to see the AML C.200 kit. If their Fiat G.50 bis & biposto kits are anything to go by, it ought to be as good as the SH/FM kits.
by Chris Busbridge
Fri Aug 03, 2007 12:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The best MC.200
Replies: 9
Views: 4011

You might also want to consider Flying Machines C.200 kit. Although it uses the same tooling as the SH kit, it is of the later variant (with the open cockpit).
by Chris Busbridge
Fri Apr 20, 2007 1:47 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: WHOA! C'mon folks, WWI is fascinating! (Caproni Ca3 kits?)
Replies: 8
Views: 6296

It would appear that Italeri have a Ca.3 kit in development. I spotted it on Hannants website in their Future Releases section. It's 1/48th scale, which would mean a wingspan of just over 18" or 450mm! Not sure if the expensive AJP Maquette 1/48th scale kit is one of the OOP kits you refer to. I thi...
by Chris Busbridge
Wed Apr 11, 2007 12:24 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Stipa Caproni
Replies: 7
Views: 6673

Dujin released a 1/72 resin kit of this aircraft a year or so ago. Despite not being 100% accurate, as the fuselage did not feature the venturi effect, its still fun to build. Not sure if its still in production though.
by Chris Busbridge
Thu Jan 11, 2007 12:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1/32 Scratchbuilt RE.2005
Replies: 0
Views: 1528

1/32 Scratchbuilt RE.2005

On the arcair.com website there is an article featuring a 1/32 scratchbuilt RE.2005 posted on Tuesday 9th January. Well worth a look.
by Chris Busbridge
Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:15 pm
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: Fiat CR 32 of Col. Grandinetti
Replies: 11
Views: 4966

I know this is a rather late relpy! On page 16 of Postiglioni's Colori e Schemi book there is a photo of a partially camouflaged Cr.32, with camouflaged wings and an aluminium fuselage. Could it be that in this instance panels on the foward section of Grandinettis fuselage are unpainted (possibly as...
by Chris Busbridge
Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Italeri 1/48 Cr.42
Replies: 6
Views: 3601

I've only just spotted Davides post on his Cr.42 build. Quite interesting to see a similar technique being used to fix the fabric effect and I look forward to seeing the finished result.
by Chris Busbridge
Sat Nov 04, 2006 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Italeri 1/48 Cr.42
Replies: 6
Views: 3601

Italeri 1/48 Cr.42

I am in the middle of working on the Italeri 1/48 Cr42 AS kit for a short SAMI review article. The only thing that lets this kit down is the poorly rendered fabric effect. I have looked at several online in-the-box previews which suggest a combination of sanding/filling as a work around. I thought I...