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by Chris Busbridge
Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:09 am
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: Aldo Buvoli
Replies: 7
Views: 8902

Although I tend to agree with the scheme shown on kit diagram (whatever the kit it may be)... the scheme is mirrored, more or less, on the fuselage and definitely on the wings. Would this be correct? The only scheme I know of that IS mirrored in this way is the so called 'herringbone' scheme as seen...
by Chris Busbridge
Mon Dec 07, 2009 3:34 pm
Forum: News
Topic: SM.79 JRS
Replies: 6
Views: 1331

I've bought one of these kits. I think its a very good one, as this Hyperscale review will hopefully show.

http://www.hyperscale.com/2009/reviews/ ... ewmd_1.htm
by Chris Busbridge
Mon Dec 07, 2009 3:04 pm
Forum: News
Topic: NEW 1/48 Br-20 by MPM
Replies: 33
Views: 5211

That's a shame... hopefully, the kit will be a success and may prompt MPM to release a Br20M some time in the future. It's streamlined nose, for me, is more attractive compared to this early version.
by Chris Busbridge
Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:43 pm
Forum: News
Topic: NEW 1/48 Br-20 by MPM
Replies: 33
Views: 5211

Am I right in thinking that Flying Machines will issue the Br.20M version?
by Chris Busbridge
Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:23 pm
Forum: Pics
Topic: IPMS UK SIG Italia Display, Scale Modelworld 2009, Telford.
Replies: 9
Views: 3126

Easily the most Italian aircraft models I've ever seen at the Telford show... such a shame I did not go, as most of them look really good! I went last year and did not see anything like as many. One I can recall was an exquisite Warrior Models Breda Ba88 in the contest area.
by Chris Busbridge
Wed Nov 18, 2009 12:31 am
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: Colours for SM airliners
Replies: 18
Views: 11373

The website link worked fine for me. The email address appears to be: mika.jernfors@ippnet.fi What with all the Broplan SM.74, SM75, SM.87, C.94 & Z.506C (conversion) kits, plus Italiankits G.18 & SM75PD (conversion), and that fact that the Supermodel SM.81 can easily be converted to an SM.73, it is...
by Chris Busbridge
Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:06 am
Forum: Pics
Topic: ART WORK: Caproni Ca.35 (Hornet) by Arthur Filloy
Replies: 2
Views: 1419

That would not look too out of place in a futuristic version of Miyazaki's "Porco Rosso" anime... like the use of the Vespa Arrabiatta emblem as well!!
by Chris Busbridge
Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:46 am
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: Ali D 'Italia books
Replies: 3
Views: 2018

There are not that many outlets in the UK, but Ian Allan list some (but not all) Ali' d'Italia books. For more details, visit their website.

www.ianallanpublishing.com
by Chris Busbridge
Fri Sep 04, 2009 1:18 am
Forum: News
Topic: SBS Model C.205 cockpit set
Replies: 1
Views: 731

SBS Model C.205 cockpit set

Here's a good looking 1/48 resin cockpit detail set for the C.205:

http://www.sbsmodel.com/MC205_3.JPG/MC2 ... ;init:.JPG
by Chris Busbridge
Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:21 am
Forum: News
Topic: Romeo 57 - 1:48 Special Hoby
Replies: 56
Views: 7856

Very good work, as well as expert photography. Nice shade of olive green on the camouflage. Is it White Ensign's enamel? When I get round to building mine I will probably have the undercarriage in natural metal.
by Chris Busbridge
Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:03 am
Forum: News
Topic: 1/48 Lombarda AR by CMK
Replies: 10
Views: 1772

That's better! 50 Euros works out at £44.
by Chris Busbridge
Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:23 pm
Forum: News
Topic: 1/48 Lombarda AR by CMK
Replies: 10
Views: 1772

Hannants have it in stock too.

http://www.hannants.co.uk/search/?FULL=PLA22548

Note the price... £53.25! I know it's a large kit, but it's a bit pricey.
by Chris Busbridge
Mon Aug 03, 2009 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What happened with the 1/48th Caproni Ca.3 by Eduard?
Replies: 4
Views: 1758

Maybe because, as they say in their newsletter... "needs a lot of time to finish, let alone plan properly." Kit companies tend to have a much longer term view of things than modellers. You can always get Choroszy's 1/72 resin kit instead. It gives some idea just how complex this aircraft really is a...
by Chris Busbridge
Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:23 am
Forum: News
Topic: Italeri 1/48 RE.2002 is here...
Replies: 52
Views: 7610

I do not think the cowling is the problem. The kit has the early style cowl (without the bulges). It's hard to tell if the profile is correct without actually building the kit, but the cowling aperture is 18mm on both the Italeri and EP kits. What is a problem is the Italeri spinner, which is smalle...
by Chris Busbridge
Sat May 30, 2009 12:44 am
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: macchi folgore nocciola chiaro 4 colour
Replies: 7
Views: 2760

Nocciola chiaro is a relatively dark pigment. The four-colour CMYK print process makes it very difficult to match colour chips accurately, so I tend not to follow them too closely. It could be the paint has faded a bit on the aircraft. White Ensign Models have a range of Regia Aeronautica enamels wh...