Advice for building Italeri's CR.42?

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Advice for building Italeri's CR.42?

Post by kensar » Tue Aug 02, 2022 7:26 am

New member here. I am currently building Hasegawa's 1/48 MC.202 Folgore and was interested in Italeri's 1/48 scale CR.42.
Do you have any advice about building this kit? The wing rib detail looks very exaggerated - should it be sanded down?
Also, is the engine very visible? Would you suggest extra detailing or replacement?

Let me know what you think.

Best Regards,

Ken Mouton

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Re: Advice for building Italeri's CR.42?

Post by davenport49 » Tue Aug 02, 2022 7:42 am

Here's my take on that kit:
https://www.stormomagazine.com/ModelArt ... RD_1a.html

Good luck, and welcome to the forum.

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Re: Advice for building Italeri's CR.42?

Post by Vincent Fiore » Tue Aug 02, 2022 12:58 pm

It's a very good kit.

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Re: Advice for building Italeri's CR.42?

Post by Editor » Tue Aug 02, 2022 4:26 pm

Hi Ken,
Richard pretty much summed up the issues with this kit but here's a little more information: below is Davide Splendore's Italeri 1/48 CR.42 (its an old article but still quite good and I really need to update it), he provides some construction detail and how he toned down the exaggerated ribbing effects and the extra work he did to detail the engine using the kit supplied engine.

Davide Splendore's 1/48 Italeri CR.42

Jean found the Classic Airframes kit to be a better kit (and I tend to agree) although there is a noticeable curve on the upper wing of the CA kit and its a short-run kit and is missing the front and rear oil coolers (located at the wing roots front and back):

Jean Barby's 1/48 BoB CR.42 (1/48 Italeri)

Jean replaced the prop and used the Vector engine in these builds:

Bordoni Biselri's CR.42 (1/48 Italeri)

1/48 Italeri Fiat CR.42

In general the 1/48 Italeri kit is accurate and easy to build and models the front and rear exhaust oil coolers correctly.
Vince Tassone

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