Reggiane Re.2002 Ariete

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Reggiane Re.2002 Ariete

Post by davenport49 » Wed Dec 23, 2020 8:46 am

This is a 1/48th Reggiane Re.2002 Ariete (“Ram”) by Italeri (No. 2670). I added a resin cockpit from Vector (VDS48-085), resin wheel wells, landing gear and covers by Vector (VDS48-084), and resin fuselage spine by Quickboost (QB 48 321). The model is finished with Model Master enamels and represents Regia Aeronautica. 239Ma. Squadrigilia, 102º Gruppo Reggio Emilia, Italy, February 1943.
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Re: Reggiane Re.2002 Ariete

Post by dogsbody » Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:33 pm

Looking pretty good. But you've put the main wheels on wrong way around. They should be on the outboard side of the legs.

https://comandosupremo.com/reggiane-re-2002/




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Post by RetiredInKalifornia » Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:35 pm

dogsbody wrote:
Sun Dec 27, 2020 7:33 pm
Looking pretty good. But you've put the main wheels on wrong way around. They should be on the outboard side of the legs.

https://comandosupremo.com/reggiane-re-2002/

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...Curtiss P-36 & P-40 had same landing gear folding arrangement, P-36 first flying 4 years before the Reggiane 2000, Roberto Longhi no doubt influenced by the retraction design. FIAT G.50 & Macchi C.202 inwards-down gear action seemingly better suited for rough field operations, Fw 190 & Hawker Hurricane well as Soviet fighters included, Bf 109s & Spits narrow outwards-down suffering from undercarrage failures 109's especially as landing weight increased with heavier engines & equipment.

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Re: Reggiane Re.2002 Ariete

Post by davenport49 » Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:09 am

dogsbody:

Thanks for the catch! Not sure how I messed that up. Now the challenge: Can I go back and fix it?

And thanks for the link; I wasn't familiar with this.

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Re: Reggiane Re.2002 Ariete

Post by DavidB » Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:05 pm

There's also excellent builds on this site if you need reference material

https://www.stormomagazine.com/ModelArt ... JB_1a.html

https://www.stormomagazine.com/ModelArt ... CB_1a.html

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Re: Reggiane Re.2002 Ariete

Post by davenport49 » Tue Dec 29, 2020 8:23 am

You're right; beautiful work. Thnx for pointing them out.

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Re: Reggiane Re.2002 Ariete

Post by davenport49 » Thu Dec 31, 2020 8:57 am

Ok, let's try this again!. :biggrin:
My thanks to dogsbody for pointing out my mistake. Fortunately, because I was using the Vector wheelwell set, the fix was fairly "easy".
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Happy New Year, everyone. Let's hope the next one is better than this one. :?

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Re: Reggiane Re.2002 Ariete

Post by dogsbody » Mon Jan 04, 2021 1:38 pm

Nice!



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Re: Reggiane Re.2002 Ariete

Post by davenport49 » Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:42 am

Thanks, Chris;

I figured out the mistake I made in uploading my pictures, so next time I'll do better. I've started painting a Fiat CR.42.

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Re: Reggiane Re.2002 Ariete

Post by 73north » Fri Jul 30, 2021 1:48 pm

Great job !

You would have thought Italeri would have done a better job on an Italian aircraft
From National Pride ? Let alone future sales "... :wave:

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