Fiat G.50 Bis Freccia - 1/32 Special Hobby

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Fiat G.50 Bis Freccia - 1/32 Special Hobby

Post by s00ntir » Mon Dec 06, 2021 2:14 pm

This was a really long - and somehow complicated - project. Complicated not because of kit's quality - which is actually really good - but because of my strange ideas to change this kit's "destiny" during the build. I bought this kit as 1/32 Special Hobby Fiat G.50-II - not "Bis" - and my first idea was to build it in Finnish markings. After the cocpit was done and fuselage halves glued together suddenly I decided to make it Italian ;-) Actually - Italian G.50 Bis because of the camo scheme I chose - 352 Squadriglia 20 Gruppo Autonomo C.T. Martuba , July 1941. So I had to make all the small blisters on engine cowling becase there was no such option in the kit. After several days of deliberating came the simplest possible solution - I just put small drops of Microsol Krystal Clear on carefully degreased surface, let it dry for 24 hours - and voila! Another task was to cut out short tail cone of G.50-II and replace it with longer one for G.50 Bis. Next came the riveting tool.... Actually this is my 4th 1/32 kit built after 10 years break so I find myself learning all the time. And this is my first Italian plane ever built. Next are coming. I hope you'll enjoy.
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Re: Fiat G.50 Bis Freccia - 1/32 Special Hobby

Post by Editor » Mon Dec 06, 2021 4:30 pm

Welcome to Stormo!

Magnificent! And great job on the engine cowling blisters, using Microsol Krystal Clear was a great idea. If you get a moment, please do send in a write up for the Gallery.

Thank you for your post!
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Post by Vincent Fiore » Tue Dec 07, 2021 1:40 am

This is a fantastic build and painting, congratulations on an outstanding job. Well done.

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Post by davenport49 » Tue Dec 07, 2021 11:10 am

Fantastic job. And a great demonstration of your modeling skills after a 10-year break. I'm really glad you posted your work here.

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Post by BillShu » Tue Dec 07, 2021 2:25 pm

Great job and a beautiful model.

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