Macchi C200

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Macchi C200

Post by Dave Bayliss » Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:20 am

Ciao Tutti,
Here are some pics of my latest completed model. This is 1/72nd scale AML version of the AerMacchi C200. The aircraft chosen is of Ten. Franco Lucchini during August 1941. I used Skymodels C200 sheet for the decals. I don't know what anybody else thinks of this kit. Is there a better kit out there for this type? I thought it was quite a bit of work with poor fit of parts and I was not pleased with the undercarriage, which has quite thick plastic parts. I tried to improve it and add a little detail.
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Post by GAJouette » Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:22 am

Dave,
Great effort my friend. Hope to see more of your work posted here in the future.
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Post by Dave Bayliss » Tue Aug 24, 2010 2:13 pm

Watch this space! I wasn't happy with that undercarriage and am in the process of doing it again.
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Post by Dave Bayliss » Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:59 am

Hi all,
I wasn't happy with the undercarriage on this model, so I tried again. I used the wheels and stirrups from the model, but thinned down. I built up the undercarriage legs and operating struts from plastic rod and used a Eduard fret for the MC202 Folgore for the doors and other details. I think its a little better now. ImageImageImage
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Post by Jan Kotas » Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:38 pm

Hey Dave
I think u have to improve your painting skills... U r using brushes, but it doesn´t mean that the surface can´t be done better. Pls use more thinner and don´t be afraid to do more layers...
Just try and try and try...
U have chosen one of more complicated camos ....
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Post by Dave Bayliss » Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:03 am

Thanks Jan for your comments. I have to agree with you that the paint job is not good enough. I use Revell Aqua Acryl paints. These thin, of course, with water, being water based. I try to build up with layers of paint, thinly applied, but it is difficult in 1/72nd scale to keep the paint layer fine enough. I have not long come back to aircraft modeling, having built a few Airfix kits when I was young. I am still trying to improve my technique. In 1/72nd, I think an airbrush is quite difficult to use. However, I keep trying to get better and if a kit is not up to scratch, I don't mind redoing it or binning it and starting again to get a better result.
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Post by Jan Kotas » Tue Aug 31, 2010 8:01 am

good luck Dave... if any questions frm your side, u can ask of course.
Sometimes I am using brushes too, but I prefer Humbrol colors instead of Revell. Those having softer pigmentation. And high quality brushes as well.
Revell also have... or Kolibri.
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Post by Dave Bayliss » Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:04 pm

I have just been looking on the AML website and find I picked about the only kit in their range that doesn't include photo-etched parts! They have two versions of the Saetta. The one I picked from the on-line shop I usually deal with was the 'Wing last' edition. The 'Fighter Bomber' version (with decals for later versions) includes a photo-etched fret complete with undercarriage doors and details! I was actually checking on their P40C Tomahawk as an Allied aircraft used against the Regia Aeronautica during the desert campaign. They do a detail kit for this mark of Tomahawk, but this is for other makers kits. Their Tomahawk kit contains full resin and photo-etch parts. It's always good to check a makers website to get details of their kits and AML's seems quite good with pictures of the kits contents.
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Post by Dave Bayliss » Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:36 pm

Hi all,
Here I go again with the fried egg camo. This time I am using the Italeri kit in 1/48th. This is as far as I have got at the moment. Will post more as I go on. I am using the Eduard detail kit, which in just coming out, has decided me to have a go at this kit.
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Post by Dave Bayliss » Wed Mar 02, 2011 11:40 am

Ciao Tutti,
Here is next stage, cockpit sides.
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Post by Dave Bayliss » Sat Mar 12, 2011 6:53 am

Ciao tutti,
Here is latest progress.
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Cowling, Engine and instrument panel with box.
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Close up of parts.
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Instrument panel.
So far everything is coming along quite well and it is certainly easier working in the larger scale, rather than 1/72nd.
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Post by Dave Bayliss » Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:44 pm

Ciao tutti,
More progress.
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Completed cockpit unit and engine/cowling.
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Post by Dave Bayliss » Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:53 pm

Next stage; cockpit unit fitted to fuselage side (tail wheel in place also).
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Post by Bernhard_1978 » Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:48 pm

Hello Dave,

that looks really good so far...especially the instrument panel and the gunsight!

Are you planning to use some weathering on the finished model?

Thank you for sharing the progress with us :)

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Post by Dave Bayliss » Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:04 pm

Hi Bernhard,
Thanks for your comments. I hope by adding this kit build to my earlier post, I can show that my modeling is improving. I am sure I will get some useful comments. It is good to share an interest, which is why I like this website so much.
Yes I will attempt some weathering. I am doing the version from the kit for a 369a Squadriglia aircraft, Russian Front, 1941. Due to Russian weather, etc. the paint finish suffered quite a bit, so I will attempt to show this. The aircraft sent to Belgium during the Battle of Britain suffered with paint damage also. Italian paint didn't work very well in the cold! I will try to do this without overdoing it, as it can spoil the look of a model if the amount of weathering is too much.
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