Hasegawa, 1:48 Scale, Macchi MC.202, “Folgore” (Lightning)
Another Axis bird! I built this one, after seeing my friend Bill Koppos’ build of the same model. I like the way his came out so well, I got busy on mine. I see many of these at shows, and pretty much all of them have the smoke ring camo applied…like Bill’s, (Who by the way sprayed them by hand…frakking awesome job too..) so I want ed to go in a different direction….a little more north, to Sicily. The model represents a C.202, assigned to 378th Squadriglia, (Squadron) 51st Stormo, based on Sicily during summer, 1942.
Hasegawa’s model is decent, but does have a few flaws here and there. Nothing serious, just watch the wing root and the nose panel in front of the windscreen. However, in spite of those, the kit still is the best model of this gorgeous aircraft in the scale.
Freddie from LI
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