21st Century 1:32 scale, Macchi C.202 Folgore
I build this kit last year, it’s a Machi C.205 Veltro converted into a Macchi C.202 Folgore.
In my younger years (late ’80’s last century) I had build the 1:48 Tauro Models, Macchi C.202 Folgore and still have that plane. Everytime a looked at it I thought of building a 1:32 scale but the only kit available were the PCM kit and the 21st Century one. The first I found a bit expensive ( not that I didn’t had the money but for some kits you just don’t want to pay a certain price, had it been a Japanese plane it would have been a different story!) The second was OOP and hard to find so I bought the 21st Century Veltro instead, which is the same kit as the their Folgore, but with a different oil-cooler and converted it.
The plastic was a PITA, was un-glueable with ordinairy glue and I used loads of Tamiya extra thin to glue parts and to prepare the plastic for the putty.
The kit is build with only the cooler being scratchbuild, enlarged the wheels with Evergeen and glue since the original wheels were to small. And did a fair amount of wiring and plumbing in the wheelbays.
The kit is sprayed with Tamiya acrylics, (if my memory serves me well), sand colour and IJN green for the greens.
the bottomside is IJN grey mixed with blue. Exhaust stains are made of flat black, brown, light brown and grey. Chipping is done with Revell silver and Tamiya weathering pastels are used ( hard to see but the underside of the right wing has a larger white tip and I more weathered than the left wing). Panellines are done with Vallejo sepia wash.
Decals come from Stormo! (and are actualy for a Italian ME-109)
The wings have two different schemes, as I wanted to depict a aircraft that is “patched” up. ( like the one on the B/W pics).
The plane is not historicly correct by the way…
Build in Dutch; http://www.plakkers-inc.nl/viewtopic.php?t=1619&p=29430
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