Astrokit 1/48 Macchi C.200 Saetta
As I recall, the Astrokit resin C.200s first appeared in 1995. I did this one then, then about 5 years later I stripped it and repainted it with better decals. This is a C.200 from the 356th Squadriglia of the Italian Corpo d’Expeditizione in the Soviet Union, serving during the winter of 1942 in the Stalingrad battle. This is the first time I really got the “fried eggs” camouflage right, done freehand with my Paasche-H. I still think Astrokit got the shape of the C.200 better than anyone else. This was the first all-resin kit I built that wasn’t “rugged.” In fact it’s quite nice and if you run across one, you ought to pick it up.
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