1/48 Special Hobby Meridionali Ro.57 Prototype
I wanted to do the prototype because I liked the “poached egg” scheme as opposed to the standard green and grey of the production planes. As produced, the Special Hobby kit represents an Ro.57 bis, so modification needed to be done. These included filling the nose gun ports, correcting the props and spinners, changing the main wheel hubs and fabricating the tail wheel well and doors. Canopy slide rails were also added.
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