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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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14 responses to 1/48 Special Hobby Meridionali Ro.57 Prototype

  1. Very, very cool Dale. I wasn’t even aware of this kit in its original form

  2. Fine lookin’ aircraft, Dale. I’m with you, this camo scheme is much more interesting than the standard.

  3. Excellent work here Dale !!!! This looks fantastic !!!! You really nailed that paint scheme.

    How hard of a build was it ??? If you didn’t have to make all of the changes and were to build it out of the box ……..

    Thanks and “liked”.

  4. Yep…..ya done good on that paint scheme – I like it ! 🙂

  5. Thanks very much Craig!

  6. Dale, the paint scheme alone makes it worth building, it’s very well painted indeed, spot on!
    I gotta try this eye catching scheme in a more “convencional” kit, like Italeri Saetta or something

  7. Nice work, Dale. That’s an attractive plane that I know almost nothing about. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Very nice! Love the scheme, and you pulled it off really well.

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