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Special Hobby 1/48 Finnish Fiat G.50

November 29, 2019 · in Aviation · · 16 · 2.6K

Following on the really nice prototype posted by Valter, here's a G.50 build I recently finished. The kit was done mostly OOB with Master gun barrels and aftermarket decals being the only additions. Model represents an aircraft piloted by Reino Sartjarvi 1/Lentolaivue 26, Kilpasilta airfield 1943. The Italian/Finnish camouflage scheme has always been attractive to me.

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  1. Dale, thanks for posting your very nice work! A brutish looking bird.

  2. Fantastic work Dale ! I'm really liking what I see here ...especially the mismatched airframe parts. It looks like one was built from parts of two planes. A "Frankenplane" of sorts.
    Well done my friend.


    • Thanks Louis for your nice comments. The Finnish G.50's were delivered in Italian camouflage, the 1st in 1939 the rest in 1940. In 1941 they started receiving Finnish Warpaint of olive green/black uppers with silver dope under sides. Some planes were painted just green on top while others retained partial Italian camouflage. Serial FA -21, and FA 17 were two of these. This model is FA-21.

  3. what a wild scheme...

  4. Yes, it sure is!

  5. Every finished SH kit is a good one, so is yours! Good scheme choice with the mixed camo.

  6. Thanks for your positive comments!

  7. Very cool, I too like the mix of Finnish and Italian camo.

  8. Nicely done Dale, you are the master of the unusual painting schemes. Really enjoy viewing your posts.

  9. A great-looking model, and love the "two scheme" paint work. Very unusual and eye-catching.

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