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Steve Oakson
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COVID No.3 Silver Wings Fiat Cr-42

December 24, 2020 · in Aviation · · 8 · 2.5K

I had desired doing this kit for some time and had treated myself to obtaining it for my birthday - September of last year. Started building in November and finished in March. This is a very, very nice kit, but it resin with PE and decals included. I added some minimal detailing to cockpit, cowl, engine and wing wiring, and that is about it. Now painting it in the Italian paint scheme is a different thing. Grigio mimetico underside with giallo mimetico, verde mimetico, and bruno mimetico colors on the upper surface. The site: Stormo is very useful in regards to camouflage information. Tamiya and AK paints used. I had to do a little mixing for the sand color- used AK Maize yellow to start. I used kit and decal box to come up with the decals needed for this scheme

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  1. Plenty of detail there.

    You should have kept to the Swedish theme and made it into a J 11 fighter 😉

  2. Amazing work on your FIAT, Steve!
    That difficult Italian camo turned out very nice.

  3. Another jewel...

  4. Gotta thank you for doing this, so the ICM injection-molded 1/32 CR-42 could come out. 🙂

    More great work.

  5. Yes, I saw that ICM was going to do this and busted my Fanny to finish this.

  6. Great build, Steve.
    That scheme is very well applied, I like this Italian mottling scheme a lot.

  7. Lovely work Steve!

  8. Wow - that had to be a tough color scheme to paint! Came out very lovely.

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