Italian Stallion…1/48 Fiat G.55 Centauro, Aeronautica Nazionale Repubblicana
Built in 2016.
Initially my dad wanted to do the splinter camo “blue 11” with the Special Hobby Sottoserie 0 kit. But then he found out that the kit had only the wings for a Serie 1 aircraft and some filling, sanding and scribing would have been neccessary, so he re-decided and did a Serie 1 aircraft, decals came from the Flying Machines “Silurante” kit.
Painted with Gunze and Tamiya acrylics, XF-64 for the brown, the rest was selfmixed with “gut-feeling”.
Antenna wire is EZ Line.
The Centauro was fielded in 1943 and only 274 were built during the war. The aircraft was liked by the pilots and in capable hands it was a successful fighter. Besides their standard camos, the ANR also tested a splinter camo scheme that was applied on aircrafts of 2nd Gruppo 1st Squadrigila for a while.
The model shows one of these a/c in Cascina Vaga, May 1944.
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