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Paul van Acker
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1/48 Fly Macchi M.5

November 22, 2021 · in Aviation · · 12 · 2.4K

Macchi M.5 flown by Domenico Arcidiacono, commander of 261st Squadron Venice, San Andrea. September-October 1918. 1/48 Fly kit, a fun easy build. Hand painted nose art and fuselage cause I couldn't find decals unless I wanted to buy the other Fly kit with it.
In the end, I'm glad cause I like the paint job.
This was a very simply kit to build and looks great with the rest of my growing collection.

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  1. Another Van Acker winner! Your WW1 stuff is really interesting, @paulwoodyvanacker.

    • Thank you so much.
      Incidently, I was in 2 minds whether to do my next build, a Blue Max 1/48 Avro 504 until I read your review. It prompted me to do it. Thank you.
      It'll be started soon. (Alongside a Special Hobby Lloyd CV.)

  2. Amazing result, Paul @paulwoodyvanacker
    Your hand painting skills are superb. A steady hand is definitely required for this work.
    Well done.

  3. Amazing job, Paul!
    Your WWI collection is growing both quantitatively and qualitatively!

  4. The nose art, or rather the entire nose area is just awesome! Did you hand painted the motto on the fuselage sides also Paul? Bravo!

  5. Wow! That is so impressive Paul! ? Great job sir! ?

  6. Wonderful model of the rare flying boat fighter.

  7. Love those early Macchi fighters. This must be a grandfather to the Tiger meet planes?!

  8. Really great work - I can't believe that nose are is hand painted, incredible. Very cool plane as well.

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