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Marchetti 88 (SIAI SF260M+ diorama)

October 25, 2022 · in Diorama · · 12 · 0.7K

The SIAI Marchetti SF260M+ is an italian trainer and light ground attack monoplane designed around 1964. I represented my own version from the belgian Red Devils Aerobatic Display Team that in 2019 celebrated the 50th anniversary (not 88!) using the type.
The excellent kit is from - duo pack which includes a full colour pictured book that not all brands might offer to track every detail in your model! The only but is that the version "wheels up" is not expected. Anyway, I was not on the level for this kit: I did not planned it well. For instance I did not check beforehand colors like the Vallejo Model Air yellow or Ammo red wich are completely useless (maybe as an unknown filter...maybe) for not mentioning to test gloss varnish before applying it. Finally I had to rely on diluted Vallejo Model Colors.
And among the 8 versions available for this I chose the one filled with never ending stencils...:) 🙂 :)!
The pilot is from belgian PJproduction manufacturer.
At least I am happy that my hair goes along the kit, as static dischargers!
Luckily I still have the other Duo kit to plan and do things better next time
Greetings to everyone

For a 360º view of the "Marchetti 88" you can click here · on youtube
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12 responses

  1. A wonderful and very imposing result, Caudelguille!

  2. Very cool, I love your display.

  3. Great idea and execution, Caudelguille!

  4. Really well done! Great imagination.

  5. Very cool display - great creativity there - and the model looks fantastic. I wasn't familiar with this aircraft - may have to add to the stash since it's in my scale!

  6. A beautiful aircraft in a beautiful scheme and an equally beautiful pose, Caudelguille @caudelguille
    Great achievement all over.

  7. Thank you all for your kind words. I promise next time I will try to make justice to this model

  8. The "pocket P-51" is a very fun airplane to go cloud chasing in.

    Nice work on the model.

  9. That's a wonderful build and a really dynamic display. Great work!

  10. Really nice build and diorama, just adds so much to and already excellent plane.

  11. Thanks for your kind words, Anthony!

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