I always wanted her.
The Duca d’Aosta of course, the Italian Beauty!
Between the two World Wars, the Italians built a series of twelve light cruisers in five classes, the so called Condottieri Cruisers. The first classes were weakly buil[...]
This was my second kit completed just over a year ago. Having just purchased an airbrush, I needed something to practice on, and this was it - the cheapest kit I could find. The kit itself is pretty dated now but goes together well enough - with[...]
This kit is one of a few of Italian WWII aircraft that has been released by Italieri. I have to say that all in all I was not over impressed with the kit. The plastic is soft and the detail is kind of lacking. I was not impressed with the fit[...]
Here are two Pacific Coast Models 1/32 Macchis.
First is a mid-production C.200 Saetta with "smoke ring" camouflage, flown by Teniente Giuseppe Re of the 85th Squadriglia, 18th Gruppo of 3rd Stormo, based at Abu Haggag in Libya at the time of t[...]
As I recall, the Astrokit resin C.200s first appeared in 1995. I did this one then, then about 5 years later I stripped it and repainted it with better decals. This is a C.200 from the 356th Squadriglia of the Italian Corpo d'Expeditizione in [...]
Italeri's 1/48 Macchi 200 Saetta (serie VII) is a welcome release. Previously, there was the old Artiplast (later SMER) kit in 1/50, and Czech short-run derivatives such as Pacific Coast Models (which is also good, but resin and PE fiddly). This[...]