Airframes' new 1/48 scale
Fiat CR.42B Biposti
Fiat CR.42B Biposti
Airframes' 1/48 scale Fiat CR 42B Biposti
is available online from
For a review of the kit
Steven "Modeldad" Eisenman's in-box review here on HyperScale.
Well, here we are again sports fans.
I hope you are not getting tired of me and this
flock of Falcos that have flown from my workbench in the last few
months. Well, guess what, I知 done. This will be the last CR.42 that
you see with my name on it.
I guess it is fitting to save the one of a kind,
oddball machine till last, eh? The single seat CR.42 reminds me of a
sports car, a Mustang or a Ferrari. So I guess the Biposti is the
family sedan or station wagon. According to my sources, there were only
a few of this variant produced, maybe as few as two or three. The
scheme that comes in the kit is for 1946. It really looks funny when
compared to the single seater.
Okay, Okay, enough of this. On to the build.
I would imagine that CR.42 enthusiasts will have to
have one of these. Classic Airframes 1/48 scale Fiat CR.42 Biposti
gives you new fuselage halves but you will still need to do a little
cutting on the forward section of the lower wing. I値l show you in a
photo (below) roughly where to cut. The cuts are simple and will only
take a few minutes to do.
You are also provided with a new fairing for the
scoop under the cowling and a new piece for the forward part of the
upper fuselage. Since the fuselage is longer, you値l need to add the
new forward piece under wing section.
The rest of the kit builds without further
modification. I had a little trouble getting the new rear cockpit floor
to fit but a little trimming helped. I recommend test fitting till you
get the best possible fit.
You値l need to cut off the wheel spats and use the
exposed gear forks.
If you love Fiat CR 42s, you値l want one of these
kits and if you池e looking for something unusual to build, this might
fit your pistol. I challenge you to get one and build it.
Do it for fun and then take it to a contest or club
meeting. You値l probably have the only CR 42 there and for sure have
the only Biposti. These usual pieces really attract attention and
usually spark some interesting conversation.
Classic Airframes for the sample
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|Italian Aces of World War
Aircraft of the Aces 34
Author: Giorgio Apostolo
Illustrator: Richard Caruana
US Price: $19.95
UK Price: ｣12.99
November 25, 2000
Details: 96 pages; ISBN: 1841760781
Model, Images and Text Copyright ｩ 2005
by Phil Hale
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