Airframes' 1/48 scale
Fiat CR.42 CN
Fiat CR.42 CN Night Fighter
Airframes' 1/48 scale Fiat CR 42 CN may be ordered online from
For a detailed examination of the kit
Steven "Modeldad" Eisenman's in-box review here on HyperScale.
Here is the latest manifestation of the Classic
Airframes CR.42 series, the CN night fighter.
The kit provides markings for no less than five
aircraft, four Black-grey and one in a mottle finish, with various
exhausts and underwing lights as appropriate.
This is my second CR.42, and after my initial struggles
with the photo-etched cockpit on the first one, I was pleased to find
the inclusion of a photograph of the assembled cockpit in this release.
If you refer to the photo, the cockpit assembly goes much more easily.
I would still recommend thinning out the coaming area
above the instrument panels to provide more clearance, though.
finished my CN in Polly Scale acrylics, with a base shade approximating
RLM 66 and the addition of slightly lighter and darker areas to break up
the monochromatic finish.
A light dry-brushing brought out the subtle but
effective fabric texture.