Pacific Coast Models' 1/48 Scale
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I am back on HyperScale, this time with the
magnificent 1/48 scale Macchi C.200 from Pacific Coast Models.
This one is a great departure from the previous
kits available in the business and it is worth every penny. I have built
them all and even setting aside my sentimental preference for Italian
subjects, this one is second to none. Once again I salute Ken Lawrence
from PCM for going in to this risky adventure and I sincerely hope that
my job is paying justice to such a courageous fellow.
The shape of the model is excellent and only minor
details need to be worked out.
I did a complete construction article and analysis
in Replic n°149 where the photos tell the whole story. The only
difficult aspect was to re-build the whole undercarriage but with
plastic tube the task is fairly easy.
The seat belts are from RCR all the rest is
provided in the kit.
Concerning the paint scheme, it is typical of the
Breda factory where the Verde Mimetico 2 was sprayed first, followed by
the Bruno Mimetico and then the Giallo Mimetico 3.
This type of camouflage is a real thrill for the
airbrusher but the result is worth the effort.
Decals are from the kit and depict a MC-200 from
the 95 éme Sqadr. 18 éme Gruppo Autonomo based in Roma-Ciampino in
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2004 by Jean Barby
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