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Pacific Coast Models' 1/48 Scale
Macchi C.200

by Jean Barby


Macchi C.200


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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.



Painting and Markings


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 October 1941.


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Model, Images and Text Copyright © 2004 by Jean Barby
Page Created 09 April, 2004
Last Updated 09 April, 2004

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