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Hasegawa's 1/48 scale
Macchi C.202 Folgore

by Carmel Zammit

 

Macchi C.202 Folgore

 


Hasegawa's 1/48 scale Macchi C.202 Folgore is available online from Squadron.com

 

Construction

 

As a rule I would generally build Luftwaffe subjects, so this was a completely new experience that I looked forward to.

Having built several Hasegawa kits before I knew what to expect when I opened the box, and true to Hasegawa form it was a superb kit with plenty of detail.

 

 

The build was fine with a good general fit to very detailed parts. The only problem I found was dodgy dihedral, which I rectified by sanding the fuselage sides down at thew wing roots and gluing the wings into place using superglue.

 

 

Painting and Markings

 

For paint it I went down to Hannants at Colindale and spoke to my mate Jay who found me a perfect match for the Italian colours in the Xtracolor range.

 

 

These were X 145 for the upper tan colour and X 134 for the undersides with the ringlets being done in X 211 better known as RLM 82. To keep the ringlets from going on without any overspray I thinned the paint with about 70% thinners and sprayed with a very low pressure on the compressor.

Markings were from the Awesome Sky Decals Folgore sheet ( SKY 48015 ) that offers 36 options.

 

 

Conclusion


 

I was very pleased with the results of this and plan on doing some more non- Luftwaffe subjects in the future just to keep me interested.

I hope you all enjoy this as much as I have; but if the pictures are rubbish blame my mate Jay!
 

 

Additional Images

 

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Italian Aces of World War 2
Aircraft of the Aces 34
Author: Giorgio Apostolo
Illustrator: Richard Caruana
US Price: $19.95
UK Price: 12.99
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish Date:
 November 25, 2000
Details: 96 pages; ISBN: 1841760781
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Text Copyright 2004 by Carmel Zammit
Images Copyright 2004 by Jay Laverty
Page Created 18 August, 2004
Last Updated 18 August, 2004

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