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Hasegawa's 1/48 scale
Macchi C.205 Veltro

by Luca Bossi


Macchi C.205 Veltro


Hasegawa's 1/48 scale Macchi C.205 Veltro is available online from Squadron.com




Here is Hasegawa's 1/48 scale Aermacchi C.205 " Veltro" (Grayhound).

This is a C.205 "Veltro" MM92575, with first serie wings but with 2 X 20mm guns , of Squadriglia Autonoma “Montefusco” , Gruppo Complementare Caccia – Aeronautica Nazionale Repubblicana (ANR), Venaria Reale airbase ( Torino – Turin - north Italy ) in March 1944.

I built this kit some years ago straight from the box with the camouflage in the first photo on the last page of the Squadron "in action" book.


But, after 10 years, I decided to modified this camouflage reproducing the airplane of the first fighter group organized after the Mussolini’s government defeat , employed for the defence of the industrial area of the north-west Italy , in particular near Turin , Genoa and Milan , there weren't , and today too, the most important aircraft industries ( Fiat – Aermacchi – Piaggio ).

You can see, in photo 0-1-2-3-4, the old camouflage and the improvement in particular inside the landing gear box.

Also the external gun sights are in thin metallic wire; as is the early stub radio mast.

In foto n.7-8-9 , ecc the camouflage operations , the text of “ ali e colori “ ( wings and colours “) , Italian book that inspired my restoration.



Painting and Markings


The camouflage consists of a standard scheme dubbed smoke rings. This comprises a base of Giallo Mimetico 4 (mimetic brown ) and verde mimetico 2 ( dark green )and Grigio Azzurro Chiaro 1 (Light Blue Gray ) undersides.


I used exclusively a mixture of Tamiya basic colours , Gunze and Humbrol.

Decals are a combination of Hasegawa, Tauro Model and Sky Models.





  • Macchi C.202 – 205 in action - AIRCRAFT No.41 --- Squadron/Signal publications

  • Aer.Macchi C.202 – 205 Ali e Colori --- La Bancarella Aeronautica

  • Storia Militare No. 111 --- Albertelli Edizioni Speciali SrL

  • i caccia della serie 5 ( series 5 fighter ) Albertelli Edizioni

  • various reference photos



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, Images and Model Copyright © 2004 by Luca Bossi
Page Created 27 September, 2005
Last Updated 27 September, 2005

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