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Offline Retired In Kalifornia

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Aeronautica Macchi C.205V Serie I
« on: April 18, 2019, 02:41:30 AM »
The Aeronautica Macchi C.205 Veltro (Greyhound) along with the Reggiane Re.2005 & Fiat G.55 was one of three mid-WWII Italian Serie 5 fighters built around the 1,475hp FIAT RA.1050 R.C.58 Tifone (Typhoon) licensed built version of the Daimler-Benz DB.605 inverted V-12 engine. Although not a "Beyond The Sprues" aircraft subject the Veltro nevertheless was the best WWII Regia Aeronautica Italiana (RAI) fighter available in quantity before the September 8, 1943 Italian Armistice, 100 built (MM.9287-9386) including the sole prototype (MM.9287) by June 1943, though weakly armed with two each 7.7 & 12.7mm Breda SAFAT machine guns against multi 12.7mm & cannon-armed Allied fighters.

This SUPERMODEL build depicts a 1° Stormo, 6° Gruppo, 88° Squadriglia C.205V based at Catania, Sicily in May 1943 providing sea convoy air defense for retreating Axis forces in Tunisia till June when all 1° Stormo aircraft were withdrawn to the Italian homeland following their surrender, Humbrol, Testors & Model Master enamel paints per late 1990s IPMS-Italy RAI model painting formulas, SKY Models 72-014 Macchi C.202 & 72-034 C.205 water decals being employed throughout.

In late spring 1984 I'd built two SUPERMODEL kits in similar 88° Squadriglia livery with contemporary Humbrol & Testors paints per the late Giorgio Apostolo's RAI Color Formulas originally published in a 1977 IPMS-Italy monthly re-published c.1981 in an IPMS-USA one I got whilst then subscribing to them - the first "authoritative" information I'd obtained regarding RAI model painting formulas - employing 1970s vintage ETRL-ESCI RAI, Microscale Luftwaffe Number & SUPERMODEL kit decals. The builds were amongst the best of my 1980s ones but they well as near all the others were given away though this build won't be - for now!

















































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Re: Aeronautica Macchi C.205V Serie I
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2019, 04:45:22 AM »
That smoke-ring camo is especially sweet.

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Re: Aeronautica Macchi C.205V Serie I
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2019, 06:24:05 AM »
Beautiful paint job; I am in awe.

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Re: Aeronautica Macchi C.205V Serie I
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2019, 06:56:01 AM »
Beautifully built and finished, the smoke ring camo is excellent  8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
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Offline andonio64

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Re: Aeronautica Macchi C.205V Serie I
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2019, 12:55:16 PM »
Beautiful plane, beautiful realization and (as our friends already said) fantastic ring camo!

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Re: Aeronautica Macchi C.205V Serie I
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2019, 03:09:42 PM »
Painting that "smoke-ring" camo free-hand must have been both tedious & fraught with tension but the result is excellent. Well done, RiK! :smiley:
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Offline Retired In Kalifornia

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Re: Aeronautica Macchi C.205V Serie I
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2019, 09:08:21 PM »
Painting that "smoke-ring" camo free-hand must have been both tedious & fraught with tension but the result is excellent. Well done, RiK! :smiley:
Actually it wasn't compared to something like this (Special Hobby FIAT CR.25 built c.2014):






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Re: Aeronautica Macchi C.205V Serie I
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2019, 09:59:07 PM »
Now you're just showing off! ;D
"This is the Captain. We have a little problem with our engine sequence, so we may experience some slight turbulence and, ah, explode."

Offline Retired In Kalifornia

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Re: Aeronautica Macchi C.205V Serie I
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2019, 10:42:21 PM »
Now you're just showing off! ;D
This is one of my favorites (Pavla CR.42CN based on the mid-1960s Profile Publications No.16 "centerfold" art rendering built c.2009):

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Re: Aeronautica Macchi C.205V Serie I
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2019, 05:59:46 AM »
Beautiful paint job; I am in awe.

As am I ... although I see what you mean on your later multi-colour camouflage jobs!

Great job on the Supermodel kit  :smiley:
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