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Offline Rod The Fixer

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IMAM (Romeo) Ro.37bis [1/48] Special Hobby
« on: August 11, 2019, 05:31:25 PM »
Hi Mates,
I started to assemble this IMAM Ro.37 bis Special Hobby kit:



The kit is composed by six sprues of grey styrene and one of clear canopy parts,
the styrene items are accompanied by resin and photo-etched details.
The decal sheet offers markings for four eye-catching schemes which portrays machines in service almost throughout the world.





The IMAM Ro.37 was a reconnaissance and observation biplanes and I'd like to do the airplane with the camouflage and markings of the Aviazione Cobelligerante Italiana (Italian Co-Belligerent Air Force), this being one of the last Ro.37s to see active duty.
(S/No.MM.10889, 'Cocco Bello', Aviazione Cobelligerante Italiana, October 1943)





First steps in cockpit assembling:











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Re: IMAM (Romeo) Ro.37bis [1/48] Special Hobby
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2019, 01:51:14 AM »
Off to a good start
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Re: IMAM (Romeo) Ro.37bis [1/48] Special Hobby
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2019, 02:56:22 AM »
Indeed! And a great subject  :smiley:
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Re: IMAM (Romeo) Ro.37bis [1/48] Special Hobby
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2019, 07:44:19 AM »
This is one of those instances where I don't know anything about the subject, but the box-art alone makes me instantly want to buy one.  :-*
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« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2019, 08:17:37 AM »
...some years ago built the 1/72 AZUR Ro.37 & Bis variants, good kits except the wheels, radical surgery necessary whilst assembling them, came out OK, glad I'll not be building any more Ro.37s  ::)
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IMAM Ro.37
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2019, 08:30:48 AM »
This is one of those instances where I don't know anything about the subject, but the box-art alone makes me instantly want to buy one.  :-*

Wikipedia IMAM Ro.37 was the Regia Aeronautica Italiana's mainstay recce, though obsolescent by time Italy entered WWII many Linci (Linxes) soldiered on till the 1943 Italian Armistice its replacement the Caproni Ca.311 not proving entirely satisfactory.
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Re: IMAM (Romeo) Ro.37bis [1/48] Special Hobby
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2019, 09:08:46 PM »
This is one of those instances where I don't know anything about the subject, but the box-art alone makes me instantly want to buy one.  :-*


Hi Moritz,

here: Photo Reference , and here IMAM Ro.37 in abyssinian War.

I've already assembled the IMAM Ro.37 A (which mount a different engine)

IMAM (Romeo) Ro.37 [1/48] Special Hobby by Rod The Fixer , su Flickr

let me know if you need further information.

Cheers
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Re: IMAM (Romeo) Ro.37bis [1/48] Special Hobby
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2019, 09:09:45 PM »
Kit assembled before the first coat of primer














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Re: IMAM (Romeo) Ro.37bis [1/48] Special Hobby
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2019, 03:41:40 AM »
I had to remove the central upright because the upper wing was too low, and then I applied a coat of primer.













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Re: IMAM (Romeo) Ro.37bis [1/48] Special Hobby
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2019, 12:00:57 AM »
Kit painted before assembly of landing gear and engine:















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Re: IMAM (Romeo) Ro.37bis [1/48] Special Hobby
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2019, 03:16:02 PM »
Those white-background photo's almost make it look like a CG entity. ;)
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