The four simultaneous builds I've been-on for a couple of months are drawing to a close now, so time to pull-out the first of my two GB projects.
I bought the Macchi four or five years ago offeBay, the seller mentioned that there were some extras included. What I ended-up with was a decal sheet (Sky decals, but for the C.205), a True Details resin cockpit, a Cutting Edge flexible resin seat harness and a full Eduard etch set... as well as the much acclaimed Hasegawa kit !!
Not long after I bought a set of Mike Grants' 'smoke rings' decals, then put the whole thing away, and basically forgot that it was there. Well here it is on the bench and here's the few references that I happen to have:
I've replaced the incorrect Sky decal sheet with the correct one, again bought from eBay a couple of weeks ago and as you can see I'm aiming for Ennio Tarantola's machine, with the kill markings on the fin and 'Dai Banana' logo on the nose. Never done an Italian WWII aircraft before but it isn't very far away from my normal 'comfort zone' and it looks to be a great little kit in the box. Will likely make a start in the next two weeks or so.
Always like the lines of the Thunderbolt and you've even chosen my favourite Italian Squadron 51 Stormo, so look forward to seeing this one progress. Will be interested to see how Mike's smoke rings go - the decals that "ruined the hobby" - have heard nothing but good things baout them.
Craig Sargent wrote: Will be interested to see how Mike's smoke rings go - the decals that "ruined the hobby" - have heard nothing but good things baout them.
Ohhh yes I remember that furore. Only comment I ever contributed to that debate... "But doesn't it open-up the opportunity for those of us who haven't yet attained that level of dexterity with an airbrush ??" - Should have read the responses !!
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