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Fiat G.55 Centauro
Merlin
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Posted: Sunday, July 22, 2007 - 01:48 AM UTC


Special Hobby have released a neat 1/48 scale kit of the Fiat G.55 Sottoserie 0 - a great subject for experienced modellers looking for an unusual fighter and including among the decal options one of the most spectacular camouflage schemes of WW2.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Sunday, July 22, 2007 - 05:42 AM UTC

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C. - s/n MM 91064 "11", 1 Squadriglia "Gigi Tre Osei", 2 Gruppo, May 1944 in the spectacular experimental 3-colour topsides splinter scheme worn by the aircraft at Lonate Pozzolo.


Camo scheme for our Nige to try I feel .
Great review Rowan.
Andy
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Posted: Sunday, July 22, 2007 - 06:07 AM UTC

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Camo scheme for our Nige to try I feel .



Hi Andy

Camo scheme for me to try! - it's always been one of my favourites.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Sunday, July 22, 2007 - 06:10 AM UTC
Very nice review Rowan.
It looks like it'll take a bit of work to get together but the detail looks very good.
As for that spectacular camo scheme,,,not a problem.
Im pretty tempted to order one and break out the Tamiya masking tape!
Nige
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Posted: Sunday, July 22, 2007 - 06:38 AM UTC
Here you go Nige

A bit of inspiration...



And, no, I haven't suddenly mastered the art of building kits quickly! It's actually the Classic Airframes kit of the later G.55 version with wing cannons - and it's sat unfinished on my Shelf Of Shame for years. Having scraped the dust off it for this pic, I suppose I should see about finishing it one day... if I can remember where the rest of the parts are. According to the refs I've got since I painted it, the brown I used for the camo is really a bit too dark and too red.

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Sunday, July 22, 2007 - 06:46 AM UTC

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According to the refs I've got since I painted it, the brown I used for the camo is really a bit too dark and too red.


Looks damned good though
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Posted: Sunday, July 22, 2007 - 06:49 AM UTC
Nice job Rowan!
Ive just read (while looking on Ebay,,LOL) that the Special Hobby kit is a lot better than the old Classic Airframes one. I hope the decal issue on your sample is just a one off!
Your G-55 is so close to completion. What stalled this build?
Modelgeek are running the perfect campaign for you!
Get The Job Done for finishing half completed kits.
Nige
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Posted: Sunday, July 22, 2007 - 06:56 AM UTC

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Your G-55 is so close to completion. What stalled this build?



Hi Nige

It's so long ago, I can't remember - but, knowing me, I just got distracted by a new kit... which I bet got left half-finished in turn (if I ever started it...)!

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Sunday, July 22, 2007 - 08:42 PM UTC
Very cool camouflage scheme - both the one Rowan has lying on a shelf somewhere and the one in the instructions.

Very attractive and tempting to try out. However, it does not beat the sand/green "cloud" pattern.

Thanks for the review.