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Macchi C.202 "Dai Banana!"

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Marcello Tontodonati19/06/2017 21:08:37
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It's been a while since my last thread. I have been a silent viewer and really had good time looking at the builds all around.
A few months ago I got this 'Special Edition' by Eduard of the Macchi C.202 Folgore, maybe one of the most efficient Regia Areonautica planes in WWII. Although I started the build a long time ago, I was very disappointed with the quality of the offering and left it undone for months. A couple of week ago I decided to finish it no matter the quality, since I wanted to do some testing on the Lifecolor paints and try the camo scheme as shown here (image for discussion purpose only)
ra-macchi-c.202-folgore-51s20g151sa-151-2-ennio-tarantola-01.jpg
Emilio Tarantola was one Italia Ace and before the war he used to sell bananas in Como, thus the 'Dai Banana' on the fuselage (translate is 'Go Banana!'.
I have not taken any pictures of the build or the paintwork, but will document some more progress from now on.
Just a couple of starters...
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The base is nocciola chiaro (light hazelnut) the camo is dark green. Camo is hand painted (not brave enough for airbrush).
Next stage is a clear coat, decals and all the rest.
Cheers and as usual any comments is more than appreciated
Marcello

Manu Della Valle19/06/2017 21:56:46
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708 photos

Hi Marcello,

It's a great choice of subject but the "amebe"(amoebas) are a little "off" IMO if you want to realistically reproduce Tarantola's aircraft!I'd suggest you either to experiment a bit more with your airbrush or use the camo decals by Tauro,even if I'm rather confident that there must be other decals out there if you don't like Maurizio's !

Cheers

Manu

Marcello Tontodonati19/06/2017 22:17:43
205 forum posts
310 photos

Hi Manu,
thank you for your comment. I tried the amebe by airbrush and miserably failed. I have also just looked for the Tauro decals but can't find any UK reseller. If you can suggest where to find them would appreciate even if I would have preferred not to go that route (sounds like cheating to me, maybe not ….), or I can re-spray the nocciola chiaro and re-try the amebe with a different stroke.

Cheers
Marcello

Manu Della Valle19/06/2017 23:02:05
1337 forum posts
708 photos

Marcello,

IMO you're not that hopeless...try experimenting a bit more varying paint/thinner ratios,air pressure and distance and you'll see!

Tauro decals can be found here:

http://www.tauromodel.it/

But have a look here as well;

http://www.stormomagazine.com/Decals_Stormo.Cheers

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