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Retired In Kalifornia's Regia Aeronautica Italia 1/72 Scale Model Collection Photographs

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Retired In Kalifornia's Regia Aeronautica Italia 1/72 Scale Model Collection Photographs
Posted by Retired In Kalifornia on Saturday, June 24, 2017 10:50 PM

This Discussion Topic concerns posted photographs of my 1/72 Scale 1935-1943 Regia Aeronautica Italia aircraft collection.

All models are displayed in custom-built green felt bottom fully dust-proof display cases, 47 of them currently. One containing my 1990 Supermodel Macchi C.202 models remains in excellent condition despite having been moved about many times over the decades.

There are dozens of built models including series of single airplane types, e.g. 11 models of the really nasty to build 1967 Airfix FIAT G.50 in one display case. I still have over 60 models to build, will be some years till photos of all of them are posted.

The first series of photos posted June 24, 2017 taken from my cell phone are marginal quality but demonstrate my desire to photograph & post photos of all my models as time passes. I'll try to buy a good camera to get sharper photographs till then do hope y'all will be OK with what I've posted.

RECENT BUILDS

 IMAM Ro.37bis & Ro.37 Pre-WWII, Ro.41 Early WWII

IMAM Ro.43 Pre-WWII & WWII, Ro.44 Pre-WWII

Breda 88 Pre-WWII & WWII

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    July, 2003
  • From: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posted by ridleusmc on Saturday, June 24, 2017 11:20 PM

I think they're beautiful.  Italian aviation subjects are not very common on these forums, so thank you for posting yours.  

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    March, 2015
Posted by Toshi on Sunday, June 25, 2017 2:19 AM

Some rare planes to see and so beautiful.  Excellent!

Toshi

From: Streetsboro, Ohio

Retired due to work related injury

married

 

On the bench:

Trumpeter 1/32 Corsair with Eduardo Big Ed Set

In the works:

Monogram Pro Modeler 1/48 P-47 Thunderbolt (OOB)

Monogram 1/48 Black Widow 1974 boxing with AM Goodies

fox
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    January, 2007
  • From: Coatesville, Pa.
Posted by fox on Sunday, June 25, 2017 11:00 AM

Very Nice builds!Toast  Love the camo. The pics are very good too. Had no trouble checking out the builds. 

Keep up the good work and keep the pics coming.

Jim  Captain

Photobucket Main WIP: Rebuild of Monogram 1/8 "Big Deuce" with 1/8 Pocher V-12 in rear - 10%

   On the Bench:   Revell 1/48 Ju 52/3m - 50%;  Revell 1/96 USS Kearsarge - 20% 

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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  • From: Lacey, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Sunday, June 25, 2017 9:53 PM

I love Italian aircraft from that era! I really like how you have both pre-war and WWII schemes represented.

Thats sharp work!

- Mike Brindos

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Posted by Retired In Kalifornia on Sunday, June 25, 2017 10:07 PM

M. Brindos

I love Italian aircraft from that era! I really like how you have both pre-war and WWII schemes represented.

Thats sharp work!

 

Near every aircraft type flown either in service or prototypes prior to June 10, 1940 when Italy entered WWII I've modeled including some going back to the mid-late 1920s, e.g. Ansando A.C.3 (improved upon Dewoitine D.9), Caproni 100, lotta tri-colored tails you'll be seeing! Whenever possible modeled versions of same aircraft with pre-WWII tricolor & Distintivo di Guerra (White Cross) tail markings.

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Posted by DasBeav on Sunday, June 25, 2017 10:16 PM

Beautiful work, sir. It reminds me that I have no WWII Italian airfcraft built or in the stash. Their fighter aircraft from that era were very interesting. Now to find me a kit. Post some more please!

Sooner Born...Buckeye Bred.

 

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Posted by Retired In Kalifornia on Sunday, June 25, 2017 10:24 PM

DasBeav

Beautiful work, sir. It reminds me that I have no WWII Italian airfcraft built or in the stash. Their fighter aircraft from that era were very interesting. Now to find me a kit. Post some more please!

 

Unless y'all are proficient building resins bulk of which are the Italian kits on the market I've built try to find a "simple" plastic subject. My "favorite easy" for over 50 years now is the ancient FROG Macchi C.202, basic yes but a good build, have good number in stock including 20 original 1964 AIR LINES boxed issues.

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  • From: Lacey, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Sunday, June 25, 2017 11:18 PM

Sounds like you'd have a good recommendation for a 1/72 cr.42 Falco then? :)

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

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Posted by Retired In Kalifornia on Monday, June 26, 2017 12:04 AM

M. Brindos

Sounds like you'd have a good recommendation for a 1/72 cr.42 Falco then? :)

 

Italeri CR.42AS (Africa Settentrionale) version has air filter & bombs, consider it first off as still available on eBay. Kit easy to build; fuselage interior unit wants to shift hard in one direction when gluing, check centering before joining fuselage halves. Wing strut gluing tricky, recommend gluing struts to the top wing first. Gluing struts on fuselage is problematic, plan ahead for sure!

The now hard to find Czech Pavla CR.42 versions are best detailed of all 1/72 offerings, simple wing & fuselage gluing work though putty required for uneven fits. Italeri & Pavla kit decals very good; consider Sky Models Decal Set 72035, large number of livery alternatives if you can find a sheet!

The ancient though still readily available Revell CR.42 is the last resort; 1966 vintage kit wholly inaccurate, real bear to build! Pilot seat requires lotta trimming to fit in fuselage halves, rear top wing strut assemblies nightmare to glue on fuselage, don't want to build another kit ever! 

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  • From: Lacey, WA.
Posted by M. Brindos on Monday, June 26, 2017 12:47 AM

Cool, thanks! I'm not sure, but I believe I did build the Italeri kit an age ago. Tan plastic and cool markings, but no cowling blisters. I think I have enough skill to rectify that now lol.

Thank you. That Pavla kit does sound tempting if I can find it. YesYesYesYesYesYes

- Mike Brindos

Figure Painting Moderator -- Genessis-Models

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Posted by Retired In Kalifornia on Monday, June 26, 2017 1:02 PM

Photos Taken June 26, 2017

2013 Builds

Caproni Ca.331 O.A. (Osservazione Area) & C.N. (Caccia Notturna)

Mottled Camouflage Model Is Ca.331 O.A.,

Prototype Of The Aircraft Type

(FIAT) CANSA FC.20 & FC.20bis

Long 37mm Breda Cannon Model Is FC.20

Prototype Of The Aircraft Type

Savoia-Marchetti SM.86 Walter Sagitta &

Isotta-Fraschini Gamma Inline Engines

Camouflaged Model Is SM.86 Walter Sagitta Engine

Prototype Of The Aircraft Type

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  • From: Somewhere in Ohio...
Posted by DasBeav on Monday, June 26, 2017 5:34 PM

RIK, I usually build 48th scale and in a quick little search, the pickings seem quite small. Probably will have to refine my search even smaller. More research! do you know if anbody came out with a 48th scale bomber?

 

Sooner Born...Buckeye Bred.

 

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Posted by Retired In Kalifornia on Monday, June 26, 2017 7:09 PM

DasBeav

RIK, I usually build 48th scale and in a quick little search, the pickings seem quite small. Probably will have to refine my search even smaller. More research! do you know if anbody came out with a 48th scale bomber?

 

 

  • Italeri Reggiane Re.2002 2670
  • Special Hobby Breda Ba.65 48053, FIAT BR20 48068, IMAM Ro.57 48075         
  • Trumpeter Savoia-Marchetti S.79II TSM02817

Likely others as well, "1/48 Italian Bomber" Internet search may come up with them.

Largest Regia Aeronautica "designed as bomber" model readily available is the 1/72nd Special Hobby Piaggio P.108, the Italeri Savoia-Marchetti S.82 bomber version comes in close second. Given world-wide kit market for Italian air subjects isn't huge am doubtful anything bigger than the FIAT BR20 will come out, but y'all never know for sure.

As I'd written elsewhere just six 1/72nd scale plastic injection-moulded Regia Aeronautica airplane kits were available world-wide during the 1960s. Italeri's FIAT BR20 I think was the first new kit c.1971, two years after I'd stopped model building. When I'd resumed in 1978 good deal more kit subjects available, huge number more after c.1995.

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Posted by Retired In Kalifornia on Sunday, July 09, 2017 3:55 PM

Photos Taken July 9, 2017

2015 & 2016 Builds

Caproni Ca.310

Italeri Caproni Ca.311 (Smooth Canopy) &

311M (Modifico - Modified, Stepped Canopy)

Special Hobby Caproni Ca.311 (Smooth Canopy) &

311M (Modifico - Modified, Stepped Canopy)

Caproni Ca.313 R.P.B.1 (Smooth Canopy) &

R.P.B.2 (Stepped Canopy)

 

Caproni Torpedo Bombers:

Ca.313 Prototype & Ca.314B (Yellow Cowlings)

Caproni Ca.314A (Level Bomber) &

Ca.314C (Ground Attack, White Background Wing Markings)

Caproni Ca.135 Isotta-Fraschini Asso XI Inlines (Early Production) &

Kaproni-Bulgarski KB6/KB309 "Papagal"

(Bulgarian Licensed Built Caproni Ca.309)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • From: State of Mississippi. State motto: Virtute et armis (By valor and arms)
Posted by mississippivol on Sunday, July 09, 2017 4:42 PM
Very fine builds, thank you for sharing!
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Posted by Retired In Kalifornia on Sunday, July 09, 2017 5:10 PM

Photos Taken July 9, 2017

2014 Builds

FIAT CR.25 Prototype (Silver) & Production

Dive Bomber Prototypes

Breda Ba.201 (The Italian Stuka), Savoia-Marchetti SM.93,

Caproni Ca.355 (Silver)

 

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    September, 2016
Posted by Retired In Kalifornia on Sunday, July 09, 2017 7:43 PM

mississippivol
Very fine builds, thank you for sharing!
 

Thanks! Currently building four resin Choroszy Modelbud Caproni Ca.100 floatplanes, must get them done by August 14th before rugs are steam cleaned (model working area is six-foot table over living room rug), in between work on these devils will post more photos.

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    September, 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Monday, July 10, 2017 8:14 AM

Fabulous Camo  scheme's.  Just love it

John

On the Bench: Airfix CAC Boomerang, 1/48 SU-7 BLK

Revell 1/144 MiG-31, Italeri 1/72 Mirage 2000C

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Posted by Retired In Kalifornia on Sunday, July 23, 2017 7:46 PM

Photos Taken July 23, 2017

2007 Builds

FIAT BR.20 (Green) And BR.20M

FIAT BR.20 (Green) Nose And

FIAT BR.20M 5-3 "Witch" Details

2015 Builds

Piaggio P.32I Isotta-Fraschini Asso XI RC V12 Inlines

And P.32II Piaggio P.XI RC 40 Radials

2012 Builds

Savoia-Marchetti S.82 "Kangaroo" Transport

(Carried 51 Complete FIAT CR.42 Fighters & Spare Engines

Libya To Ethopia Late 1940 Under Very Difficult Conditions)

Savoia-Marchetti S.82 Bomber

 

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Posted by Retired In Kalifornia on Sunday, July 23, 2017 8:16 PM

Photos Taken July 23, 2017

Multi-Year Builds

 

Ansaldo AC.3, FIAT CR.32 & CR.40 Fighter Series

CR.32 2012, AC.3 & CR.40 2013 Builds

Ansaldo AC.3 (License Built Dewoitine D.9)

Unusual FIAT CR.32 "Scribble" 3-Color Camouflage Patterms

(Nasty They Were To Spray On!)

FIAT CR.40

(Rare MERLIN Plastic Kit, Nasty To Build It Was!)

 

 

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    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Monday, July 24, 2017 9:50 AM

Wow, somehow I missed this everytime you posted before but I'm glad I caught you this time.  That's a fantastic collection!!! Heart

"Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." -G.K. Chesterton

 

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Posted by Retired In Kalifornia on Monday, July 24, 2017 10:01 AM

Gamera

Wow, somehow I missed this everytime you posted before but I'm glad I caught you this time.  That's a fantastic collection!!! Heart

 

Thanks! Lots more to post still, "watch this space"!

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Posted by Retired In Kalifornia on Wednesday, August 02, 2017 4:03 PM

Photos Taken August 2, 2017

2013 Builds

Breda Ba 64 & Ba 65,

Caproni Bergamaschi AP.1 Sans Landing Gear Spats

a.k.a. AP.1bis, Caproni 305

2014 & 2016 Builds

Caproni Vizzola F.5 Radial, F.4, F.6M, F.6Z Inline Engines

Caproni Vizzola F.6Z

Isotta Fraschini Zeta RC25 / 60 X-24 1,250 hp Engine

Intended For The Reggiane 2004 (Will Post Model Photos Of It Later)

Flown Only On The F.6Z August-September 1943

2016 Build

Breda Ba 44

 

 

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Posted by Retired In Kalifornia on Thursday, August 03, 2017 3:14 PM

Biplanes: Latest Builds & "Years Older" Collection Views

Caproni Ca 100 Land & Float Planes

Several Inline & Radial Engine Types

Caproni Ca 164

FIAT G.8

Società Industrie Meccaniche Aeronautiche Navali (SAIMAN) 200

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Posted by Retired In Kalifornia on Thursday, August 03, 2017 3:58 PM

Photos Taken August 3, 2017

Detail Views Latest Builds

Caproni Ca 100 Isotta Fraschini Asso 80 R Engine

 Military Landplane In Full Pre-WWII Markings

Caproni Ca 100 FIAT A.50 Engine

 Military Landplane In Partial Pre-WWII Markings

Caproni 100 Isotta Fraschini Asso 80 R Engine

Civilian I-ABMT Ex-Military Serial MM55194

In Pre-WII Colors & Markings

Caproni Ca 100 Isotta Fraschini Asso 80 R Engine

All Aluminum Color Seaplane With Pre-WWII Italian Tricolor Tail

Caproni Ca 100 Farini T.58 Engine

 Aluminum & Olive Color Seaplane With Pre-WWII Italian Tricolor Tail

2012 Builds

FIAT G.8

SAIMAN 200

2015 Build

Caproni Ca 164 Alfa Romeo 115 Engine Shown Separately

In c.1944 Aeronautica Nazionale Repubblicana Livery

 

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Posted by Retired In Kalifornia on Monday, August 07, 2017 3:19 PM

Photos Taken August 7, 2017

Multi-Year Builds

Airfix FIAT G.50 Collection

Detail Views

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Posted by Retired In Kalifornia on Monday, August 07, 2017 3:34 PM

Photos Taken August 7, 2017

2016 Builds

 AML Kits

FIAT G.50 Camouflaged Prototype MM.334

FIAT G.50B Twin Seat Trainer MM.6316

Detail Views

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Retired In Kalifornia on Thursday, August 10, 2017 3:09 PM

Photos Taken August 10, 2017

2008 Builds

Savoia-Marchetti S.81

Cockpit & Engine Detail Views

 

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Posted by Retired In Kalifornia on Thursday, August 10, 2017 3:25 PM

2012 & 2014 Builds

Industrie Meccaniche e Aeronautiche Meridionali IMAM Ro.57

Detail Views

Special Hobby Ro.57 Prototype 2014 Build

Rare Resin Czech Master Kit Ro.57 Heavy Fighter 2012 Build

Special Hobby Ro.57 Ground Attack 2014 Build

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