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  1. Thank you guys! Much appreciated Kev! Thank you! Yes, this was possibly fast field repair.
  2. Thanks guys! Yes one wing was from one donor plane and rear engine cowling was from second donor plane, so this was very unique machine. Thanks! Yes we need more Italian planes kits in decent quality. Thank you Quang, I'm not diorama magician wanted to make some base in fast way. It was really for presentation for contest in one of Polish forums which main topic is "Africa".
  3. Last thing I want to address is exaggerated canopy "niche" on both sides. I corrected it using Ultra Glue and painted to tone it down. on real machines: It is finished - RFI: https://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?/topic/98696-italeri-macchi-mc202-from-egypt-132/
  4. Hi guys! Italeri newest release, overall fine fit with raw surface and good interior details. I changed look of elevators and rudder, corrected fuselage wide lines and erased few on wings, added some cables and missing things in engine compartment. Corrected by a bit spinner too. I've made some rivets by painting from handmade masks and using watercolor crayons. WIP MC.202 Duo Camo
  5. Few layers of gloss coat and decals on their places. Number is not in the center of white stripe, this is visible on the photos. Do not use national signs from the sheet - the "rods" are too narrow - just ugly. Montex masks for PCM have it correct size. Then I mixed black Tamiya Enamel with few drops of white to make wash and cover surface, not perfectly in all the lines.
  6. So at last painting. I wanted to use riveter on Oracal tape as a stencil but I lost my Czech rivet tool so after few lines i just chosed black crayon and pecil to make them one by one. I'm not a fan of making whole surface in rivets because on real planes not every line was ideally visible and was filled with dark dirt or something (how it look after wash) Here is example: Someone will say it just my laziness and there is truth too Camo painted, modulation of base color, shading, using water crayons for stains. Montex mask for "cactus" signs and cross. Underside need some more work. Now its time for decals.
  7. Quang there is always room for another Macchi just like for Spitfires I found out that site links to other: https://www.cmpr.it/manuali.htm which is base of unique production drawings for many italian planes.
  8. For all "detailist" i found this site (it is on http so you need to bypass browser lock) which has many unique shemes of plane installations and more. http://torikai.starfree.jp/1940/mc202.html Top guns compartment: Wing gun bay if your series choice had it: Engine photos from era. Radio (?) behind seat and fuel tank: and even Duce. He seems not delighted with airframe (or this is just his "grim" hapiness)
  9. I'm suprised that my simple method (Surfacer in lines and sanding) came up perfectly, this was 20 minutes work (not counting surfacer curing for few hours ), and it fixed this issue! White Surfacer is helping with masking, you just cover white places and using much less tape than masking around. After base color (my own mix of Hataka, wanted it to be more intense) white crayon to mark the shape of "amoebas" on one wing. Now rest of camo and experiments with painted rivets.
  10. Not so obvious quang, italeri Mc 202 in 1:72 has them in same size But somehow panel lines are delicate (elevators and rudders has correct number of ribs too) feature Italeri couldnt repeat 20 years later...
  11. KUROK, yes! This was first thing i checked after taking sprues from the box
  12. I used thinned Surfacer 1000 to fill fuselage panel lines, this will tone down them. Erased panel lines according to Maurizio article. Only one side will be opened, few touch ups needed before using primer.
  13. Thanks, I'm only opening one side, not want to spoil plane wonderful slihuette. Just buy this kit, it's not perfect, but builds fast and is undoubtedly better than Century Toys and Pacific Coast Models. Thanks, I wanted to show that it's "in use" but not too much.
  14. Engine and cockpit is ready. Added cables, some bigger/smaller containers, brown oil tank, gun belts to make ammo compartment more busy. Provided 3D decal has weak glue so I used CA on edges to prevent slipping. Part 5 was missing in instruction it should be placed under right side of instrument panel. I used different washes - brown, black, engine grease on engine. Koh I Noor crayons for small scratches.
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