Caproni Ca 311 Heavy Hitters Group Build

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  1. kgambit

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    #1 kgambit, Jan 6, 2010
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    Given the likely delay in getting the resin part replacements for the Me 210, I'm going to start a second build.

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    Name: Dwight
    Category 2/Intermediate
    Model: Caproni Ca.311
    Scale: 1:72
    Kit by Italaerei (Italeri and Supermodel)
    Decals by Tauro

    I haven't decided on the marking scheme yet, but here are the three possibilities.

    Scheme 1:
    Unit: 32 Squadriglia, 15 Gruppo
    Serial: 32-4
    Libya 1941

    Giallo Mimetico 4 with Verde Mimetico 3 mottling over Grigio Mimetico
    (Dark green Mottling over Sand Yellow - Grey underside with white theatre band)

    Scheme 2
    Unit: 24 Squadriglia, 68 Gruppo, O.A.
    Serial: 24-6
    Venaria Reale 1942

    Verde Oliva Scuro 2 over Grigio Azzuro Chiarro 1
    (dark olive green - light blue grey underside - white theatre band)

    Scheme 3:
    Unit: 128 Squadriglia, 61 Gruppo Osservazione Aerea, Corpo di Spedizione Italiano in Russia (C.S.I.R.)
    Serial: 128
    Krivoy Rog area, Autumn 1941

    upper surface and sides finished in dark green with Light Blue-Grey lower surfaces - yellow theatre band

    I've got options for about 8 different marking schemes so the final scheme isn't set yet.
     

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    If I were you I would follow the first one.

    An interesting choice Dwight.:)
     
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    Ah... An Italian Job :lol: They are all good choices Dwight - How are you going to decide? 8)
     
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    #4 kgambit, Jan 6, 2010
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    I'm leaning to the first one because that plane has a VERY cool looking black scorpion on the tail for the Unit marking. :)

    I'll post some kit pics later today. I started on this one last night actually - nothing major, mostly taking some parts off the sprue for clean-up.
     
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    I like the look of the 3rd one too, Dwight, but that first option should look pretty sweet!
     
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    #6 kgambit, Jan 6, 2010
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    There's another scheme with Brown mottling over sand that I am considering and a dark green mottle over light green scheme as well as a couple of schemes with three colors (brown and green mottling over sand yellow) on the topside. None of those use the green house bubble canopy so I will probably pass on those. I'm still looking thru the Tauro decal schemes but I think it will likely be option 1.

    Here's the color pallette for option one:
     

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    It's either those colors or these:
     

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    Sounds like some nice options mate! A Hungarian one would look nice too...

    Of the colours you posted, I prefer the look of the second set.
     
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    #9 kgambit, Jan 6, 2010
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    :lol: Yeah it would but then I would be scrounging for decals. :lol: And we know how THAT ends up.

    By the way, those colors are from the Life Color line of paints. That second green is the same one I used on the Sm 82 while the Sand color is more brown than the yellow that I am using on the SM 82.
     
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    I think the second set would give it more of a sun bleached appearance. It would make it much easier when you weather the model. Nice plane btw.
     
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    Then again you could use the lighter colors on the upper half and blend in the darker ones on the lower half. That may produce an interesting effect.
     
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    #12 kgambit, Jan 6, 2010
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    The only difference in the two sets is the green in the last chip. :) It's interesting though that the second set gives the appearance of being slightly weathered when combined. My wife said that the second set looked a bit lighter across the board as well, and was surprised when I told her that the only difference was the last green chip. :)
     
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    If I could get this one in 1/48, I'd build myself a Swedish Airforce one....oh well! :lol:

    Looks interesting Dwight! :thumbright:
     
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    Have you seen the one at Linköping Jan?
     
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    Nice choice Dwight. So I guess there was no way to fix the resin parts for the Me-210, huh?
     
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    This has potential Dwight myself #1 or #3 on the profiles.On the 210 in the other thread it was the Fine Molds an excellant kit drag about resin on that one.Cheers Kevin
     
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    Thanks Andy. Unfortunately one of the parts, and the most visible one, could not be fixed. Since both parts are cockpit related and the interior is the first thing that gets done on the kit, I was basically at a standstill. There was very little I could do while I was waiting for the replacements. I had to err on the side of caution since the delivery date is uncertain.
     
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    #18 kgambit, Jan 6, 2010
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    Here's the decals I will be using. Note the little scorpion. Italian fascii are on another decal sheet. :)
     

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    And a couple of shots of the Ca 311 in the field.
     

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