**** DONE: 1/48 Macchi C.200 - Mediterranean Theater of Operations

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  1. fubar57

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    #1 fubar57, Dec 1, 2014
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    User Name: fubar57
    Name: George
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    OK....I went with option D....

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    The challenge here will be to break up the monotony of black.

    Geo
     
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    The kit...

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    ...as you can see, not many parts. This scares me. Though the decals are very nice, I won't be using them.

    Geo
     
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    Really nice to see all these Italian planes being entered :)
     
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    Neat one Geo!
     
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    Good on you George and it's a nice simple kit, no big problems.
     
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    Thanks guys. Just starting to get references organized and preliminary painting done. Pics in the P.M. I hope.

    Geo
     
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    Nice choice! The color scheme should really highlight the elegant lines on this aircraft.
     
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    Thanks John, I hope I can pull it off. Did some main coloring to the cockpit and engine, nothing worth showing yet. Off to camp tomorrow but I want to run this by you guys before I go...

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    ...close enough or do I need something different>

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    Another sexy Italian.

    Two thumbs up.

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    Good start George. Can't offer much on breaking up the monotony of the black except to say the following: don't use pure black for the base coat, rather lighten it a bit with white, maybe darken panel lines with a darker tone and use a slightly lighter tone on some selected panels or highlights. Subtle differences will be key.
     
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    Thanks for that info Andy. I've got five different shades of black; Black, Rubber Black, Nato Black, RLM66 and RLM66½. So now, I finally have some progress shots...

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    ...just waiting for the final coat to dry on the P.E. I.P. and then I can bolt the fuselage halves together

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    Seat is attached, waiting for the glue to dry and then paint the top seat attachment and anchor the chains. There are five shades here but I may leave out the first one, too grey. The second is enamel so it's still wet.

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    Geo
     
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    Looking good George.
     
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    What Andy said...:D
     
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    Nicely done so far Geo!
     
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    Good stuff George, easypeasy.
     
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    Thanks guys. Easy so far Vic. The next two steps required my still lacking third arm. The cockpit tub consists of four pieces that I joined at the same time. I did this with the four piece wheel well spar also. Probably an easier way to do the tub but I wanted to make sure it wasn't going to interfere with the fuselage fit.

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    One thing that occurred to me on this build and I've probably done this with 99% of my builds; I only work one step at a time. I don't skip steps nor do I paint common colors that are steps ahead, always doing that when the time comes. Probably adds hours to the build.

    Geo
     
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