**** DONE: 1/48 Re.2002 Ariete - Aircraft in Foreign Service WWII

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  1. ozhawk40

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    All right Peter, I have oneof these in the stash. Awaiting the build.

    Geo
     
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    A very interesting story and a quality kit.
     
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    Interesting!
     
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    Good one Peter.
     
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    Unusual one! Excellent! :thumbright:
     
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    Ni ni ni nice!!!!
     
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    Interesting Peter looking forward to your build.
     
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    Nice to see something a little different Peter, well done mate.
     
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    Most unusual....look forward to it!
     
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    Very nice :D
     
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    Good one Peter. I built the old Smer kit many years ago. I'm sure the Italeri kit is 1000% better.
     
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    Very interesting subject. Didn't know about that. Looking forward to your build.
     
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    I don't recall ever seeing one of these. Good choice for an unusual scheme.
     
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    Hi!
    If interested, follow some more info on Reggiane 2002.
    RE 2002 - Ariete
     
  17. ozhawk40

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    Thanks for the link Sandokan.

    Time to make a start on this one, so here goes.

    Pic 1 through 4
    Sprue shots - all looks reasonable at least. There was a slight alignment problem in the molds, so some of the smaller parts are require a bit of clean up, but nothing major.

    Pic 5
    Interior is a light green colour as per instructions and gives paint matches in the model master range, but no exact equivalent in other ranges. A website reference (Stormo) gives Humbrol 78 + 34, which is a darker green mixed with white to get a match. To start I gave all the light green surfaces a first coat of IJA green and will use this as both a primer and pre-shade colour.

    Pic 6
    Here you can see progress with the top coat of interior green and some dry brushing with a 50/50 mix of the interior green and white.

    Pic 7 8
    The instructions call for the fuselage hatches to be cut out from the fuselage sides. Since I'm not going to be displaying them open, they are immediately covered with the hatch doors. Not sure why Italeri didn't mold them into the surface in the first place.

    End of update.

    Cheers

    Peter
     

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    Nice start Peter.
     
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    I echo the post above. :)
     
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    Good stuff Pete. Looking forward to seeing what you do with this one.
     
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