Italian night fighter, Fiat CR 42 CN

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  1. Night Fighter Nut

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    Well gang, it took me almost two years to do in between moving and looking for work. Finally got this finished and added to my collection of Night Fighters.

    This kit is from Classic Airframes
    It's 1:48 scale with no after market items. I did alter the elevator a little but otherwise it is unchanged. I didn't do well with the wings but I think it turned out ok with my feeble skills.

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    Hope you like it. :)
     
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    Looks OK to me. What's the fitting under the starboard wing - searchlight?
     
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    Looks great NFN. Biplanes scare the bejaysus out of me.

    Geo
     
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    Looks good to me. Nicely done.
     
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    Nice work. Looks good to me.
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    Very cool!
     
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    Nice NFN.

    I wonder if the biplane NFs had any record of success
     
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    Looking very vice. :)
     
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    Don't mind that at all, well done.
     
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    #10 Night Fighter Nut, Jun 14, 2012
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    Thanks guys. Terry, yes those white things under the wings are search lights powered by that little propeller generator on top of the wing.

    Michael, In reading about this aircraft, I found that success was fleeting. The guns were undersized for the task and it's speed was not a match for the faster Allied planes. My understanding is their top night fighter pilot would shoot up his target first and if that didn't work, would end up ramming his plane into them. He was definately a determined pilot. :)
     
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    I like it NFN esp. the finish looks like a natural wear effecyt going on there :thumbright:
     
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    Looks good Bill.
     
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    Very nice work Bill!:thumbleft: :cool:
     
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    Good work!
     
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    I like it! Nice one!
     
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    Knowing what you started with, that's an outstanding result. I built CA's CR.42 with a similar wing set up and attempting to align all the struts and place the upper wing was like trying to spin plates on poles. I'm impressed :)
     
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    Nice work Bill!
     
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    thanks guys, I really appreciate it. :)
     
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