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by Editor
Sun Jun 26, 2022 1:29 pm
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: SM.82 help please
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: SM.82 help please

1) I agree its C10B. There are no known cases of C8 applied to SM planes. C8 was a Macchi camouflage scheme.
2) I don't have information for the installation details of the L3 carried aboard the SM.82.

Thanks for your comments.
by Editor
Sun Jun 26, 2022 10:32 am
Forum: Pics
Topic: Aeromacchi C.200 Saeta Serie I, 1/48 Special Hobby
Replies: 5
Views: 55

Re: Aeromacchi C.200 Saeta Serie I, 1/48 Special Hobby

Welcome to Stormo and thank you for sharing your work. Beautiful job on the camo and a great subject of Italian Ace Baschirotto and his C.200 Serie I, its my favorite variant of this plane and a great kit. Please do send in a short article and I would be happy to add it the Stormo Gallery. Thanks ag...
by Editor
Sun Jun 26, 2022 10:19 am
Forum: Pics
Topic: Re 2001 Falco II
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: Re 2001 Falco II

Being a “short run” kit, it lacks things like locator pins, so precise alignment of the fuselage and wings requires careful attention and patience. With short-run kits to get good alignment between the fuselage halves (and other parts that require two parts to be cemented together) is use thin piec...
by Editor
Mon Jun 20, 2022 1:47 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Macchi C.200/202/205 Recon versions
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: Macchi C.200/202/205 Recon versions

Yes the C.202 used an Italian made camera.

Here's the location of the camera on the C.202 as seen in STRM 48007:

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by Editor
Mon Jun 20, 2022 9:28 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Macchi C.200/202/205 Recon versions
Replies: 4
Views: 150

Re: Macchi C.200/202/205 Recon versions

I didn't read the post in Brit Modeler but here's a drawing of the camera location and details from Maurizio's Squadron-Signal C.205V Walk Around: https://www.stormomagazine.com/Forum/C205V_Recce1a.jpg Stefano and I also did a C.202 recce/photo recon of Frigerio's plane MM.7712 in STRM 48007. The pl...
by Editor
Mon Jun 20, 2022 9:15 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Regia Aeronautica seat harness
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: Regia Aeronautica seat harness

Richard here are a few more photos and a description for each of the photos. The photos are from Maurizio's Squadron-Signal Walk Around C.205V:

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by Editor
Sat Jun 18, 2022 8:19 am
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: Verde Oliva Scuro 2
Replies: 2
Views: 100

Re: Verde Oliva Scuro 2

That looks like a print error, it should be VOS2. FS.34052 is considered the closest match.

Here's the LifeColor Facebook page, there's a service/product tab as well as an email if you want to confirm with them:

https://www.facebook.com/Lifecolor.Official.AHC

lifecolor.italy@gmail.com
by Editor
Tue Jun 14, 2022 7:04 pm
Forum: Pics
Topic: Re 2001 Falco II
Replies: 4
Views: 133

Re: Re 2001 Falco II

Great job Richard and a great subject! I look forward to following the build. If you follow kit instructions you never know how a cockpit will end up until its finally into place and sometimes its not precisely located as you point out - often its too deep.
by Editor
Sun Jun 12, 2022 8:59 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Regia Aeronautica seat harness
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: Regia Aeronautica seat harness

The photo you attached is better than the one I posted. Honestly I'm not sure how the seat harness worked, if you find more information lets us know because this question has come up in the past.
by Editor
Sat Jun 11, 2022 7:29 pm
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: RE 2000 camoflauge profile accuracy
Replies: 4
Views: 195

Re: RE 2000 camoflauge profile accuracy

There were no directives/directive for unit markings. The style, shape and colors were left to the units. I do think the individual aircraft number '4' is blue in the photo above although there is a slight tonal difference between the unit badge background and the individual aircraft number as well ...
by Editor
Sat Jun 11, 2022 4:59 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Regia Aeronautica seat harness
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: Regia Aeronautica seat harness

One of those topics or details that rarely get talked about. Here are some photos from Aero Detail #15 of part of the seat harness and how to it was arranged or what you can gather from it. The photos come from the C.205V at AerMacchi S.p.A at Varese. https://www.stormomagazine.com/Forum/SeatHarness...
by Editor
Sat Jun 11, 2022 4:29 pm
Forum: Color and Camouflage Schemes
Topic: RE 2000 camoflauge profile accuracy
Replies: 4
Views: 195

Re: RE 2000 camoflauge profile accuracy

There were 3 or 4 Re.2000 Serie III of 377a Sq that had been returned from factory in March 1942 for repairs and repainted in VOS2 + NC4 mottles with a total of 10, the others in VOS2. The unit badge background is in my opinion blue. Below is a photo of Fiat CR.42CN 377-4 with unit badge and marking...
by Editor
Thu Jun 09, 2022 8:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Osprey Macchi Units in Combat
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: Osprey Macchi Units in Combat

I don't have the reference and I don't know the author although likely he's been here before, I just don't recall. D'Amico's last book (Camouflage & Markings of the Aeronautica Nazionale Repubblicana 1943-45) is reliable. I wish Ferdinando was still around, he was a top-notch researcher and his book...
by Editor
Tue Jun 07, 2022 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Regia Aeronautica - unità non combattenti: Genio etc.
Replies: 4
Views: 230

Re: Regia Aeronautica - unità non combattenti: Genio etc.

Servizio Riparazioni Aeromobili e Motori – Aircraft and Engine Repair Service are often quoted in RA documents and were likely subordinate.

PM me and I'll give the emails of some people that might help.
by Editor
Tue Jun 07, 2022 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Osprey Macchi Units in Combat
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: Osprey Macchi Units in Combat

ANR C.205V RLM colors: top of forward fuselage and spine RLM 75; RLM 74/75 splinter pattern on upper wings and horizontal stabilizers/elevators; 74/75 mottles on fuselage sides and rudder and 76 undersurfaces and lower sides of the fuselage and rudder. Here's a famous shot of 23-1 where 74/75 mottle...