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Offline Second Air Force

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Tauro Macchi C.202
« on: October 21, 2016, 01:22:41 AM »
Time for me to get back into the model room again. Here's a project that I started several years ago and have put back in the box at least twice:
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/2AF091/IMG_4073_zpsfv48tl5n.jpg
Tauro Macchi C.202


This is the first kit from the manufacturer Tauro that I have seen and it requires quite a lot of work. The plastic parts are of a definite short-run appearance with large tree attaching stubs and a lot of flash in certain areas. Here's a couple of photos of present-day progress:
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/2AF091/IMG_4074_zpsaumc49xm.jpg
Tauro Macchi C.202

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/2AF091/IMG_4075_zpstsqzxuja.jpg
Tauro Macchi C.202

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Re: Tauro Macchi C.202
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2016, 06:11:53 AM »
Tauro  :-love :-love That was dream kit when it was released almost three decades ago  :-tri

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Re: Tauro Macchi C.202
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2016, 11:16:46 PM »
One of my very favorite airplanes from the WWII period, the 202 is just so sleek looking to me! I built one of these in 1/72 scale when I was young and roughly hand-painted the Italian camouflage. That model was my crowning achievement for a long number of years and my dad remembered seeing them when he was in North Africa.

I'm making the best of this one, but I will someday get a Hasegawa kit for a more relaxing build.

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Re: Tauro Macchi C.202
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2016, 11:48:25 PM »
For me this aircraft always seems like a sport car among fighters :-) lot work still to do, but looking forward to see it done !

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Re: Tauro Macchi C.202
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2016, 07:40:04 PM »
Nice work Scott!

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Re: Tauro Macchi C.202
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2016, 11:22:01 PM »
Thanks for the encouragement, friends--there is much filling and rescribing needed on this one.

I couldn't agree more on the shape of the MC 202, Modellius. This is perhaps the finest looking WWII fighter in my opinion. I had a customer many years ago who was a fighter pilot with the USAAF in Italy and he felt the same way. He never got a chance to fly a Macchi, but he thought it was prettier by far than anything in the Allied inventory.

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Re: Tauro Macchi C.202
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2016, 11:38:30 PM »
Hello :-salut

Beautiful work for one of the most beautiful fighters of the WW2. Good projerct.
I got one many years ago and didn't finish it... Too much difficult to build at the time. But some years later I started to build the MC 205 and finished it...

Jicéhem :-wave

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Re: Tauro Macchi C.202
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2016, 09:25:19 AM »
I've put this one back in the box often because of the difficulty, too........but now I am committed to at least finishing it. I truly wish to build the Hasegawa version some day for a bit more enjoyment!

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Re: Tauro Macchi C.202
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2016, 02:26:28 AM »
Some time has passed.......and a lot of putty has been applied on this little Macchi:
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w117/2AF/2AF096/IMG_4079_zps9k1nuioe.jpg
Tauro Macchi C.202



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Re: Tauro Macchi C.202
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2016, 05:50:38 AM »
Old kit, no wonder of that ;)

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Re: Tauro Macchi C.202
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2016, 08:31:48 AM »
Hi, :-salut  :-salut

Good work. Bravo !
I've a question to ask : Is the right wing longer than the left one ?

Jicéhem :-wave

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Re: Tauro Macchi C.202
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2016, 05:26:13 PM »
:-ok

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Re: Tauro Macchi C.202
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2016, 12:02:25 PM »
Hi, :-salut  :-salut

Good work. Bravo !
I've a question to ask : Is the right wing longer than the left one ?

Jicéhem :-wave

I hope not! (I'll have to measure this tonight......)

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Re: Tauro Macchi C.202
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2016, 12:26:58 PM »
Hi, :-salut  :-salut
Good work. Bravo !
I've a question to ask : Is the right wing longer than the left one ?
Jicéhem :-wave
I hope not! (I'll have to measure this tonight......)

If wings have the same length, it's an error...
To counteract the engine torque (due at first to the rotation of the propeller) the right wing was a little longer. About 2 mm in 1/48 scale.

Jicéhem :-wave

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Re: Tauro Macchi C.202
« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2016, 11:45:24 PM »
Aha! This is great to know!!