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Aermacchi MB-326 G Reparto Sperimentale Volo - ESCI 1/48.

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Good night to all!

I'm back with my last work, an Aermacchi MB-326 G from the old ESCI (now Italeri) kit in 1/48 scale. The only two aftermarkets that I used are the Neomega cockpit (very poor and inaccurate)... and the 300 litres fuel tanks from SkyModels.

 

41890798571_f10f330121_b.jpgMB.326-53 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

41851619872_850e0f30d5_b.jpgMB.326-62 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

I built from scratch the following elements:

 

Flaps

 

39988809224_5ebff17990_b.jpgMB.326-14 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

40656415422_19d4c8291e_b.jpgMB.326-21 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

Exhaust

 

27022516307_97c09f3e6b_b.jpgMB.326-52 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

40083599380_b783a15d87_b.jpgMB.326-57 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

41948979562_c8d152bb5b_b.jpgMB.326-64 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

Intakes

 

39996454874_8f4a4c1ccd_b.jpgMB.326-28 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

39996454554_c8a864f036_b.jpgMB.326-31 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

39996453974_c012bdb2ea_b.jpgMB.326-34 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

38896281200_ae687ed641_b.jpgMB.326-35 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

Wing Fences

 

41809715115_cd7044ae93_b.jpgMB.326-68 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

41809715435_b14382c65f_b.jpgMB.326-70 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

42709522781_a76e231b11_b.jpgMB.326-69 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

Canopy structure

 

41139192400_796a8e8623_b.jpgMB.326-83 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

41683866690_f52cc3b8c4_b.jpgMB.326-100 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

Gun Sight

 

43443884292_72df0cb5ba_b.jpgMB.326-97 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

43804103821_9f24ace64d_b.jpgMB.326-104 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

This is the real one....! the Italian Air Force owned only two MB-326 G in the 70 years (RS-19 Matricola Militare 54289 & RS-20 Matricola Militare 54290), assigned to Reparto Sperimentale Volo to test & evaluate the new variant of the aircraft.

 

26594376938_fe0cd28dd7_b.jpg11998908_442586189260246_7379382820028146589_n by Valerio, su Flickr

 

And this is the final result! painted with Alclad White Aluminium and Xtracolor X-104 International Orange. Finished with Mr.Paint Satin Varnish. Decals is a mix of Italeri, Small World Accessories & Tauromodel sheets.

 

43873073745_21f125cbaf_b.jpgMB.326 end-14 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

42971798070_e3d12b8747_b.jpgMB.326 end-11 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

30911879418_db61b5b72b_b.jpgMB.326 end-13 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

43873074855_85c6a88c1f_b.jpgMB.326 end-10 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

30911880278_7a2f666acc_b.jpgMB.326 end-12 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

30911880568_88b096723d_b.jpgMB.326 end-9 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

43873076245_476ebf8774_b.jpgMB.326 end-6 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

30911881158_18d3f509a2_b.jpgMB.326 end-16 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

42971800060_d6ecb1e969_b.jpgMB.326 end-15 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

43858722245_24839a7c6c_b.jpgMB.326 end-1 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

44049351404_145fb470fc_b.jpgMB.326 end-2 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

42957904470_4c46e02a11_b.jpgMB.326 end-3 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

44049351634_1f7d2fc9d7_b.jpgMB.326 end-4 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

44049352284_cf158cdfbe_b.jpgMB.326 end-7 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

42957906770_4a8336aae5_b.jpgMB.326 end-8 by Valerio, su Flickr

 

Hope you'll enjoy!

Thank you! cheers!

 

Valerio, Rome - Italy.

 

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Beautiful, especially considering this is an old ESCI kit.

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Exceptional work as usual Valerio!
As I said once here on ARC,the Aermacchi trainers are the most graceful product of our aerospace industry.Just my opinion obviously,but I love'em since child,especially the 339!

 

Gianni

 

P.S. My offer for a coffee is still valid...

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