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Special Hobby 1/48 Fiat G.55A Centuro

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Hello all,

 

This is Special Hobby's 1/48 Fiat G.55A Centuro. It's a mixed bag and what you'd expect from a 2008 moulding: variable fit, lots of clean-up, chunky mouldings and multi-media parts. The undercarriage is particularly terrible. The decals are excellent.

 

It's meant to be painted silver, not NMF. Various metallic paints used with oils on top, which was difficult as they tended to get little traction on the smooth surface. Canopy is vac-formed and was designed for a different kit so unsurprisingly, in my view, is the biggest weak point of the finished article. The undercarriage actuating arms and pitot have been fabricated from Albion Alloys brass tubing.

 

This is the first model I've made in the past 25 years (I think) with no clear coats on it. I finished it in under four weeks, so that's the fifth for 2020 and I'm on track with my build schedule :)

 

More photos and longish build article at http://jonbryon.com/special-hobby-1-48-fiat-g-55a-centauro/

 

Thanks for looking,

 

Jon

 

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Incredible finish! With the troubles you had, it sure turned out stunning!

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On 6/8/2020 at 2:38 AM, caudleryan said:

Incredible finish! With the troubles you had, it sure turned out stunning!

 

Thanks 🙂

 

Jon

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Bellissimo G.55, you perfectly reproduced the characteristic "stove pipe" silver finish of post-war Italian fighters!!!

Cheers

 

Davide

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Posted (edited)

 

 Very nice Fiat Jon .  Although I build in 1/72 , your description of their kits reflects my feelings.  You really need to want to have that aircraft in the collection to get it finished .

 Matching up of part shapes seem to be a foreign concept .

 

 Cheers,  Christian

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What a beauty! 😍 The surface finish is fantastic. One of the instances where the close-up shots make the model look even better! :worship:

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