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Macchi MC205
« on: February 05, 2017, 02:51:11 am »
In a world with no war international differences are resolved through sport. 
The pinnacle of sporting events is the Aerolympics where brave airmen and airwomen take to the skies to win for their countries the prestige and honour of victory.

Macchi MC205
Italian National Team.  IXth Aerolympiad, Helsinki, August 1944.

The rules for the Aerolympic decathlon required the same aircraft be used for each of the ten events.  For the decathlon at Helsinki the Italian team entered a trio of Macchi MC205s - an aircraft developed specifically for the event.
Powered by a Daimler Benz DB605, the use of a German engine caused controversy in Italy leading to questions in parliament and a (unsuccessful) campaign in the popular press demanding immediate replacement with a home sourced powerplant.
The No. 17 aircraft pictured was piloted by Marco Rossolini.
Macchi MC 205 1 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
Macchi MC 205 9 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
Macchi MC 205 4 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr
The Model.
Italeri 1/72 Macchi MC205 Veltro.
Painted in Tamiya Italian Red from a rattle can.
Decals from AMT 1/25 Double Dragster.
There are more than a few fit issues with this kit (as with the MC202 from the same source).  Particularly irritating are the poorly fitting clear parts.
Still, it looks good when finally together.
Macchi MC 205 8 by Fred Maillardet, on Flickr


« Last Edit: July 01, 2017, 06:21:31 am by zenrat »
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Re: Macchi MC205
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2017, 04:35:11 am »
So simple and yet so elegant  :wub: well done  :thumbsup:

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Re: Macchi MC205
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2017, 05:58:12 am »

Decals from AMT 1/25 Double Dragster.


I KNEW I recognised that race number from somewhere.  ;D

What a great use of 'cross kitted' and scale-o-rama components.  :thumbsup:
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Macchi MC205
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2017, 06:40:23 am »
So simple and yet so elegant  :wub: well done  :thumbsup:

Couldn't have put that better myself. Superb  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Decals my @r$e!

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Re: Macchi MC205
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2017, 07:37:40 am »
 :thumbsup: :mellow: :thumbsup:

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Re: Macchi MC205
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2017, 09:43:37 am »
Glorious, dude!!! I'm loving non military stuff more and more these days and this right here is why.   :lol:
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Re: Macchi MC205
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2017, 09:25:57 pm »
Whoooo... very nice.  I like Macchi planes quite a bit and this is a nice representation of why.  Very sleek lines.

I'm looking high and low for a Macchi M.52 float plane in 1/72, so I always get a my hopes up just a bit when I see the Macchi name.
Thanks!

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Re: Macchi MC205
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2017, 01:10:53 am »
Thanks folks.
There will be more in a similar vein.  Using the traditional car racing colours makes deciding on schemes easy but what colour would the Soviet Union have used?  I'm thinking like the US but Red with Blue racing stripes instead of White with Blue.

Macchi M.52 is a gorgeous looking plane.  I saw a range of 1/72 Schneider Trophy aircraft at Model Expo a couple of years ago.  Can't remember who made them or what they cost but I wish I had bought at least one.
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Re: Macchi MC205
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2017, 02:13:06 am »

There will be more in a similar vein.  Using the traditional car racing colours makes deciding on schemes easy but what colour would the Soviet Union have used?  I'm thinking like the US but Red with Blue racing stripes instead of White with Blue.


Overall red with blue stripes, themselves outlined with yellow pinstripes maybe? Harking back to the hammer and sickle on the flag.
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Macchi MC205
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2017, 02:34:24 am »
Yes, that would work.
And Red with Yellow stripes for China.

Thanks Kit.
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Re: Macchi MC205
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2017, 05:11:15 pm »
Lady in Red ! That's our race number. 17. Beauty !

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CANADA KICKS arse !!!!

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Vive les Canadiens !
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Re: Macchi MC205
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2017, 05:56:42 pm »
"Lady in Red."  I like that..  She's certainly a looker.  :mellow:
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Re: Macchi MC205
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2017, 10:49:26 pm »
Very nice, mr z! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Agree with the Simple yet Elegant comment, and a nice left-turn from reality for solving disputes.

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Re: Macchi MC205
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2017, 12:55:26 am »
Beautiful! In shape and the fireman color increases its goodness! :thumbsup:
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Re: Macchi MC205
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2017, 12:56:23 am »
Thank you gentlefolks.

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