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Offline TomZ

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The whif that wasn’t
« on: July 12, 2021, 11:52:16 am »
The whif that wasn’t.......





For some years I had the 1/48 Italeri kit of the Fiat CR-42. I wanted to do a whif of the kit and was looking for a good idea on markings. I had seen pictures of captured CR-42s in RAF markings and I got the idea to do one in US markings. I did some research, looked in Tony Butlers War Prizes and did not find any evidence of a CR-42 in US hands.



I started building the model and was about to start painting when I found this on eBay:



So, my whif wasn’t a whif at all! I decided to finish the build regardless.



Model: Italeri 1/48 Fiat CR-42

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Re: The whif that wasn’t
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2021, 01:18:29 pm »
Ow, such a close call.....nevertheless a beautiful Whif (or not).

You,ve inspired me to do an CR-42 too.

Thanks!
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Re: The whif that wasn’t
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2021, 07:40:07 pm »
It's still a great build! :thumbsup:

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Re: The whif that wasn’t
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2021, 01:00:17 am »
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: The whif that wasn’t
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2021, 01:20:56 am »
Reality is sometimes stranger than fiction...  ;)

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Re: The whif that wasn’t
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2021, 02:55:12 am »
Well done  :thumbsup:

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Re: The whif that wasn’t
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2021, 03:16:32 am »
I like yours better Tom.  It's not as nose heavy...

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Re: The whif that wasn’t
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2021, 06:29:10 am »
I've never heard of one being captured by US forces let alone test flown by them, or was it used as a hack ? Whatever, yours looks very good Tom ?

I now have visions of a CR 42 in full US Navy colours circa 1938/39, but as a Curtis/Brewster/Grumman something or other.
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Re: The whif that wasn’t
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2021, 06:29:40 am »
I like yours better Tom.  It's not as nose heavy...

 ;)

And they always say "you can't have enough nose weight"  :angel:
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Re: The whif that wasn’t
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2021, 09:37:32 am »
Cool Fiat  :thumbsup:  :mellow:

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Re: The whif that wasn’t
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2021, 10:12:53 am »
I have similar issues with a planned RAF Buccaneer S.1 as I've just located a photo of an S.1 serving with the RAF in Germany.
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Re: The whif that wasn’t
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2021, 12:06:14 pm »
If Al Capone had been elected President of the USA ("whiskey for everyone!"), Italy and USA would have been very close, making very probable this Italian-American aircraft ;D
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