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Macchione Me-2025 Aldo
« on: March 04, 2011, 09:08:24 am »
Well, my project now is to make a twin from 2 beauties: Macchi Mc202 Folgore and Reggiane Re2005 Saggitario. The couple may be called Macchi-iane 2025.
Or Macchione 2025 Aldo, referring to the famous Italian comic artist Aldo Maccione (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aldo_Maccione) that I did adore in the French film “Je suis timide mais je me soigne” (I am shy but I take therapy to cure this). I remember Aldo (top seducer) was saying, with over-pride: “if you are more handsome than me: you die…” For an airplane this does not look appropriate in English as “airplane” is feminine, but it is in French as “avion” (airplane) is masculine… Well, my one will not be a beauty according to your standards, but it may be a very little more beautiful than my other ones, ugly sorry… (I am shy but I take therapy…).
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Re: Macchione Me-2025 Aldo
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2011, 09:13:31 am »
It will not be easy to build: the canopy of the 2005 is broken in 3 parts, one of them is lost (I bought these kits in the early 1990s, 1/72 Pegasus and 1/72 Supermodel). But I hope I will succeed in making something out of it.
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Re: Macchione Me-2025 Aldo
« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2011, 09:23:13 am »
Tophe, you should have done this last year, then you could have entered it in Freightdog's competition as it includes a Pegasus kit.  ;D
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: Macchione Me-2025 Aldo
« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2011, 10:15:46 am »
Here is the genesis of my project Me-2025 (with missing 2005 canopy and avoiding tailplanes going to the sparebox):
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Re: Macchione Me-2025 Aldo
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2011, 11:45:13 pm »
After much sanding, the next step will be: putty, sanding, repeat, and again... :-\
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Re: Macchione Me-2025 Aldo
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2011, 04:51:39 am »
Very interesting project.

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Re: Macchione Me-2025 Aldo
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2011, 10:54:31 am »
Thanks Kruaxi.
Just painting remains and it's done ;D:

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Re: Macchione Me-2025 Aldo
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2011, 11:22:55 am »
Looks awesome.
How about fitting a "wing" (The name escapes me at the moment) between the tails?

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Re: Macchione Me-2025 Aldo
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2011, 11:24:56 am »
a scratchbuilt tailplane? difficult for the bad modeller I am, sorry... :-\
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Re: Macchione Me-2025 Aldo
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2011, 12:11:58 pm »
Don't you have something in your stash?
All your wacky projects should leave quite a few spares behind.

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Re: Macchione Me-2025 Aldo
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2011, 12:56:12 pm »
Yes, maybe I could truncate a remaining tailplane of something, and install it, hoping not to break the assembly. I am not sure I will. We will see. Thanks.
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Re: Macchione Me-2025 Aldo
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2011, 10:42:21 pm »
Finished... (my way):
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Re: Macchione Me-2025 Aldo
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2011, 10:46:18 pm »
Note that the missing canopy of the Reggiane part had introduced the very first bubble-top Re-2005 in the World :blink: ;D
Other angles:
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Re: Macchione Me-2025 Aldo
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2011, 11:15:13 pm »
Together with the Twin-Speety from http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,31633.0.html
Two uncommon half-bubble twins...
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Re: Macchione Me-2025 Aldo
« Reply #14 on: May 31, 2011, 02:01:53 pm »
Well, I also lost this thread, and give me some ideas. Nice :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: