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Re: An Italian 190
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2013, 03:03:55 am »
Chris.......forgot to ask......where does the torpedo come from.....??
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Re: An Italian 190
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2013, 03:11:38 am »
I'd assume it's the MPM kit, which comes complete with the torpedo? Or is it bashed from separate pieces?  :blink:

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Re: An Italian 190
« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2013, 04:01:48 am »
I thought he used the revell kit that comes with the 'hagelkorn' flying/gliding bomb thingy....I have seen an FW 190 kit in 1/72 with a torpedo but can't remember who did it.... I assume it would have the longer tail wheel as well....
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Re: An Italian 190
« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2013, 05:52:07 pm »
Revell issued their 190 with an extra sprue for the torpedo, associated pylon and some other bits'n'pieces. Kit number is #04147.  LINK

Nice work, Chris!  :thumbsup:
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Re: An Italian 190
« Reply #19 on: October 17, 2013, 11:41:23 pm »
Judging the rivets around the cockpit, this Italian beauty is the Revell box.

Anyway, there also this one:



Not certain if they are identical?

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Re: An Italian 190
« Reply #20 on: October 18, 2013, 03:26:26 am »
Revell issued their 190 with an extra sprue for the torpedo, associated pylon and some other bits'n'pieces. Kit number is #04147.  LINK

Nice work, Chris!  :thumbsup:

That's the boxing I used, and I've another one in the stash. Revell provide the taller tailwheel, it's just not tall enough r it might be me.
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Re: An Italian 190
« Reply #21 on: October 18, 2013, 02:24:43 pm »
Revell issued their 190 with an extra sprue for the torpedo, associated pylon and some other bits'n'pieces. Kit number is #04147.  LINK

Nice work, Chris!  :thumbsup:

I'd seen the MPM one but strangely, not the revell one........many thanks  :thumbsup:
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Re: An Italian 190
« Reply #22 on: October 18, 2013, 04:02:08 pm »
That does look the part, Chris, well done!

I'd not followed this thread until now and reading on my phone so unable to see the photos until I read the backstory. I'd convinced myself you were going to apply the Airfix Bf109G colour scheme and markings. That would have made for a smart finish but I think what you've gone for is better still.
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Re: An Italian 190
« Reply #23 on: October 20, 2013, 04:53:52 am »
Thank you kindly sir
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Re: An Italian 190
« Reply #24 on: October 22, 2013, 12:56:00 am »
I love the idea - and I seriously consider building one, too. I can see a similar livery (light grey top, light blue underneath) but with some bright green and brown mottling.  Well, we'll see - currently finishing another Fw 190 project.

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Re: An Italian 190
« Reply #25 on: October 22, 2013, 04:06:49 am »
That looks the business Chris!  :thumbsup:

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Re: An Italian 190
« Reply #26 on: October 22, 2013, 04:17:22 am »
That looks great - nice one!  :thumbsup:
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Re: An Italian 190
« Reply #27 on: October 27, 2013, 09:19:23 am »
+++ NEWS FLASH +++

A sister ship is in the making! Got hands on the respective MPM kit of the Fw 190 A-5/U14 and it's already taking shape. Funny thing is that the MPM offering is the Academy kit (complete!), with an added sprue for the different fuselage and the torpedo. That's a surprise, as I expected an indigenous kit. On the other side and judging the pics of your build, the Revell kit must be "something different".

Already did some legwork concerning time frame and markings - mine will be placed in late 1944, after Italy had been divided, with ANR markings. Settled on a grey livery, too, but mine will certainly look different from yours, which is very elegant and "clean".  :thumbsup:

Stay tuned - and thanks a lot for the inspiration!
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Re: An Italian 190
« Reply #28 on: October 28, 2013, 08:29:45 am »
Looking forward to it Dizzy  :thumbsup:
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Re: An Italian 190
« Reply #29 on: October 29, 2013, 06:26:21 am »
Looking forward to it Dizzy  :thumbsup:

Thanks a lot - the thing is already finished, but it will take some days until I can take beauty pics and will finally post them. Looks ... interesting, I gave it a mottled paint scheme which was used on some S.M. 79 bombers. The Italian flags on it give it a bizarre touch, but it looks pretty plausible (esp. because Italy experimented with the Fiat G.55 as a torpedo fighter, too!).