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1/32 Macchi C.202 Parts for Italeri
« on: November 23, 2023, 11:21:39 AM »
A bit O/T, but I have released three sets of parts for the much-maligned (imo somewhat unfairly) Italeri Macchi C.202.

Probably the most egregious fault of the kit is the spinner, which appears to have been modeled after the specimen in the Italian Air Force Museum -- which, unfortunately, is completely bogus, being a highly modified C.205 Veltro unit:

https://www.aircraftinpixels.com/shop/p/132-scale-macchi-c202-spinner-italeri

Our correction on the right:

and above:




The kit control surfaces are ... just bad. The "rib tape" detail is way overdone, the starving cow effect is strong, and small details like the drain holes / grommets are awol.

https://www.aircraftinpixels.com/shop/p/132-scale-macchi-c202-control-surfaces

kit parts vs ours:







as shipped:


Finally, the wheels and especially the tires lack detail and convincing load bulges.

https://www.aircraftinpixels.com/shop/p/132-scale-macchi-c202-tires






edit: typo in headline


« Last Edit: November 28, 2023, 11:40:05 PM by uncletony »

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Sand-Air Filter for Italeri 1/32 Macchi C.202
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2023, 11:46:12 PM »
Released 11/27/23 -- four part tropical dust filter for the Macchi C.202 in 1/32. Separate fins (like the original) allow the visible filter element to be painted by the modeler...










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Re: 1/32 Macchi C.202 Parts for Italeri
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2023, 12:22:18 AM »
...another one to acquire. That kit can be turned into a BMF!!

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Re: 1/32 Macchi C.202 Parts for Italeri
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2023, 09:33:31 PM »
The filter and all the other accessories look excellent.
Each of these parts is a way towards even more originality.

I'm looking forward to the wing radiator for the Wingnut LVG, Bo.  8)

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Re: 1/32 Macchi C.202 Parts for Italeri
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2023, 10:08:11 AM »
As a footnote, the latest Model Airplane International has a build of the kit

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Re: 1/32 Macchi C.202 Parts for Italeri
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2023, 04:54:13 AM »
The filter and all the other accessories look excellent.
Each of these parts is a way towards even more originality.

I'm looking forward to the wing radiator for the Wingnut LVG, Bo.  8)

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Thanks Bertl. Rest assured the LVG Radiator is in the queue. I have a few more Macchi parts to design, then some Spitfire things, before I again turn my attention to WWI subjects. Unfortunately I can't do everything at once! The more popular subjects make it possible to sustain the obscure items...

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Re: 1/32 Macchi C.202 Parts for Italeri
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2023, 12:02:47 AM »
The filter and all the other accessories look excellent.
Each of these parts is a way towards even more originality.

I'm looking forward to the wing radiator for the Wingnut LVG, Bo.  8)

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Thanks Bertl. Rest assured the LVG Radiator is in the queue. I have a few more Macchi parts to design, then some Spitfire things, before I again turn my attention to WWI subjects. Unfortunately I can't do everything at once! The more popular subjects make it possible to sustain the obscure items...

All good Bo  ;)
I'm pleased that you're going to make the LVG radiator at all  ;D
I am well aware that the demand for WK2 accessories is much higher.
Do you need the original wingnut sprues to measure? - I could send them to you.

And sorry for the off-topic post from me.

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Re: 1/32 Macchi C.202 Parts for Italeri
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2023, 08:10:20 AM »
Bravo Bo, these parts really elevate the base kit. Well done on your excellent work!
Zac in NZ

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Re: 1/32 Macchi C.202 Parts for Italeri
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2023, 10:52:00 AM »
Do you need the original wingnut sprues to measure? - I could send them to you.

Nope -- I have the WNW kit as well as some extras to use for reference. I have a few more items my Patreon subscribers have been clamoring for (hint :) ) in the queue ahead of the LVG radiator, but it IS in the queue. 2024.

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Re: 1/32 Macchi C.202 Parts for Italeri
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2023, 10:55:36 AM »
Bravo Bo, these parts really elevate the base kit. Well done on your excellent work!

Thanks Zac!

Not sure if I mentioned this already, but if you are a fan of Macchi aircraft from any era (including WWI and prior), we have started a Facebook group for enthusiasts and modelers. Search for "Wacky Macchis." Hopefully simple enough entry questions to exclude bots and trolls. If you can't find it, DM me here.

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Re: 1/32 Macchi C.202 Parts for Italeri
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2023, 06:32:04 AM »
we have started a Facebook group for enthusiasts and modelers. Search for "Wacky Macchis." Hopefully simple enough entry questions to exclude bots and trolls.
I made it in, so take that as you may  ;D
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Re: 1/32 Macchi C.202 Parts for Italeri
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2023, 09:48:27 AM »
I made it in, so take that as you may  ;D

:-D Haha -- and a hearty welcome, mate!

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Re: 1/32 Macchi C.202 Parts for Italeri
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2023, 09:17:31 AM »
The Italeri kit's oil cooler is attached to the lower cowling, when in reality it was suspended from the rocker covers of the DB 601/ RA 1000 powerplant.
Does this matter? Probably not, but my approach to modeling is to trace the hand of the original, and thus this bothers me.



In development is a replacement oil cooler along with an optional lower cowling panel.




First test assembly -- dry fit with liquid tape:








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Re: 1/32 Macchi C.202 Parts for Italeri
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2023, 06:47:43 AM »
This is outstanding attention to detail Bo and I love to see it. Judging by how highly anticipated this kit was I expect you'll have a few folk lined up for all your sets. More power to you!
Zac in NZ

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Re: 1/32 Macchi C.202 Parts for Italeri
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2023, 07:21:03 AM »
This is outstanding attention to detail Bo and I love to see it. Judging by how highly anticipated this kit was I expect you'll have a few folk lined up for all your sets. More power to you!

Thanks Zac! Yes indeed, the Macchi stuff has turned out to be astonishingly popular. Way beyond what I expected...