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Fiat CR.42 „Falco” 1:32 ICM


Kriss
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I use several different riveting machines for riveting, in inaccessible places I rivet with a regular needle after routing the lines and keeping the proper spacing of the rivets as I manage. I bought riveting tools at some market during a model competition.

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I laid down primer and painted a white cross on the rudder and a red stripe on the fuselage. Then masking and primer again. 

 

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It's been a while since the last post and construction has slowly moved forward. As well as the renovation of my new workshop. Returning to the model ICM has very nicely done a replica of the double star engine, also interestingly ICM has solved its assembly by hiding the mounting pins cleverly and which are also intended to catch the geometry and proper assembly of the engine and its cowl. The engine can be made in a closed cowl as well as in various combinations of open. With the open option we have to put covers on the cylinders. In the cylinders there is a hole where the plug should be and I used it and made the plugs. I painted engine parts in appropriate colors and completed them with EDUARD plates. Two side covers will be removed so something will be visible. As you can see on the pictures I painted the parts separately and then put them together. Thanks to the pegs it can be put together without any problems.

 

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I haven't had the chance, but I'll brag about another addition to "Falco" and that is the resin wheels from CMK. The wheels have realistic tyre deflection, replicated lettering on the tyre and corrected rim. CMK also offers wheels for the Fiat G.50 and these are the same wheels, only without the deflection, I also have the G.50 and I will start it soon. In order to show such a beautiful wheel I will make one undercarriage shin closed and the other open. The model will gain in attractiveness. The next step was to paint the tyre and its masking to be able to paint the rim. While masking, the cabin cover was also masked. As I wrote earlier ICM has included in the instruction a template for making the masks, but due to my laziness I did not use it and made the masks myself.

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Another camouflage color applied, but there will be one more coat. Because on this one the shading shows through too much after drying.

 

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I don't know how it is for you, but I sometimes take the model to work and there I can build it. Being at night I was able to improve the camouflage painting. The only disadvantage is that I can not take good pictures there as well as now at home due to renovation.

 

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The engine cover was riveted and put together. Except of two side covers which will be next to show engine. Camouflage colors were applied but not all of them. Same goes for the chassis, one built up and the other with covers removed to show the resin wheels with beautiful CMK camouflage. 

 

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On 2/21/2022 at 12:40 PM, Peterpools said:

Kriss

Welcome aboard and a terrific start on the Falco. Will be following with great interest :popcorn:

Keep 'em comin

Peter

 

Mee too Kriss....harv :popcorn:

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I managed to put the last camouflage color, it was fun to paint and you can see the effect in the picture. Slowly the end and next models are waiting in the queue.

 

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