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An Arado of another color


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This aircraft was built by my special needs son and I (Jarrod and Ben respectively) and represents a "what if" Arado AR196-B single main float variants that was dispatched to Italy for duty in the Mediterranean. The aircraft did not arrive with any weapons in the wings, only the German 7.92mm shooting through the engine cowling, so they (we) added 7.7mm Breeda Italian MG's in each wing. The camouflage is a disrupter cross hatched line effect, as shown comonly on the Savoia Marchette SM79 schemes during the period. We know it is not perfect, but it is a decent looking 2 foot model. 

Constructive comments welcome as I read them to my son who enjoys them a lot.

Thanks for looking!

Brand: Revell
Scale: 1/32
Paint: Vallejo, MIG, Tamiya, and Testors

Other Items:
- Kit World 3d printed seat harnesses
- Master Model machined machine guns with PE sight
- Eduard canopy mask
- Verlinden printed battle maps
- Aerobonus Stuka pilot and gunner figures (modified for this aircraft)
- Quickboost resin open port exhaust ends
- Trumpeter riveting tool on wings and fuselage
- Alley Cat replacement canopy set
- Eduard propeller and spinner
- Master Models 7.7mm Breeda Italian MG barrels in wings
- Guitar string used for cable wire bracing the floats
- Kit World Decals set for an Italian Dornier DO-335A
- Hungarian Aero Decals for the Italian Fiat CR-42
- Eduard spinner masking spiral rings
- Custom 6 inch round wood base with routed edge
- Custom photo image of Italy added to display base
- modifications using brass, aluminum, resin, and solder


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Very well done and the finish is terrific - love the camo pattern.  I'm a huge fan of putting pilots/gunners into aircraft so win-win there for you and your son.  Keep up the terrific work.

Chris

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Very nice Arado, I really like the chosen scheme and it sounds like a great father son project. I have the same kit in my stash and you made me thinking. The early 196 looks a bit boring in monochrome livery.

Cheers Rob

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On 7/5/2023 at 9:54 PM, DRUMS01 said:

This aircraft was built by my special needs son and I (Jarrod and Ben respectively) and represents a "what if" Arado AR196-B single main float variants that was dispatched to Italy for duty in the Mediterranean. The aircraft did not arrive with any weapons in the wings, only the German 7.92mm shooting through the engine cowling, so they (we) added 7.7mm Breeda Italian MG's in each wing. The camouflage is a disrupter cross hatched line effect, as shown comonly on the Savoia Marchette SM79 schemes during the period. We know it is not perfect, but it is a decent looking 2 foot model. 

Constructive comments welcome as I read them to my son who enjoys them a lot.

Thanks 


This one passed me by, congrats to both you and your son for a beautiful build. It’s exquisite……….

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