Macchi C.200 Saetta

I took this kit on not knowing if I could handle a fourth build again. The first time that I attempted it, I failed miserably. That was a pretty detailed kit and the Saetta wasn’t nearly as difficult. There were very few parts to keep track of and they went together perfectly. The build kind of put itself together. There were a few gaps to handle but nothing to fuss over. Other than that, the flow was superb.
The safe route was taken when it came to painting. With my airbrush acting funky lately, I chose to hand paint the mottling. I went over each splotch twice with Italian Dark Brown and Sand. The airbrush would have been better but the thought of a ruined paint job was too dreadful. So the end result isn’t the nicest, but I am still happy with the turnout.

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15 thoughts on “Macchi C.200 Saetta

  1. As a kid I loved Italian WW2 aircraft. I’m not sure it they were any good but they looked cool. I’ve not built a model airplane for many years, but really fancy giving it a go. Can you recommend a good WW1 kit? Thanks.

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    • I am certainly not the expert on WWI. If you have the room, get the biggest scale you can. WWI aircraft are tiny planes that will lose detail as you scale down. I build in 1/72 and there is little to no detail in them. A 1/32 or 1/24 scale kit would look good. As far as company’s, I’m not sure what’s out there. Trumpeter, Academy, and Hasegawa are tops on my list. That’s not saying that you can’t get a decent kit from another company, I just prefer those three. There are also detail sets that you can add to spruce it up a little. I hope that helps a bit. Let me know if there is anything else you need. Good luck.

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  2. Looks like a start to my oil dot filter weathering. I like the build. I think we sometimes get hung up on our tools and (at least I) spend too much time trying to figure out how to make the tool work perfect and never get anything done.

    What’s your goal for # of kits this year? Your goal last year inspired me to set a goal for two kits complete per month this year.

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    • Thank you! It does look like the oil paint weathering. I have been wanting to try that technique for a while now. I’m not sure about how many builds I want to set for the year. I’m setting a great pace right now. I will have 8 finished this month. There is no way I can keep that up though. 50 was a lot to do. I would be happy with 30ish.

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