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So here's a little project I've been working on in my "spare" time. It's a pair of Sweet Aviation Models 1/144 Macchi C200AS "Saetta". Here is where I currently stand:

This is from the 85° Sqadriglia 18° Gruppo Autonomo, Lybia 1942 (I'm calling this one Flight Lead because of the white wing tips & the radio antenna):
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And this is from the 364° Sqadriglia 150° Gruppo Autonomo, North Africa 1942:
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those are pretty cool Jim! and here I thought you just did rigs.... :)

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Thanks, guys. Yes, they are tiny! Here that are on my build mat:

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So you know, those are 1" squares.

No, Tom, I build just about anything. Here's a 1/700 destroyer I did a couple of years ago. It's the USS Fletcher DD992, 1991 fit:

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This is really really small. Wish you a steady hand :)

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Here are a few more WIP shots of my Macchi C200AS. Managed to finish up decaling the aircraft & got the props mounted to the spinners. Now it's just some detail painting & adding the bomb racks & canopies.

85° Sqadriglia 18° Gruppo Autonomo, Lybia 1942

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364° Sqadriglia 150° Gruppo Autonomo, North Africa 1942

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looking good Jim. how do you keep the kids from 'flying' them? :)

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Thanks, Tom They know better! :angry: (mean Dad face).

Although my son did ask me, "Cool! Does it fly?"

"No", I said.

"Well, that's stupid!"

Ah, kids say the darndest things.

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Here are some pics of the finished product. It's more of a "display" than a diorama. I just wish the pics came out better.

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(Even thought it's blurry, I kind of like this shot.)
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Lovely models, but did the pilots bale out? :unsure:

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Thanks. Unfortunately I haven't found any reasonable (read unexpensive) 1/144 scale figures that I can cut up & place in the cockpit. These models don't have cockpits, per se, but a pilot would be visable from the shoulders up in the open canopy.

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