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Fiat CR.42 AS
Merlin
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Posted: Saturday, November 04, 2006 - 06:03 PM UTC


Italeri''s first release of a 1/48 scale Falco slipped through the Reviews net, but here''s a look at the follow-up, which includes a very neat bonus in the form of a reference manual.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Saturday, November 04, 2006 - 06:09 PM UTC
Nice review Rowan! I'm thinking of buying the CR.42 and send it to one of my friends as x-mas present, since the Royal Swedish Airforce flew them.
Which is the better one to buy?
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Posted: Saturday, November 04, 2006 - 06:35 PM UTC
Hi Jan

If you want Swedish markings you'll have to go with the Classic Airframes export version http://www.classicairframes.com/catalogue.htm. Which is the better kit? CA's definitely has a better cockpit and fabric-effect, but Italeri's kit has the wing-root inlets that CA missed and is easier to build - plus it has the reference book included. I'll have to wait for more evidence before making a call on which is most accurate kit in terms of dimensions and the question of dihedral...

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Saturday, November 04, 2006 - 08:09 PM UTC

Hi Rowan!

Nice review on a very good kit!



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I'm thinking of buying the CR.42 and send it to one of my friends as x-mas present, since the Royal Swedish Airforce flew them.
Which is the better one to buy?



Janne, go for the Italeri kit!

It´s a beauty and I can only agree with Rowan, It´s a bargain for the price asked.
I almost bought the 1/72 kit, just to get that reference book, now I will buy my second 1/48th Falco instead.


You can buy Swedish decals from Meteor, they have the whole range from Flying Colors!
There´s also a wonderful etched set from Eduard for the CR42.

Even with these additions you´ll get away cheaper and with a better model in the end, AND you´ll get that reference book too!

This kit is also a much more trouble-free and easier build then the CA kit, wich have some fit issues in the engine installation.

Cheers!

Stefan E
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Posted: Saturday, November 04, 2006 - 08:19 PM UTC
Thanks Rowan and Stefan! I will take your advice....
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Posted: Monday, November 06, 2006 - 12:03 AM UTC
The Swedish falco
At last we can build that plane without CA. I´ll just recommend the Italeri, there all bit fits in to the fuselage, all panel lines in place and so on. It´s a gem.
Here is mine




If you need the references on the only Swedish machine remaining here it is

http://www.larsqvarfordt.fotopic.net/c126664.html

Now you can bost up the Italeri with Etch from Edurds, when I build this I got to take the etch from that CA kit. The decals is a ALP sheet from Ben mik decals. I think there is some left. Check with Max at the Rebell. The online store

http://www.rebell.se


Lars