Fly Fiat G.50 Build in 1/72 Scale Part II

For once, the Mr. Surfacer 1000 revealed no surprises. There were a few panel lines to clean up but that was it.
The camouflage is one of those intricate patterns which the Italians were known for, consisting of Sand (Giallo Mimetico 4) with mottles of Brown (Marrone Mimetico 1) and Green (Verde Mimetico 2). Undersides are Light Gray (Grigio Mimetico). I thinned the paint with Leveling Thinner and the Mr. Color went on well.
Decals are from the kit, which provides markings for four aircraft.  There are options for Croat and Luftwaffe machines, and two in Italian colors.  I had a hard time deciding between the markings used here and the ones on the box art.
The ailerons have mass balances both above and below the wings, so care must be exercised when handling the model to avoid breaking these off. There is a pitot tube on each wingtip, I made these up from Albion tube. The navigation lights are positioned on the leading edge of the wings, I made these from stretched clear sprue and colored them with Micro Krystal Klear and food coloring.
There are no surprises with this kit, it builds up quickly and looks right when done. I really enjoyed this one and will have to get more so I can do some in Finnish markings.

More completed photos here:


19 thoughts on “Fly Fiat G.50 Build in 1/72 Scale Part II

    1. This is going to sound weird, but it works. I use a Model Master yellow with lacquer thinner as a base coat for yellow, then the Mr. Color. Neither has good color density on its own but the combination covers well.

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      1. it’s a great thing as you can build them in these Italian camo as well as standard Finnish Black/Green with Blue undersides as well… and maybe build one on skis to make it even more different. I’ll probably go down that route. I know they used some with pointer propeller hub and they made some changes to the windscreen as well but haven’t got that far into researching these.

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