1:32 Macchi C.202 - Sergente Maggiore Gelli

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    Post  Iain on Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:12 pm

    Working on this for the Malta Group Build over on Britmodeller - though worth posting here too Smile

    1:32 Macchi C.202 - MM7848 flown by Sergente Maggiore Faliero Gelli of the 378 Squadrilia, 155 Gruppo, 51st Stormo.

    This aeroplane was shot down over Gozo by George "Buzz" Beurling while escorting nine German Ju-88s in mission over Malta. July 27th 1942...

    Sergente Maggiore Gelli had previously claimed three Spitfires shot down over Malta and managed to crash land on the island of Gozo. He apparently suffered only minor injures and became a Prisoner of War..

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    The kit - been loft insulation too long:



    Short run injection, resin and etch - nice package:



    Possible source of spares - and certainly some decals:



    Some images of the crash site:







    I've seen illustrations showing cowl panels in lighter camouflage - but not convinced. Does anyone have any info on this aeroplane?

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    Post  skyhigh on Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:13 pm

    I'm not promissing but I will try ..... cheers


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    Post  skyhigh on Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:34 pm

    And may be it's the same aircraft... scratch


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    Post  Paul Salomone on Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:46 pm

    Nice kit lain, Very Happy

    I am quite sure that you will build another masterpiece, and let Marco guide you through. He is an expert when it comes to aircraft.

    lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!

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    Post  J.Fenech on Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:56 pm

    Interesting subject! In my opinion the cowling is the same as the rest of the aircraft.
    During the same encounter of 27th July, Sgt Mag Gelli was flying wingman to italian ace Captain Furio Niclot Doglio. Sgt Mag Gelli was shot first and Captain Doglio seconds later. The loss of Capt Furio Niclot Doglio was a sad blow to the italians because apart from being an ace (6 spitfires + 1 hurricane), he had set 9 world records during the 1930s. I am not sure but I think that Sgt Gelli is the only one to have survived after being shot down by Beurling. On the same day just after shooting down the macchis, Beurling shot down a 109, landed-refueled and took off engaging more 109s, shooting one down and damaging another.

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    Post  skyhigh on Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:05 pm

    Paul Salomone wrote:Nice kit lain, Very Happy

    I am quite sure that you will build another masterpiece, and let Marco guide you through. He is an expert when it comes to aircraft.

    lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!


    Paul here no one is expert... we are only following history matters and facts ... cheers

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    Post  Paul Salomone on Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:08 pm

    Marco,

    Yes you are, and that is thr truth, You push us to the very limt, just because you are a good modeller.

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    Post  J.Fenech on Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:16 pm

    skyhigh wrote:
    Paul Salomone wrote:Nice kit lain, Very Happy

    I am quite sure that you will build another masterpiece, and let Marco guide you through. He is an expert when it comes to aircraft.

    lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!


    Paul here no one is expert... we are only following history matters and facts ... cheers


    Agree!!

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    Post  Iain on Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:29 pm

    Thanks guys - hopefully some progress over the weekend...

    And, yes, Marco seems to know his stuff! Smile

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