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Macchi C.200 Serie VII
1/32 scale Preview



Pacific Coast Models


S u m m a r y

Item No. SPC 32001
Contents and Media: Injection molded plastic, resin, etched metal and acetate instrument panel. Decals for six marking options.
Scale 1/32
Price: USD$46.95 from Pacific Coast Models
(due for release around end of April / May)
Review Type: Preview
Advantages: To be advised
Disadvantages: To be advised
Recommendation: To be advised


Previewed by Maurizio Di Terlizzi

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Too Much Heaven!

Some of you as old as me might remember this famous song by the Bee Gees, and these are exactly the same words I am using now to describe my feelings, as I am both pleased and proud to present a short Preview of the forthcoming Pacific Coast Models Macchi C.200 in 1/32 scale!

I am pleased because this will probably make me cross the border and dedicate myself completely to 1/32 scale. Proud because I checked the master, correct errors and finally give the fatal “OK” to MPM for this great work.

Well, stop the party now, and here are some more serious words about the kit. It is composed of 3 plastic sprues - one for the wings, one for the fuselage, tailplanes, fireproof plate, cockpit floor and small landing gear details. The last one includes tyres, tail wheel fork and wheel, instrument panel, landing gear legs, headrest, engine bearers, propeller and hub.


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All the plastic parts are moulded by the low pressure method, but have a very nice appearance and smooth finish. All the recessed panel lines are corrected and checked many time compared with the real C.200. The model seems to hasn’t the typical short- run error regarding a too-thick wing trailing edge, due to the large size of the kit and thanks to a great work by the MPM.

The resin parts include a beautiful one-piece engine cowl, the seat, the two cockpit sidewalls, various interior details, engine cylinders and reduction gear box, machine-gun, trim wheel and wheel hubs.



The model represents a VII (seventh) series Macchi C.200, which is the archetypal version. It is worth noting that there are insignificant differences between first (already modified) and very late series of the Saetta. Eduard will provide the PE sheet, Sky model the decals sheet. I also collaborated on the decals, choosing rare and particular aircraft. The stencils, too, are correct in size, colour and design.



My favourite aircraft are Macchis and Messerschmitt 109s, so thanks to Hasegawa and PAC Models I can easily realize my dreams. But - just a moment - something with a long and pointed nose seems missing !

Don’t be afraid…just check http://www.pacmodel.com and you too will say: Too Much Heaven !

Un grandissimo grazie a Ken Lawrence per aver creduto nelle mie idee.

A special thanks to Ken Lawrence who had faith in my suggestions and ideas.


Review Copyright © 2005 by Maurizio Di Terlizzi
This Page Created on 09 March, 2005
Last updated 08 March, 2005

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