Macchi C.200 Serie VII
1/32 scale Preview
Pacific Coast Models
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
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
Review Copyright © 2005 by
Maurizio Di Terlizzi
This Page Created on 09 March, 2005
Last updated 08 March, 2005
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