1/48 Frems Aermacchi MB-339A

Gallery Article by Busolini Massimo on Oct 1 2003


The AERMACCHI MB-339A project was started in 1972 to satisfy the Italian air force’s request of an advanced trainer which could substitute towards the end of 70’ the MB-326 in the basic training role.

The MB-339A is a two seater airplane which is also used in tactical support in the anti-tank or anti-helicopter role.

The MB-339A has been used by the Italian air force’s flying schools since 1980, and has since 1982 also been adopted by the 313° Italian acrobatic team the “FRECCE TRICOLORI”.


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The model is introduced very regular in the forms, the pieces are very clean, but afflicted well known only one, it is quite the negative one big. 

After the assembly, I executed the colouring with MODEL-MASTER colors.

I have chosen the current Italian scheme in low visibility.   All the aircraft and the auxiliary tanks have been painted in dark grey FS 36320, the external fuel tanks have a big strip in orange fluorescent FS 28913, which subsequently I have given a faded look due to this being a perishable color with the bad weather.  

The guns and the rocket launchers are in dark green FS24064.

After two bright paint passages, I have applied the decals of the 61° air brigade (flying school), and in the end, I have washed everything with black tempers.

Just dried....I removed all with a damp cloth.   Later after I have aged it, I can say to have finished it……..yeahhhh!!!!!!!!!!!  

Busolini Massimo

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