1/32 21st Century Toys Macchi C.202

by Hal Elsberry

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Silly Week 2009

 

This is my Tooned up Macchi.  I picked up a few of the 21st Century Toys 1/32 aircraft kits before Wal-Mart stopped carrying them.  You can't beat a 1/32 aircraft kit for about $11.00. 

Since the kit was so cheap I decided to have some fun and experiment with it.  There was a picture that I saw on the internet and used this as my inspiration.

Modifications:

I increased the diameter of the nose and chopped most of the fuselage between the tail and the canopy out.  Shortened the wings by about 2 inches in length and about inch in width.  I repositioned the pilot and widened the eyes.  I wish that I would have made them a bit bigger so that he would have looked a little more anxious about having to step out of a burning aircraft.  I replaced the prop with bits of wire.  The kit decals were used which went on really well.  The base is a cheap wood plaque with a homemade decal.  The smoke and flames are expand a foam from the local home depot.

Hal Elsberry

Photos and text by Hal Elsberry