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PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:18 am 
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Ciao Jack,

Hi Jack,

I'm glad to share, the information I know.


you too take care and stay healthy,

Regards
Giampiero


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:32 am 
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Ciao Giampiero,

I am still chewing on the tactical value of having 1-2 aircrafts on the Littorio Class (Reggiane Re.2000) which can be only catapulted off the ship once. I understand, the Reggiane Re.2000 was a long range version, which after being catapulted could land on an airfield. However, I am just picturing a mission scenario. The Roma is on a mission, shots of the Re.2000 for fighter support or reconnaissance and that's it. Resupply with the Re.2000 is only possible in harbor or via a supply ship. It's like going to battle with one magazine in my rifle, shoot it off and that's it. Does'nt sound to my like a great idea. I don't get it?

Can you provide any background what the idea behind this concept was?

Secondly, do you happen to know what the color of the floats were (see pic)? I have seen them in all colors: Red, yellow, orange, khaki, light grey (as the superstructure). I have no clue what the original color is.

Thirdly, do you know what the color of the blast bags were (pls. see second picture)? White, khaki or grey?

Hope things ease slowly off in Italy.

Have a great day,

Jack


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:25 pm 
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Hi all,
I've just started building the 1/350 scale RN Roma battleship.
I noticed there's some debate about the hull colour below the waterline. I noticed in the video of the wreck that they show a section of one of the propeller shaft housings and it looks very much to be a red colour. Is this just the effects of corrosion after all these years? I dont see any green at all.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F4Huqb6KVt8

Some feedback would be much appreciated.

Cheers
Rick


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:47 am 
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@Giampiero,

It is finally done, the Roma in 1/1200. What a dragging project due to the camouflage pattern.

Here are the specs:

  • Kit: Revell Miniships 1/1200
  • Colors: Vallejo Model Colors, Life Color and Revell Email
  • PE in 1/700 & 1/1250: Eduard (anchors), Tom’s Modelworks (crane, catapult, railings, propellers), Rainbow (flagpoles)
  • No name chain (eBay) for the anchor (the smallest I could find)
  • Shapeways: aircrafts, dinghies, boats, 152mm
  • Decals: Peddinghaus, Xtradecals
  • Wire: Albion Alloys (masts, barrels)
  • Rigging: infini & UNI-Caenis, both 20 Denier

Thx Giampiero for your input. I hope a got it kind of right. I know there are a lot of deviations from the original. However, this is due to the kit (the Revell 1/1200 kits are awful, but there are no others) and my limitations as a modeler. A lot needed to be scratch build and added. What think?

Do you or others spot the deviations? Thx again and

best greetings to Italy

Jack


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2020 4:28 am 
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Trumpeter's website now listing a 1/350 Vittorio Veneto as released. Will probably be a bit of time yet before it appears in the west:
http://www.trumpeter-china.com/index.php?g=home&m=article&a=show&id=187&l=en

Curiously the box artwork shows the 1942 camouflage scheme yet the description lists it as Vittorio Veneto 1940. Not that there was much difference between the two really, bar AA weapon fit, radar and shipboard aircraft.

It will be interesting to see what actually appears. Hopefully somebody will produce an aftermarket set allowing all versions to be done. So many attractive colour schemes to choose from.


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