Fiat G.50 question

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Fiat G.50 question

Joined: July 17th, 2006, 5:59 pm

February 13th, 2018, 2:06 am #1

Does this look like a primer on the front part of the flaps? I was going to go with grey primer. What do you guys think? That is if I decide to drop the flaps.

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Joined: May 19th, 2013, 2:09 pm

February 13th, 2018, 2:55 am #2

Like the P-47, the inner edge of the flap was the final camou color. But it does appear that the flap may have been in the retracted position when mottle was applied. So, they may hav been painted before final assembly.



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Joined: July 17th, 2006, 5:59 pm

February 13th, 2018, 3:07 am #3

Hmm, I might stay with flaps up.
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February 13th, 2018, 12:20 pm #4

May be more “accurate” for one that’s not damaged or being serviced.
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February 13th, 2018, 6:39 pm #5

Does this look like a primer on the front part of the flaps? I was going to go with grey primer. What do you guys think? That is if I decide to drop the flaps.

The great majority of Fiat G-50 pics on the web show's them with flaps up

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February 13th, 2018, 7:19 pm #6

That sure simplifies things
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February 13th, 2018, 8:13 pm #7

In the Stenman book "Suomen Ilmavoimen Historia" Vol. 8 on the G.50 a good percentage, about50-60%, of the photos where the flaps can be clearly seen on parked aircraft shows them in the down position. Positioning either way is up to you. I personally think the G.50 looks better with them down.
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