Fiat G.55 Centauro Build Log, Pt. 4 – Everything Else

Intro | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | PART 4 Honestly, the overwhelming majority of the work on the Fiat G.55 came prior to and during painting. The small number of G.55s the Italians managed to build were kept in pretty solid condition, and since the historical photos show little evidence for it,…

Fiat G.55 Centauro Build Log, Pt. 3 – Painting

Intro | Part 1 | Part 2 | PART 3 The adventure that has been the Pacific Coast Models Fiat G.55 Centauro finally moves into the paint stage. In addition to the crazy splinter scheme, I’ve decided to use this build to really mess with some new preshading techniques.

PCM Fiat G.55 – Splinter or RLM?

From the moment I cracked the box on Pacific Coast’s Fiat G.55, I’ve known exactly which livery I’ve wanted to do – an experimental sand/red-brown/green splinter pattern dating from 1944. But over the past few days, a doubt’s been nagging at my mind. The splinter camo is indeed striking, but it’s also rather jarring, with…

On the Bench: Pacific Coast Models 1/32 Fiat G.55 Centauro

The Fiat G.55 Centauro The Fiat G.55 was one of the last – and best – fighters build and operated by Italy during World War II. On a one-on-one basis, the high-altitude interceptor tangled effectively with Allied P-47s, P-51s and Spitfires, packing a potent Daimler DB605 inline engine and substantial hitting power by way of…