Review MODEL CELLAR 1/32 Francesco BARACCA

Discussion in 'Reviews , Video Reviews and Open Book' started by Zastrow.cuirassier, Jul 30, 2018.

  1. Zastrow.cuirassier A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    Another great figure from MODEL CELLAR, sculpted by one of the best Mister Mike GOOD.
    Thanks to Steve Kirtles (SKMINIATURES), Thanks also to my Bank manager, my Visa card, my wife and my children that because of my purchases do not go on holiday this summer :cry:
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    Item MC32028
    Sculpted by : Mike Good
    Box art by : Maurizio Fenucci
    Scale: 1/32 (54mm)
    resin cast

    retail price $22.50 USD
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    If I did my count it was the third figure on this scale (or quite) of this famous As

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    SHORT STORY ((or it would not be one of my review):whistle:;)
    Count Francesco Baracca (9 May 1888 – 19 June 1918) was Italy's top fighter ace of World War I. He was credited with 34 aerial victories. The emblem he wore side by side on his plane of a black horse prancing on its two rear feet inspired Enzo Ferrari to use it on his racing car and later in his automotive company
    A great ad to your collection.
    If you also appreciate WWI kits !
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    Where buying ?
    Soon from MODEL CELLAR and redlancers
    Now seems that Steve Kirtles got one or two !
    Highly recommended !
  2. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    And I'm in process of doing fourth version :)
    Mike's new sculpt is another beaut, with nice touch of heavy leather coat.
    -MikeNZ
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  3. Nap Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hi ZC

    Thanks for the review , need to get mine started just so much going on personally !!

    Good looking figure sculpted by one of the best , MC did a bust as well I believe .

    As for the lack of holiday think of their faces when you show them the finished model ...pure joy ....lol

    Nap
  4. ModelCellar A Fixture

    Zastrow,
    Thanks for posting Baracca =).

    Nap,
    Ah you have a good memory =). Yes you are correct. We did do a Baracca bust in 1/12 scale. There were 2 versions: a bare head or officer's cap.

    12B02BH_barraca_bare.jpg 12B02OC_barraca_Oficers Cap.jpg

    Sculpted by Mike Good, they are a perfect likeness and the details are clean clear and crisp. They are part of our range of 1/12 WWI aviator busts:

    https://modelcellar.com/product-category/112-scale/

    These are a continuation of the busts that were included in the 1/48 scale WWI aircraft kits from DML back in the '90s (Richthofen, Voss, Rickenbacker, and Goerthe) ...all sculpted by Mike. If you have those and you add ours (Lufbery, Voss, Baracca, Luke, von Bulow), it makes a VERY nice 'collection'.

    regards,
    Paul
  5. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Remember this range fondly Paul & good suggestion to continue.
    Personally didn't do them justice in the day so may revisit.
    Worth thinking about that Aces lineup again.
    -Mike
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  6. franceso sbarile Well-Known Member

    Thank for the review, a very intersting piece of WWI. Only a small contribute about the colors of the uniform. Francesco Baracca was an officier coming from cavalry (from this the badge on the fuselage) an often the officiers uniforms didn't came from army store but from tailors. As far as I know we don't have color photo of Baracca's uniform but based on officier's uniforms survived to the war the color was more close to gray rather than the green of the troop.
    http://uniformisgaggero.altervista.org/index.php?pagina=1900-1918&numpag=1&subpag=02&numarr=2
    Cheers
    Francesco
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