Kagero TopDrawings #71 Macchi MC.202

The TopDrawings series of books are smaller books that supply line drawings in a couple of scales along with some colour profiles and other drawings. This is book 71 in the series.

This book is about the Macchi MC.202 and variants. There are many 1/32, 1/48 and 1/72 line drawings of the various models inside. There’s a set of masks for the 1/72 Hasegawa kit that should also work for the more recent Hobby 2000 kits since they’re a reboxing of the Hasegawa kit. There are also 10 colour profiles in the centre of the book and the rear cover and 2 A2 double-sided sets of 1/24 diagrams.

The book info…

  • Authors: Alessandro Cardasco, Camillo Cardasco
  • format A4
  • pages 28
  • 2 A2 inserts
  • masking sheet included

The book starts off with a short overview of the development of the aircraft. Then it gets straight into the 1/32 drawings with the original design of the prototype. It goes through the different variants and outlines the changes to each version. Then we get eight colour plates fo a variety of aircraft. Next up are non-scale drawings of various external and internal parts of the aircraft.

Towards the back of the book, we move to the 1/72 views and each view has grey shaded areas that show the changes from the previous version. These changes are also described in the text.

The colour profiles are nice and large and the descriptions are informative. They are of interesting aircraft too.

If you want to do something a bit different with your Macchi MC.202 then this is a perfect book for you to get your external details just right. The 1/32 scale drawings give lots of extra detail down to individual rivets.

This book is available direct from the publisher here for about US$25.50.

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Paul has been with Model Builder International since almost the beginning. He started building models as a boy, and took a hiatus, but started building again a few years ago. He builds pretty much anything, but mostly WW2, with a smattering of modern and the occasional SciFi model.


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