HpH Models 1/32 Macchi M.5

By Mike Norris

Here is the completed resin WW1 Macchi M.5 fighter sea plane in 1:32nd scale (HpH Models).

Macchi M.5, Serial No.7288 as flown by Tenente Vascello Alberto Bartolozzo, Officer Commanding No.260a Squadriglia, operating from Saint Andrea Seaplane Station near Venice during 1918

Manufacturer: HPH Models (Resin - HPH 32035R)

Scale: 1/32

Type: Macchi M.5


  1. Paints/Weathering: Tamiya, Mr. Colour, Flory clay washes and AK weathering washes
  2. Aftermarket: Taurus Models, Shapeways, RB Motion, HGW Models, PART, Allarmi and Coastal Kits
  3. Decals from kit, Airscale and Aviattic
  4. Propeller from ProperPlane
  5. Rigging: Gaspatch turnbuckles with micro tube brass, nickel/silver and rod from Albion Alloys. Rigging wires from monofilament (0.12 mm diameter)
  6. Engine ignition leads: Created using fine lead wire
  7. Display case and plaque: Made by on-line specialists
  8. Scratch built struts, cockpit detail and engine detail.

For more information on the build, check out my Work in Progress.

As usual a full and detailed build log in PDF format will also be available from my website.

© Mike Norris 2020

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This article was published on Saturday, May 16 2020; Last modified on Monday, May 18 2020