Fiat CR42 NERV Racer

  • Model:  Fiat CR42 NERV Racer
  • Modeller’s Name: Paul Kruger
  • Scale: 1/48
  • Debut: 2021/10
  • Brand: Heller # L130
  • Build Time: ? Hours
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Model Description


CR42 modified to racing seaplane as a 90 year reminder of the Schneider Trophy last won in September 1931. Upper wing was made to sit snugly on upper fuselage just like the Curtiss and some Gloster Schneider Cup racers. NERV Racing was borrowed from anime Neon Genesis Evangelion and Unit-02 pilot is ‘the chick’ Asuka Soryu Langley who is also the pilot of Evangelion Unit-02. The best feature of the CR42 was its lack of rigging and one was actullay flown with floats.
Floats were from 1/50 SMER Fairey Swordfish, spinner a combination of Fujimi 1/48 BF109G & Monogram P-51. Stand courtesy of Airfix and NERV decals from eBay.


Modeller Info

Paul Kruger