that's such a cool looking machine isn't it. I love some of the Russian aircraft designs. Some not so much - I think you either love them or hate them. Either way, you have to hand it to the Russians - they came out with some pretty out-there designs.
I like the look of it without props. It would make quite a cool "what-if" subject - a jet powered Be-12.
How's the 160 coming along? I have that kit and would live to start it but have no room for such a massive aircraft right now
Hey Madhatter, thanks! The Tu-160 had slowed right down due to becoming a dad on the 1st, but now I'm doing the nightshift feeds, it should come back out, I'm just not sure I will get much painting done yet when looking after Flo.
If you like the look of it and think jets would look cool, Google the Beriev R-1...
Wow Radders, great to see you still posting given your recent news ... I got smashed and didn't build anything for a long time after my first was born. For the second, I did quite a few night time feeds, and would do half an hour on my tomcat dio after each one ... made some great progress that way until Ally started sleeping through!
Cheers Jim, as above I'm staying up till about 2-3am doing the night feeds and then Jen takes over till the morning, so I can get a 4-5 hours before work and Jen gets some sleep from 9-10pm till 2-3am. Sadly, drinking is a no go for me as I'm on medication 24-7, but hopefully only for another 12 months...
It is, and my all time favourite amphibious float plane!