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#1 dmthamade

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Posted 28 April 2016 - 01:14 AM

Hello all!! For my second entry in the GB i'll try the Sturmovik from HB. I can't remember the last time i built a Soviet/Russian aircraft, might have been a MiG-21 in Cuban markings a long time ago. I know less than zero about these aircraft, great opportunity to learn about them. I have no aftermarket for it beyond an Eduard canopy set, haven't tried looking for more yet. The decals that came in the kit do look attractive will probably use them. First Hobby Boss kit for me, looks ok on initial inspection

 

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Couldn't find info on the variant Winkle flew, i understand there were a few of them. I'll go with this one, honestly didn't care for the one with skis.

 

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Posted 28 April 2016 - 01:42 AM

Smashing it Don. I haven't even put any paint on my entry yet :)


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Posted 28 April 2016 - 01:56 AM

I will say, this isn't a Hasegawa kit, lots of parts, engineering looks "odd", the aircraft itself looks....odd.Will take longer than the Tony and i should get  Drs. ok to go back to work next week, so time will be back to normal. 

 

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Posted 28 April 2016 - 03:50 AM

Nice choice, Don! I had no idea that Winkle Brown flew one of these.

 

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Posted 28 April 2016 - 11:35 AM

Looks interesting! Nice with a russian airplane! :)

 

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Posted 28 April 2016 - 02:48 PM

That will make one impressive looking beast

 

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Posted 28 April 2016 - 04:09 PM

Yup, this is going to be fun!! Had a look around last night, did find a Montex mask set that i liked and a set of HGW belts. Ordered these up, hopefully in a couple of weeks i'll have these. Kit comes with a good assortment of ordie, will have to sort through for what i'll use. There is a lot of good info on these aircraft, lots of links on some of the builds right here on LSP. This is definitely not pretty aircraft, not like the elegant lines of a Spifire. I read it being described as "agricultural" in looks....like farming equipment....

 

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 03:48 PM

Well, i've found a way to drive myself nuts!! Never done a WW2 Russian aircraft, so i did a search on paint colors and camo layouts.....after many many hours, i find there seems to be a LOT of controversy and opinion on proper colors. Builds i've seen of the same aircraft show vastly different colors and patterns, paints by AKAN and Mr.Paint seem to be the best matches but even they are open to controversy and opinion.....I have found some good sites for references

http://sovietwarplan...board/index.php

http://mig3.sovietwa....com/index.html

 

I think what i'll end up doing is using a bit of the "looks right to me" accuracy method, i have found mix formulas for Tamiya paints, and found they did a 1/48 kit that i should be able to get colors or mixes from.

 

The kit comes with two BIG 37mm underwing cannons that i wanted to use, come to find this version with the swept wings or Arrow wings didn't carry them. Wings are metal so the kit wings are OK, but the rear fuselage is wood, so all the panel lines and rivets on the rear fuselage need to be filled. Looking at the parts for the cockpit they looked simple, but  looking at pics of the real pit show it is pretty simple, will be adding HGW belts. There is a big omission of a panel line around the wing root area, need to do something about it, hopefully rescribe is enough.

 

Don



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Posted 29 April 2016 - 04:18 PM

Great to see this one, Don!

 

I totally agree about the color controversies. I went with AKAN lacquers on most of mine and liked them, but this is just one area where it's really hard to prove what's "right". Go with your gut and how you think it should look and it will be fine, I'm sure.

 

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 04:55 PM

Great to see this one, Don!

 

I totally agree about the color controversies. I went with AKAN lacquers on most of mine and liked them, but this is just one area where it's really hard to prove what's "right". Go with your gut and how you think it should look and it will be fine, I'm sure.

 

:popcorn:

 

John

 

Hello John!! Saw your excellent build, gave me great ideas on colors. The Tamiya instruction sheet gave their choices, not too thrilled with them, but they give me a base to work with. The tan color i've read is close to coffee with milk, XF-57 Buff looks close but i think needs to be greyer. XF-55 Deck Tan looks close but needs to be browner. Going to try the Buff with Light Gull Grey, see what that gets me. Not looking for exact but " how you think it should look" as you said. 


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Posted 29 April 2016 - 05:45 PM

Lots of info on colours and model paint here.

http://www.britmodel...ic-war/?hl=akan

 

Cheers

 

Dennis


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Posted 29 April 2016 - 08:00 PM

Lots of info on colours and model paint here.

http://www.britmodel...ic-war/?hl=akan

 

Cheers

 

Dennis

 

Yup!! That's one of the places i looked that gave a lot of info and links...also made my head hurt :lol:  Been playing with paint all afternoon, getting there...Thanks, Dennis!!

 

Don



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Posted 30 April 2016 - 02:33 PM

Nice choice of subject Don. I haven't seen one of these built so I'll be happy to follow along.

Carl
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Posted 30 April 2016 - 07:01 PM

Nice choice of subject Don. I haven't seen one of these built so I'll be happy to follow along.

Carl

 

Should be fun, Carl!! I'm going to wait 'til the Montex masks arrive before choosing paint ( truth is it's starting to make my head spin ) so i went on with the build. Assembled the stabilizer parts, fit on these were great, won't need more than a quick sanding. The trim tab actuators are a little thick, might rework these. Built enough of the engine to hang the exhaust and prop, what little i built went together well. Did some work on the wing/fuselage joints, dryfitting showed they were going to need a bit of work.pics show seams and uneven fit.

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I found by trimming edges of some of the parts, shown highlighted in red, i could improve the fit.

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Posted 30 April 2016 - 07:06 PM

By scraping away plastic at these areas and constantly dryfitting i got this.

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I would rather rework and scrape away to try and fix the fit than apply putty/filler, makes things easier for me. I think the fit of the kit is definitely not like Tamiya or Hasegawa, but with a little work is very good

 

Don


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