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Hello all, Some time ago I pulled the ESCI "Tu-22M/Tu-26" (they didn't know which one was correct) out of storage. It is clearly a victim of its time, with glaring inaccuracies and "representative" details, but at the same time it is not a bad kit, with engraved panel lines and a good fit. So I started enlarging plans only to find out that plans can be inaccurate, too! (The one I was using had oversized wings and the air bleed doors in the wrong place...) What to do? The Aerofax book has a great overhead picture of an early -M2 parked on a runway paved with the ubiquitous PAG-14 plates. Because the size of these plates is standard at 2000x6000 mm, I now had a life-size ruler... At first, I drew a reticle matching the PAG-14 in 1/72 scale on a piece of paper, but it was too coarse to be of any use for me. I scanned the picture, tweaked for perspective, added a grid (1000x1000 in real life) and soon had something like this... The next step was making a 1/72 ruler for the model. I drew it on tape and placed it directly onto the model. Given the number of issues, I don't think it is a big deal if the "ruler" is a bit distorted around the nose... This allowed me to assess the issues with the kit and decide what I'm going to correct and how. Happy modelling, Bone
Does anyone know a decal pack for Ukrainian Air Force aircraft? The ones I'm specifically needing would be for a Tu-22M2 in 1:72 and an Il-76MD in 1:144. Are there any decals in existence for these aircraft? they both exist in real life. https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/9649771 https://www.airplane-pictures.net/photo/1225482/76683-ukraine-air-force-ilyushin-il-76-all-models/ https://www.planespotters.net/photo/368333/76413-ukrainian-air-force-ilyushin-il-76 Thanks in advance.