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  1. Dear fellow Britmodellers, here's the new 1/72 Zvezda Pe-2 in markings of 34th Guards Bomber Regiment, Leningrad, December 1944. I built from the box with addition of Mini Art defense guns. Painted with Gunze/Mr.Hobby acrylics. Photographs by Wolfgang Rabel. The new Zvezda kit is excellent in detail and fit, comparable to Tamiya offerings. Alternative parts enable you to build aircraft of different production batches. 5 attractive color options are included, 4 Russian, 1 Polish post-war. The kit decals perform exceptionally well. I really enjoyed building this model kit and can recommend it to all modelers with an interest in Russian WW2 aircraft. Thank you for your interest in this topic. Best greetings from Vienna!
  2. After the 1/48th kit (link), strong rumours say Zvezda is preparing a new tool 1/72nd Petlyakov Pe-2 kit - ref. 7283 Source: https://tieba.baidu.com/f?kw=模型类新闻&ie=utf-8 V.P.
  3. Alas, wrong scale
  4. Hi gents A tricky kit with an unusual camo. Antenna wire not yet installed. Hope you'll like her. Cheers Pierre
  5. Here is my Airfix 1:72 Petlyakov Pe-2FT series 349 which I built back in 2007. Unit, location and time details are unknown. Other than detailing the cockpit area, it was built mostly OOB. I had to put it in flight because dealing with the very shallow undercarriage bays would have been alot of work, mainly in getting new longer u/c legs. I even used the original Airfix stand ! The kit was brush-painted with enamel Colourcoats paints (owned back then by White Ensign), with the varnish being airbrushed on. The decals were those of the kit and despite their age still worked well! Thanks for looking Miguel
  6. Where has the joy of kits gone? Because of a little bout of mojoitis I decided to try and go back to basics. Less pre-assembly painting, scratch-building and stressing about unnecessaries, and more just sticking bits of plastic together. It didn't quite work out exactly as planed, mainly because this kit is nothing like the Airfix of my youth. The kit has a couple of relatively minor fit problems, but on the whole it's remarkable, although without doubt the most complex and challenging kit I have ever built. I got a little bogged down after a couple of months, but after a self imposed slap around the chops, I pulled myself together and got it done – for better or for worse. I added an Eduard etch, which makes a big difference to the cockpit area, but irritatingly, even though I dipped the clear parts in Pledge, when the masks were removed there was a milky haze on most of them. No idea why. I would like to thank @Julien for his help. I'll be doing simpler kits for a while. Thanks for taking the time too look and comments (either or ) are, as always welcome (but if it's the later you'll need to clean it up yourself). Gorby
  7. Petlyakov Pe-2 1:48 Eduard The Pe-2 has been described as comparable to the British Mosquito. Developed as a bomber the aircraft filled the roles of heavy fighter, ground attack, reconnaissance and night fighting. It was particularly well known for its ground attack role. The aircraft was actually designed in a prison! In 1937 Vladimir Petlyakov had been imprisoned on allegations of delaying the design work on the Tupolev ANT-42. While in prison Petlyakov was placed in charge of a team to develop an escort fighter for the ANT-42. Following lessons learnt from the Germans the Soviets ordered a re-design of this fighter to a bomber. Stalin was impressed enough to free Petlyakov and allow his name to be used in the aircraft designation. In service the Pe-2 flew very well once the crew struggled to get it airborne. It apparently took a great deal of strength to pull up on the elevators, so much so that with female crews it was common practice to get the navigator to help! It was also found in practice that the dorsal armament was insufficient. The 7.62 machine gun was replaced by a 12.7 one and this increased survival from 20 missions to 54. In total over 11000 aircraft were built. During WWII the aircraft was used by the Soviet Union and by Finland who gained captured examples from Germany. Post war the aircraft continued to be used by the Soviets and their satellite states long enough to gain the NATO reporting name of "Buck". The Kit As well as making their own kits Eduard are making a name for releasing other manufacturers kits with their own Eduard parts and decals. This is such a kit using the Zevezda plastic. In addition to the plastic Eduard have provided two sheets of photo-etch, resin wheels, propellers, and a full set of masks. Construction starts not in the cockpit as one would expect but out on the left wing. Here a complete open engine is provided which can be displayed open, but need t be built up even if you are going to keep the cowls on. Twin cylinder banks are added to the main crankcase with exhaust manifolds and other ancillary parts added on. Intake parts, filters and exhaust are then added. The engine bearing frame is also made up for the engine. The engine is then installed in its frame ready for installation onto the wing. Meanwhile both the wings are built up with the addition of engine areas, landing lights and flaps being added. There is no provision to drop these, though the flaps should be no problem. The leading edges of the out board wing sections are separate so there will be no seam to contend with. For each wing the landing gear frames are built up and added at this point. Next up the undercarriage fairings are built up and installed. The wheels and gear doors can now be added though I suspect most will leave these until much later on. For the right wing a dummy engine nacelle is made up and added, and for the left wing the completed engine is added. This now completes the construction of the main wings. Construction now moves to the main fuselage. The internal frame work for the cockpit is built up and installed in the front. The main rear bulkhead is installed along with the rear fuselage gun positions and other internal parts. Here PE replaces many of the kit parts. The seat and other frame parts are added into the rear position. The bomb bay and its bombs is now built up and installed between the cockpit and rear gun position. The pilots seat is also then built up and installed. Once all the internal parts are in and the tail wheel is installed the main fuselage can be closed up. Next up at the rear of the aircraft the tail planes are made up and installed. Here there are separate movable surfaces, but the rudders are fixed. The main wings are then attached at this stage. The engine exhausts are then added. Back to the front of the aircraft the upper defensive gun behind the cockpit is made up and installed into position. Moving to the undersides the crew entry hatch is installed. Additional PE parts are provided for this to leave in the open position. The ventral gun position is also built up and installed at this time. The bomb bay doors and tail wheel doors are now fitted. To finish up the glazing is added along with PE aerials. The propellers are made up and added. Here resin props are provided for use on two of the marking examples. Full masks are provided for all the glazing and wheels in the kit. Decals The decals for the kit have been designed by Begemot so we can be assured they are accurate for a Soviet subject. The decal are printed by Cartograf so should pose no problems at all. Five schemes are provided.=; Pe-2, later production batch, serial number 3/220, 161th Guards Bomber Regiment, 2nd Guards Bomber Air Corps, VVS RKKA, Winter 1943/44 Pe-2, later (post 205th) production batch, Generalmajor I. Polbin, CO of the 6th Bomber Aviation Corps, VVS RKKA, Germany, 1945 Pe-2 later (post 359th) production batch, 1st Guards Bomber Air Division, VVS RKKA, Germany, 1945 Pe-2 later (post 359th) production batch, flown by Senior Lieutenant E. Sedov, 40th Bomber Air Regiment, Soviet Navy Black Sea Fleet Aviation, August 1944 Pe-2 post 205th production batch, 36th Guards Bomber Regiment, 276th Bomber Division, VVS RKKA, Leningrad front, December 1944 Conclusion This is another great release from Eduard of an important of sometime overlooked Soviet aircraft. The plastic is great and the addition of the Eduard photo etch, resin and great decals make this a kit to be very highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  8. Pe-2 Dive bomber in 1:48 scale. 34th Guards Red Banner Regiment, 276 Bomb Group, 1945 Built from Zvezda new tool kit. painted by Tamiya and vallejo paints. sealed by mat varinish. more pics
  9. Hello All, I rashly volunteered to do an Airfix PE-2 earlier on, and I realise that I have a busy work schedule for the next month, a road trip and 22 days to get this done! Last night I picked up the box when I was finishing up doing some work at home, and the next thing I knew, I was experimenting with scribing panel lines on an underside wing half by following the rather large raised details. Here is the result after trimming off the raised detail and the the huge dive brake fairings: I guess that means I've started! This will have to be pretty much OOB apart from the scribing and the usual niggles with the cockpit. I also have a Zlinek PE-2 on the shelf'o'shame which I will be bringing in from time to time for reference purposes. Tonight I will show the sprue shots and start it "properly". Thanks for looking Comrades, Adrian
  10. Here's a few snaps of my Zvezda Pe-2 1/48 that I posted a few entries in the WIP forum. The antenna post extending from the canopy broke I believe when I put too much tension in the EZ line during bonding and a few days later a temperature drop (AC on in my house) caused the EZ line to shrink - has anyone else ever encountered this? Used some of the Eduard PE AM, paints were all Tamiya acrylics, Ammo panel line wash, kit decals (a #$%&!). The soviet blue underside way too green - sorry! In general a fun build - I especially like the exposed engine on one side. Enjoy, John
  11. Here's some WIP shots of my Pe-2 I started a few days ago. This is my first Zvezda kit and in general I'm very impressed, The molding quality is incredible - panel lines and surface detail so fine, I worry about going too thick on the paint and loosing it all. Kit engineering is so-so - very fiddly in some areas - reminds me of a Great Wall kit I built a while back (P-61). I would definitely recommend dry-fitting frequently while building. I ordered the Eduards internal PE set and have used the seat belts, instrument panels and inner panels for the landing gear wells and bomb bay. Unfortunately, clearances are so tight, much trimming of the PE edges are necessary to get nacelles and fuselage halves to fit. Parts fits are like WNW kits (no clearance for paint!!). Some of the side window glazings are also a little hazy so Future may be in order. I like this aircraft a lot - I think of it as a Soviet JU-88 or Mosquito. Despite challenges, build has been fun. I'll try to send an additional build update and RFI pics soon. Please pass on any questions if you have one of these in your stash with plans to build soon or comments/ courteous critiques. enjoy, John
  12. Mt first post on Britmodeller, but I'm quite proud of this one and it's a bit of a step up for me! A nice fitting kit, with raised panel lines and not exactly bursting with detail, so it's been rescribed, and then I've had a first try with a rivetting tool (the Rivet-R mini, highly recommended!). Thanks for looking, and hope you like!
  13. Hello, this is my first post here, I hope you like it, it's my last work, the Pe-2 Petliakov MPM 1/48 typical short run, OOB plus some improvements to scracht, with two Fab 250 courtesy of a friend , from Accurate Sturmovik kit. I've depicted in flight, to show the beauty of this plane, as I did not found a way to represent the propeller in flight in a real way, I miss, this is cause for great conversation with friends. . . . . And so is my showcase Greetings to all Juan A. Muñoz
  14. I'm sorry this post was to go Ready for inspection, I've changed. .
  15. Hi everybody. This is UM Models 1/72 Petlyakov Pe-2. I upgraded with Kora Resin sets (Interior/Exterior/Engines/Undercarriage), Zlinek Photo Etch set, MiniWorld metal guns and Eduard masks. Painted with Harder & Steínbeck Evolution airbrush using Gunze/Mr.Hobby acrylics. Thanks to Andreas Bdinka (IPMS Austria) for his help in obtaining the Kora sets. Thanks to fellow Britmodeller users Fuad and Learstang for valuable advice regarding VVS colours (hope I got them right this time). This is the kit box. Striking artwork, but it's a pity that this colorful livery is not included in the kit's painting options. Here's the aftermarket sets I used for this build: The Mini World metal guns are especially nice items: The interior, prior to assembly (lucky those ejector marks are invisible on the finished model, it would have been a chore to eliminate them all): And here is the finished model. Thanks for looking! Cheers from Vienna, Austria Roman Schilhart
  16. This is the latest project on my workbench: the 1/72 Petlyakov Pe-2 from UM Models. It is a Series 205 aircraft with the rear turret. (Note that this striking option from the kit's box is NOT included on the decal sheet) I have amassed a number of Aftermarket products for this build. - four different packages by Kora, which cover Interior/Wheel Wells/Engine/Armament, collected by IPMS colleague Andreas Bdinka in Czech Republic. (Thanks, by the way!) - a small phot etch fret picked from the 'second hand' box of my local Hobby Shop (designed for Zlinek Kit) - metal guns from Mini World - the useful Eduard Masks Here's the fuselage halves with added interior, minus defensive armament. Luckily, all those ejector pin marks will not be visible once the fuselage has been closed. (It would have been a nightmare task eliminating them) Here is the beautiful turned metal gun from Mini World, designed for the turret. The Kora sets contain some useful items. Here's the back wall of the engine: Not much can be seen after the undercarriage has been installed: Fuselage halves joined... Last view on the pilot's office before attaching the clear parts. The seat is a resin item from Kora, a little rough around the edges. The steering column is a photo etch part from the Zlinek set. No 'shake and bake' kit, this one. It is in fact a prime example of an 'over-engineered kit' with a compilcated parts breakdown to provide as many different variants as possible. Therefore, some parts have the wrong shape,some are too small, others too big. Look at the cockpit canopy: it fits on the front, but leaves a big gap around the sides. This was filled with stretched sprue and sanded ... and sanded... and sanded .... The lower (clear) part is too narrow and leaves a nasty 'step', therefore I applied some filler (more sanding on the way...) Engines fit badly too .... I had to insert stretched sprue to fill a gap between the engine bay and the lower wing (the dark line).
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