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Revell 1/144 Ekranoplan A-90

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Nice one Smudge - will look a treat once you have sprinkled your 'Fairey' dust on it! I'll get me :coat:

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Shall be watching with interest. It seems (from the box) to be pretty big even in 1/144, but the prop makes it look deceptively small. It could probably eat my LCAC for breakfast :)

Will

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Shall be watching with interest. It seems (from the box) to be pretty big even in 1/144, but the prop makes it look deceptively small. It could probably eat my LCAC for breakfast :)

Will

Hi Will, it's about 40cm long when built so it is fairly big in 1/144....I need them a good size these days, doing a 1/144 109 would be out of the question... :yikes: ...........Smudge

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Like the Ekranoplan, after seeing the preserved example in Moscow. Dont often see the kit for sale either. The Caspian Sea Monster is a similar and suitably named machine used for skimming the waves at high speed with troops and equipment on board - beast!

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A start has been made and when I come to fit the nose intakes the fit is so bad I cut the nose off at the hinge point.

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After a lot of filling,filing and sanding a nice smooth intake shape has appeared.

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Heat shields for the jet exhaust added too.

The rest of the fuselage has had some detailing, all in all it's gone together very well.

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Just hung the nose back on for effect...

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More soon..............Smudge

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You don't hang about do you? That looks lovely so far, just the right kind of impressive ugly.

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You don't hang about do you? That looks lovely so far, just the right kind of impressive ugly.

Not a lot to hang about with Will, as there are so few bits to it (40).......Thanks for the nice comments, it is an ugly bug isn't? but strangely attractive...

Smudge

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Like the Ekranoplan, after seeing the preserved example in Moscow. Dont often see the kit for sale either. The Caspian Sea Monster is a similar and suitably named machine used for skimming the waves at high speed with troops and equipment on board - beast!

The kit turns up on ebay fairly regularly . Zvezda are releasing the A-90 in 1/144 this April. I suspect it's the Revell kit re boxed. Not that I mind! I've been trying to get a couple of these for ages. Always seem to miss out. Great "what if " potential!

Allan

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Almost there after it has had pre shade and a coat of Xtracolor grey, The decals are a bit on the thick side, but plenty of Micro-sol has got them down and stuck alright.

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I need to give it a good dulling down and then finish the detailing..................Smudge

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Tasty Smudge...tasty - I admire your work with a base to set things off :thumbsup:

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That looks fantastic.

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