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IanHx

+++Finished+++ Revell 1/144 Tupolev 95 "Bear-D"

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Can't get much more "Cold War" than this....... !

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Off to check the silver paint supply......

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Oooh, big and rumbly, I love it!

As you say it kind of epitomises the Cold War doesn't it, it has been in service from nearly the very start (1956) and is still going strong.

Excellent choice.

Craig.

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Great choice of subject Ian :coolio:

As Craig says this type has flown through most of the Cold War and must have been intercepted by almost every front line fighter the West has had.

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What a brilliant choice for the GB :popcorn:

Cliff

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Where to start.... Revell copyright stamp on the OUTSIDE - yes you read that right - of wing sanded off.

Commence propeller painting......so many propellers.... promise to not let self ever pick up a Shackleton kit.....!

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" We're going to need a bigger bench....."

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It's only 1:144, so it's bound to fit on the shelf once built, right ....? :banghead:

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This looks interesting. What's the wingspan? Do you intend to do a 1:144 lightning or two as interceptors?

Mark.

PS - you've dropped a tin of paint on the floor.

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For my little resident handling such a large model on a workbench is tricky. Finding space for a finished model is even trickier. Look promising on your work.

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This looks interesting. What's the wingspan? Do you intend to do a 1:144 lightning or two as interceptors?

Mark.

PS - you've dropped a tin of paint on the floor.

35cm across. Doesn't sound a lot on the box... seeing it in the plastic is a different matter :)

Re paint tin : training the cocker spaniel to retrieve stuff I've dropped not proceeding to plan. Unless it's a paintbrush !

At the moment, just trying to get the Bear built this month. Mini lightnings sounds cool, but probably not in this group build.

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Nice choice, I've got one of these in the wings with a tornado f3 and Eurofighter.....looking for a lightning and phantom in 1/144 to complete.

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Cool!

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Wings and upper fuselage glued. Time to glue the 2 fuselage halves together, but concerned that the fumes might fog the clear cockpit windows...and that even more ballast may have been required in nose !

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Haven't posted a picture for a while, so here's one to keep you going.... that underbelly Big Bulge radome sure is handy for clamping it while the paint dries :)

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Cool progress. I remember building one of these many moons ago. Not a bad kit from what I remember.

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Currently doing battle with the tail gunner's glazed enclosure......

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Main undercarriage on. Looks like another tail-sitter :(

Or is it ?! Don't quite know how, but it's posing in the 'just about to take off with nose wheel just coming off ground' position. Couldn't have built it that way if I'd tried !

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Given that I've only got this week to finish it , think I'll just slap some red stars on it and call it done ! :tumble:

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Nice! I love the Bear - my favourite aeroplane of all time. If you want big, try the Amodel kit in 1/72nd scale!

Regards,

Jason

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Looking good, you might find the weight of the decals tips the balance.

Chris

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As I sat there, about to start applying decals, one of life's imponderables walked into the room and slapped me round the face with a wet haddock - namely HOW THE HECK DID I FORGET TO PAINT THE UNDERSIDE OF THE TAILPLANE - that thing is enormous !

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Decals going on. Some last-minute filler and painting required.....

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Just the engine decals left...after the paint on the missed bits dries..... really glad I didn't glue the props on !

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... and here she is, 'Black 17' in her finished (lack of) glory :)

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