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+++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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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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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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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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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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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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