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I have some massive plans for this GB

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so let's get started with RusAir Tu-104B offering

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This seems to be an easy way to put a replica of iconic soviet airliner on your shelf comparing to AModel

Indeed - put together 6 parts and the plane is almost ready

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Yes they are. I built a couple before, Il-62 and Il-18, very pleasant and trouble free builds.

This particular kit has a couple of minor fit problems but nothing that a reasonable amount of putty and sandpaper could not solve

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That's looking great Pin.

RuaAir kits are among the best in the business. I'd go so far as to say I prefer them to Authentic Airliners. I had thought about the Tu214 as a possible GB entry although I eventually changed my mind. However it will be my next project once the GB is finished

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That's looking great Pin.

RuaAir kits are among the best in the business. I'd go so far as to say I prefer them to Authentic Airliners. I had thought about the Tu214 as a possible GB entry although I eventually changed my mind. However it will be my next project once the GB is finished

Careful with that comment Dave, you wouldn't want the AA fan club attacking you for saying that.

I've got a TU-204/214 kit on its way to me. I'd love to find either Cubana or CAAK decals for it.

Anyway, back to the Tu-104B here. It's light years away from the Amodel effort that I'm slowly progressing.

Alexey, have you seen the AWM Models resin version of this aircraft? It was one of the first full resin kits I bought. It's a very nice kit, a few more parts than the RusAir kit.

Jeff

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Careful with that comment Dave, you wouldn't want the AA fan club attacking you for saying that.

I've got a TU-204/214 kit on its way to me. I'd love to find either Cubana or CAAK decals for it.

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Jeff

Purely a personal opinion although I realise some people might want to burn me at the stake for heresy. :jump_fire:

Pin's brilliant build has really started me itching to get on with my next RusAir model although one of the downsides of offbeat subjects is the lack of aftermarket decals. If PAS and Ascensio don't make Cubana and/or CAAK it's very unlikely that anyone else will.

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On 05/10/2016 at 11:46 PM, TrojanThunder said:

Is there any particular brand of Epoxy you are using Alexey?

How long does it take to set and rework?

 

Nothing fancy, just "usual" 5-minute transparent epoxy. I think I bought this pack at some petrol station.

If the proportion is right and stirred well it settles, as advertised, in 5 minutes and becomes rock hard in 15. I give it one hour before sanding just to be double sure.

As the substance is quite liquid I do each wing separately to let the epoxy flow in desired direction before it settles and forms a nice drop

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1 hour ago, Jessica said:

That certainly looks as though it's going together better than my poor long-suffering OKB 144 kit.

 

Or my stop-start Amodel kit. I keep getting it out, then remembering why I put it away then I put it away! The couple of builds here have given me a bit of renewed enthusiasm to have a go at it again.

 

Jeff 

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Unforeseen difficulties

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Old method to prevent overspaying - blow some white over mask before aluminium

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A couple of Alclad coats with intermediate micromeshing. Panel effects to follow

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2 hours ago, pinky coffeeboat said:

I always felt that in some photos it looked as though it was a very pale blue between the cheat lines!

The explanation is very simple - this is the blue sky reflecting from bare metal

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