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1/144 Ilyushin IL-96T



Aeroflot Russian Airlines RA-96101



The IL-96T is freighter version of the IL-96-400 with Pratt and Whitney Engines rather than the Aviadvigatel. The kit is by Eastern Express and is based on the IL-96M. The aeroflot colours and Pratt and Whitney engines were short lived, the airframe now operates for Polet Flight.



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the new and the old (below)



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I love Russion airliners, and that one is a real beauty!

Great to see it,

Cheers

John

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Lovely finish you have achieved there Phil.

Thanks for posting.

Chris

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Polet went bust, this airframe is now in storage and was talked about being put into a passenger config for Cubana. Great model, not a nice kit or an easy one!

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another quality subject to come off you desk Phil

I have to admit to really enjoying your build threads. Your paint work is flawless as always

Thanks for sharing

MH

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Did you make the wings removable? That's a nasty gap at the roots. I don't remember my Il-96 being quite so bad, but then I glued and puttied before painting so my memory might be faulty.

The rest of it is absolutely beautiful. There's something about that Aeroflot 1973 scheme which is timeless, and makes almost any airframe look good.

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A great build of a not so great model kit.You sure nailed it and the old Aeroflot scheme is classy stuff

Beautiful work

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What a beautiful model of what is, I must say, a very good looking aeroplane. A beautiful smooth finish.

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What a kit, my wife would rip me a new one if I brought home a kit that size, good job . :thumbsup:

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Did you make the wings removable? That's a nasty gap at the roots. I don't remember my Il-96 being quite so bad, but then I glued and puttied before painting so my memory might be faulty.

The rest of it is absolutely beautiful. There's something about that Aeroflot 1973 scheme which is timeless, and makes almost any airframe look good.

thank you jessica - unfortunately the wings are on for good. Your right about the wings roots....in the pre-assembly I swear the gap was minimal! I think if I want to polish the wings separately I am going to have to think ahead next time

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Polet went bust, this airframe is now in storage and was talked about being put into a passenger config for Cubana. Great model, not a nice kit or an easy one!

I hope so, such a shame that there's so few still flying - although I heard a rumour that they were possibly going to resume production at some point or redevelop into something else?

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Indeed, I too love Russian airliners, especially the big 'uns! And that is a thing of beauty, most impressive! :goodjob:

So, I may be prejudiced, but I did not think any Eastern Express kit could turn out like this? What is the fit like? Are there any other Eastern Express kits worth building?

Darren

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Indeed, I too love Russian airliners, especially the big 'uns! And that is a thing of beauty, most impressive! :goodjob:

So, I may be prejudiced, but I did not think any Eastern Express kit could turn out like this? What is the fit like? Are there any other Eastern Express kits worth building?

Darren

absolutely, its a shame we haven't seen a proper passenger version of the IL-96 as its physically very impressive. the eastern express kit was awful! to make things worse i bought it second hand with pieces missing and dried glue in places! the most detail on the kit was the rudder so at least i didn't have to worry about losing detail. putting the fuselage halves together was a nightmare as i initially had more success gluing my hands together.

the only other eastern kit ive done was the 737-300 kit and the less said about that the better

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I hope so, such a shame that there's so few still flying - although I heard a rumour that they were possibly going to resume production at some point or redevelop into something else?

Both these are old Polet machines, brought back from storage, refitted and now flying.

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The humps on their backs unequivocally indicate VPU version - airborne control centre

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Phil, thanks for the advice on Eastern Express, certainly doesn't show in your finished model. :goodjob:

The "proper" version of PAX carrying Il-96 is PAS Modelshttp://airlinercafe.com/forums.php?m=posts&q=8977

That looks rather nice, but the order process seems to be in Russian, never my strong point...

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Phil, thanks for the advice on Eastern Express, certainly doesn't show in your finished model. :goodjob:

That looks rather nice, but the order process seems to be in Russian, never my strong point...

Ping if you need assistance

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Ping if you need assistance

Thanks Alexey, will keep in mind. Google Translate managed to do a good job of translating the page. 3500 RUB seems to work out around £40ish, pretty good for a large full resin kit.

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