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Jpthedog

1/144 Ilyushin IL-14 - more Amodel!

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OK a month to go on this GB so I will have a go at another model, seeing as the TU-104 is complete, bar a few aerials etc! I like the Amodel Russian subjects and they build into a decent representation of the real thing in my opinion.

 

Here goes - quick pics so I can get cracking later today.

 

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Usual wobbly panel lines but its a simple looking kit and I think it will build quickly. Might use the Aeroflot kit decals, but not sure how good they are - anyone got any experience here?

 

Windows I hope to fill with the Humbrol stuff if they are not too big - will do a test later. I have the Amodel Il-12 so I may build that alongside in a production line style! Again decals look questionable but what are the aftermarket options?

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Looks like a fun build Will be watching 

Martin H

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I'll be tagging along too please :popcorn:.  It's a great choice!

 

Cliff

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Can't comment on the AModel decals (though I have a few of their kits now). 

 

The only after market decals I am aware of are from Lift here for a Yugoslav Air Force machine.

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Brief update. Wings now assembled and looking at the engines. 

 

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Now this is supposed to represent the engine exhausts.....

 

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Check the real thing:

 

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So we will need to do a wee bit of scratchbuilding here

 

Fuselages sides prepared before they are glued together - lead weights superglued in as it will be a tail-sitter for sure! I also filled the nose with filler as I want to drill out later for the landing lights in the nose.

 

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The scoop below the engine requires some sort of grille - so another wee improvement required.

 

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Overall the kit is a fine shape but the small parts are often just a hint of what the real thing looks like, being probably due to the production limits of short run kits. Enjoying it so far tho!

 

 

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Following with interest. This kit has been on my "to do" list for a while and you're already giving me several useful pointers.

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Laurent at F-RSIN got back to me so thats Malev decals ordered. Fuselage together, tail plane on and engine intakes blanked. Some minor filling at the usual joints and the cockpit painted. Pic to follow

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Small update - cockpit glazing glued in place, filling, sanding continues, engine cowlings on and exhausts finished with brass tube of different sizes!

 

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Looking like an Il-14!

 

F-RSIN Malev decals arrived so I could use these, but the windows are decals and I had anticipated filling mine with clear glaze.....

 

Oh and hope I have enough lead weight in the front end!

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