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Excellent build Roman - and a great finish.

 

How big is it ? - here is mine next to a Lancaster.....

 

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... and the Zvezda (rear) and Amodel Pe-8s together....

 

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Nice to see some Soviet heavy bombers being built.

 

Ken

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Whoa in close up it looks even better. 

 

I don't know Mikemx, for some reason the Pe 8 just looks much larger than a Fort. 

 

 

2 hours ago, Mikemx said:

In fact it's only slightly longer than a B-17

 

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19 minutes ago, Thud4444 said:

Whoa in close up it looks even better. 

 

I don't know Mikemx, for some reason the Pe 8 just looks much larger than a Fort. 

 

 

 

 

You can compare the dimensions if you want. A B-17 is roughly 74ft by 103ft off the top of my head and the Pe-8 is 76ft by 129ft, so like I said, it's really the wingspan that's much bigger. Put it next to a B-29 or Ju290 and it won't look as big.

 

thanks

Mike

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This is fantastic. Have you eaten a horse? I have already built this one andI remember an easy but long kit to do.

Congratulations.

 

Patrick

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7 hours ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

I never knew the soviets had lancasters. 

A few were left behind during 'Operation Paravan' (attack on Tirpitz) - the best two were recovered and operated by the Soviets.

 

My model build - and more on the story - is here :- http://vvs.hobbyvista.com/Modeling/Avro/Lancaster/Airfix/FullBuild/Duffy/index.php

 

Sorry to hijack your thread Roman....

 

Ken

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That's a beautiful job on a beast of an aircraft.

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On 8/1/2017 at 4:21 PM, Flankerman said:

... and the Zvezda (rear) and Amodel Pe-8s together....

Mind if I ask which of the two kits you feel would be the better punt?

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Impressive! Stunning! Wow! Might be the best looking Pe-8 I've ever seen. I absolutely love this aircraft. Was the camo airbrushed free hand?

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That's awesome; one of my favourite planes, especially love the rear engine nacelle gun positions. Being a 1/48 man I wish it could be kitted in 1/48, even if it would take up a whole room.

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18 hours ago, Hobo said:

Impressive! Stunning! Wow! Might be the best looking Pe-8 I've ever seen. I absolutely love this aircraft. Was the camo airbrushed free hand?

Hello and thank you for your interest!

The camo demarcation lines were laid out with Uhu-Tac (aka Blu-Tac) sausages, starting with the lightest color.

This allows better control of the shape, in my opinion.

 

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Roman, how did I ever miss this one???  I usually keep updated on all of your beautiful works of art and I`m glad that I finally caught up to this one.  Your usual and signature high standards are evident.  I hope the Zvezda Pe-8 I have turns out a fraction as nice as the one you have shared with us here. :goodjob:

 

Mike

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