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MartinSK

Antonov An-124 Ruslan Aeroflot Revell 1:144

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Hello,

Just finished this monster yesterday :)

Many thanks to Revell to provide me new canopy as mine were damaged by superglue fog when fixing extra weight to the front section.

OOB with Revell enamels. No fit issues at all. It is great kit.

Martin

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Magnificent!  The kit has been around for quite a while now but I think yours is the first one I've seen actually built.  Very impressive and beautifully finished.

 

:goodjob:

 

Dave G

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Thank you Dave. Yours airliners are great inspiration for me. Just to find little more time :) for this great hobby.

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Hi Martin,

This is superb! Really sharp and crisp with just the right amount of weathering.

As Dave said I haven't seen one finished either.

Did you not fancy opening all the doors?

Hope you get to finish some more airliners!

Cheers,

Ian

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Hi Ian,

Thank you very much. I had temptation to leave all doors open as the kit has excellent interior, but then I realized I will lost elegant shape of the Ruslan.

I have another open project with big transporter...IL-76 from Trumpeter. This kit is not so good as Revell's Ruslan but hope it will finish into nice model.

Martin

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That's a rare kit built well, the only other one that I've ever seen finished it Ted Taylor's review sample: mine's still sitting in the cupboard waiting to be started.

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I used to have one of these in The Stash. Sold it a few years ago because I knew I'd never build it. Good to see that someone HAS built theirs. Great job!

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That is beautifully done

The painting and weathering is spot on and love that you detailed the engine intakes

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Thank you gentlemans for nice comments. I am glad that you have noticed the details which I was trying to achieve with weathering.

Just small tip. I have used the same colour to look flaps, panels on the wings differently. I just added more drops of warnish or one drop of white to separete them from boring grey. For the panel libes was used Revell set of weatheri g pigments...really easy to use with water and if you don not like just wash it and you have another try.

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Thank you. So now modellers can see that Ruslan could be finished and it is not hard work :) Maybe in one section is bit different to "standard planes" as it has too many wheels :)

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Like others have said, that is a real beauty with very nicely done weathering. I like the different panels too.

Also, like several others, I have one of these in the stash and periodically take it out and consider building it. I really want to, but just don't know where I would put it when finished!

Anyway, it is great to see one built up.

 

Cheers

 

John

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Thank you John maybe this pictures will speed up yours Ruslan project...looking forward to see another An-124 finished.

My Ruslan will land in parents house as I have no room:)

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1 minute ago, MartinSK said:

My Ruslan will land in parents house as I have no room:)

Be careful Martin - your parents may charge you landing fees ! :D

 

Excellent build and finish.

 

:thumbsup2::thumbsup2:

 

mike

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41 minutes ago, MartinSK said:

Thank you John maybe this pictures will speed up yours Ruslan project...looking forward to see another An-124 finished.

My Ruslan will land in parents house as I have no room:)

Your prayers might just be answered as I have just started on my charity shop find one.

Great build by the way

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1 hour ago, mitchem said:

Be careful Martin - your parents may charge you landing fees ! :D

 

Excellent build and finish.

 

:thumbsup2::thumbsup2:

 

mike

:))) I have to save some extra money...and thank you!

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That looks good! We had one of those fly into Adelaide last week and yours looks like a great representation of the real thing.

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Thank you, I have never seen this plane but they are landing randomly on Poprad airport which is 100 km from my house. I am glad that the model looks to you like the real thing.

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What a excellent build and subject! It's great to see one build. Like many others, I have one in the stash, but I dread starting it! I'm happy I can finally see one that has been build without the interior. I like it more that way.

 

Keep it up!

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Thanks a lot. Mine was for a half a year on top of kitchen shelf  as I was not happy about the colour finish. One day I looked at it I realized it is not so bad it needs just some polishing to achieve semi-gloss finish...and in one week was finalized...so go for yours it will be great monster in your collection.

When I am afraid to start some model I am telling to myself...come on, it will be definitely nicer as is in the box :)

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Very nicely done indeed! Tremendous.

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