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An-225 Mriya 1/144


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An-225 Mriya 1/144

 

I've seen a few attempts at this but haven't seen one finished yet so I've decided to take the plunge myself. The most obvious way to do this is to purchase 2 An-124 kits and extend the fuselage and wings. The tail will obviously have to be scratch built.

 

I'm already waiting for the 124 kits in the post. However I've decided to build the core of the model using 2-d prints. I've estimated the fuselage length at 1/144 scale about 53.62cm, and that is the exact size that I will print off for the side profile. Theres also some fuselage sections which will come in handy to build up those extensions 

 

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The tailcone is different to the 124. concentrating purely on the fuselage I'm estimating this is where it ends

 

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tidied up the diagram and printed out to size

 

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Looks like a scratch build from this but i want to make sure that the core of the model is strong enough so parts can be added gradually - its going to be heavy and BIG! 

The fuselage profile isn't exactly the same as the 124 so this also gives me a better idea. 

 

 

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Good luck with your project.

 

FWIW, there are some downloadable drawings of the An-225 here :- http://www.airwar.ru/other/draw/an225.html

 

Plus some An-124 drawings :-

 

http://www.airwar.ru/other/draw/an124aiv.html

 

http://www.airwar.ru/other/draw2/an124_aiv.html

 

http://www.airwar.ru/other/draw/an124.html

 

Dream on !!!!

 

Ken

 

PS - I took some photos of the beast at Gostomel in 2006 :- http://www.flankers-site.co.uk/An-225.html

 

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On 12/18/2017 at 6:53 PM, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Are you going for the Early Shuttle carrier, or the current Air Cargo markings ? 

I'm undecided yet mate, I'd prefer the current look but adding the buran would be quite spectacular!

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unfortunately progress has been delayed before i've really got started as the two an-124 kits have been refunded by the seller! and after scouring the rest of the internet it looks like its a kit that is very hard to find especially for a modest price

 

anyway - iv'e found 2 ways of extending the fuselage

 

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this way is by far the simplest but is less accurate. obviously the panels won't line up properly so plenty of sanding and shaping will be a must. This is where i can use my current 'mock up' as a guide or use it as the framework for the model

 

 

this is a more complex way of doing it. the measurements are just approximate - I will need the 124 kit before i can be more accurate with regard to how big or small the panels will be.

 

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either way, the 1 thing that will need adjusted  is where the wings meet the fuselage as the join needs to be higher up compared to the an-124 - I'm not sure if this has something to do with the extra weight of the massive wings and extra engines. i also have made observations about the fuselage near the tail. I'm aware their is no rear door and it looks like it tapers off more than the an-124 rear end. 

 

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3 hours ago, Turbofan said:

Hi Phil,

Have you seen this?

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/RV4958

You knew it would have to happen didn't you!?

There's a thread about it in the Rumourmonger forum.

Cheers,

Ian

yes ian i just heard! absolutely typical. same happened when i started my dc10 to md11 conversion! 

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On 12/29/2017 at 12:37 AM, phil1 said:

yes ian i just heard! absolutely typical. same happened when i started my dc10 to md11 conversion! 

 

If you want to start a scratch built 1/72nd VC-10, 1/48th An-12, 1/32nd An-2.... go ahead... I might actually get them then! :lol: 

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