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Hello, everyone!  This is a diorama I completed of a TU-95 being intercepted by a USN F-4B of VF-114 in 1966.  The inspiration was actual film footage of a TU-95 overflight of the USS KittyHawk on her Vietnam cruise of 1966-67.  Hope you like it!  Diorama features rotating props and communications in both Russian and English.  If you want to see the actual overflight, put TU-95 diorama "Bear Hunt" in the YouTube search box and go to the link provided in the description box.  Прощай!




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Thats excellent! Great work on the props!!


Ive got an old 1/100 East German Plasicart kit of a Bear and have plans to do a similar thing with a Tamiya 1/100 Lightning at some point - although moving props is way beyond my skillset!!


Thanks for sharing.




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Hi Simon, the moving props were not that difficult, just getting the motors set correctly and showing the blades in the eight blade configuration.  Drilling a hole in the center of the blade hub so it will fit directly on the motor shaft was not too hard, but it has to be centered otherwise a wobble and vibration.  Doyusha motors were purchased from Hobby Link Japan and were small enough to fit in the engine nacelles with virtually no surgery.  I have the Plasticart kit, but I'd recommend the Revell kit as it builds up very nicely and the seam lines are on the side.  Easy to clean up.

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