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Supercuber

You've Got Mail - Почта СССР deliver it... Ilyushin IL-20 - Trumpeter 1/72

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Trumpeter IL-28 converted to fast mail plane IL-20 / IL-28P ( as "Почтовии"- Mail), used by Aeroflot and SSSR mail service 1954-1964 , from Moscov-Vnukovo , via Sverdlovsk to Novosibirsk, mainly for fast transfer of Daily newspaper press matrices , Pravda and Izvestiya , to print it in eastern part of SSSR without  much delay.

Complete armament instalation was removed. Crews were mainly AEROFLOT TU-104 pilots.

Later same planes were used as meteorological and atmosphere probing platform.

Whole fleet of some 20 IL-20s removed from use in mid 1960s and scrapped.

 

 

Trumpeter kit, basic,  with some shape issues, but usable, for such low expectations project.

Clear canopy and nose cone  parts are sanded and used as a master for vacuformed ones.

Decals drawn in Corel, laser printed  on clear decal paper, while large wing registrations are sprayed using airbrushing mask.

 

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Thanx for looking

 

 

 

 

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Very nice, I like unusual subjects and I'd never heard of this one.

 

Cheers

 

John

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Very nice work, especially NMF!

I am not sure if really it was bare metal livery applied on Il-28s. On photos typical Il-28s looks like painted with aluminium dope, like all (?) Soviet "silver" machines. 

 

Many years ago and only few times in my life I've seen Il-28 in air, it was pretty noisy...

Cheers

J-W

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Very nice. I built the Trumpeter kit and it needed a lot of filler. It is also a bit of an odd scale, somewhwere between 1/72 and 1/48.

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I really like this one Nenad, I like the IL-28 anyway but to see one in a very unusual scheme and use makes it even better.

Very well done.

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Very good, really hooked me.

Почтовый :)

 

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This is great work and gives us some new ideas for when Bobcat comes out with their 1/48 scale kit this year.  Very nice job on the large civil markings.

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