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An old scratched model from 2007, 12 years ago (as you can tell I had forgotten to add the control cables, and my wood propeller carving abilities have improved since):

 

The Tupolev Ant-2, the first all-metal passenger plane made in Russia, shares its looks and technology with some cousins from other nations.

Considering that this was 1924, you can tell how advanced the design was by simply comparing it with its wood and linen biplane (and even triplane) contemporaries.

The “limousine” configuration was also used -as recently posted here- by other manufacturers and confers attractive lines that blend beautifully.

A relatively simple project of a nice little plane that has its not unimportant place in aviation history.

 

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What a great looking aeroplane and a superb finished model. 

Judging by the close proximity of the engine to the cockpit, I'd bet that the pilot always had warm feet during those cold Russian winters!

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A relatively simple build that may have been but it has been superbly finished. An interesting type too - and smaller than I had thougt it to be. Another of your jewels.

 

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36 minutes ago, pheonix said:

A relatively simple build that may have been but it has been superbly finished. An interesting type too - and smaller than I had thougt it to be. Another of your jewels.

 

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It seems that Airkits has a resin offer of this plane.

I find their prices a bit stiff.

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8 minutes ago, Horatio Gruntfuttock said:

Another amazing replica Mr Moa. Scratch-built! Bloody hell! How did you replicate that corrugated effect so regularly and neatly?  It looks just the duck's nuts and I stand in awe.

My dear Horatio, not my merit at all.

a suitably "corrugated" styrene sheet from Evergreen, normally used on model trains.

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2 minutes ago, Moa said:

My dear Horatio, not my merit at all.

a suitably "corrugated" styrene sheet from Evergreen, normally used on model trains.

Of course! Silly moi - I have actually used the stuff to build a wee shed. Thanks for the reminder.

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