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Flankerman

M-55 Geophysica from Modelsvit

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Just finished - the excellent 1/72nd injection moulded kit of the Russian Myasischev M-55 'Geophysica' from the Ukrainian firm of Modelsvit.....

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myasishchev_M-55

 

http://www.geophysica-eeig.eu/10ym55/khattatov.pdf

 

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It isn't the best model I've ever done - due to my clumsy errors - no blame on Modelsvit....

 

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Modelsvit is to be applauded for producing such an unusual subject ... may they long continue.

 

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The kit is superb - I just wish I could have done it better (don't look too closely!)

 

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Here it is on the carpet - next to its predecessor - the single engined M-17 'Stratosphera' also by Modelsvit......

 

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My thanks to Modelsvit for providing the kit :worthy:

 

The WIP discussion is here- https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235062294-m-55-geophysica-from-modelsvit/&tab=comments#comment-3474147

 

Ken

 

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Beautiful models of highly (!) interesting prototypes!

 

And thank you for the Wikipedia link. I've been a little involved in the story of an American spy ballon that crashed in Sweden in the 1950s and it's very interesting to read about the ancestor of the M-55, the Subject 34, that was designed to combat these ballons.

 

Superb modelling!

 

Kind regards,

 

Joachim

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Excellent model(s).

I can’t be the only one who sees a Gerry Anderson influence here 😁. Or am I?

Richard

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Beautiful model of an elegant design!

Cheers

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Wow now that is a jaw dropper! both the M-17 and M-55 are stunners!

 

Marc

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I've examined every photo closely, Ken, and I'm damned if I can find any "clumsy errors", looks like the model is up to your usual exemplary standard !! Beautiful !!

Mine's still in its box, I can't find the room for it  built up, the Stratosphera takes up enough space.

Funnily enough, I thought it was larger than the Stratosphera, but it's actually slightly smaller.......hmmm......not really spatial excuse then. Gotta finish the Be-12P-200 first.......

Back to the build WIP for further inspiration.........!

Rog

 

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