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Here’s the venerable (1969) FROG Tupolev SB-2. I was building this as a side project with the ICM SB-2, but somehow it ran ahead:

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If ever I saw a kit obsoleted by a new release, this is it. It’s actually not too inaccurate, especially for a 1960s western kit of a Soviet WWII aeroplane, but it is clunky and crude in the extreme. I thinned down the fuselage in plan view, detailed the cockpits and wheel wells, sanded down all the flying and control surfaces to something nearer a realistic section, vac formed new canopies, and scribed flaps, bomb bay and major hatches. I suggested panel lines with a pencil after painting. WIP is here if you want to see the contrast between this and a modern kit!

 

Thanks for looking,

Adrian

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Enjoyed your build,  I love the old Frog  kits and seeing what people can do with them.   Great work Adrian. 

Chris

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Another belter there Adrian.

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Adrian, very nice result indeed! Since i was observing your build I know how much of your scratching and invention is in this Frog nominally model....

Is it yours first from SCW, or you have some of them on shelves?

Regards

J-W

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Lookin' good, Adrian!

 

I tried to build one of these, way back in the late 70's. It ended up being flung out my bedroom door and down the stairs. 

 

As a natural-born farm boy, I know a piece of :poop: when I see one, and my attempt at this kit was a fresh, warm one.

 

Your's, on the other hand, is most excellent!

 

 

 

 

Chris

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Well done on a beautiful model ,from a kit i well remember in local shops in the 60s .

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Well done Adrian, you have greatly improved on the original FROG kit.  I built one of these shortly after it came out- didn't look half as good as this unfortunately.

Colin

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Thanks all for the kind comments!

 

12 hours ago, bigbadbadge said:

I love the old Frog  kits

 

8 hours ago, dogsbody said:

As a natural-born farm boy

I am, as you can tell, a bit of a fan myself, although some I love more than others! Generally I approach them with trepidation that turns out to be unjustified, but some of them are undoubtedly stinkers, This one I remember buying at SMW 2018 and thinking "It's terrible, but it's FROG and it's under a tenner".

 

11 hours ago, JWM said:

first from SCW

It is indeed my first SCW model. The ICM one will be from the Nomonhan incident just before the GPW. So, examples from two pre-WWII conflicts.

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49 minutes ago, AdrianMF said:

It is indeed my first SCW model.

This was also my case many years ago - I mean during my school days! Very good intro to build SCW subjects :)

 

 

52 minutes ago, AdrianMF said:

Nomonhan incident just before the GPW

BTW - in Nomohan incident  the R-6 were used, in WW2 almost (or at all) not., 

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So far unfortunately only vacu forme is available

https://www.scalemates.com/pl/kits/kajuk-15-tupolev-r-6-ant-7--1301461

And in this case I am not fan of vacu due to corrugated skin of it. So I am waiting for an injected kit - the Mars morels are working already on it:

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Regards

J-W

 

 

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Adrian,

 

Lovely work! I missed the WIP, and your number painting technique would/could be very restorative for my recently stalled Swordfish build!

 

Cheers,

 

Roger 

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BEAUTIFUL, you done excellent job with this oldie.

Bring back a lot of memories.....nice memories....

Best regards Djordje

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