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Hello all. This is not another Rock star's aircraft by the way.

 

I needed to do something a little simpler than my last project which was a vacform Felixstowe F.2A. I was booked into a Group Build (Unarmed) and I thought that this Ilyushin would be an ideal candidate. The build log, complete with a number of self-inflicted errors, is here if you would like a laugh look:

 

This is what I ended up with:

 

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And to compare it with the VC-10 which it so looks like:

 

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All in all, this kit certainly did it's job, it was a lot easier than the Felixstowe, but it still gave me things to think about.

 

Oh yes, the reason it is REM's Il-62M is that it was operated by the Russian Emergencies Ministry.

 

Thanks for looking,

 

Ray

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A real stunner.

I always loved the IL-62 and you did a magnificent job here.

Compared to the VC-10,she's quite a beast.The engines are enormous

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16 hours ago, Ray S said:

Oh yes, the reason it is REM's Il-62M is that...

 

Decent band, but ever since the Reagan/Thatcher era I've suspected that Stipe fellow may have been a bit of a communist sympathiser.  Having a four-engine Ilyushin at his disposal to jet off to a dacha in rural Georgia stands to reason.  🤔

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11 hours ago, Adam Poultney said:

Absolutely incredible work! This had got to be one of the USSR's best looking aircraft. Which kit is the VC10?

 

@Adam Poultney, the VC-10 was the Airfix K2 Tanker version, which I sort of modified to a C.Mk1K (ish), and did a build log here if you would like to see it:

 

It was great fun, and was also my first major attempt at re-scribing. Crumbs, was it only November last year? I thought it was longer ago than that!

 

Thanks to all who have looked and liked and commented too! It is all very much appreciated.

 

Ray

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21 hours ago, Ray S said:

Oh yes, the reason it is REM's Il-62M is that it was operated by the Russian Emergencies Ministry.

 

Just a nitpick for clarity... it's actually Ministry of Emergency Situations - in Russian MChS :- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ministry_of_Emergency_Situations_(Russia)

 

They operate most versions of Russian aircraft (but sadly, no longer the Il-62) - some of my pics...

 

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Fantastic model of the Il-62 BTW ......:worthy:

 

Ken

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6 hours ago, Flankerman said:

Just a nitpick for clarity... it's actually Ministry of Emergency Situations - in Russian MChS

 

Hello @Flankerman, I hope you did not mind, but I just played with the words for fun, I could not think of anything to work with MChS!

 

They are great photographs, and there seems to be quite a difference in those red/orange stripes along the fuselage.

 

Thanks all for the comments,

 

Ray

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Very good model! Congratulations!

 

For me the Il-62M is a pretty creepy airplane as - as a teenager - I witnessed the Polish Airline LOT Il-62M SP-LBG crash in Warsaw. I will never forget the mixed smell of naphta and burned human flesh.

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