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1/72 Tamiya Ilyushin Il-2 Shturmovik

April 24, 2013 in Aviation

I recently did an in-box review of this kit for iModeler…here is the finished product.

The kit is engineered very well, as one would expect from Tamiya. Interestingly, I found the plastic to be slightly softer than what I am used to from them. I would describe it as “Italeri-like” in it’s composition. This will serve the modeler well, as only some light sanding is all that is required for seams to vanish.

Assembly was very enjoyable. Overall fit is problem-free, with the exception of a slight gap at the aft wing roots. However, that may have been operator error. The decals performed well. Despite Tamiya not including canopy masks, as in their 1/48 version, masking was not an issue. The window frames are well-defined, and make masking and trimming very easy. I had all three sections ready for paint in under an hour.

Tamiya acrylic paints were used throughout, and the antennae wire is stretched sprue.

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5 responses to 1/72 Tamiya Ilyushin Il-2 Shturmovik

  1. A lttle beauty James – fantastic finish and attention to detail. Have you built the academy 1/72 Sturmovick? If so how does it compare to the Tamiya kit?

  2. Beautiful Sturmovick!

    Best regards, Vlad.

  3. Just the fact that it is a new 1/72 Tamiya makes me inclined to try one for myself! Nice work James!



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