I-1 (IL 400b) ECM 1:72
Some 20+ years ago, I was a teenager walking his first steps alone in Santiago, capital city. I had built a Revell F15-E I bought in a school trip to Arica, full of mistakes but you know, what you build as a teen you love forever. Somehow I got to this new store, Mirax, which had a one meter long RC Airwolf helicopter hanging from the roof. Inside, rows of models. I bought there this ECM I-1 (IL 400b) just for buying something, because I really didn’t have too much money. Some years later I spent there my first salary full buying a 2 meter RC glider “Sophisticated Lady” which I still have (broken). Anyway, I wasn’t really excited about this I-1, so I store it at home and very soon forgot it.
The last year, sorting my kit stash, I jumped on this one. I though on giving it away to a dear friend, but then I though “what the heck, let’s do this d**n thing”.
Let me say that if the kit felt old, the result was beautiful, much more than I though. Was very easy to do and allowed me to try techniques to weather the engine area. Also, as this one should have to work in very rustic airfields, I added some mud to the undercarriage. I hope you like it.