This was one I finished in 2012. Not a bad kit, but the decals shredded so went to spares box. Also scratch built the oil cooler (at least I supposed that’s what the cylindrical thing on the starboard wing is) […]
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The Sturmovik was known as “flying tanks” to the Russian ground forces of WWII. Presumably built in greater numbers than any other aircraft, these planes made an idellible mark on their enemies. Heavily armed with cannon , bombs and rockets, […]
A couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to get to attend the Grand Opening of the Flying Heritage Collection’s new hangar at Paine Field in Everett, Washington. Here are a few photos of the aircraft in that hangar. […]
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 […]
A few months ago, Tamiya released what is, most likely, the new standard for 1/48 IL-2 Shturmovik. The kit has thus been lauded for its engineering, beauty, and ease of assembly. There was also, as I remember, a bit of […]
I saw a profile of this aircraft- yeah I know- you should use photos not someone’s idea of a photo, but I couldn’t resist- it was the only image I could find of a cannon toting IL-2! I used Scale […]