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Dmitry Stropalov
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Vought V-173 Flying Pancake

March 5, 2014 · in Aviation · · 16 · 3.8K

This is my latest build - V-173 from SpecialHobby, a short run kit. Painted with Vallejo and Gunze acrylics , weathered with oils and Tamiya pigments. Seat belts from Eduard. A nice kit for a little bit experienced modeller (there were issues with landing gear and with bottom part of a canopy). Thank you.

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16 responses

  1. Stunning, absolutely stunning. Those propellers are unbelievable., and so is the finish.
    This is the best model of a Flying Pancake that I've seen built.
    Bravo Dmitry.

  2. That is really stunning Dmitry, as Nikola said, those props look amazing.
    A very well done Dmitry.

  3. Dmitry, great pancake! Interesting prototype and jewelry work.

    Sincerely, Vlad.

  4. Thank you! Thank you for your feedback.

  5. Once you can take your eyes off those props the rest is just as good.
    Very impressive build.

  6. Nikola is right - that's the best model from this kit I have seen done.

  7. Dimitry,
    Gorgeous. Excellent craftsmanship. You have made a jewel out of this very strange looking airplane.

  8. Beautiful work. You set the Gold Standard on this one.

  9. It's as good looking as it is ugly ! Great job, Dimitry.

  10. Can't add to the aforementioned accolades...exemplary work, sir. Outstanding "wooden" props!

  11. that wood work too

  12. Outstanding job, I have one of these kits, your build makes me want to finish mine. I really enjoy models on this site that are "far out"! Beautiful paint scheme, props finish are beyond words.

  13. Dimitry,
    I have this kit in my stash-what you have done with it is truly inspiring! Beautiful workmanship all around-thanks for posting it.

  14. Thank all of you guys for your responses! Very pleased.

  15. Just a little bit late for Shrove Tuesday, but it's much too good to eat anyway!

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