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Maxim Bylkin
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SPIN Model 1/48 SPAD S.A.4 ( IRAS, 1916)

November 14, 2015 · in Aviation · · 15 · 2.7K

Hello! One more model took off from my table)). This is the model of the French airplane at the service of the Russian imperial air force. The model is not easy, not Vingnat)), only for those who really want to have this in their collection. All pleasant viewing!

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  1. Really nice, Maxim! These Spin kits are OK if you have a couple of resin kits in your resume. Don't know how old yours is, I did mine about 12-13 years ago when it first came out and it now "sags" a bit in the wings.

    One very weird airplane!

  2. fantastic work

  3. Great work, and great photos! Thanks for sharing Maxim

  4. Maxim, talk about your obscure aircraft! I wouldn't want to be the front gunner on this one.
    Great choice and execution.

    • And I would not want to be in a gondola - and if it fall off in flight)))
      A plane is not so unknown - in Russia there were more than 100 machines of this type.

      • Maxim, that many aircraft! I'd never have guessed that! Agree getting in and out of the plane must have been "challenging". That and the fear that the front part would let go in flight! Bad stuff for both the crew! Take a fair amount of guts, particularly the gunner!

  5. Nicely finished and photographed, sir...

  6. LIKE!

    Nice paint and build .

  7. You did a great job on it - wood looks very realistic. And as others have said, a very obscure subject - I didn't know this existed! (of course, I'm more familiar with WWII and up, so that's not surprising!)

  8. Maxim, Really nice looking model, I think its fair to say the front gunner didn't get any inflight beverages passed to him.

  9. I think I'd have needed a few drinks before being persuaded to get into such a machine! Whatever, beautifully built and finished, Maxim, thanks again for sharing it with us.

  10. This painting is absolutely marvellous : congratulations. A very beautiful model, well.dispalyed.

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