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Pavel Aparin
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Azmodels 1/72 Morangis Russian ace Kozakov

August 4, 2016 · in Aviation · · 6 · 1.5K

This model is reminiscent of the times when airplanes have not yet put the machine guns. Air battles were fought from personal weapons and using ingenuity. Kozakov has equipped its Moran coil and an anchor rope. This anchor he clung to the rigging, and the wings of the Austro-Hungarian airplanes.

Plans for the assembly of this model is constantly changing: from izkorobochnoy assembly manufacturing to almost zero. Trying to bring in the divine form of the wing parts were unsuccessful: a flat profile and a thick edge will not be corrected.

Milled CNC machined wing. Profile rib depicted on photographs Moran. The result: the thickness of the wing on the trailing edge of 0.35 mm, the maximum thickness of 1.1 mm, the relative thickness of 4%.
From Azmodels set used in the form of the modified parts of the fuselage, cowl, desk. Without completion: anchor and decals. The tail assembly of the plastic sheet. Photoetching from different sets.

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6 responses

  1. Pavel, looks like you essentially scratchbuilt this, real modeling. I remember hearing about Kozakov and his anchor, about the time the Revell Morane 72nd came out, long time ago.
    Thanks for showing us your craftmanship and for remembering a brave and gallant airman.

  2. Egad...a multitude of rigging in 72nd scale...I'm duly impressed!

  3. 1/72! Amazing detail, and fine aviation history lesson.

  4. Hi Pavel, this got pushed off the front page much too quickly. Fantastic modelling, as ever, and trying to fight each other with hand weapons, it makes you wonder why did they bother with aeroplanes, why not just fight each other on the ground? Thanks for sharing this with us.

  5. Fantastic! A flying spider web - love the anchor "weapon!"

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