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Phil Steele
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Trumpeter 1/144 Tu-16k-26 Badger G

May 31, 2017 · in Aviation · · 21 · 3K

I initially had problems photographing this build. Because of the light gray color the fine detail always seemed to disappear. To-day with a re-shoot under a light overcast sky, I had better luck.
This was an excellent kit, finished with MM light ghost grey, with some light weathering.

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  1. Phil, that turned out nicely! Thanks for the tip on the overall color. I tend to get wrapped aroud the axle on "authentic' colors. Close enough is good enough. This looks "right".

  2. Nice one Phil ,funny I am building the trumpeter 1/72 Ilyushin IL-28 Beagle,has nice detailing,Hope mine turns out as good as yours.Cheers.

  3. Great work, Phil! I like these old Soviet Air Force planes. The colour is right on, as is your build.
    Keep up the good work.

  4. I like it! I only wish you'd have put in a "common object" in one of the pics to give us less-than-informed plastic freaks a reference as to the the actual size of a 1/144th Badger. 🙂

  5. Great work sir!

  6. The subdued light really suits it, Phil, helps to make it look more "Russian" somehow. Good job.

  7. Looks good Phil, I don't have this one in my stash but I do have a Bear to do at dome stage !

  8. Looks great! I also have a Trumpeter 1/72 IL-28 I'm eager to build in Nigerian scheme. I've only built one Trumpeter kit so far, and it was a pretty good experience.

    • Thanks Greg ! And I said they're good kits. This kit had a fair amount of detail in the office, but it's invisible due to the scale. Good luck on the build.

  9. Very nice build Phil!

  10. Very cool Phil, I love the big Russian bombers.

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