Fanera-2 (MicroMir 1/72)
This model is my entry for the “iModeler at the Movies” group build (if you missed announcement, here is the link – https://imodeler.com/groups/imoder-at-the-movies-1964926360/home/ join and participate!).
NIAI-1 “Fanera-2” (fanera/фанера means plywood) was a soviet light civil airplane of mid thirties. As you can guess from its name, airplane was build mainly of plywood. It definitely looks very unusual, but it was reliable and easily controlled aircraft, so pilots like it. Several airplanes were assigned to Polar Aviation and were working in Arctics. And one of such airplanes can be seen in a b&w soviet movie “Seven Brave Men”, which tells a story about winter, bravery and courage.
Several years ago MicroMir released this kit – NIAI-1 Fanera-2 in 1/72 scale. It’s a short run kit (which is usual for a such unusual subjects). Kit offers only standard civil marking options, so I’ve drawn and printed new decals for the serial number. Skis were taken from an old Yak-6 kit. If you’re interested, full WIP thread is here – https://imodeler.com/groups/imoder-at-the-movies-1964926360/forum/topic/seven-brave-men/
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