Revell of Germany, (Accurate Miniatures) 1:48 Scale IL-2, “Stormovik”
The first for the new year, 2020, is this Revell of Germany, Ilyushin Il-2, Stormovik.
Actually this is a repop of the Accurate Minatures kit, and is STILL a very nice kit, albeit a wee bit fiddley overall.
The kit itself builds well, and I found no major issues with fit or alignment. The only point I will make, is to try and download a copy of the instruction sheet from Accurate Miniatures. There is definitely some important left out in translation. A major point is to get the wing spar positioned correctly, and your wing alignment, and the landing gear position, relay on this being correct. Otherwise, it’s a great kit, and I highly recommend it to anyone.
Markings are those of an unknown unit during the summer of 1944. The inscription on the side is supposed to be an honor towards famed Russian test pilot, Valerii Chkalov, who lost his life in December 1938. For all I know it could mean “Eat At Joe’s Diner”…
Here are the pictures…
8 additional images. Click to enlarge.