Aquatic Eyes in the Sky…1/48 Beriev Be-4 (KOR-2), Soviet Navy
My dad´s latest achievement.
Something a bit exotic and rare, the wonderful Mars Models Beriev 4. Quality and fit are very good. Only the instructions are sometimes confusing and misleading. You can build an early or late version and it´s sometimes not so clear which parts you need for which version. So it happens that my dad used the upper bow part with two access hatches instead of the part with one hatch which we needed for this early version.
If someone´s gonna build that kit, the late version has a fuselage nose gun, underwing coolers on both sides,underwing stores for bombs, a different rudder and rear MG.
EZ Line for the antenna wires, painted with AK Real Color AMT-7 for the underside and AMT-12 for the upperside. Instructions call for A-32m grey which is darker than the AMT-12 but the AK paint fit perfectly for that.
Some info about the aircraft
build thread here
https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/ind … viet-navy/
Model shows an aircraft that was stationed on the cruiser “Kaganovich”, Pacific Fleet 1945-47.
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