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George V Guimaraes
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Tamiya 1/48 Ilyushin IL-2 Sturmovik

November 28, 2022 · in Aviation · · 27 · 0.7K


Here's my recent project, this very nice kit. Nothing else to say regarding its quality and easy to build, it's been around for quite some time now. I've just added Quinta 3d decals and resin wheels. Used Aqueous Gunze paints, my favorites, over Mr Surfacer 1500 black primer. Also, my very first attempt in the riveting process, which is a lot of work; but the result is very satisfying.
Hope you'll enjoy.



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27 responses

  1. Good work on this classic kit, George, cheers indeed.

  2. Excellent job, George!

  3. Great looking Sturmovik, George @george72
    The triple color camouflage and weathering does look superb.

  4. I can definitely see the hard work you put in there George. Looks great. Camo and weathering looks real.

  5. The paint job is amazing with these subtle layers!

  6. Gorgeous build- just the right amount of weathering! Very very nice!

  7. Very nice job! I just wish Tamiya would properly size the rockets. Didn't know about this flaw until someone pointed it out on my scaled down 1:72 version. They are almost triple the size of the real rockets.

  8. Looks fantastic - the paint and weathering, and the riveting work, are all excellent.

  9. Very competent work. The weathering and overall paint finish look convincing.

  10. An amazing build!

  11. Gorgeous model George, bravo!
    I can clearly see some details (and shapes) that are absent on the AM plastic.
    Thumbs up!

  12. Great work, George (@george72), especially fading and wear and tear in the paint. Well done.

  13. Beautiful build, I really love the paint work and weathering. You really have given it and excellent look consistent but not overdone. Beautiful!

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