This model represents the Il-2 flown by Hero of the Soviet Union (HSU) Capt. Aleksandr Nicolayevich Yefimov of 198th ShAP (Assault Air Regiment), 233rd ShAD (Assault Air Division), in March 1945.
Yefimov was, at this time, the squadron [...]
A few months ago @johnb John and @fiveten Spiros came up with a mini group build, building Il-2 Shturmoviks. What started as a duo build, soon evolved into several modellers building theirs and I was lucky enough to participate in this [...]
Finished this Xmas present that my daughter gave me. Academy 1/72nd aircraft kits are good quality (IMHO) but this kit maybe just a little over-engineered. The cockpit assembly is nicely detailed but I almost broke it trying to fit it [...]
1/48 ZVEZDA IL-2 Shturmovik
The famous Soviet Il-2 strike aircraft was nicknamed the "flying tank" for its reliable armor, powerful armament, and direct ground troops support in battle. Its mass production began in February [...]
I'm hoping some day to snag a Vac Wings O2U Corsair to fill out my growing collection of dive bombers (as well as my collection of Corsairs), but since I've never done a vacuform kit before, I figured I should practice first. So I bought [...]
Soviet Ski Team, 1940.
Single seat Il-2, straight wing. Easy meat for German fighters, led to the development of the Il-2m3.
A really nice kit, fairly innovative engineering but a straightforward build. Highly recommended.
Like it's builder (me), this model is an antique. It seems I've been going through a stage of doing old kits, that are fast and relatively easy. I've ignored my WWII Japanese and Soviet aircraft in the past, and I'm starting to fill [...]
This is the Tamiya 1/48th Ilyushin Il-2 Sturmovik
It's built straight from the box. The only addition was the pilots seat harness. All the paints used were Tamiya acrylics. The wing joint was so good, I painted the fuselage and wings [...]
The Sturmovik was known as "flying tanks" to the Russian ground forces of WWII. Presumably built in greater numbers than any other aircraft, these planes made an idellible mark on their enemies. Heavily armed with cannon , [...]
I recently did an in-box review of this kit for iModeler...here is the finished product.
The kit is engineered very well, as one would expect from Tamiya. Interestingly, I found the plastic to be slightly softer than what I am used to [...]