1/72 Tupolev TB-3 of the Chinese (Gomindan) Air Hankow AB - Heavies Group Build

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  1. vikingBerserker

    vikingBerserker Well-Known Member

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    #1 vikingBerserker, Nov 1, 2009
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    Scale:1/72
    Manufacturer: ICM
    Model type : Tupolev TB-3
    Details : Chinese Air Force, Hankow Air Base, May 1938

    The wings and fuselage are in multiple pieces, so this will be an interesting build for me.


    Supplied to the Chinese Air Force (along with other planes) from the Soviet Union to combat the Japanese.

    video is for Russian plane.

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVRUwx1NIPk
     

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    This should be an interesting build. I look forward to seeing your progress
     
  3. Wayne Little

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    Now thats one ugly mother VB, but interesting none the less....lookforward to it.:D
     
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    Always the one with an eye for the "out there" choices VB! :D

    Another cool choice anyway.

    Cheers

    Peter
     
  5. Vic Balshaw

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    That’s some little machine your going for there VB, the wigs will be a bit like building a balsawood glider only in plastic. Have fun
    :hotsun: :hotsun:
     
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    Way to go VB!!!!! Its gonna look great when done!
     
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    Very interesting choice VB. :)
     
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    Another nice pick Dirk.

    DBII
     
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    congrats on another very interesting subject choice Dirk
     
  10. Crimea_River

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    Great choice. Definitely off the beaten path!
     
  11. Airframes

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    Certainly different, and a bit complex in parts! Nice one VB!
    It's not quite in the time frame for the GB, but what the heck - it's too interesting to exclude!!!
     
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    Dirk,

    Interesting pick there. You may find some of these pictures helpful also.
     

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    Great pics guys but this is VB's build not mine. :oops:
     
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    THEORY!

    Maybe Paul meant to say Dave but it came out Dirk?
     
  15. Vic Balshaw

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    Just looking at the photo of the under belly gunner, no such thing as OHS in those days and how cold would that have been. I wonder if he had a potty?
    :hotsun: :hotsun:
     
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    Lets just say yesterday was not my best day to shine :oops:
     
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    Anyway, very nice stuff Paul.:D

    And a very interesting choice VB.:D
     
  18. Crimea_River

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    What the heck for? If the designers didn't give a crap enough to give the poor guy a decent shelter, they sure wouldn't think of giving him a head! Just don't face forward when you go.....
     
  19. dirkpitt289

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    This plane is so ugly I have to get one, and knowing it comes in 1/72 makes me have to have it all the more. :lol:
     
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    yep, it's almost as ugly as the women in my town!
     
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