Ilyushin Il-76 1/144 Scale

Discussion in 'Your Completed Kits' started by Vic Balshaw, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. Vic Balshaw

    Vic Balshaw Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2009
    Messages:
    13,125
    Likes Received:
    217
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Canberra
    #1 Vic Balshaw, Jan 13, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2012
    Thought I'd just pop this one in as it was completed today. I've been working on it for just on a week. It's a Trumpeter kit, very basic and out of the box except for a set of additional decals from Authentic Decals.

    120113-1D.jpg

    120113-1E.jpg

    Also while doing this I decided to try out Andy's (Crimea_River) method of navigation lighting on both wing tips. Bit of clear sprue, drill a small hole for a dab of the right colour paint, fit to notch in the wing and file back to shape. Being 1/144 scale it was a bit of a challenge but............well you can see the results.

    120113-1A.jpg

    120113-1B.jpg

    My thanks to you Andy I think you have hit a winner method here and with a bit of perfecting on my part..........

    As for the visibility lights on upper and lower fuselage, these are small LED lights cut down to size.

    120113-1C.jpg
     
  2. Wurger

    Wurger Siggy Master
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2005
    Messages:
    47,655
    Likes Received:
    1,487
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    A retired military Navigator/ATC, FIS controller
    Location:
    Poland
    :thumbright:

    I have had an opportunity for seeing inside of that beast. A smashing vew.
     
  3. rochie

    rochie Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2006
    Messages:
    14,633
    Likes Received:
    421
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Head chef
    Location:
    billingham nr middlesbrough uk
    very nice Vic
     
  4. Wayne Little

    Wayne Little Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2006
    Messages:
    51,168
    Likes Received:
    847
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Adelaide Sth. Aust.
    Nice work there Vic, show me some scale reference I'm curious as to it's size....
     
  5. Vic Balshaw

    Vic Balshaw Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2009
    Messages:
    13,125
    Likes Received:
    217
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Canberra
    Not as big as the 747 posted last week which was roughly 48cm long with a wing span of 45cm. I will scale up a pic on the morrow just for you old chap.
     
  6. Airframes

    Airframes Benevolens Magister

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Messages:
    47,675
    Likes Received:
    1,417
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Cheshire, UK
    Nice one Vic.
     
  7. otftch

    otftch Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2006
    Messages:
    1,384
    Likes Received:
    19
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    retired
    Location:
    Franklinton,NC
    Very nice.
    Ed
     
  8. javlin

    javlin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2007
    Messages:
    4,771
    Likes Received:
    264
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Occupation:
    Mgr
    Location:
    MS
    Second that very nice Vic.;)
     
  9. Gnomey

    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2004
    Messages:
    41,753
    Likes Received:
    518
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Doctor
    Location:
    Portsmouth / Royal Deeside, UK
    Home Page:
    Nice work Vic!
     
  10. Vic Balshaw

    Vic Balshaw Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2009
    Messages:
    13,125
    Likes Received:
    217
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Canberra
    Thanks guys for the kind words and to put this machine size in prospective, here it is next to a Humbrol paint tin.

    120114-1A.jpg

    And just to show it isn't all that big in this 1/144 scale, here is the Boeing 747-400 I recently finished.

    120114-1B.jpg
     
  11. Wayne Little

    Wayne Little Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2006
    Messages:
    51,168
    Likes Received:
    847
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Adelaide Sth. Aust.
    Thanks Vic, they are a pretty reasonable size though...roughly equivalent to 1/32 Fighter aircraft.
     
  12. copcheck

    copcheck Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2011
    Messages:
    265
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Clinton Township, MI
    Nice work!
     
  13. Nxthanos

    Nxthanos Member

    Joined:
    Jun 11, 2011
    Messages:
    626
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Occupation:
    Writer
    Very nice stuff.
     
  14. Matt308

    Matt308 Glock Perfection
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2005
    Messages:
    20,140
    Likes Received:
    54
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Occupation:
    Engineer
    Location:
    Washington State
    Great job!
     
Loading...

Share This Page