The VVs/ Easternfron GB

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  1. dirkpitt289

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    Damn I'm batting a thousand here. :oops: First I'm much to late for the Commonwealth GB and now this one has started just as I'm just finishing up a Russian P-39 that I could have used. :(

    Time to go find another Russian bird I guess.... :lol:
     
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    #2 Wurger, Feb 19, 2011
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    I have noticed your wish in Harry's thread about Il-2. There is a few kits offered by different manufacturers. Most of these are of Il-2m3 variant ( Zwezda 7279 or 7286 for instance). Also Eduard offers a kit of the plane (EDUARD 7410) But if you want the single seater type of Sturmovik you might try to find the one of the Dakplast or Eastern Express kit.
     

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    #3 imalko, Feb 19, 2011
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    ...or Academy. :D
     

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    You are right Igor. I've forgotten about the one. THX. :)
     
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    Those are some great looking kits Wurger, thanks. I might have to search for a few of them but my desire wasn't just for an IL-2, it was for the IL-2 with skis. My LHS has the Academy and the Airfix kits :oops:

    The version with the skis is the cats arse. :p
     
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    If you guys had a choice which of the kits you listed would you choose to build?
     
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    I see. However these skis for Il-2 can be scratch-built really easy.

    Good find Harry. :)
     
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    Nice find Harrison, :cyclopsani: and of course you are correct Wurger they can be scratch built.
     
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    Almost all kits are new ones. The Smer set is the oldest one and Dako ( Eastern Express) was issured later. These of Eduard and Academy seem to be the newest kits. I have both Zvezda models and these look very nice. I have seen the Smer model and it is a nice set. If I were you I would buy the Academy kit and the Smer one for the skis.Then I would make a few corrections and Sturmovik on skies would be finished. However the Smer might be enough for a nice replic.
     
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    Thanks for the information. As I'm not very knowledgeable with the li2 what are the corrections you are thinking about?
     
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    #12 Wurger, Feb 19, 2011
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    Please look at these underwing nacelles.....
     

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    Great, the next question I have is does anyone have any good photos or diagrams of the ski setup on one of these birds? I'm thinking I'll get the Academy kit and scratch the ski's
     
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    These should help.... source :

    HobbyBoss


    There is a larger shot of the firs pic in the rar file below.
     

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    Ok the choice has been made. I'm going to go with the Hurricane for this build. Knowing me I'll still get myself an Il-2 just because. I called down to my LHS and they don't have a Mk IIb so tonight I'll be checking the online sites.
     
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    Very cool Dirk, looking foward to it.
     
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    Looking forward to it mate!
     
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    My Hurricane came in the mail today. I'll start an official build thread soon.
     
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    Glad to hear that. :)
     
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