TU-22 BLINDER 1/72

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  1. Vulturvulturis

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    Hello everyone.
    Does someone know where find (reliable) drawings of the Tu-22 Blinder in 1/72 scale? Thanks for each answer.
     
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    There was a set of plans in a modelling magazine a few years back, along with the article covering the build. I've checked through all my back issues of various mags, but no luck. I'm sorry I can't remember which magazine title it was either !
     
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    What variant of the Tupolev's plane are you looking for?
     
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    Blinder, isn't that the bomber with the engines at the base of the tailfin?
     
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    Yes. But configuration depends on model.
     
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    #6 Capt. Vick, Apr 18, 2013
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    Yeah, there was a later, more "conventional" looking version that was a complete re-design. Read somewhere that Tupelov snuck it into the buget when they cancelled the T-4 Sotka as a cheaper, (slightly) upgraded Tu 22, but as i said it was a complete re-design. (All pictures from WIKI)

    Before

    800px-TU-22_Blinder.jpg

    After

    800px-Russian_Air_Force_Tupolev_Tu-22M3_Beltyukov.jpg
     
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    That's the Backfire....
     
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    Tupolev used 'Tu-22' for political reasons, as the Soviet Air Force had asked for any new developments, regarding bombers, this was a 'cover up' and in the house project, which is why Tu-22 can be confusing, Tu-22 C is the Blinder and the Tu-22 M is the Backfire....
     
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    Therefore I have asked which one he meant.
     
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    I just hope we don't need to find colour pics!
     
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    It'll be a blinder if we can find pics, although it's bound to backfire on us ..... it's ok, I've already got me coat !
     
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    #14 Vulturvulturis, Apr 23, 2013
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    First, thanks guys.


    I have an old model ESCI 1/72 of the Blinder: I think a Blinder B.

    (I'd like try to do it in 1/48 but this is only in my dreams).
     
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    So... it's the Tu-22 Blinder reboxed by Italeri. If you able to print them or resize to the correct scale you may find them via the net. A PM sent...
     
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    Seen the Esci re-popped by both Italeri and Revell....
    1/48? Can only think of short run kits, if your lucky....
     
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    Just seen the Italeri 1/72nd scale kit in my LHS. Just going off the size of the box, it's big in this scale - must be some size in 1/48th !
    There was a multi-media kit, mainly resin I think, in 1/48th scale not that long ago. Can't remember who made it, maybe Anigrand, but I do remember that, along with the same company's 'Bear', it was fairly expensive ... no, it was very expensive!
     
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    Could be Amodel....
     
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    Ah, that might be them.
     
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