Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Lisunov Li-2 - part 1 - work in progress

While my modest collection of Soviet WW2 aircraft now contains not only fighters, ground attack and bombers, it lacks any transport capacity.  The numerically most significant type of this period was the Li-2, a licence produced version of the DC-3 already operated by Aeroflot.  As the Li-2 was basically identical to the DC-3, and I happened to have a kit of the latter (Minicraft) in stock, the result was rather inevitable.
The kit went together nicely and required only slight de-flashing along some joints.
The kit consisted of about 30 parts.
I bought this kit in a sale a few years ago - I think it cost about £5.
The largely completed model.  I couldn't resist adding the gun turret with which some militarised Li-2s were fitted.  Mine came from the spares box.
Painted and awaiting the addition of some big red stars.  I'll have to order these as I have none in the decal box. 
I plan to order decals this week (thus more than doubling the cost of the model...) and will post pics of the finished model as and when.

16 comments:

Wg Cdr Luddite said...

Order the transfers from Dom and pick them up on a Wednesday. It's a lot cheaper than £5 !

Biff Tanner said...

Coming along?

Tim Gow said...

Wg Cdr Luddite
That was my first thought - but I need bigger stars than he does.

Tim Gow said...

Biff Tanner
Not a challenging build, but this will end up as something just a little bit out of the ordinary.

Paul said...

You cannot beat a turret on a daka!

Looking great.

Al said...

Good post, something you don't see a lot of transports

Ross Mac said...

Tim, speaking of Big Stars, I have nominated you for a Stylish Blogger Award Should you choose to accept, the rules are that you do so by:
-Thanking the nominating blog and providing a link back
- Sharing seven things about yourself
- Nominating more blogs you deem worthy to share your honor
- Letting those bloggers know you nominated them!

Cheers! (and sorry)
-Ross

Tim Gow said...

Paul
It looks (to me anyway) rather incongruous to have a turret on such a familiar shape.

Tim Gow said...

Al
Well you know I like to be different!

Tim Gow said...

Ross Mac
I've just been reading your blog (and commented accordingly). Thanks for the nomination!

Paul said...

"Al Well you know I like to be different! "

Thats for sure!

The turret thing is still a mystery, maybe it was so it looked more fierce, rather than for actual effect.

Tim Gow said...

Paul
It may only have one gun, but that's a 100% increase on a 'normal' Dakota!

МаксимС said...

Добрый день!Это восточный экспресс делает?

Tim Gow said...

МаксимС
That's easy for you to say! Any chance of a translation?
Thanks

Conrad Kinch said...

Tim, it's just occurred to me - what rules do you use that make use of aeroplanes?

And as for what that Russian chappie said, you're mother was a saint!

Tim Gow said...

Conrad Kinch
My 1/144 scale aircraft are mostly used alongside (or rather above) 20mm toys in Megablitz games.
I'll pass on the Russian's comment!