Saturday, 19 January 2013

Bizarre Beagle

This Ilyushin IL-28 'Beagle' was built from another of those rather nice old Tamiya 1/100 scale kits.  Despite being considerably large than the Lightning and MiG kits it retails for the same price (a bargain £3 or so).   The kit includes several choices of markings but completely ignoring logic I opted for a Finnish finish.  I think it was the bright red engine nacelles which clinched it.

The Beagle required a bit more filler than the other kits I've built from this range.  Hopefully no one will look too closely atbthe finished article...

12 comments:

Xaltotun of Python said...

Yes, but how much filler did the originals need?

Rob

Tim Gow said...

Xaltotun of Python
Good point! I wonder if any former IL-28 crewmen are reading this and would care to comment on it's build quality?

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

You have gotta like that crazy Cold War Sov kit ;)

Paul said...

I now know I need to have a Beagle, whatever the amount of filler it consumes.

Thanks for tempting me Tim

Stephen Beat said...

Oooowww, missed this one (what kind of cyber stalker am I?) LOL

Interested in how you base your flying kits, Tim. I recently bought my first 1/144 aircraft for my Finnis army and have no idea how to make the stands for them. Is this something you have covered on your blog?

Tim Gow said...

Geordie
I know - it's like a Canberra but without any of the elegance!

Tim Gow said...

Paul
You don't already have one? I'm shocked! I know Airfix used to do one on 1/72 but I've no idea what it's like.

Tim Gow said...

Stephen Beat
The flying stands (which I don't think have been mentioned before) are made for me by Wg Cdr Luddite - perhaps he'll comment himself. The bases are clear plastic - sold in DIY stores for glazing sheds and the like - and the sticky-up bit is steel rod.

Wg Cdr Luddite said...

Stands are made from clear sheet styrene (sold in DIY shops). Cut to size by the 'score an snap' method.

Upright is made from 1.2mm piano wire (sold in model shops) superglued into the styrene by drilling a 1.2mm hole.

Allowance for larger hole sizes in the aircraft can be made by fitting an aluminium tube collar near the top and gluing on a small washer.

Tim Gow said...

Wg Cdr Luddite
Tho oracle speaks...

Lönkka said...

Not trying to be anal here but the nacelles were actually orange.
And the kit's roundels only barely resemble the actual ones -well, it IS around 40 years old a kit...

http://www.adlibris.com/fi/covers/M/9/52/9525026795.jpg

Tim Gow said...

Lonkka
Oh well - I'll just have to build another!