Tuesday, 27 July 2021

IL-2 Sturmovik rescue - part 1

So you thought the Stuka was in a bad way?  This Sturmovik appeared to have been painted using poster paint - much of which was flaking off.  Having decided to save it I decided to encourage the rest of the paint to flake off.  While this was largely successful the resulting surface might have fallen below even 1941 Soviet quality control standards.  

Undaunted I carried on with two coats of white which more or less covered the wreckage, even if it does look like it's been applied by a drunken Soviet squaddie using a broom.


Peter Douglas said...

Heck that’s definitely up to Lada quality control standards. But no clever alliteration? Stinky Sturmovik Salvage?

Chris Kemp said...

"applied by a drunken Soviet squaddie using a broom" ... is absolutely correct, Tim. The wash was supposed to be applied thinly and flaked off easily. Pilots complained that it knocked a few Ks of the top speed when applied too thickly, but I suspect that you knew that already :-)

Regards Chris

Simon said...

Well that zimmerit will certainly keep them safe from magnetic mines!!


Tim Gow said...

Peter Douglas
There was only one s-word in my mind. And it wasn't Sturmovik!

Tim Gow said...

Chris Kemp
Just goes to prove how realistic this model is!

Tim Gow said...

Disturbingly close to the truth!