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Trumpeter 1/72 AN-2 Colt

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  • Member since
    September, 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Trumpeter 1/72 AN-2 Colt
Posted by falconmod on Thursday, August 29, 2019 1:33 PM

This started out as a raffle win at our local contest.  The kit is not bad had some very ill fitting struts a very plain engine and the plastic didn't always want to glue together.  But I think it came out well, lots of masking and scratch building along the way.  Hope you enjoy the pictures,  Sorry forgot to picture the un-cut sprues.

Didn't use the skis as the wheels were included.

scratch built most everything in the cockpit,  the side panels the door, seat belts center instrument consol.

lots of filing to get the struts to match the wing angles.

Begining to add detail to the engine.

lots and lots of masking.

masked the olive color for different shades on different surfaces.

I forgot to say I also added the rigging and antenna wire and hollowed out all the intake scoops the were molded solid.   All in all a fun project that I'm very happy with the results

Please enjoy the pictures and of course comments are most welcome.

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/72 A5M4 Claude

1/72 EF-111

  • Member since
    May, 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Thursday, August 29, 2019 2:18 PM

Hello!

Lookin' good! It's always nice to see Polish markings on the forums! Nice work on the rigging. I also have this kit in stash, maybe I'll get to build it one day. An-2 is kinda special for me - I have three take-offs in one, and no landing (parachute jumps, huh, huh!). I'd love to do aeroclub markings or military four-colour camo, they look cool!

Thanks for sharing and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    August, 2009
  • From: Borlando Fla home of the rat
Posted by TREYZX10R on Thursday, August 29, 2019 2:35 PM

Very nicely done Sir! Great job whipping that into a wonderful looking AN-2!

  • Member since
    April, 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Thursday, August 29, 2019 6:20 PM

Nice job!  I really like the finish and overall look.  

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    August, 2013
Posted by Jay Jay on Friday, August 30, 2019 8:26 AM
Great job on this very interesting subject. Your upgrades really made this kit pop.

 

 

 

 

 

 I'm finally retired. Now time I got, money I don't.

  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Friday, August 30, 2019 9:26 AM

Really nicely done, John, it looks fantastic! Exceptional effect on the faded/multi-tone surfaces, and the rigging is superb.

(It inspired me to dig out my old Flugzeug Modellbaukasten 1/75 kit, to give it a go. Big Smile)

Greg

 George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
  • Member since
    September, 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Tuesday, September 10, 2019 9:10 AM

Thanks everyone for your comments, it's fun to try to get the faded look and difficult as well.  I forget to that I also added those railroad M.V.  products headlights behind the clear plastic wing landing light covers.

Falconmod

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/72 A5M4 Claude

1/72 EF-111

  • Member since
    September, 2011
  • From: Milaca, Minnesota
Posted by falconmod on Monday, September 16, 2019 7:31 AM

Here's some cockpit and engine pictures I finally got uploaded.

John

On the Bench: 1/72 Ki-67, 1/72 A5M4 Claude

1/72 EF-111

  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Monday, September 16, 2019 8:22 AM

Nice!

She looks good, close-up. Yes

Greg

 George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
  • Member since
    September, 2017
  • From: Roanoke Virginia
Posted by Strongeagle on Monday, September 16, 2019 9:01 AM
Wow. You did a super job on a complex subject. Doing it in 1/72 makes it even more impressive. Very nice work and thanks for the very nice pictures too.

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