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Revell 1/144 An-225 Mrija, finally!

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  • From: Charleston, SC
Revell 1/144 An-225 Mrija, finally!
Posted by kg4kpg on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 12:55 PM

Just dropped a wad of cash on this monster. One of my favorite aircraft and I've waited a long time, so it's worth it.

https://www.revell.de/en/products/modelmaking/planes/civil-aircraft/antonov-an-225-mrija.html

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 2:20 PM

Holy gazongas.  You are going to need a bigger display cabinet for sure!

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Posted by kg4kpg on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 8:07 PM

Real G

Holy gazongas.  You are going to need a bigger display cabinet for sure!

About 23” long with 24” wingspan. I think I have a spot. 

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Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 8:13 PM

That's a huge B**ch!  All those tiny wheels to paint.  Looking forward to your build thread.

Thanks,

John

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  • From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Posted by Real G on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 9:47 PM

kg4kpg

Real G

Holy gazongas.  You are going to need a bigger display cabinet for sure!

About 23” long with 24” wingspan. I think I have a spot.  

So boys and girls, to give you an idea of just how big that is, cut a piece of cardboard 23" x 24" and test fit it into your favorite show case.  (Mine is only 16" deep, so I have show case envy.  Embarrassed)

I wonder if anyone will do parts and markings for a Buran carrier?  A Russian company has announced an injected 1/144 Buran.  At 100 Euros, it looks like RoG's pricing has gone up to normal levels.  Their previous big kits were stupid cheap in the US.  Nevertheless, you will definitely get more model for your money than a Roden C-5.

 

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  • From: Charleston, SC
Posted by kg4kpg on Thursday, November 01, 2018 8:10 AM

The price shown on Revell De includes the VAT tax. My price ended up being $107 which included $19.50 for shipping from the UK. With 203 parts, I imagine there will be a fairly complete interior, so I guess I'll have to do it opened up some which isn't my usual build style. We'll see. The display case I have has a larger bottom that tapers going up, I believe it will fit on the bottom parked at an angle. I have an An-124 to build so they will look good together. I'd like that Roden C-5 but it's going to have to get under a hundred before I get one. Should make a nice flightline.

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Thursday, November 01, 2018 8:45 AM

At first glance, I forgot that Europeans use the coma like we do the decimal point!  I said "holy cow," but then remembered that and the price didn't look so bad.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by kg4kpg on Monday, December 31, 2018 9:10 PM

Received this beast in the mail today from Aviation Mega Store figured I would show what’s in the box. The parts look great. 30 pages of instructions. Still setting up my model bench so it may be a month or so before I can get to it, can’t wait. 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, December 31, 2018 10:18 PM

Oh wow. Cant wait to see you build this one.  

Thanks,

John

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Monday, December 31, 2018 10:34 PM
Still. For 144th scale. That is freakin huge.

 

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Posted by jeaton01 on Monday, December 31, 2018 11:53 PM

Oh, man, all those parts and white plastic too.  I think snowblindness may be an issue.

John

To see build logs of my models, go here: http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

  

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Posted by crown r n7 on Friday, January 11, 2019 11:00 AM

Thats very interesting with all those tiny wheels and alinement a very cool build.Cool

  

 Nick.

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  • From: Far Northern CA
Posted by mrmike on Friday, January 11, 2019 11:37 AM

Think I'll wait until Revell kits it in 1/72; LOL! The new tool kits from them are really a leap forward - hope you can get started on your WIP soon.

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Posted by seastallion53 on Sunday, January 13, 2019 2:16 AM

Could you find a soviet space shuttle to mount on top?

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Posted by Real G on Sunday, January 13, 2019 3:21 AM
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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 7:41 AM

Hi kg4kpg ;

 I have always liked any heavy lift aircraft .I absolutely don't have room for this though .What a beautiful pile of plastic ! T.B.

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Posted by kg4kpg on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 7:35 PM

Thanks. I think I will probably start this in May. The room my planes will be in is still waiting to be painted and I’m changing out some furniture  I’ve created a secret wall mount that I still need to make to hang this and the An-124 on the wall for display. 

Chris

Tanker - Builder

Hi kg4kpg ;

 I have always liked any heavy lift aircraft .I absolutely don't have room for this though .What a beautiful pile of plastic ! T.B. 

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Posted by CrashTestDummy on Monday, March 11, 2019 1:48 PM
Very fond of large cargo aircraft. I have the C5, and am patiently-waiting for this one to hit the stores in the States. I'd probably build it with the doors open, but the Buran on top would be a cool option, too.
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Posted by JohnnyK on Thursday, March 14, 2019 4:21 PM

Now this is going to be a real interesting build. That thing is huge.  Here is some info on the 1:1 plane. Checkout the photo of the landing gear.   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonov_An-225_Mriya

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  • From: Naples, FL
Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, March 15, 2019 7:03 AM
I so want one of these. I remember a start up company in the 90's that was supposedly doing one. But the company never got off the ground

 

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