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Finished 1/48 Cessna 172

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  • Member since
    January, 2009
  • From: hamburg michigan
Finished 1/48 Cessna 172
Posted by fermis on Thursday, December 22, 2016 1:55 PM

Just finished up a pair of these. One is from Italeri, I got the kit for a review build on another site. I also had an Esci kit (same molds) that I started some years ago, so I broke that one out as well.

I opted to go with markings for the plane Mathias Rust flew and landed near Red Square.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathias_Rust

 

 

 

 

I used markings from the Italeri kit for both airframes. The other being one used by the Croatian Air Force.

 

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Newington CT
Posted by tempestjohnny on Thursday, December 22, 2016 8:40 PM
Nice builds. Change of pace from the normal stuff

 

  • Member since
    January, 2009
  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Thursday, December 22, 2016 9:30 PM

tempestjohnny
Nice builds. Change of pace from the normal stuff
 

Danka!

I is nice to build something that is "near and dear". I've got somewhere around 250 hours at the controls in 8 different 172's. It'd be nice to get some various U.S. N# decals, so I could build one (or more!) of the ones I've flown myself.

I took this build up to my airport today (had our X-mas lunch today) to get some airport backdrop pics...but with all the snow, it made the model too dark in the pics. I just left it there, in the display case...I'll have to get those pics once the snow is gone.

  • Member since
    December, 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Thursday, December 22, 2016 10:43 PM

Your usual quality, Jeremy.

John

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

  

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    March, 2015
Posted by Toshi on Friday, December 23, 2016 5:07 AM

Great job on both of those builds!

Toshi

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, December 23, 2016 9:54 AM

Looks great!  What does that emblem on the Rust plane represent?  Is that a flying club logo, or something like that?

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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    May, 2013
  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, December 23, 2016 10:43 AM

Those are neat, and I agree, refreshing.

-Greg

  • Member since
    January, 2009
  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Friday, December 23, 2016 1:38 PM

Thanks guys!Toast

 

Don Stauffer

Looks great!  What does that emblem on the Rust plane represent?  Is that a flying club logo, or something like that?

 

I have no idea what that emblem is about. Couldn't find a good pic/view of it. The plane was bought by a Japanese businessman and displayed at a sports complex in Utsunomiya, like so...

Ended up being taken down and stored in a barn for some time, before being disassembled and shipped back to Germany. Now, the airplane is hanging in the Museum of Technology in Berlin, and there are a few pics of it, but the emblem has been removed.

More details to the story...http://tubagbohol.mikeligalig.com/history/german-teenager-who-'invaded'-soviet-air-space/

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    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, December 23, 2016 3:45 PM

Ah ;

 Fermis , You certainly know how to pick them . Very nice job . T.B.

  • Member since
    August, 2009
  • From: MOAB, UTAH
Posted by JOE RIX on Friday, December 23, 2016 9:38 PM

Those are some terrific 172's. Beautifully done. Those sure bring back some great memories of spending many hours in one as a kid flying with my father. Thanks Fermis.

"Not only do I not know what's going on, I wouldn't know what to do about it if I did". George Carlin

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, December 24, 2016 9:28 AM

I have long been a fan of Minicraft, because of the airliners and light planes they offer.  Not many other mfgs offer stuff like that.  The kits weren't great, but quite buildable.  Now, they have adopted the new molding technologies, and their new kits are really nice.  In addition to the 172 they have a new-mold 150 that looks very nice. I have it in my stash but it hasn't made it to my bench yet.  Anyone know if the conventional-tail Bonanza is new mold or a re-issue of an older release?

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    January, 2009
  • From: hamburg michigan
Posted by fermis on Saturday, December 24, 2016 10:06 AM

Thanks guys!

 

Don Stauffer

I have long been a fan of Minicraft, because of the airliners and light planes they offer.  Not many other mfgs offer stuff like that.  The kits weren't great, but quite buildable.  Now, they have adopted the new molding technologies, and their new kits are really nice.  In addition to the 172 they have a new-mold 150 that looks very nice. I have it in my stash but it hasn't made it to my bench yet.  Anyone know if the conventional-tail Bonanza is new mold or a re-issue of an older release?

 

I've done a few of the kits, some years back. A pair of 150's...did a crappy job of building it as the 152 I got my license in, trashed it and did another...slightly better. Did the Cherokee(long since gone)...I do remember it having raised lines as a painting guide (or am I mistaken???). Also did the v-tail for one of the guys at my airport...wasn't a month after I got it to him, he did a belly landing. That was 16 years ago, he still has and flies it regularly and it's a beautiful as it ever was! I don't recall any of em being bad kits, they just take a little extra effort.

These 172's (Esci/Italeri) fit well enough, but those rivets and panel lines are a bit much. Also, the shapes around the rear windows is quite off. Should be a smooth transition from the roof, down to the tail boom. They have a bit too "bubbled".

I really wish we could get these in 1/32nd scale.

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