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Mikro-Mir's 1:144 scale Yakovlev UT-1 Hydro

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  • Member since
    February 2005
Mikro-Mir's 1:144 scale Yakovlev UT-1 Hydro
Posted by marcopreto on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 7:58 AM

Here are a few photos of the latest model to leave my scale modelling bench! It is a realy small UT-1 floatplane, built using Mikro-Mir's kit and "home made" details. It was painted using Vallejo acrylics and Ammo washes and oil paints.

 

I had a mishap with the float structs, but I am somewhat happy with the look of the engine and the propeller.

 

Cheers

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 8:04 AM

Wow Marco!  Great looking build.  That is a tiny little bird - not sure I could build that little guy in that scale.  Nicely done, and great pics.

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    August 2021
Posted by lurch on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 8:23 AM

WOW Talk about small. It looks great tho. I like it.

  • Member since
    March 2022
  • From: Twin cities, MN
Posted by missileman2000 on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 8:46 AM

Great! Cute.

Reminds me of the Acroduster biplane I built in 1:72- I think your model is even smaller.

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 12:59 PM

Very tiny!  You should love it, if you can find it.  Maybe a good tie tac?

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 1:12 PM

Hello!

Given how small this baby is and how you had to really squeeze your macro, I'm amazed how impeccably clean this build is!

Thanks for sharing and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

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

www.vietnam.net.pl

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 9:26 PM

Outstanding build!Toast Toast Toast

I can't even attempt that scale any more. Have moved up from 1/72 to 1/48. Might even have to go to 1/32 but then I'd need a bigger house. Wink

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  1/48 Tamiya - Vought F4U-1A Corsair for Group Build 'Absent Friends' 50%                                                                   1/48 Encore Models - A-37B/OA-37B Dragonfly 50%

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    July 2003
  • From: Building models on my kitchen counter top~somewhere in North Carolina
Posted by disastermaster on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 9:39 PM

VERY IMPRESSIVE!

On the kitchen counter top in North Carolina

  • Member since
    March 2022
  • From: Twin cities, MN
Posted by missileman2000 on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 2:25 PM

fox

Outstanding build!Toast Toast Toast

I can't even attempt that scale any more. Have moved up from 1/72 to 1/48. Might even have to go to 1/32 but then I'd need a bigger house. Wink

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

 

You would be surprised how large a big airliner (think 787) or large bomber is in 1:144.  And resist thoughts of only going to a larger scale.  I was thinking that when my hands got tremors, but I do believe in the old saying, use it or lose it.  I was afraid that would make things worse.  I have a bright LED positional light at the bench, and dollar store readers up to 2.5 diopters.  I like cheap ones because even with the best intentions I end up getting CA, paint and other crud on them.  I have learned a few tricks for stabilizing my hands, like a block of wood to rest the bases of my thumbs together when doing fine work- not perfect but it makes a great improvement.  I am slower than I used to be, but can still use it.

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 8:27 PM

Marcopreto:

        Okay, I have to ask you. How much weight did that wee airplane gain with the paints on it? Because even with a few Micro-grams more it would still be beautiful at any size!! Very good work for such a wee little Birdy that lands on water. Luv it!!

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 10:18 PM

Thanks for the info Missileman. I have drugstore glasses 2x, 2.5, 3, 3.5. I have an optivisor with extra lenses. Also have the round bright light with the magnifying glass in the middle. Have a couple of pair of "extra hands" to hold pieces while working on them and several sets of blocks that I arrange on the bench to rest my hands on when working. One of my neighbors came over and when he looked at the bench and saw all the glasses he wanted to know if I was making and selling eyeglasses. I'll still try the small models if I see one that I really like and want to build.

Jim Captain

Stay Safe. 

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench:  1/48 Tamiya - Vought F4U-1A Corsair for Group Build 'Absent Friends' 50%                                                                   1/48 Encore Models - A-37B/OA-37B Dragonfly 50%

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

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