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IL2 Sturmovik 3 weeks 1 day ago #1

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Kit - Italeri re-boxed Accurate Miniatures.
Paint - All enamels.
Decals - Eduard & kit.
Extras - Eduard Zoom set.


IL2M-3 Sturmovik
23rd Ind. Assault Regt.
Soviet Black Sea Fleet
Late 1943.






















First time I've built an IL2 and first time I've finished an AM kit. Engineering is superb IMO, as long as you take the time to read how other folks built theirs AND test fit... especially around the wing-to-fuselage assemblies. All the paint tones are mixed using my favourite (un)reliable Mk.I eyeball method using Humbrol, Xtracolour and Tamiya enamels. I bought a sheet of 'Authentic Decals' but they shattered into molecule sized fragments as soon as they hit the water so I used Eduard 'stars' and the kit supplied bort numbers / guards badge.

Not too much else to add, if anyone wants to ask any questions, make any comments or rain-down any abuse, that's all fine. Have the rest of a great weekend folks... best from the 'Naki.





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IL2 Sturmovik 3 weeks 18 hours ago #2

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I Like that!! Nice work Ian!
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IL2 Sturmovik 3 weeks 17 hours ago #3

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Great work Ian! That is looking fantastic!
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IL2 Sturmovik 3 weeks 9 hours ago #4

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Very nice work there Ian, jeez you're really pumping these out mate, keep it up. :)
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IL2 Sturmovik 3 weeks 7 hours ago #5

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Beautiful work there Ian :whistle:
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IL2 Sturmovik 3 weeks 4 hours ago #6

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Gary wrote: Very nice work there Ian, jeez you're really pumping these out mate, keep it up. :)


I despise that I've been forced into 'semi retirement' here in NZ, but it does give me so much more 'me time'... s'pose there is an upside, eh ?



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IL2 Sturmovik 2 weeks 6 days ago #7

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Nice work on the flying infantryman Ian.
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IL2 Sturmovik 2 weeks 6 days ago #8

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That's a really nice paint job Ian.

Like Gary said, you are really pumping these kits out!
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IL2 Sturmovik 2 weeks 6 days ago #9

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That looks very good. 1:72?? You’ve made it look larger with the painting and weathering.
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IL2 Sturmovik 2 weeks 5 days ago #10

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Bishop wrote: That looks very good. 1:72?? You’ve made it look larger with the painting and weathering.



It's 1:48 matey, but cheers for that.

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IL2 Sturmovik 1 week 8 hours ago #11

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Have to agree that is a nice paint job and the kit looks very good. Be good to see it in a few months in Cambridge in the flesh.
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