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Author Topic: Early Er-2 from the A-model kit?  (Read 9632 times)
warhawk
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« on: March 12, 2015, 01:43:07 AM »

Hello,

Not being familiar with the type, but interested in the early version of Ermolayev Er-2 (with the offset asymmetrical canopy), I would like to know if the A-model kit 1/72 could be converted to it without some major "surgery"?
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Massimo Tessitori
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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2015, 03:41:05 AM »

Hi,
not too easy, but it looks feasible. For that I remember, aside the new canopy you have to modify the engines, coolers, nacelles, rudders.
I haven't made in-depth analysis. Good drawings and photos are available.
Here  http://mig3.sovietwarplanes.com/Yer-2/Yer-2camo/yer-2camo.htm I have sketches of the early camouflage and some photos.
Please keep us informed if you start this project.
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Massimo
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« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2015, 11:05:57 AM »

That's one I would like to do also, warhawk. It seems like the changes to the rudders, engines, etc. would be possible, but what would you use for the offset canopy? As I recall, the nose section transparency is much the same, but the cockpit canopy is completely different.

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Jason
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warhawk
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« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2015, 11:32:58 AM »

but what would you use for the offset canopy?

Hi Jason,

That's the least of the problems, now, that I've figured out how to make vacuform canopies.
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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2015, 12:25:22 PM »

That's right - you make vacuform canopies! If you make one for the early Yer-2, I'd be interested in paying for one. I think I could do the rest of the changes.

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Jason
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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2015, 01:46:39 PM »

By the way: vacuformed MV turret shells for planes as SB, Li-2, Il-4 etc would be good.
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Massimo
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warhawk
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« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2015, 01:43:49 AM »

Thank you all for the suggestions, but as I have already explained in this topic, I won't be making any canopies for sale (too much effort and time for too little money).

If I do make any new canopies in the future, they will be solely for the subject I'm currently working on. I will give out a couple of them, but no more series production.

Aleksandar
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« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2015, 01:51:23 AM »

I see. It will be interesting anyway.
Massimo
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