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Author Topic: 1/72nd Academy Il-2 two seater straight wing  (Read 1913 times)
Jirokoh
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« on: March 14, 2016, 10:25:21 AM »

Hello Smiley

I registered on this forum some time ago, and came back looking for some documentation for my current build Smiley
I figured out I could show my work here, to have some advice, and so that you could tell me if I'm doing something wrong, or completely inaccurate Smiley
My goal is to make a diorama of an Il-2 two seater straight wing, with some figures, and a gaz AA starter truck next to it Smiley

But first, here are some pictures of the actual Il-2 model (with some PE added, and a lot of scratch Wink)

The inside :





The under-fuselage radiator :





The gunner's 12.7 :



Scrath build of the engine cooling airflow exhaust, compared to the kit's one :



The kits radiator intake :



And scratch build :



Some aluminum paper was added to simulate the reinforcement on the wings, and the machine guns and canons were made out of streched cotton-bud



The flaps are going to be represented as extended, so I made the mechanical indicator :



Out of Tamiya putty, I tried to make the karman, since it's not completely flat on the reall plane, I tried to get that tiny layer :



Here it is with the inner strucutre of the wing, seen when the flaps are down (all scratch build) :



And the top side of the plane, seen when the wings where glued, and puttied :



I'm currently working on some figures, the truck, and redoing the aluminum paper reinforcements, since they should cover the entire wing, and not just the top side.
I had a question, concerning the gun fairing on Z.18 straight wings, was it completely round, or a bit flat on the leading edge ? Because Academy represents them flat, but I've seen some pictures of round ones on Z.18 arrows. I hope someone can help me Smiley

I hope you'll like my build, and that it's not too inaccurate Smiley
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Massimo Tessitori
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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2016, 01:46:56 AM »

Hi,
it's a beautiful work, but there is an error:
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Scrath build of the engine cooling airflow exhaust, compared to the kit's one :
It's a plate opened on the rear and on the low side, not a duct. The plate covers the fuselage side that has an outlet grille weakening its armour. I suggest to cut it, open it on its lower side and rebuilt the side of the fuselage under it.
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Massimo
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Jirokoh
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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2016, 04:44:36 AM »

Thank you ! Smiley

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Scrath build of the engine cooling airflow exhaust, compared to the kit's one :
It's a plate opened on the rear and on the low side, not a duct. The plate covers the fuselage side that has an outlet grille weakening its armour. I suggest to cut it, open it on its lower side and rebuilt the side of the fuselage under it.


I'm sorry, but I didn't really get what you say ? I'm don't really understand which part I should change ?  Undecided

But thank you for pointing out what's wrong ! Cheesy
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Massimo Tessitori
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« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2016, 01:04:29 PM »

Hi,



this piece behind the exhaust pipes is the problem. It shouldn't be a duct, but a protection plate over a grille. The plate should be open both rearwards and downwards.

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Massimo
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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2016, 08:59:50 PM »

Very nice work! Regarding the gun fairings, before the arrow (and some late straight-winged two-seater examples), Z.18 had squared fairings for the VYa-23 23-mm cannons.

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Jason
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Jirokoh
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« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2016, 12:57:06 PM »

Thank you both of you for your replies Smiley

I changed the pieces behind the exhausts, because I was told what you told me, so I guess they are less wring now Smiley

Thanks Jason ! (it's seems you didn't get my MP ? I asked you about that, but maybe I didn't get it to be send  Huh)
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« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2016, 01:27:57 PM »

Hi, I suggest to file a bit the nose side just aside the front of the oil cooler intake recess over it. Academy ones look a bit angular on this part.
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Massimo.
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Jirokoh
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« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2016, 01:40:23 AM »

Hello Smiley

Here's a little update on my Il-2 Smiley I started painting it, using Massimo Tessitori's drawings :













It still needs some work, berofe getting it's winter camouflage over it Smiley

I hope you like it ! Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2016, 04:17:31 AM »

Hi,
it is a beautiful work. I like the rivets too, it is a lot of work on this model.
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Jirokoh
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« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2016, 07:32:56 AM »

Hi,
it is a beautiful work. I like the rivets too, it is a lot of work on this model.
Regards
Massimo

Thank you very much Massimo ! It means a lot since I'm also using your work for it ! Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2016, 08:20:55 PM »

That looks great with the paint on!

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Jason
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Jirokoh
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« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2016, 05:22:21 AM »

Seems I haven't posted in a while up here !   Lips Sealed

So before I applied the winter camouflage, I went on trying to work on the differents shades of the camouflage :





Then I applyied the winter camouflage, based on Massimo's profile :









And a last picture with the first figure that will go on it (and my very first figure, not very big at 1/72nd scale!)



Then I tried scratching the flaps, since Academy doesn't give us the option to do it :

Here is my first attempt :


But that those structures are too high for the size of flap, so I did a secid version :



But then I saw on pictures that the structures were not all evenly seperated, as you can see on this picture :



So, I unglued everything, and got back to work, finally here it is :



And all four flaps are done :



I couldn't resist trying to see what it could look like :







And I rally like this last picture :



That's all for the moment Smiley I hope you like it ! Cheesy

If you see anything wrong, please tell me Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2017, 05:27:24 PM »

This was a very nice model - did you ever finish it?

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Jason
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