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TISO
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« Reply #30 on: May 13, 2013, 02:49:27 PM »

From a friend who is a bit of a plastic wheeler-dealer and who got it for me (together with 1/72 MSD (ex Maquette) Vickers 66 Vernon/Vimy commercial) on Hungarian Mosonmagyar?v?r scale modell show from a serbian shop Spektar M-Hobby
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« Reply #31 on: May 13, 2013, 11:11:41 PM »

I bought my Eastern Express Li2 at the 2011 Scale Modelworld, from a Prague model shop I believe, but it lacks windows and slotted engine faces.  It is below the standard of the Roden and clearly based on the Minicraft.  Three versions were on sale then, but not (I think?) a turreted version.
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« Reply #32 on: May 14, 2013, 03:19:12 PM »

Well it seems they did improve the mould a bit lately and in my box (EE 14430) there are fuselage windows, a turret and sloted cowl faces (but skies are missing). I compared it with Roden C-47 and Roden is clearly supperior in fit (less filling and grinding) and some aspects of accuracy i.e. wing tips on EE are a bit too pointy and it shows if you put them side by side but Roden did forget to make panel lines for flaps under the fuselage. On the other hand EE fuselage paneling is more in line with Li-2 drawings. EE fuselage is almost identical in shape and size to Roden (main differensec are panel lines and windshield attachment).

BTW
for Li-2 slotted cowl face one can get these days BrenGun PE set BRL144071 for 1/144 Li-2 (Li-2 cowl faces, MG's and few antenas)
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« Reply #33 on: May 15, 2013, 01:54:03 PM »

My box has long gone, but from memory (and the art on the instruction sheet) it was the same as shown.  Obviously the instruction sheet will have changed too.  It was also labelled as 14430 so caveat emptor.  There was no turret on the instructions, either.

The wings are also shorter in span than the Roden.  The Roden does however have too wide a chord on the aileron uppersurfaces.
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« Reply #34 on: May 18, 2013, 10:40:24 PM »

Hobby Link Japan are mentioning an Eastern Express Li1NB, which may be a typo but I suspect means a night bomber release of this kit - hopefully not the same one as already available.
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« Reply #35 on: May 20, 2013, 03:28:06 AM »

HUH i belive the thing is similar to 1/72 ACE models BRDM-2 nowdays you have kits from 3 different versions of mould floating around. In the end they are still ACE (soft details, bad fit, lots of putty, lots of grinding and sanding...)...
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« Reply #36 on: January 06, 2014, 05:36:19 AM »

What about this one?

http://sa-kuva.fi/neo?tem=webneo_image_preview_max&lang=ENG&doc_id=7aa7d2216b2241143e7c4d72353052b2&archive=&zoom=YES
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« Reply #37 on: January 06, 2014, 07:57:48 AM »

Hi Oleg,
interesting image. The plane appears in natural metal, and different panels feature different shades. Do you know any other informations on this image?
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FPSOlkor
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« Reply #38 on: January 06, 2014, 01:46:49 PM »


That is an airplane that brought Soviet comission to Khanko Peninsula in 1940
http://sa-kuva.fi/neo?tem=webneo_image_preview_max&lang=ENG&doc_id=7aa7d2216b22411f4213200306b6f284&archive=&zoom=YES
SB from the same event
http://sa-kuva.fi/neo?tem=webneo_image_preview_max&lang=ENG&doc_id=7aa7d2216b2241130183c2089789447d&archive=&zoom=YES
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« Reply #39 on: January 06, 2014, 06:08:08 PM »

That SB is interesting; it has the main wheels, but a ski has replaced the tail wheel.

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Jason
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« Reply #40 on: January 06, 2014, 07:50:57 PM »

Yes, and it has the mast on the windshield; it is certainly a late production one, I suppose around the beginning of 1940.
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FPSOlkor
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« Reply #41 on: January 07, 2014, 02:05:04 AM »

The image was made right after the Winter war ended - SB is sitting on ice of the Gulf of Finland, so it is erly spring of 1940. Perhaps this SB was a replacement for the losses?
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« Reply #42 on: January 07, 2014, 05:58:42 AM »

What is the emblem on the tail & nose of the aircraft?
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FPSOlkor
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« Reply #43 on: January 07, 2014, 01:21:15 PM »

Douglas emblem
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« Reply #44 on: January 07, 2014, 02:14:28 PM »

Douglas emblem

Your right.



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