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Ivan the Risible
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« on: October 23, 2015, 12:06:31 PM »

Hi everyone and thanks to the admins for approve my request to join. I am along time observer of the whole Soviet thing, especially their aviation and after returning to modelling a few years ago with the Revell Akranoplan I have since had a go at the Hobbyboss IL-2 in 1/72 and have the single seat in 1/32 in the stash. I found your wonderful site while chasing up the Mig 3 kits which I am sure I will be getting around to sooner or later and I don't think I could have found many places better to get all the details although I'm more of a fun builder than a rivet counter. I think I will be mostly reading but will attempt to join in with the discussions wherever I can with my limited knowledge. Wink
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Jirokoh
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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2015, 11:31:20 AM »

Welcome ! Smiley

Do you have any pictures of your Il-2 ? Because I myself am currently buildint Academy's one ! Smiley
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Ivan the Risible
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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2015, 11:17:53 AM »

 OK here are a few







 The Hobbyboss kit might not be the best for accuracy but its a quick, easy build that you could add details to if you wanted and it leaves you wanting to make another!

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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2015, 07:35:28 PM »

Welcome to the site, 'Ivan'! Nice Il-2, although you probably know that the arrow, the swept-wing version of the Il-2, didn't have the 37-mm cannons. That's one HB messed up on (only the straight-winged two-seater, like the Academy kit, carried them, under the wooden-covered wings). Still, it is an easy kit, and the dimensions and moulding are good. I have one with some left-over 23-mm cannons from the Tamiya kit I'll get around to some day. Il-2's are sort of 'my thing'.

Best Regards,

Jason
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Ivan the Risible
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« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2015, 12:26:46 AM »

Welcome to the site, 'Ivan'! Nice Il-2, although you probably know that the arrow, the swept-wing version of the Il-2, didn't have the 37-mm cannons. That's one HB messed up on (only the straight-winged two-seater, like the Academy kit, carried them, under the wooden-covered wings). Still, it is an easy kit, and the dimensions and moulding are good. I have one with some left-over 23-mm cannons from the Tamiya kit I'll get around to some day. Il-2's are sort of 'my thing'.

Best Regards,

Jason

Hi Jason, I am now aware of a lot of inaccuracies with the Il-2 models, thanks mainly to you and everyone here and the wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm that exists on the web for this aircraft and its variants. I bought two of this kit so still have another to do when I get around to it, along with a HB Il-2 in 1/32, the whitewashed single seater .
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AC26
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« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2015, 09:58:47 PM »

Nice Il-2, although you probably know that the arrow, the swept-wing version of the Il-2, didn't have the 37-mm cannons. That's one HB messed up on (only the straight-winged two-seater, like the Academy kit, carried them, under the wooden-covered wings). Still, it is an easy kit, and the dimensions and moulding are good. I have one with some left-over 23-mm cannons from the Tamiya kit I'll get around to some day.
Hi,

Am I the only one having problems with the V-form and wing-fuselage seam on the upper surfaces? It was tricky for me to hide and all the hatches needed to be redone. In comparison to Tamiya I wouldn't bother any more expect sourcing better wheels to the great T kit!

Cheers,

AaCee
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Spitfire
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« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2015, 10:07:11 AM »

Il-2's are sort of 'my thing'.

Best Regards,

Jason
A slight understatement !!!!
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