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Author Topic: Best 1/72nd MBR-2?  (Read 7552 times)
warhawk
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« on: December 15, 2010, 09:47:22 PM »

Which is the most accurate MBR-2 in 1/72nd? Ease of construction is of no importance to me...
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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2010, 10:57:22 PM »

From what I've seen, all available kits share the same mold, which depicts - rather accurately - an MBR-2 bis.
Follow this link for a build with discussion of its merits and defects:

http://translate.google.it/translate?hl=it&sl=ru&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.scalemodels.ru%2F
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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2010, 09:24:57 AM »

Unfortunately, the link is incomplete...
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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2010, 12:32:57 PM »

http://scalemodels.ru/modules/forum/viewtopic.php?t=26523&postdays=0&postorder=asc&&start=20 At present there is no alternative. It was a very long time vakuform Karo Ace, a lot less accurate.
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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2010, 02:17:03 PM »

So I have thought. It's no problem for me to modify these kits and fill them up with detail, I only hate they're always over-priced...
Thanks for the info
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« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2010, 05:51:51 PM »

I have the Eastern Express version of the MBR-2bis, and although it has some heavy flash in places, it looks like a pretty nice kit.  From that thread that Walker posted, it seems there are some interesting paint schemes for this aeroplane.

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Jason
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« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2010, 07:14:28 PM »

If anyone wants the Eastern Express MBR-2bis kit, there's an ebay seller in China who has four of them left (I bought one already!  Cheesy ). He calls himself East Street Daiyee; I've dealt with him before, and he's first class. Tell him John sent you! Wink Check out his store as well - he's got a lot of Eastern Express reboxings of various VVS and other kits. I also bought an EE LaGG-3 series 35 (rebox of Dakoplast kit) while I was at it.

Here's the link!
http://cgi.ebay.ca/Eastern-Express-1-72-Short-range-flying-boat-MBR-2-bis-/360126763418?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item53d93a519a

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« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2010, 08:59:12 PM »

If anyone wants the Eastern Express MBR-2bis kit, there's an ebay seller in China who has four of them left (I bought one already!  Cheesy ). He calls himself East Street Daiyee; I've dealt with him before, and he's first class. Tell him John sent you! Wink Check out his store as well - he's got a lot of Eastern Express reboxings of various VVS and other kits. I also bought an EE LaGG-3 series 35 (rebox of Dakoplast kit) while I was at it.

Here's the link!
http://cgi.ebay.ca/Eastern-Express-1-72-Short-range-flying-boat-MBR-2-bis-/360126763418?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item53d93a519a

John

That looks exactly like the one I bought, complete with flash!  Come to think of it, I may have bought it from Daiyee.  I know I bought a couple of Eastern Express repackagings of the Dakoplast IL-2 off of him.  John's correct; he's a good seller.

Regards,

Jason
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« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2010, 10:24:49 PM »

Oh well - guess what - this kit has now been reissued by Condor (Ukraine):
http://www.hannants.co.uk/product/CDR72101

(Hannants also has the Miniworld line of 1/72 molded brass/bronze machine guns in stock - ShKAS, Degtyaryov DA, etc.)

John
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« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2011, 06:41:56 PM »

MBR-2 drawings from the Seawings site:
http://www.seawings.co.uk/BerievMBR-2plansgal.htm

MBR-2 photos:
http://www.seawings.co.uk/Beriev%20MBR-2Photogal.htm

Seawings "What's new" page; scroll down for a variety of Russian flying boats, old and new, and also WIG "ekranoplan" types:
http://www.seawings.co.uk/whatsnew.htm

John
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« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2011, 08:08:32 PM »

Thank you for the links, John!  I'd seen the plans for the MBR-2, but I don't remember seeing those photographs.  I'd also forgetten what a fascinating "plane"(?) the Lun ekranoplan is.  Now that would be fantastic in 1/72nd scale!  Amodel, are you listening?

Regards,

Jason
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« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2011, 04:12:03 PM »

A rather nice built MBR-2:
http://www.seawings.co.uk/modgaldaviespage-1.htm
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« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2011, 06:29:50 PM »


That really is nice! Something to inspire me when my MBR-2 Christmas present finally arrives - thank you! I don't know if I'm good enough to try that camouflage pattern, though...

John
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« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2011, 11:38:43 AM »

Nice discussion and great material coming up!

The good news is that the breakdown of parts in the M-Avia/Siga/etc. kit makes it rather easy to get an early MBR-2 with M-17 engines. The most difficult thing would be a new cowling for the engine, but perhaps getting some 'inspiration' from a He.51...
...and what's best, all the original parts can be called into service if the scratchbuilding fails.
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« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2011, 02:03:09 AM »

Some interesting profiles on this Russian forum, which I stumbled across tonight:
http://karopka.ru/forum/forum236/topic6967/

Photos, etc. - I haven't had time to investigate this site, but it looks like a good one:
http://crimso.msk.ru/Site/Crafts/Craft22355.htm

MBR-2bis page:
http://crimso.msk.ru/Site/Crafts/Craft19960.htm

John
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