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Hobby Boss 1/32 Il-2 'On Skis'

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vince14   

Quick update. I managed to get most of the cockpit completed - just waiting for some HGW seatbelts to arrive before I fit the seat. This is a mix of kit parts and Eduard etched metal.

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Once the seat has been fitted, I just need to do some detail painting and add a few highlights, then I can move on!

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dnl42   

Has this coming along? I'm really looking forward to the rest of this beast!

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vince14   

I've been tied down with work recently, but I've made some progress!

Cockpit is complete:

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Engine built too - I didn't bother too much with this, as most of it will be invisible once built:

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Ready to join the fuselage halves together:

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Some indication of how big it'll be once built!

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dnl42   

Nice work on that.

That's going to be huge!

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vince14   

So, along with every other kit of the Il-2, Hobby Boss decided to cover the rear fuselage with rivets and panel lines. This is a problem, because only the first 200-odd examples had a metal fuselage - all the rest had wooden ones. So out with the Tamiya Liquid Surface Primer, sanding sticks and nail polish remover...

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vince14   

It's still in the state it was when I last posted...I've been so busy I haven't actually sat at my modelling desk since I last posted! :(

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Andrewla   

I've been tied down with work recently, but I've made some progress!

Cockpit is complete:

12094858_10153129884487050_1777754499988285358_o.jpg

12113489_10153129884467050_1493797779140720820_o.jpg

Engine built too - I didn't bother too much with this, as most of it will be invisible once built:

11170333_10153129884717050_285345758607050391_o.jpg

Ready to join the fuselage halves together:

12119950_10153129884737050_1734986650967769608_o.jpg

Some indication of how big it'll be once built!

12109846_10153129884952050_347737890352750204_o.jpg

keep doing, that looks awesome !

Edited by Andrewla

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