Jump to content
ARC Discussion Forums

Sign in to follow this  
Silenoz

Tu-160, white swan

Recommended Posts

Holiday is over, and I'm still waiting for an outstanding (placed in february...) order for my Su-34... sigh...

Just wish that Advanced Modeling would sent the parts to that shop

So what to do, another gem from the stash, the Tu-160 from Trumpeter in 1:144...

55ed3101969f7.jpg

55ed3102bc519.jpg

55ed31176f91e.jpg

55ed3100788b5.jpg

So far I cleaned up most of the parts, and started painting the cockpit and wheelbays

276322-11032-27.jpg

276653-11032-80.jpg

276654-11032-13.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

some work done in the cockpit, pretty basic, not that much can be seen after closing the hull:

276655-11032-70.jpg

276656-11032-26.jpg

they even thought about the toilet...

276657-11032-44.jpg

Edited by Silenoz

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is is a nice bird you've build there... I was already using your build as a guide for colors, etc... maybe I'll put some extra effort in the front landing gear, but it is really flimsy...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Did some further work in the wheelbays:

8568df888c75b314c6bad2f0d3cec06d.jpg

8e75f590025f6f096576cfe32f9f2110.jpg

46d2b97e08b8f146dab50b8aed06c2b4.jpg

These need a drybrush:

34ecc3871410dac0a855dcdd33c2146c.jpg

Edited by Silenoz

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi,

Just make sure you assemble the rear landing bays perfectly, otherwise it will be difficult to join the top and bottom fuselage together

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

didn't had a lot of modeling time lately, but managed to do some work:

 

basic painting of the main gear legs

278066-11032-65.jpg

 

with some wash

278067-11032-80.jpg

 

Need to attach the plates that close the opening at the hull, these are missing in the kit

278068-11032-54.jpg

 

A lot of noseweight is necessary to avoid a tailsitter, more nuts can be found under the cockpit

279603-11032-13.jpg

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pretty impressive when the hull is closed

279604-11032-17.jpg

 

some nasty seams to clean up... 

279605-11032-70.jpg

 

could have tackled these before the wings were attached...

284449-11032-58.jpg

 

Canopy masked, and started rescribing:

284450-11032-30.jpg

 

284451-11032-19.jpg

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Paint is on... now the details around the engines:

tried some shading of the panels with light brown, lightgrey and grey, seems in the end that only the grey had some effect...

 

Anybody has some ideas of how to add some different shading to the panels afterwards?

 

679a11fded043471efbda7a6a0d6cee3.jpg

 

7d14f8a5ef9000aa083be05bf04d68d6.jpg

 

b2382a26fa36f020b08804f83a26427a.jpg

 

8e6372f03b4e98f0f0bf9e4e08c6750c.jpg

 

Edited by Silenoz

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh very nice, i made one of these "what if" 

Thats huge plane even on 1:144...Keep it up!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

thx, I have a few questions for some guy's with more knowledge about this plane than I have. On the painting instructions, the aircraft is completely white, on most there is a dark metal surface in front of the engines:

 

Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack

 

are there aircraft without this "unpainted" metal parts?

 

What would be an appropriate color for the discolorisation on the swing-wing mechanism at the base of the wings? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

UIf you mean the leading edges of big centroplane - it is not metal, it is RWRs, which painted in milk white, not so bright like main painting. This paint looking like dirty white.

 

If you talking about small dark metal casing plate just near engines hatches - it can be white too, not only metal.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, you are right in all quesions, big engine hatches always dark metal, small usual painted in white, but metal is offer, that white - in this place part of wing, which standing verically in maximum sweep position is adjoins closely to this closing plate. BTW ring-type hatch in front of exaust is darker, than main big area casing.

Edited by kotey

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

thx for all the help. most decals are on, including the small ones. I have a rahter fast way to do this, so in max 1h I applied all the small ones.

 

292758-11032-52.jpg

 

292759-11032-91.jpg

 

too bad Trumpeter didn't mirror this decal, so they provide the same one for left and right. I tried to fix it with some creative cutting and pasting...

292757-11032-44.jpg

 

292760-11032-53.jpg

 

and an overview from atop. Hinges are painted with a mix of english uniform, dek tan and white. Some panels are handbrushed with white, offwhite, ivory white and Ivory white and english uniform (border of the the square panels in the wingroot...)

292992-11032-80.jpg

 

and below (still need to paint the below bare metal surfaces and do some retouches where the metal went under the tape...):

292993-11032-20.jpg

 

Edited by Silenoz

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Started with a lightgrey wash on this one:

Hope you can see where I started

293922-11032-79.jpg

 

this one needs some cleanup to do

293923-11032-41.jpg

 

before and after

293924-11032-82.jpg

 

Any comments about it? to light, to dark.. good..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...