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Tamiya's 1/48 scale
Il-2 Shturmovik

by Brett Green

Ilyushin Il-2 Shturmovik

Tamiya's 1/48 scale Il-2 Shturmovik may be pre-orderded online right now from Squadron




I have just finished building and painting the second test shot of Tamiya's 1/48 scale Il-2 Shturmovik.

My very posititive impressions were reinforced throughout this second build. You can see how the first build went by following this link.

I don't have decals yet, so I used a Good Stuff resin seat with cast-on harness straps as a substitute for the kit's decal seat belts.

I employed a combination of Airscale and MDC decals for the instrument panel. The semi-elliptical dive indicator lines in front of the windscreen are decals from the Italeri rebox of Accurate Miniatures' Il-2m3. Once again, Tamiya's decal sheet will include these when you buy your kits.



I also replaced the cannon barrels with brass tube. The model was otherwise built straight from the box.



In the absence of kit markings, I used decals from an Aeromaster sheet, Item No. 48-199. The sticker on the bag tells me that I bought these back in December 1997 from Chris Wauchop's old Sydney shop, "Absolute Hobbies". They worked well despite their vintage.



This model will feature in a two-part series of articles in Issues 15 and 17 of Military Illustrated Modeller magazine. More details will be available closer to publication.

Thanks to Tamiya Japan for the sample
Tamiya kits are distributed in the UK by The Hobby Company Limited


Model, Images and Text Copyright © 2012 by Brett Green
Page Created 18 May, 2012
Last Updated 18 May, 2012

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