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 Trumpeter 1/144 Beriev A-50 Mainstay

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PostSubject: Trumpeter 1/144 Beriev A-50 Mainstay   Thu May 11 2017, 10:44

An older build from 2006, the kit was easy to assemble except for attaching the radome and support struts, which defied several attempts to mount and align correctly on the rear fuselage. Like most 1/144 kits the panel lines are a little heavy but I was impressed with the clear parts and general overall detail. The reference pics I found differed in some details and clearly showed an upgraded version compared to the kit, so I tried to replicate them on the model: added chaff dispensers, modified refueling probe, various antennae etc. Biggest challenge: getting all 20 tyres to touch the ground  Shocked

 Mike Grant | Calgary AB

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PostSubject: Re: Trumpeter 1/144 Beriev A-50 Mainstay   Sat May 13 2017, 08:43

Nice work on such a complex looking plane. Even in 1/144, it still a decent size. It is nice to see more Russian/Soviet Jet age subjects. Thanks for sharing this one. Perfection as always!


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