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The Soviet GB Discussion Thread
« on: December 20, 2016, 06:11:33 am »
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Re: The Soviet GB Discussion Thread
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2016, 06:13:16 am »
Will probably be using an Airfix Pe-2 that I got from Kitbasher at Telford. Need to find out if the Soviet Union ever used it as a torpedo bomber first ? If they did then it might end up in Mongolian People's A.F. colours
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Re: The Soviet GB Discussion Thread
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2016, 06:42:36 am »
I have three projects on the list earmarked for this GB. One is a relatively simple lend-lease US aircraft with Red Stars, based on a profile/idea posted by PantherG/Wenzel some time ago. Another one is a major kitbash project, one of the earliest ideas on my whif list - so far unrealized because of the massive expected surgery with dubious outcome. The result should be epic, though, NATO code "Fastback" ;)
And there might also be a helicopter in the works, and somehow the Soviet Republic of Finland might materialize, too?

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Re: The Soviet GB Discussion Thread
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2016, 07:16:06 am »
Having recently bought 3 x 1/72 Soviet attack helicopters with no idea of what I wanted to do with them, i may just enter this GB. ;)
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Re: The Soviet GB Discussion Thread
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2016, 02:42:39 am »
Having recently bought 3 x 1/72 Soviet attack helicopters with no idea of what I wanted to do with them, i may just enter this GB. ;)

An helicopter zwilling!!  :wub:
Has anybody tried that? After all, some early copters had  side by side rotors, even that russian monster, the Mil V-12.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil_V-12
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Re: The Soviet GB Discussion Thread
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2016, 03:15:18 am »
Hi I will build a Soviet Sherman with a Tesla Gun.

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Re: The Soviet GB Discussion Thread
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2016, 05:11:02 am »
I have a project, I'm just not sure I can be dedicated and focused enough to finish by the end of April. I'm definitely going to try though! I'm going to tackle post WW2 capital ship building in Soviet Russia; Where ship builds you!

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Re: The Soviet GB Discussion Thread
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2016, 10:37:54 am »
Yeah, might aswell joint this GB too......Haven't finished the Oldkit GB yet, but never mind about that! All is settled for paintjob, just waiting for the decals to arrive...

I was thinking about a MiG-25 in heavy strike variant....sort of mix of F-15E, F-16XL and MiG-25. Scheme options are open....

What do you reckon?

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Re: The Soviet GB Discussion Thread
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2016, 11:01:03 am »
I have some thoughts on ex-Luftwaffe Nightfighters wearing Red Stars prompted by Colin Gees latest Red Gambit book
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Re: The Soviet GB Discussion Thread
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2016, 12:56:51 pm »
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Re: The Soviet GB Discussion Thread
« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2016, 01:05:03 pm »
Having recently bought 3 x 1/72 Soviet attack helicopters with no idea of what I wanted to do with them, i may just enter this GB. ;)

You should do at least one in natural metal with big red stars!
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Re: The Soviet GB Discussion Thread
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2016, 01:02:02 am »
An helicopter zwilling!!  :wub:
This would probably get my vite... :wub:
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Re: The Soviet GB Discussion Thread
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2016, 05:54:38 am »
I like the idea of the strike fighter MiG 25.
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Re: The Soviet GB Discussion Thread
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2016, 06:39:52 am »
Will probably be using an Airfix Pe-2 that I got from Kitbasher at Telford. Need to find out if the Soviet Union ever used it as a torpedo bomber first ? If they did then it might end up in Mongolian People's A.F. colours

Having read through the section on the Pe-2 in my Osprey Encyclopedia of Russian Aircraft and a few other books it doesn't appear to have been used as a torpedo bomber, so that's me sorted  :thumbsup:
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Re: The Soviet GB Discussion Thread
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2016, 07:52:06 am »
I like the idea of the strike fighter MiG 25.

Recce versions were used as fast bombers from Egypt against Israel, AFAIK...  :rolleyes:

Also found two more potential builds: a whiffy T-34 howitzer version, and a kitbashed heavy escort fighter for the late Forties, based on my favorite P-47/Supermarine Attacker combo that spawned the Ki-104.

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