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The carrier "Ukraine SSR"

Started by JoeP, January 24, 2009, 03:12:47 PM

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JoeP

All right, I finally did it. I pulled out my Revell Graf Zeppelin and am going to build it as it could, as it should have been, comrades!  :drink: I will demonstrate how glorious Soviet workers would have corrected the inferior Fascist vessel into a example of superior Socialist engineering.

I plan to base the airgroup on this old build:



I regret that I do not remember who did these aircraft originally. I salute them with good Socialist beer.  :cheers:

Commissar Iosef R, Ship Construction Directorate
In want of hobby space!  The kitchen table is never stable.  Still managing to get some building done.

Taiidantomcat

No better time than the present  ;D
"Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality." -Jules de Gaultier

"My model is right! It's the real world that's wrong!" -global warming scientist

An armor guy, who builds airplanes almost exclusively, that he converts to space fighters-- all while admiring ship models.

Jschmus

Joe,

I can't find the articles on the old site that supported the Soviet Carrier Aviation GB, but I read them religiously when I first started visiting the site.  From what I remember, three of those aircraft were kitbashed from MiG-15s.  It's long out of production, but Pit Road did a set of 1/700 Soviet aircraft with two each of the MiG-15, -17 and -19.  I'm not sure where you'd find one, these days, but it you did, it might save you having to scratchbuild some of your airgroup.
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Sauragnmon

Looking forward to seeing your build in action, Joe!
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Just your friendly neighbourhood Mad Scientist and Ship-whiffer.

Overkill? Nah, it's Insurance.  So are the 20" guns.

JoeP

I have aircraft that will be close enough in 1/700 scale, one per each of the six, including the helo. I've started on the carrier, and am deciding on a paint scheme.

I'll post photos shortly.
In want of hobby space!  The kitchen table is never stable.  Still managing to get some building done.

JoeP

I'll post the promised photos tomorrow, and then I'll get back to work, after a proper application of vodka.  :drink:

I am much enjoying the other builds here, comrades!  :thumbsup:
In want of hobby space!  The kitchen table is never stable.  Still managing to get some building done.

JoeP

Yes, a little later than promised, but this comrade has been stuck in the capitalist world.  :banghead:

Construction under way:





The aircraft:

In want of hobby space!  The kitchen table is never stable.  Still managing to get some building done.

Taiidantomcat

Excellent start!!  :o You have a great variety of fighters too, which will add even more interest
"Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality." -Jules de Gaultier

"My model is right! It's the real world that's wrong!" -global warming scientist

An armor guy, who builds airplanes almost exclusively, that he converts to space fighters-- all while admiring ship models.