Tupolev Tu177 Белоголовый сип (Griffon)

Started by monkeyhanger, August 05, 2017, 05:11:01 AM

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I'm currently kicking around waiting for a new assignment and it started with a broken prop.....

If this is Upper Silesia, one can only wonder what Lower Silesia is like.


So, lots of filler, sanding, filler, sanding..............and loads of pictures:

The camera has "bent" the wing a bit but the engines are lined up - honest! I decided to remove the gondola and one of the gun turrets plus the rather cramped rear gunner. The idea is a He 177 development using four jet engines. I'd also like to have a twin fin tail and manned turret (one of the Revell kits has the turret) but that it too challenging for my modelling skills. More to come, unless I "get the call".
If this is Upper Silesia, one can only wonder what Lower Silesia is like.


Interesting  :thumbsup:, but I fear a world (or at least U.K.) putty/filler shortage  ;)
Decals my @r$e!


A most interesting statement.
" it is too challenging for my modelling skills."
With your ideas, and the photographic proof you provide, that statement is totally demolished.
Fantastic stuff there, I look forward to the end product, and the Sea Venom, and whatever you are doing with that P-51.

Alle kunst ist umsunst wenn ein engel auf das zundloch brunzt!!

Sic biscuitus disintegratum!

Cats are not real. 
They are just physical manifestations of collisions between enigma & conundrum particles.

Any aircraft can be improved by giving it a SHARKMOUTH!


That looks VERY promising, and totally 'off the wall', so it suits this place exactly!  :thumbsup:
Kit's Rule 1 ) Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage
Kit's Rule 2) The backstory can always be changed to suit the model

...and I'm not a closeted 'Take That' fan, I'm a REAL fan! :)



(I was VERY interested by the first pictures, like an asymmetric twin-jet, but then is seems symmetric, all right :-\ )...
[the word "realistic" hurts my heart...]