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Offline kerick

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Re: A new "something"
« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2014, 11:11:43 am »

Now I am in my OTHER base, won't be back to first base......

BTW, who's on first base? And what's on second?

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Re: A new "something"
« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2014, 11:30:58 am »
I am on both, but not at the same time  ;D as the bases are about 600 kms distance.  :lol:
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Re: A new "something": the Yak-14M
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2020, 06:28:29 am »
Third of the resurrected hangar queens, and the more ambitious: the Yak-14 (second use of the name) in its M - for Modifitsirovannyi) version.
The Yak-14 (second use) was an assault glider produced postwar with both clamshell nose and folding tail. See Gunston & Gordon - Yakovlev aircraft - Putnam.
The Yak-14M was a development, as the idea of an assault glider was judged obsolete. The airframe was strenghtened and motorized with the usual Shvetsov ASh-73 engines.
For use on unprepared surfaces, a fixed undercarriage was used, with a multi-wheel main gear using wheels from Lend-Lease US trucks. Flight qualities were not appreciated by its pilots and users, slow and difficult to control, with the added problem of bad sealing of the front clamshell doors, quite unconfortable in winter. NATO codename was appropriately CRAP.
As more modern turboprop cargo aircraft became available, it was gladly abandoned at the end of the fifties, and few people remember it.







As photofucket has played with the old photos, I'll post again some.
The base was a wreck of an Heller Frelon in 1/50, with wings from the OLD Airfix He 177. Tailplanes are wings of an Seahawk,  fin scratchbuilt, cockpit glass cut up from a Frog Whitley, main wheels are Roco Minitanks  US  truck ones. I hope to place well in the Frankenstein Trophy.





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Re: A new "something": the Yak-14M
« Reply #18 on: April 20, 2020, 06:56:17 am »
I can see that Yak 14M in a Rugrats  or similar film. It's got a "character" look about it.  :thumbsup: ;D
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Re: A new "something": the Yak-14M
« Reply #19 on: April 20, 2020, 08:23:18 am »
That's SOME build! Most impressive, and I'm glad you got that one done too!  :thumbsup:
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Re: A new "something": the Yak-14M
« Reply #20 on: April 20, 2020, 08:31:47 am »
Thanks for the appreciations. Maybe I should have asked to move the topic in the projects/aircraft section, but now it's finished.
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Re: A new "something": the Yak-14M
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2020, 02:55:19 am »
That's awesome!  Also, a very cool exhibition of the kit-basher's art.  Well done, sir, well done!   :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: A new "something": the Yak-14M
« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2020, 03:16:02 am »
I Like it.  You've made it more attractive than the RW Yak 14.

Good job.

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Re: A new "something": the Yak-14M
« Reply #23 on: April 21, 2020, 05:41:39 am »
Thanks for the appreciations. Maybe I should have asked to move the topic in the projects/aircraft section, but now it's finished.

If you'd like anything moved let me know and if I can do it, I will.

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Re: A new "something": the Yak-14M
« Reply #24 on: April 21, 2020, 06:17:40 am »
Nice  :thumbsup:

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Re: A new "something": the Yak-14M
« Reply #25 on: February 16, 2021, 07:03:03 am »
Wow,  I thought it was the 1/72 Airfix Bristol Superfreighter at first with a few tweaks  :thumbsup:

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Re: A new "something": the Yak-14M
« Reply #26 on: February 16, 2021, 12:06:15 pm »
Wow,  I thought it was the 1/72 Airfix Bristol Superfreighter at first with a few tweaks  :thumbsup:

Ditto, fooled me completely!
(Is that the AirModel Bristol Freighter nose conversion?)

Well done, making use of something lots of folk would have binned.

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Re: A new "something": the Yak-14M
« Reply #27 on: February 16, 2021, 01:32:38 pm »
This looks  interesting  :thumbsup:
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Re: A new "something": the Yak-14M
« Reply #28 on: February 16, 2021, 02:42:15 pm »

impressive kitbash !