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Let Let Let - Warplanes => Aircraft Modeling => Topic started by: No.1 on May 21, 2019, 11:20:07 AM

Title: An-224 Mrija, Revell 1/144
Post by: No.1 on May 21, 2019, 11:20:07 AM
There is various way how people start building, someone just pick kit from stash and star build, someone first look for list of missing material, someone check out technical database and I have first take a look where I will put this one!!! This is huge kit and still it is small scale, 1/144, just can imagine what this will be in any other larger scale. This is test sample so no box.
Title: Re: An-224 Mrija, Revell 1/144
Post by: No.1 on May 21, 2019, 11:21:19 AM
Mrija is legendary airplane, built for the Buran project many years ago and today is probably most busiest cargo plane on planet!! It is pleasant to see that Revell shoose it as subject for work. Kit details is excellent and for the first look, instructions is good. There is four options how this can be built, I choose the one with closed cargo nose and landing gear down.
Title: Re: An-224 Mrija, Revell 1/144
Post by: No.1 on May 21, 2019, 11:22:24 AM
Parts are more or less good shaped, only some need some extra work or finger pressure to set it perfect in place. For the first time ever I test Citadel surfacer and I am definitely impress with quality!!!
Title: Re: An-224 Mrija, Revell 1/144
Post by: No.1 on May 21, 2019, 11:23:18 AM
What is more likely is that it come fast into shape, just after one day, it is with fuselage, wings and tail!!!
Title: Re: An-224 Mrija, Revell 1/144
Post by: modellius on May 21, 2019, 11:40:14 AM
Huge bird indeed I have seen one in 1/72 scale..... Nice progress mate, and a lot of space will be needed to display it when done
Title: Re: An-224 Mrija, Revell 1/144
Post by: draken35 on May 22, 2019, 06:04:04 PM
Interresting!!!
Title: Re: An-224 Mrija, Revell 1/144
Post by: Second Air Force on May 22, 2019, 10:39:47 PM
I've only seen this machine fly once, and I will never forget it! Watching the landing gear work reminds me of a centipede!!
Title: Re: An-224 Mrija, Revell 1/144
Post by: No.1 on May 23, 2019, 08:16:17 PM
So situation is as seen, most of the external large elements made but problem is that one part was not completely mold so it will need extra work. In this moment I close this hole with epoxy filler and tomorrow will be day for sanding this part, fill with another type of filler, sanding again and after all engraving some panels. I did not include front ring and fan on engines as well it will be more easy to paint it separately and put in position at very end.
Title: Re: An-224 Mrija, Revell 1/144
Post by: draken35 on May 23, 2019, 08:25:19 PM
Lot of work but good progress
Title: Re: An-224 Mrija, Revell 1/144
Post by: No.1 on May 25, 2019, 10:08:27 PM
Engine is repaired somehow and few parts remained to be addf and it can go into painting ;)
Title: Re: An-224 Mrija, Revell 1/144
Post by: Second Air Force on May 26, 2019, 01:38:22 AM
Your repair on the engine cowl is somewhat like repairs we do on the real thing, only we only deal in small areas!!!!
Title: Re: An-224 Mrija, Revell 1/144
Post by: No.1 on May 26, 2019, 05:26:41 AM
So I did all scaled :))
Title: Re: An-224 Mrija, Revell 1/144
Post by: draken35 on May 26, 2019, 07:20:26 AM
Excellent work!
Title: Re: An-224 Mrija, Revell 1/144
Post by: No.1 on May 26, 2019, 08:06:28 AM
Thank you :))
Title: Re: An-224 Mrija, Revell 1/144
Post by: No.1 on May 28, 2019, 04:25:47 PM
Last assembly work done today and it get a coat of surfacer. Some additional surface polishing will be done before I start apply white paint.
Title: Re: An-224 Mrija, Revell 1/144
Post by: draken35 on May 28, 2019, 07:19:43 PM
So many wheels...
Title: Re: An-224 Mrija, Revell 1/144
Post by: No.1 on May 28, 2019, 09:09:56 PM
Few days just to complete all of them :))
Title: Re: An-224 Mrija, Revell 1/144
Post by: No.1 on May 31, 2019, 01:27:18 PM
Day spent in painting white
Title: Re: An-224 Mrija, Revell 1/144
Post by: draken35 on May 31, 2019, 04:55:36 PM
Looks great !
Title: Re: An-224 Mrija, Revell 1/144
Post by: modellius on June 03, 2019, 09:26:58 AM
looks excellent !
Title: Re: An-224 Mrija, Revell 1/144
Post by: No.1 on June 03, 2019, 09:53:40 AM
 :) :-razz
Title: Re: An-224 Mrija, Revell 1/144
Post by: No.1 on June 10, 2019, 07:51:08 PM
I have finally completed metal edges and next step is decals.
Title: Re: An-224 Mrija, Revell 1/144
Post by: draken35 on June 10, 2019, 08:47:30 PM
Nice!
Title: Re: An-224 Mrija, Revell 1/144
Post by: Second Air Force on June 10, 2019, 08:50:45 PM
A gleaming monster!
Title: Re: An-224 Mrija, Revell 1/144
Post by: modellius on June 13, 2019, 12:35:39 AM
Monster indeed, good job my friend !
Title: Re: An-224 Mrija, Revell 1/144
Post by: No.1 on June 14, 2019, 08:40:54 PM
Thanks :)) and final color at bottom, light blue. So, decals can be started ;)
Title: Re: An-224 Mrija, Revell 1/144
Post by: Nico Braas on June 15, 2019, 10:52:00 PM
The real monster; photographed at the Paris Airshow in 1989 with the Buran space-shuttle on top.
Title: Re: An-224 Mrija, Revell 1/144
Post by: No.1 on June 15, 2019, 11:38:35 PM
And I am still not sure where I will store it after finish it... your photo is excellent, Soviet era pattern :))
Title: Re: An-224 Mrija, Revell 1/144
Post by: No.1 on June 16, 2019, 09:40:51 AM
This is set of photos I use as reference in apply decals here
Title: Re: An-224 Mrija, Revell 1/144
Post by: modellius on June 16, 2019, 06:01:34 PM
superb photos !
Title: Re: An-224 Mrija, Revell 1/144
Post by: No.1 on June 16, 2019, 06:29:46 PM
Thanks :))
Title: Re: An-224 Mrija, Revell 1/144
Post by: No.1 on June 17, 2019, 11:04:34 AM
Last stage of work is not without problems, first big is decals, front decal, which start from nose, have wrong shape, it have to be more wavy shape, it have to almost touch text above and go just under two probes on fuselage side. It is almost strait line. Other problems is with wheels, they are made that one wheel have shaft and another have hole, joined together, they made double wheel. One wheel on main landing gear have no cast this shaft and non of the nose wheel have shaft.
Title: Re: An-224 Mrija, Revell 1/144
Post by: No.1 on June 17, 2019, 11:05:09 AM
Somehow I have complete it and here you are images. Real problem is to make space just to make photo of it...
Title: Re: An-224 Mrija, Revell 1/144
Post by: Second Air Force on June 17, 2019, 12:14:48 PM
This is a fantastic build, mate! Glad you've been able to correct all the small problems with such a huge kit, but now you'll have to build a new room just to display such monsters!!
Title: Re: An-224 Mrija, Revell 1/144
Post by: No.1 on June 17, 2019, 01:51:42 PM
Thank you :)) i think I will display it hanged, not so good but there is only available space
Title: Re: An-224 Mrija, Revell 1/144
Post by: draken35 on June 17, 2019, 07:59:50 PM
Splendid! Love that bird!!!
Title: Re: An-224 Mrija, Revell 1/144
Post by: No.1 on June 17, 2019, 08:36:20 PM
Thank you :))
Title: Re: An-224 Mrija, Revell 1/144
Post by: modellius on July 21, 2019, 08:46:39 PM
Looks amazing my friend, white is not easy to spray, well done !
Title: Re: An-224 Mrija, Revell 1/144
Post by: No.1 on July 21, 2019, 09:39:52 PM
Thank you :))