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Soviet Aerosan NKL-16/41 (SSGB17)

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jimbo09/01/2017 12:22:49
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Hi all

Now that my BA-6 Armoured Car is getting near to completion I feel able to make a start on my contribution to this Group Build.

The Soviet Aerosans were small vehicles mounted on skis and driven by a rear mounted propeller. They were first developed before WW1 by Igor Sikorsky who went on to design aeroplanes and helicopters. Over the years the design was improved and the NKL-16/41 was used during WW2, primarily for reconnaissance and light raiding. It could operate in deep snow and could tow ski troops.

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Not a lot in the box but what there is looks detailed and cleanly moulded and although you have to provide your own clear sheet for the windows they do give you some PE face 20

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For the 'troops' I bought these.

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Now these were a surprise. First off the figures are split down the centre line with the head on one side.

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They are reckoned to be 'no glue assembly' but I will cut off the locating pins and glue them. The second surprise was just how detailed they are and how well they go together. I have just done one so far.

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Jim

Edited By jimbo on 09/01/2017 12:24:34

Steve Jones 1209/01/2017 15:39:03
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Jim

I'm glad you have managed to get started on this great build. Those figures look great with some fantastic detailing. I am really looking forward to watching this one to the end

Steve

Mike DURNFORD09/01/2017 15:50:37
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Hi Jim thanks for the preview....hoping mine will arrive this week.....[no figures ] now at my time of life I can just see the model .....let alone paint figures that smallcool.......good luck with your build look forward to the completion laugh mikeyes

Jim Barry09/01/2017 16:41:43
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Zvezda is really going to town with the 1/72 figures. I have some in the stash and was impressed. Love the Aerosan. Doing the windows yourself is good for you! smiley

Marcello Tontodonati09/01/2017 17:25:59
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This going to be interesting for both the figures and the Aerosan yes
I am glad you're doing this one, since it came to my mind as well, but then I opted for something different.
Will be following with great interest

Marcello

SimonT10/01/2017 06:49:09
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I'm in Jim


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John Race10/01/2017 07:28:36
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Morning Jim.

Going to sit right at the front with the gang.

I see you glued as well thumbs up

John

Marty Elliott10/01/2017 10:13:15
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Hi Jim......I hope you're going to make a small dio as I would like to get some tips on winter finishing for my own build and having followed the your BA-6 I'm really looking forward to this one

Cheers....Marty

jimbo10/01/2017 13:02:43
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Hi all

Thanks - always nice to have friends along.

Couple more of the figures put together and they are just as nice as the first one.

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Even the gun is detailed nicely - anyone know what sort of Russian gun it is? It looks a bit like one of those that you see gangsters in America using in the Al Capone era face 20 Rotten photo - sorry.

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Just to show the size.

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Anyone making silly comment about the guy being chased by a giant penny will be sat on the naughty step!! face 20

Jim

Paul Eberle10/01/2017 14:37:58
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PPSH?Some great poses. PaulE

Edited By Paul Eberle on 10/01/2017 14:38:49

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