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ESCI 1/72nd Tu-22M Backfire B (am I mad?)

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Andy Claesens15/02/2017 21:50:29
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Good evening Comrades,

So as promised, I've been getting the tail section together.

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Going to have to invest in a lot of masking tape I think...

ACW as usual.

Andybeer

John Race15/02/2017 22:20:00
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That's some wingspan ! Andy and the length ?

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Andy Claesens16/02/2017 16:07:20
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Hi John,

In the region of 22"nose to tail; it will be a fraction longer once the refueling probe is fitted.

Still gluing and sanding on the tail section so not much to show but progress is steady.

Andybeer

Richard Pearce 116/02/2017 18:28:53
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Blimey Andy thats a mighty big old bad Backfire!!!.Havent seen this kit for years.Will watch with interest.

Richard

Andy Claesens16/02/2017 22:43:33
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Welcome Richard, yes a big girl indeed.

A big step forward tonight.... After just over twenty years of procrastination. The nose section is fitted.teeth 2

Currently got her propped vertically on the sofa until it sets.

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No hiding her now...

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Andy Claesens17/02/2017 11:11:48
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Morning chaps,

It worked.face 23 Assembly is nice and strong so I've just got to apply a smidge of filler and then get her ready for painting.

No need for priming this, just a gentle rub down of the existing paintwork before I mask up. I'm painting the tail surfaces separately for ease of masking.

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More later with any luck.teeth 2

Andybeer

SimonT17/02/2017 13:32:08
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Haha - a twenty year build, excellent. Still hope for some of mine then face 20

That is one big plane in 72 disgust Must be a real sight in 1:1

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John Ballard17/02/2017 13:36:00
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Andy

Very neat looking build of this golden oldie. Looking forward to the paint job and good luck with the masking.

John

Andy Claesens17/02/2017 15:05:39
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Cheers Simon, ashamed to say it is NOT the oldest build in the pile... Maybe this year I can draw some to a close.

Thanks John, covered in dust as we speak as I do the pre-top coat rub down.

Andybeer

Andy Claesens17/03/2017 08:58:23
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Good morning all,

I've been quiet this week as we have had some serious doggy health issues. No details here yet as I am not going to tempt fate in any way. I'd just ask everyone to keep their fingers crossed....

As a means of distraction I've finished the constructional phase of this with all the lumps bumps and aerials around the nose.

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A bit more rubbing down here and there and she is ready for the undersides to be painted white.

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Again, the size of this is impressive. In the pictures you can see garden chairs behind the table to give some sort of scale.

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As I've said earlier, due to the previous attempt, no primer is required.

More later after paint.

beerAndy

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