One of the Duke's First for the Year

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One of the Duke's First for the Year

Postby Duke Maddog » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:19 pm

Happy New Year everyone. It is a good year for me so far. This is one of the 13 models that I finished yesterday. It is a 1/72 scale Russian Troop Carrying Glider from WWII. It is a short run kit from Eastern Europe and was a bit tough to get together and paint. This bird fought me all the way to the finish line:

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There it is, a model of something I never knew ever existed. I'll have to do more research on this to see how it was used. Meanwhile, enjoy!

Afterward, feel free to check out my latest vehicles to see the rest of what I finished.

Thanks for looking in, comments are welcome.
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Re: One of the Duke's First for the Year

Postby Stikpusher » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:52 pm

Mark that’s a great build! And I gotta say this, as an old paratrooper, hats off to the glider gang. Of any nation. All of the danger, but only some of the recognition and danger pay.
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Re: One of the Duke's First for the Year

Postby keavdog » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:13 pm

Another one I've never seen. Nice cammo.
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Re: One of the Duke's First for the Year

Postby tempestjohnny » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:03 am

Looks great. Mark you amaze me with these esoteric kits you find
On the bench:
2x 1/72 Fujimi A-7A/B
Monogram 48th Bf110G-2
Monogram F-80C
Hasegawa P-51D
Italeri JAS-39 Gripen

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Re: One of the Duke's First for the Year

Postby Stuart » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:33 am

That is a cool looking build Mark!
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Re: One of the Duke's First for the Year

Postby speedgraflex » Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:53 am

Congratulations, Mark!
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Re: One of the Duke's First for the Year

Postby Bolleken » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:09 am

Nice one Mark!
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Re: One of the Duke's First for the Year

Postby Duke Maddog » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:11 pm

Wow, thanks for the great comments guys!

Carlos, I agree; those guys in gliders really have it tough. Thanks again for the compliment!

Thanks Kevin! The camo was applied free hand with my airbrush.

Thanks Johnny! I almost have to find esoteric kits; I've built just about everything else! :giggles:

Thanks Stuart! I'm glad you like it.

Thanks Bruce!

Thanks Bollekin! I'm thrilled to see you comment on my work!

Thanks again everyone!
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