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TOPIC: Tu-95MS Bear H in 1/200 scale

Tu-95MS Bear H in 1/200 scale 03 Mar 2020 13:41 #1

Obligatory start up photos





This will be the third one in this series that I've done and unlike the past two this one has no cockpit other than a floor which I think just serves as a bulkhead so no micro parts to deal with. The props look like they might be a challenge to clean up and the biggest challenge will be the paint job, natural metal upper surfaces, lots of ray domes and other panels to be masked and painted white. It should be interesting.
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Tu-95MS Bear II in 1/200 scale 03 Mar 2020 13:48 #2

One of these came to the IAT a few years back, never forget the scream of the engines on its approach...

Brave choice matey, looking forward seeing this 'happen'.



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Tu-95MS Bear II in 1/200 scale 04 Mar 2020 04:02 #3

That is a great choice. This plane is in my bucket list. I wish I had seen one "live".

Looking Forward to your Progress.

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Tu-95MS Bear II in 1/200 scale 06 Mar 2020 01:09 #4

:popcorn Cool!
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Tu-95MS Bear II in 1/200 scale 08 Mar 2020 05:47 #5

Oh my thats awesome :popcorn
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Tu-95MS Bear II in 1/200 scale 08 Mar 2020 23:51 #6

From the BBC this weekend:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-north-east-...ey-shetland-51789577


Maybe they were headed over to check on your progress, matey ?



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Tu-95MS Bear II in 1/200 scale 14 Mar 2020 08:16 #7

Cool! Looks like a good kit!

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Tu-95MS Bear II in 1/200 scale 21 Mar 2020 23:23 #8

Well the month is two thirds gone so I guess I'd better get cracking ! I'm not impressed with kit so far, fit is not nearly as good as the two previous kits I built in this series. The instructions are pretty lame as well especially the painting diagrams.

That said step 1 looks easy, drill out a couple holes, insert the cockpit floor/nose gear bay and glue the fuselage together...but wait, there is that weight icon pointing to the nose and no hint at how much it takes so that means I need to clean up the wings, tail planes and anything else aft the center of gravity. Unfortunately neither the wings or tail planes are a snug fit in the mounting slots so everything needed to be taped together. This thing is a real tail sitter, no way enough weight could be inserted where shown on the instructions, this is what I ended up with



The gnarly stuff in the nose is a mix of steel and copper clippings and white glue, behind the cockpit is four pinewood derby weights. if need be I can add more in the cockpit later.

Fuselage and wings assembled, the forward engine cowlings were poor fitting requiring sanding and filling. The wing roots look like they will fit well in spite of the sloppy mounting tabs and slots but one of them will need modified a bit for alignment and I will need to check a front profile to get the alignment of the wings correct.



The fuselage had some nasty sink marks around the bottom side of the forward ray dome.



The props are a real pita to clean up, each one was attached to the sprue with sizeable gates, one on each blade. The blades themselves are delicate as they have a narrow neck where the prop meets the hub. doesn't help the plastic is soft and the blades have a rough surface as well.



Next update should see things ready for painting to begin, thanks for looking !
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Tu-95MS Bear H in 1/200 scale 21 Mar 2020 23:47 #9

Very nice!... :popcorn

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Tu-95MS Bear H in 1/200 scale 22 Mar 2020 08:45 #10

Whip it! :popcorn
I told you photobucket sucks...



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Tu-95MS Bear H in 1/200 scale 22 Mar 2020 14:18 #11

Ooo Gary, those props look like they'll be a challenge to clean up!

Good thing it is in good hands!

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Tu-95MS Bear H in 1/200 scale 22 Mar 2020 14:19 #12

Wow Gary, looks like you are fighting some of the things I have been with my build. The white glue to hold the weights is a good idea. I used epoxy and fishing weights on mine.

Keep going, it should be an interesting looking plane when done. :thumbsup
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