1/32 Hobby Boss Iliouchine Il-2m Stormovik

Gallery Article by Olivier Barles on Nov 14 2013

 

 

This is my just built 1/32 Hobby Boss Iliouchine Il-2m Stormovik.  I purchased this box while I was in Beijing on a recent business trip in China (best selling price ever!).

 

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This is mainly an OOB build, I only improved with a few little things such as the thinning of the air intakes edges, adding brake lines on the undercarriage and scratch-building the sighting devices (inexistent in the Hobby Box kit); one is located behind the windscreen and the other one is on the upper cowling...

Putty has been very moderately used as all parts fit together rather well...

Finally, it was time to age and weather "the Beast", working on used paintings effects, dust, dry mud and stains of all sorts...

I tried to make her looking like the "flying tank" she was...

Hope I succeeded...

Merci,

Olivier Barles

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Photos and text by Olivier Barles