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Offline Steve Blazo

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Soviet VTOL gunship *Finished*
« on: June 06, 2015, 05:48:22 PM »
Well, y'all have gone and done it.  All the great builds and comments has inspired me to build an aircraft (VTOL), which I have not done in 30+ years. It will also be my first group build. I dug out some kits from my stash upstairs (very very old kits) for an idea, don't have many aircraft kits, so it will not be super detailed.

Project Siberian Tiger - a SU-25 converted to VTOL.
After the development of a light weight - high output jet engine for the naval aircraft to be used on the new super carriers, the Soviet ground airforce used the new engine to develop a VTOL ground attack aircraft to replace the old Hinds.

Something like that......

Kits to be used - 1/48 SU-25
                         1/32 and 1/48 AH-64

Pictures to come soon !
« Last Edit: July 30, 2015, 12:53:17 PM by Steve Blazo »
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Offline Tophe

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Re: Soviet VTOL gunship
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2015, 06:11:22 PM »
??? :D Do you mean a Su-25 with rotors? Good! (maybe not for war but for fun!) ;)

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Re: Soviet VTOL gunship
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2015, 06:44:39 PM »
Looking forward to seeing what this turns out like Steve.
Were going to be finished in 2020 BEFORE I start any da*!#d new ones - Maybe When Hell Freezes Over - again? - CF-IDS Wolverine; Douglas Mawson; Bubba Wants a Fishin' Rig; NA F-100

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Offline Steve Blazo

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Re: Soviet VTOL gunship
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2015, 01:21:04 AM »
??? :D Do you mean a Su-25 with rotors? Good! (maybe not for war but for fun!) ;)

No rotors, more like the V-22 with rotating jet engines mounted mid wing.
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Offline Kerick

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Re: Soviet VTOL gunship
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2015, 10:33:39 AM »
Sounds like fun!

Offline Steve Blazo

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Re: Soviet VTOL gunship
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2015, 11:40:22 AM »
The kits -



Progress so far......


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Offline Kerick

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Re: Soviet VTOL gunship
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2015, 11:41:40 AM »
This looks like fun!

Offline finsrin

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Re: Soviet VTOL gunship *Update 6/15/15*
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2015, 11:48:14 AM »
Neeto Keeno

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Re: Soviet VTOL gunship *Update 6/15/15*
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2015, 06:01:11 PM »
Liking the look of this one Steve.
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Offline Old Wombat

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Re: Soviet VTOL gunship *Update 6/15/15*
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2015, 12:42:41 AM »
Oo-ooh! Shiny! :D
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Offline Steve Blazo

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Re: Soviet VTOL gunship *Update 6/18/15*
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2015, 12:47:39 PM »
A quick tease -
The old intakes will have 23mm rotary cannons.



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Offline Tophe

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Re: Soviet VTOL gunship *Update 6/18/15*
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2015, 07:36:07 PM »
Wow! :-*

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Re: Soviet VTOL gunship *Update 6/18/15*
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2015, 08:09:54 PM »
"Oh, myyyyyy!"

Offline Kerick

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Re: Soviet VTOL gunship *Update 6/18/15*
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2015, 08:51:44 PM »
This is gonna be good!
All I ask is please close up the old intake around the guns so it doesn't look like someone stuffed a gun into the engines. You probably thought of that already.
I'll be watching this one!

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Re: Soviet VTOL gunship *Update 6/18/15*
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2015, 03:46:51 PM »
Looking good  :)
Friendly fire isn't and suppressive fire rarely does!

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Re: Soviet VTOL gunship *Update 6/18/15*
« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2015, 04:40:27 AM »
And that is how you do that!  :-*
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Offline Steve Blazo

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Re: Soviet VTOL gunship *Finished*
« Reply #16 on: July 30, 2015, 12:55:04 PM »
Russian VTOL gunship -
My first aircraft in 30+ years, took me out of my comfort zone, but think I will stick to armor and hovercraft.




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Offline Volkodav

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Re: Soviet VTOL gunship *Finished*
« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2015, 07:41:04 PM »
Wow that is not what I expected, brilliant!

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Re: Soviet VTOL gunship *Finished*
« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2015, 08:02:14 PM »
Amaze-balls! The camo is just icing on this Soviet/Russian cake.  Looks like it means serious business.

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Re: Soviet VTOL gunship *Finished*
« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2015, 11:58:01 PM »
It certainly has that Warsaw Pact "There is no kill but overkill" look to it.
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Re: Soviet VTOL gunship *Finished*
« Reply #20 on: July 31, 2015, 01:39:29 AM »
Superb  :-*
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Re: Soviet VTOL gunship *Finished*
« Reply #21 on: July 31, 2015, 02:20:09 AM »
Wow. If this build was not in your comfort zone, I can't wait to see a build in your comfort zone.
« Last Edit: July 31, 2015, 02:21:40 AM by The Big Gimper »
Work in progress ::

I am giving up listing them. They all end up on the shelf of procrastination anyways.

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Offline Steve Blazo

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Re: Soviet VTOL gunship *Finished*
« Reply #22 on: July 31, 2015, 02:37:52 AM »
Thank you for the kind words.   :) :)
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Re: Soviet VTOL gunship *Finished*
« Reply #23 on: July 31, 2015, 03:06:03 AM »
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Soviet VTOL gunship *Finished*
« Reply #24 on: July 31, 2015, 05:45:04 AM »
Stunning