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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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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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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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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

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Re: Soviet VTOL gunship *Finished*
« Reply #25 on: July 31, 2015, 05:54:03 AM »
Super build and great paint.

Well done.

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Re: Soviet VTOL gunship *Finished*
« Reply #26 on: July 31, 2015, 10:40:51 AM »
Right stuff all the way: concept-build-finish :)
Guns in former intakes are top idea and Hollywood style.  Canted rudders add distinction.

Offline Kerick

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Re: Soviet VTOL gunship *Finished*
« Reply #27 on: July 31, 2015, 11:44:37 AM »
Once again I must say, "Wish I had thought of that!"
Great work!

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Re: Soviet VTOL gunship *Finished*
« Reply #28 on: July 31, 2015, 02:36:25 PM »
 :-* This model is so good, it cannot be "just a model". After you presented it, and showed the final result, now it is probably under construction scale 1 in Russia!

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Re: Soviet VTOL gunship *Finished*
« Reply #29 on: July 31, 2015, 06:37:22 PM »

...  think I will stick to armor and hovercraft ...


Yeah, you do that, no more flying anything for you, ever, my fractured ego and collapsing modelling mojo don't need no more pushin' to the wool and knitting needles thank you very much Mr damned fantastic Soviet VTOL attack aircraft master mister thingy ....

... [grumbles off stage left drooling and wondering how much the latest Butterick crochet pattern costs] ...
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Re: Soviet VTOL gunship *Finished*
« Reply #30 on: August 06, 2015, 05:47:54 PM »
Very, very cool! 8)

Has a mild Gerry Anderson flavour to it. :)
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Re: Soviet VTOL gunship *Finished*
« Reply #31 on: August 09, 2015, 01:16:39 AM »
Excellent stuff - looks like it could fly escort for the Aliens dropship!  8)
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Re: Soviet VTOL gunship *Finished*
« Reply #32 on: August 09, 2015, 04:00:19 PM »
Great Idea - Tick
Great Build- Tick
Great Paint - Tick

Just an all around terrific build