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Frank Spahr
Frank Spahr

Beriev A-50 "Mainstay"

Here are some images of my Trumpeter 1:144 "Mainstay"



1:144 Ilyushin A-50 Mainstay (Trumpeter 03903)


18. July 2013, 11:06
Holger Kranich
Wow, what a beast! Looks good!
18. July 2013, 11:09
Harry Eder
Holy s**t ! What a "great" thing! What are the dimensions? Very nice
18. July 2013, 11:25
Frank Spahr
Thank you both!

My modeling pals and I are on a bit of a 1:144 craze, so I on an impulse ordered this beast (which I´d never be able to build or house in a larger scale). I had been impressed by the Il-76´s layout and shape earlier and thought now was the time to tackle it.
I have several more 1:144 kits, nearly all of them smaller - save the mighty Tu-95 "Bear", which is larger yet than this one.
The model is sized around 30 cm in length and wingspan - large but still manageable.
18. July 2013, 12:06
Flemming Forsberg
super nice stucture, its small, you have a good balance in this, so fine, thumbs up
18. July 2013, 12:57
Sebastijan Videc
Excellent work!
18. July 2013, 14:51
Frank Spahr
Thank you all! I´ve already opened the Bear´s box, maybe I´ll start the kit later this year. But I feel a nice ship project would be a good idea ...
19. July 2013, 14:12
Mike McCabe
Nice work Frank. I also build some 144 aircraft, it is a sensible scale I think. I will post some photos
11. August 2013, 08:36
Kompliment , absolut klasse gemacht
11. August 2013, 08:41
Even in 1:144 it's 30cm :D it looks grwat!
11. August 2013, 08:45
Christian Bruer
do not mix scales please ;)
11. August 2013, 10:06
Luc B
wooow what a monster (the real one, not your model!)
11. August 2013, 10:49
Frank Spahr
Thank you all for the kind comments, folks! I got to admit I have the Tu-95 lined up for one of the next projects, also in 1:144 ...

Best regards

11. August 2013, 14:57

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