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Nikolaos Kouzinis (nikolaos)


TU-22M Esci

I bought this kit from second hand. it has not axis wheel. wheels, exausts of engines, antennas, refueling probe, covers wheels' nest, pilot cover. All I'll try to scrats!!

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17. December 2017, 11:40
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Nikolaos Kouzinis
I begun with engines exausts made by brass
17. December 2017, 11:45
17. December 2017, 11:47
17. December 2017, 11:59
Nikolaos Kouzinis
I scratched the pieces which left from the second hand kit. Work in progress.
11. January 2018, 11:06
Alexander G.
for scratching, looking forward!
11. January 2018, 14:59
Marc Schimmler
Wow, what a build .... :)
11. January 2018, 15:53
Incredible work so far, Keep us posted please on your progress!
11. January 2018, 16:20
Nikolaos Kouzinis
Thank you guys.
11. January 2018, 17:44
Well done so far. Watching.
11. January 2018, 18:34
Nikolaos Kouzinis
The linking of the leds and a resistor was made. Draw lines (+, -) to the legs. The two blue lights will illuminate engine exhausts and white in front of the pilot and hatch of the boarding stair from below. The wires were tapeworn so as not to block interior the flaps of the blades. At the electric piece it is now possible to couple two brass bushings (+, -) between the central pair of wheels respectively, and to make a wooden base with the battery from below both electrodes +, - which will look like stops. As soon as they come in contact, the lights will turn on the leds. All the insulations have ended ... there is no fire
9. February 2018, 12:49
Nikolaos Kouzinis
Scratching the "Devil"
12. February 2018, 12:29
Łukasz Gliński
Esci Tu-22 - always wanted to have one, but those movable wings are outstanding!
13. February 2018, 11:40
Nikolaos that looks really cool! You will have to ensure that all your seams are tight, so no light leaks out, but I really like the effect. Did the brass reinforcement strip for the wing sweep come with the kit, or is that your own invention? Another great idea!
13. February 2018, 21:05
Nikolaos Kouzinis
You have right Dutch for the light which leaks out but I have nt put yet the tail system, the exausts and I have nt tight the seams. The brass (T) for the wing sweep was nt included in that second hand kit so I designed it from the plastic prototype of kit of Esci, calculating the scale from the photo and I put plastic axis looking the prototype. The system which tight the brass is my own invention and works as a movement driver.
13. February 2018, 23:02
Good idea! I like the way you think! Looks great so far.
14. February 2018, 17:09
Gordon Sørensen
Looks great, Nikolaos!
15. February 2018, 02:55
Alexander G.
It's always fascinating to see how different every modeler's approach to this hobby is and yet every of them is quite fascinating and unique by itself.
15. February 2018, 10:45
Łukasz Gliński
That's a good point Alexander (does your 'G' stand for "the Great"? ;) )
15. February 2018, 11:37
Nikolaos Kouzinis
Thank you guys for the support
15. February 2018, 12:15
Alexander G.
Hehe Łukasz, you are not the first one who asks me this question :D
15. February 2018, 18:42
Nikolaos Kouzinis
I put the brass poles (+ -) to the wheels . The wheel scratch system clicked good.
22. February 2018, 18:04
Nikolaos Kouzinis
I put all the brass pieces and the scratchbuild glass windows (cockpit)
27. February 2018, 17:44
Nikolaos Kouzinis
The externals pylons (not included) made by balsa calculating the scale from the prototype sprue of Esci. The antennas' by plastic pieces and the pitot by plastic small pieces of socks clip!!!
27. February 2018, 20:50
Nice work, Nikolaos! So, are you a modeler or a recycler? I admire your ability to create a truly multi-medie kit. LOL! You are brave to tackle this beast with so many missing parts, I would have given up. I admire your pluck and ingenuity.
27. February 2018, 21:37
Nikolaos Kouzinis
Thank you Dutch for your encourangement. It's a pitty such a big and old model to go lost so I put my mind solving the problemw to find resolutions for renaissance. Good day.
28. February 2018, 09:04
Nikolaos Kouzinis
I painted the upper side with light compass ghost grey. This colour gives a good result because is very friendly to brushpaint and to the brass pieces which dont need prepaint acrylic varnish. The cockpit is ready with pieces of brass
28. February 2018, 20:09
Love that beast :)
1. March 2018, 16:06
Stephan Ryll
Looking nice so far
1. March 2018, 17:20
Maciej Bellos
Well done Niko! You do your best and make them look like models.
1. March 2018, 17:21
Nice job. Congratulations!
5. March 2018, 20:34
Nikolaos Kouzinis
Thank you, Cuajete
5. March 2018, 20:40
Looking fantastic! Only the decals left to do?
5. March 2018, 23:12
Nikolaos Kouzinis
I put the decals Dutch. I 'll try a little wash and then I 'll make the terrain with the battery which turn on-off the lights
6. March 2018, 19:04
Looking fantastic!
6. March 2018, 19:12
Nikolaos Kouzinis
Τhis big aircraft has no armament on pylons (except of Kh-22 missile down of fuselage) so it looks naked of armament. I decided to transform a Kormoran missile to a Brahmos antiship missile and I 'll put some bombs to the other pylon. You say to me the Brahmos is newest edition missile. Ok I 'll answer "What if" .(I had nt other missile)
7. March 2018, 11:38
Nikolaos Kouzinis
Changed the exaust colour with burned metal (my synthesis silver pearl, yellow, red, black and light blue)
7. March 2018, 21:45
Stephan Ryll
Very nice work
8. March 2018, 17:56
Nikolaos Kouzinis
Thank you guys
8. March 2018, 19:08
Well donde, Nikolaos. Congratulations!
In pic 70, the Blinder is from Italeri/Esci or from Modelsvit? Thanks!
8. March 2018, 20:01
Nikolaos Kouzinis
From Esci Cuajete. There is on my wall if you want more pictures
8. March 2018, 20:46
Martien Lourens
Fantastic work
8. March 2018, 22:48
Clifford Keesler
9. March 2018, 01:06
Nikolaos Kouzinis
Thank you guys
9. March 2018, 09:08
Excellent work!
9. March 2018, 17:37
Nikolaos Kouzinis
Thank you Ekki
12. March 2018, 19:25
Nikolaos Kouzinis
Second step, the phase 2 with the wooden base and the lights on-off
13. March 2018, 15:15
8. July 2019, 18:41
Nikolaos, that is outstanding work! I like the lights and the Brahmos missiles! I need to do that again to one of my kits. I did a Monogram 1/48 Voodoo using an article in FSM years (30) ago. Excellent painting, masking and markings. Good job! R/ Dutch
9. July 2019, 01:44
Erik De Smet
I missed this built , but this is an other outstanding model, Nikolaos. And with the same base as your Antonov ?
9. July 2019, 06:54
Nikolaos Kouzinis
Thank you Dutch and Eric. Yes I use the same base Eric
9. July 2019, 07:44
Nice job, congrats!
9. July 2019, 21:42
Nikolaos Kouzinis
Thank you Cuajete
10. July 2019, 12:49

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