ICM's 1/72 scale
by Wenjin Xu
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The Tupolev Tu-2 was initially designed during the Great Patriotic War as a light bomber for the Soviet VVS.
The PLAAF introduced the Tu-2S from the Soviet Union during the1950's and soon put them into service during the Korean War. The gunner of a CVAF (the Chinese Volunteer Air Force) Tu-2 with tactical number "07" shot down a USAF F-86E during a bombing mission over Dahe Island in the Korean War.
The story was the very incentive for me to bulid ICM's 1/72 scale Tu-2S.
The fit of the model was terrible. As a result, you have to use lots of putty the get the gaps closed. Some extra work was done to upgrade the detail of the kit which includes adding brake lines to the main landing gear and rivets on the engine cowling.
My Tupolev was again painted using Gunze-Sangyo acrylics.
The ICM Tupolev Tu-2S is currently the only choice for modelers in 1/72 scale. Its shape is good but, given the poor fit, it might not be suitable for the beginner.
Enjoy it and you are more than welcome to discuss it with me through my MSN firstname.lastname@example.org
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