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Tupolev Tu-114 Rossiya

1/144 Scale

by Jeff Thomsen


Tupolev Tu-114 Rossiya


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Here is a Welsh Models 1/144 scale Tupolev Tu-114 vac kit merged with a Revell Tu-95 Bear.

Because the airliner was a development of the bomber, I was able to use the injection molded kit's wings (with modifications), main gear struts, and propellers in place of the harder-to-work-with vacuum formed components.

I also stretch-formed a nose cone from some Squadron Thermoform plastic, and fashioned a new nose gear strut from brass rod.

The Welsh kit decals were used, but their blue appears to be a little too dark for Aeroflot colors.

Jeff Thomsen

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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2002 by Jeff Thomsen
Page Created 04 September, 2002
Last Updated 06 September, 2002

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