Friday, May 23, 2014

Yakovlev UT-1b (Mikro-Mir 1/48) - Part 1


Hi,

After my mainstream AFV F-5, I wanted to start a new project that requires more personal work. I just started the Yakolvlev UT-1b from the Ukrainian manufacturer Mikro-Mir. The UT-1b is based on the trainer/civilian UT-1 which was equipped with two 7.62 ShKAS at the beginning of the war against the huns.

Documentation is scarce but I managed to get a copy of the manual of the 2-seater variant from a fellow French modeller.

The Mikro-Mir kit looks pretty good and is boxed with 2 PE sheets. But it ain't no Tamiya, parts have to be thinned down or replaced. The decal sheet is Zvevda-esque, if you see what I mean....





That's a very small bug. I never built anything that small.






Looks like daddy will have fun thinning down trailing edges  !!




Right now, working on the engine cowling






Nothing very fancy to show right now. Hopefully, more interesting pics to follow.

Tonio

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