help wanted - my russian isn't all that good...

I got this cute little thing at my local hobby shop the other day. The
box is, well, just about destroyed, but the model itself is still in
one piece. Not that sure about the decals, but we'll cross that bridge
when we get there. It's only a few red stars anyway.
My problem is the following. I have no idea what kind of plane this
is, or who built it, or anything, as the instructions are in Russian
only, and spiled as I am, I'm used to an English translation coming
with it. Judging from what I learned doing this hobby, I'm guessing
it's a bomber comparable to the B-26. So can anyone help me out?
I took 3 pics, one of the box art, presumably stating the make and
type of the plane. This picture also has the only thing I understand:
the scale :)
The second pic is of the text on the 1-image instruction sheet, the
third of the color specs. Can anyone translate these for me pls?
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Nemesis
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I don't speak russian, but as of former Yugoslavia I learned some serbian cyrilics. Unfortunately, russian cyrlics has more letters.:-(
Nemesis wrote:
The rough translation of boxart text is: Il-4 bomber, if I'm not mistaken. Anyway, on the instruction sheet, the more detailed version is given, Il-4R.
Cheers,
Bostjan
Reply to
Bostjan Lemut
According to my Kennth Munson Bombers book, its an Ilyushin Il-4 (DB-3F) and they were used by the Soviet Naval Aviation. Munson's plate shows it as a torpedo bomber. HTH.
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Reply to
The Old Timer
Hi - its an Ilyushin IL4, contemporary with the same builders Sturmovik IL2 You can find drawings for it at:
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Hope this helps Chek
Reply to
Chek
As noted it's an Il-4.
Directions have usual "Please pay attention to the follow..." disclaimers followed by "order of assembly" directions.
As for colors, top to bottom they read:
Light Blue Dark Khaki Black Red
Good luck!
Cookie Sewell
Reply to
AMPSOne
The Cyrillic writing on the box says 'Bombardirovschik' - Russian for bomber.
The model is an Ilyushin Il-4 - developed from the same OKB's DB-3. A very successful Soviet WWII bomber.
The colours in the instruction sheet are :- Light blue, dark green, black & red.
There is a restored Il-4 at Victory Park, Moscow, my pics are at :-
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scroll down to 'Victory Park' to see them
There is a photo of the predecessor DB-3 towards the bottom of the page at :-
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A search around the excellent VVS website at ;-
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will probably find a build article on the Il-4 kit - I haven't checked.
Have fun !!
Ken
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Ken Duffey
That is probably the Revell Ilyushin 4. IIRC it was an effort between Revell AG and Eastern Berlin molders. It probably has a 4 part (split longitudinally) fuselage. Lovely aircraft, the kit is decent although I've heard the fuselage assembly has some caveats. I may have the English instructions and could send you a copy. Where are you on our little blue marble? hth
The Keeper (of too much crap!)
Reply to
Keeper
I think Zvezda makes an IM one too. Victoria Products made a vacuform kit with optional parts for the DB-3 with a turret in the nose. The Revell AG one had parts moulded in white, black and clear. I have one here half-built (natch). I got the wings together and then got distracted. :(
Bill Banaszak, MFE
Reply to
Mad-Modeller
Have you seen the Zveda? I'm of the opinion it's the same mold; the Russians are known for passing the molds around the collective. Gives everyone a chance for earnings.
I had the Victoria kit, nicely done. I wanted to do the DB-3 after I bought the Ilyushin (man, I wish this font had a better capital "I".) I figured I've got enough vacs to do and sold it. I'm still procrastinating on Airmodel's Gotha 242. Anyone got the leftover decals from the Italeri kit? tia,
The Keeper (of too much crap!)
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Keeper
"Nemesis" ???????/???????? ? ???????? ?????????: news: snipped-for-privacy@4ax.com...
This is IL-4 from Alfa, long gone Russian producer. Later these molds were bought by Zvezda and elaborated a little. Don't know much about being IL-4R (recon plane) but if there are bombs then it is IL-4, if there is a torpedo then IL-4T. Paint it as usual for Russian planes: top - Russian Green, bottom - Russian Blue Grey from your preferred manufacturer. The propeller blades are black, the interior is light grey. Good luck!
Damir Islamov
Reply to
Damir Islamov
I guess that means it has no relationship with Revell AG's/Mastercraft's kit then.
Bill Banaszak, MFE
Reply to
Mad Modeller
Let's post some shots of the sprues and see how close they are. Cheers,
The Keeper (of too much crap!)
Reply to
Keeper
Okay, here we go:
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This is the 1991 Revell AG release of the Iljuschin Il-4 (and I still wish this font had a decent capital "eye.") Markings for three aircraft including a torpedo bomber. If someone could please post a shot of the Zveda sprues that would be slick.
Adding to another post, this is posted on my ISP's File Transfer Protocol. It gives one 20 mil bytes to post binaries. Does everyone else have a similar utility? tia,
The Keeper (of too much crap!)
Reply to
Keeper
Wow, hieroglyphics. That is an old kit! Seriously, what caused me to only see code?
Bill Banaszak, MFE
Reply to
Mad Modeller
Something in your OS or browser prevented it from deciphering it properly because I didn't put the jpeg suffix on it. I can see it from some machines but not others. Try this:
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Lemme know,
The Keeper (of too much crap!)
Reply to
Keeper
hey keeper, get the mo?
Reply to
e
One more try:
http:members.aol.com/crapologist/yushin.jpg Doh!
The Keeper (of too much crap!)
Reply to
Keeper
Yep, you should be receiving next week. Tanks,
The Keeper (of too much crap!)
Reply to
Keeper
Now I get the Netscape equivalent of the 'red X'. :(
Bill Banaszak, MFE
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Mad Modeller

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