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World War II: Soviet Union
Russian aircraft of WWII
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Russian Aircraft Fans
Tennessee, United States
Joined: October 29, 2006
KitMaker: 30 posts
AeroScale: 28 posts
Posted: Monday, October 30, 2006 - 04:42 AM UTC
Hi everyone,

I just joined the site (found my way here through FSM). I'm 23 and about to graduate college and love modeling (mainly WWII subjects). I was wondering if anyone out there really enjoys the Soviet Union aircraft and armor. Looks like most people here mainly do US and German models, but I was wondering if there were any other 'comrades' out there.

Anyway thanks for reading and I hope to someday contribute some worthwile stuff to this site.

Staff MemberSenior Editor
United Kingdom
Joined: June 11, 2003
KitMaker: 17,445 posts
AeroScale: 12,692 posts
Posted: Monday, October 30, 2006 - 05:26 AM UTC
Hi Mark

Welcome to Aeroscale - it's great to have you with us!

You're not alone in liking VVS aircraft - I've definitely caught the bug in my latest builds!

I haven't started a thread on it yet, but I've just made a start on Rest Models' lovely Polikarpov R-5sss:

Looking forward to seeing your Soviet models.

All the best

Tennessee, United States
Joined: October 29, 2006
KitMaker: 30 posts
AeroScale: 28 posts
Posted: Monday, October 30, 2006 - 05:35 AM UTC
wow merlin, those are excellent looking.

I think i'll be ashamed to post on here and follow those up. HAHA
Moselle, France
Joined: May 15, 2005
KitMaker: 5,653 posts
AeroScale: 4,347 posts
Posted: Monday, October 30, 2006 - 12:29 PM UTC
Hi Mark!

Welcome to Aeroscale! Don't worry, you are not alone!

Next year I plan to build a Sukhoi Su.2 resin kit from POMK*. It's probably the worst resin kit ever produced! :-)


* I don't show you pictures of the kit because I don't want you to run away!
England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
Joined: December 23, 2005
KitMaker: 6,246 posts
AeroScale: 3,270 posts
Posted: Monday, October 30, 2006 - 02:43 PM UTC
Hi Mark.
Welcome to Aeroscale
There has been a bit of a Russian bug going around recently.
I have the Hasegawa Hurricane MKIIB "Red Star" on my build list,,but I think it needs a Yak to go with it!
Post your photos,,the more the merrier.
Enjoy the site!
England - East Midlands, United Kingdom
Joined: June 03, 2006
KitMaker: 574 posts
AeroScale: 573 posts
Posted: Monday, October 30, 2006 - 04:53 PM UTC
The next edition of Aeroplane magazine (that's Jan 2007 on sale Dec 1st) will have an article on the use of the Stirling and Lancaster in service with the Soviet Union. The database section will be on the Tupolev SB bombers. In the UK you will also get a free CD - Farnborough and Beyond.
Joined: September 07, 2005
KitMaker: 5,609 posts
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Posted: Monday, October 30, 2006 - 05:10 PM UTC
Hi Mark


I have done some Soviet planes too:

Hasegawa with Tally ho! decals. This one is in this months MoM competition ... you could vote for me :-) :-)

Eduard t.10 ... somewhere here is a build thread about this (or just see Rowans (Merlin) nice article

Old Hobbycraft (Academy) kit .. it has been a while since i built (and photographed) this one.

Eduard Yak-3

Eduard Yak-3 ProfiPack (older build)

ICM Yak-9 OOB .. not a really good model ... gave it away (It is now at the Lw Museum in Gatow, but not in public .. I think)

Gavia La-7 .. has some shape issues and the c&m for Koshedub is wrong .. but was a fun build

ICM MiG-3 ... nice model ..bad decals .. I would like to have those again from Errormaster, EagleStrike, AML or other

more in my stash

BTW normally i build Luftwaffe ... but this has changed a lot over the past year or 2



St. Petersburg, Russia
Joined: November 13, 2007
KitMaker: 6 posts
AeroScale: 5 posts
Posted: Monday, November 12, 2007 - 11:26 PM UTC
You are DEFINITELY not alone :-)

All shots lead to article or topic with more my models pics ( warning! Russian text ahead - you can click on "Union Jack" on top right corner for auto translate that pages )

Hope you like my works

European Union
Joined: September 28, 2004
KitMaker: 2,174 posts
AeroScale: 1,587 posts
Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - 01:32 AM UTC

I am into soviet planes as well. Although not the WWII ones but a littel bit more recent. I even made a small article for aeroscale on the subject:


Currently I have a SU-27 on the workbench (next to a dozen other models)
Kobenhavn, Denmark
Joined: July 20, 2006
KitMaker: 9,987 posts
AeroScale: 3,765 posts
Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - 01:50 AM UTC
Welcome to the forum!

I am most into German WWII stuff, but I cannot keep away completely from the Russian stuff.

Joined: July 12, 2006
KitMaker: 770 posts
AeroScale: 22 posts
Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 - 01:01 PM UTC
For some reason Russian subjects find a warm spot in my heart too.

Quebec, Canada
Joined: July 08, 2007
KitMaker: 38 posts
AeroScale: 30 posts
Posted: Friday, November 23, 2007 - 06:31 AM UTC
I'm a bit late, but I love WW2 VVS aircraft too.

Here some pictures:
- Eduard 1/48 I-16 type 10

- South Front 1/48 Lagg-3 type 4

In construction I have an Eduard 1/48 Yak-3(almost done), a Gavia 1/48 La-7 for the Stars of the VVS and a Flashback 1/48 I-153 for the nightfighter group buil on ARC.
I'll post pictures of these in the future weeks.

Ohio, United States
Joined: May 02, 2010
KitMaker: 596 posts
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Posted: Sunday, August 15, 2010 - 03:15 PM UTC
Hey Mark! I too love the Soviet war machines. In fact 10 out of my 12 models are Soviet. And I believe I saw a few Accurate Miniatures kits on this thread...some of my favorite kits were from them! Happy modeling!