Accurate Miniatures Il-2m3
"White 25 Mstitel (Avenger)"
Model Built December 2008 to October 2012
All details of this build can be found
here. Details of the kit and accessories can be found
here. Model depicts the "Mstitel"
("Avenger") option from the Aeromaster Decals sheet 48-349 ("Shturmoviks
part 3"). This particular aircraft was the star of a 16mm propaganda film
and posters from the Berlin campaign. The "Avenger" artwork may have been
applied for filming as the few still shots publically available show it to
be unstained by the exhaust - either that or it was freshly scrubbed
before take-off. A frame from the movie was later re-used with the artwork
removed crudely from the picture. This lead some to erroneously conclude
that the artwork was applied to the photos later. However this is a
reversal of the truth. Propaganda posters show this aircraft in a montage
over the wrecked streets of Berlin in 1945 - this aircraft flew with the 16th Air Army.
Base is railway-scenic grass on a simple hard wood bottom. GAZ 67 "jeep"
is from Tarmac. Grass tufts by Joefix.