Accurate Miniatures Il-2 single seater with skis
- Eastern Front, Winter 42/43"
Model built between December 2008 & October 2012
All details of this build can be found
here. Details of the kit and accessories can be found
here. This model depicts
'black 6' (winter 1942 - 1943) from the AML decal sheet 48 026 "Ilyushin
Il-2 Shturmovik single-seater". There is only one photo reference to this
specific airframe showing it from one position. This reference was used
for painting so the result is reasonably realistic. However I fitted the rocket
rails yet the photo shows they were not fitted to this airframe.
The base is a hard wood with a top of air-hardening clay. This received an
undercoat of automotive grey primer before enamel white was airbrushed
over top. Joefix grass tufts were added before diluted white glue was
sprayed and brushed over. Then Joefix snow dust was added. The horse and
sledge are from Tarmac. I added horse-shoe prints, sledge tracks,
ski-tracks and footprints whilst the clay was still soft. Wooden boxes &
oil barrels are white metal & plastic from various origins via EBay.