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Ilya Muromets

Type "B" Nr 150 "Kievskiy"

I am 62 years old, I am a pensioner. I have been engaged in modeling (with short breaks) for about 30 years. I collect model airplanes on a scale of 1:72. Recently I prefer aviation of the first world war.

I wanted a long time to assemble a model of a WWI "Ilya Muromets" bomber. Unfortunately, I could not find this model in Russia. Its release was discontinued a long ago.

Just in case, I asked Timo Rissanen, whom I met at the model show in Kuopio, about this model. After some time, Timo told me that Mikko Saarela, a modeller from Helsinki, gives me a model of Ilya Muromets, made by ICM.

Timo also gave me PienoisMalli magazine with an article about this model. I was very grateful to Mikko for such a generous gift and to Timo for his care about me.

And in 2017 I began (and finished) to assemble this model. Unfortunately, I did not take photos of the model building process. There are only a few photos of the Ilya Muromets salon.

Construction

The construction of the model was not very difficult. Details are well suited to each other. I left the fuselage door open to be able to see what is done inside. In the same purpose, I made front windows open too.

I replaced the plastic exhaust pipes of the engines with metal pipes, which I covered with Aged rust powder from Wilder, made the wiring for the oil tanks, and the nose bombing sight. I sealed a hatch in the fuselage for the Maxim machine gun (there was no machine gun here for this modification of Ilya Muromets), made 2 round portholes on the nose from above. I made a bench in the cockpit and a ladder on the roof behind the pilot's back. From the copper wire made handrails in front of and behind the engines.

From plastic bar made a step under the door. From a very thin plastic sheet made between distant pairs of racks additional surface track stabilization.

Painting

To paint the model I used airbrush and Humbrol paints. At first I paint black the places where the fuselage frame and wings are, then using thin strips of adhesive tape I hide the places where the ribs and the fuselage frame are and finally slightly apply some color of the "linen" (Humbrol 74). Then I removed the adhesive tape and apply more dense layer of the "linen" paint, so that a barely noticeable dark trace remained in the ribs and carcass in places where canvas and wooden parts connect.

The engines were painted with Aluminum color (Humbrol 56), the struts between the wings and the landing gear, the propellers were painted with the color "natural wood" (Humbrol 110).

The inside of the fuselage was painted with a very lightened "natural wood" and tinted with a "dry brush".

Rigging

Then the time came for the most difficult part for me - the installation of rigging. I do the hinged braces: first, using a wire with a diameter of about 0.15 mm I twist small loops with a small pin. Then I drill some holes with a diameter of 0.3 mm in the wing or in the fuselage and paste a loop there. Next I pull a nylon thread (Nylon invisible yarn) with a diameter of 0.12 mm through the loop. The thinner is better (according to the scale), but I do not have any. I connect both ends of the thread with a coupling made of a thin copper tube with a diameter of 0.5 mm and fix it with “Superglue" glue. When the glue dries I cut off all unnecessary parts with a blade.

In some places where it is not necessary, I make without rings, pasting the thread straight into the plastic.
After that, he covered the model with a layer of glossy varnish, applied decals and finally covered the model with a semi-gloss varnish. Varnish in both cases - Humbrol.

Because of the painting and rigging installation (unfortunately, my eyes are not such good as they were at least 15-20 years ago) it took me a little more than 6 months to build this model. I had to drill 300 holes and paste 230 wire loops. Nevertheless, the construction of this model was a great pleasure, for which I am once again grateful to Mikko Saarela.

May his blessed memory live forever.

Kommentit

That is simply great!

Certainly the ICM Muromets is not the easiest model to build, but you managed very well. Perhaps without Mikkos and Timos help you would not have been able to make that, so many thanks to them too. I believe Mikko would be very proud of this.

That is a great homage to Mikko.
Hats off, everyone. Boris Arkadjevitš has done outstanding work with this one. Having seen this model on display, I remember wondering the amount of work spent on the rigging considering the scale.
Tämän mallin myöskin omin silmin nähneenä, totean, että se on upein 1/72-malli, mikä on laitettu nähtäväksi tälle sivustolle. Ei tarvita mitään "vanhennuksia", näin on hyvä. (Itsekin tälläisen rakentaneena tiedän työn määrän). Tämä on todellinen kunnianosoitus Mikko Saarelan elämäntyölle "kangaspuiden" maailmassa.
Koska minut mainittiin täällä, niin kerron myös hieman.

Boris kertoo, että malli oli helppo rakentaa. On saattanut ollakin, mutta kun Saarela tämän minulle postitti ja avasin parikymmentä vuotta lojuneen paketin niin olin oksentaa. Kaikki valurangat olivat ruskean rasvan seassa ja se rasva oli kerennyt jo härskiintyä. HUH.

Mikko itse sanoi, että luopuu mielihyvin mallistaan varsinkin Borikselle, koska hänelle malli on hyvin tärkeä sen takia, että Boris tekee mielellään vanhoja Venäläisiä tai Neuvostoaikaisia koneita ja tämähän oli maailman ensimmäinen nelimoottorinen kaksitasopommituskone. Mikko itse sanoi, että hän silloin tällöin vilkaissut pakettiin ja meinannut alkaa sitä rakentamaan, mutta ei alkanut, koska uskoi sen olevan ihan toivotonta touhua.
No nyt se malli nököttää valmiina ja kun tämän on livenä nähnyt, niin ihmetystä on riittänyt. Samalla tahdon kiittää seuraavia:

Kiitokset Mikolle sinne, missä maasta katsottuna lentelee näitä taivaan lintuja ja kiitos myös paremmat siirtokuvat lahjoittaneille Opa Laitiselle sekä A.Lappalaiselle siirtokuvakalvoista, Olli Leinoselle tietämyksestä siirtokuvien tekon, Mika Kauraselle kun kyselin tätä mallia ja Kauko Suntioiselle - ikimallarille - tiedoista Ilya Murometsin kysymyksiini. Ja Special thanks Tomi Mynttiselle mallin julkaisusta.
Warm and sincere thanks to you, Mr. Boris Ivanov, this is an excellent start for this group build. Your model is very impressive and the rigging technique seems to work in this scale beautifully. Perhaps we'll see your other builds in the future? Best wishes!
Vaikka tässä ei ole pisteytysmahdollisuutta, eli ei voi päätyä "parhaiden mallien" joukkoon, niin nyt pitäisi mielestäni ylläpitäjän tehdä poikkeus ja laittaa tämä "arvostetuimpien mallien" joukoon, jotta kirjautumattomatkin pääsisivät näkemään tämän mallin.

Tomi, otatko kopin tästä?

yt.
MK
Mika Kauranen kirjoitti:
Vaikka tässä ei ole pisteytysmahdollisuutta, eli ei voi päätyä "parhaiden mallien" joukkoon, niin nyt pitäisi mielestäni ylläpitäjän tehdä poikkeus ja laittaa tämä "arvostetuimpien mallien" joukoon, jotta kirjautumattomattomatkin pääsisivät näkemään tämän malliin.

Tomi, otatko kopin tästä?

yt.
MK
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