1/144 Trumpeter Il-76MD

Gallery Article by Backfire on Aug 24 2014

Ukraine National Day


This is the excellent Trumpeter 1/144 scale model of the Ilyushin Il-76. I used BraZ Model resin intakes and Authentic Decals’ sheet #14401 to depict IL-76MD #76777 (serial number 0083482490) belonging to the Ukrainian Air Force, which was tragically shot down by Russian backed insurgents while on approach to Luhansk, Ukraine airport on June 14, 2014. Forty members of the Ukrainian Army’s 25th Airborne Brigade, along with 9 crew members perished in the crash.


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I utilized Tamiya lacquer and acrylic paints with a coat of future gloss to aid with decal adhesion and again to seal the decals. The decals performed well, however did not react well to decal softening solution (Micro Sol or Mr. Mark Softer). I followed a light panel line wash with a coat of Citadel clear flat finish. I masked all those tiny little windows with bits of Tamiya tape.

Slava Ukraini (Glory to Ukraine)!


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