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Offline Mike 'Sandbagger' Norris

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1:32nd scale Mosca-Bystritsky MB bis
« on: July 22, 2021, 08:01:15 AM »
Hi all,
I thought you might like to see final build of a Mosca-Bystritsky MB bis fighter, flown by the Imperial Russian Air Force from 1916.

The forum build is here:

https://forum.ww1aircraftmodels.com/index.php?topic=12243.0

The basic 1:32nd scale kit is resin and made by ‘Omega Models’ (Kit No: 32-003).
The list of changes/additions to the model are:
Engine:
Detailed with Nickel-Silver valve push rods, copper wire ignition leads and replacement induction manifolds.
Modified or corrected:
All wing support, landing gear, tail skid and gun mount struts were replaced with handmade Brass tube struts with internal reinforcing Brass rod.
Rigging is 0.08 mm or 0.12 mm diameter mono-filament with ‘GasPatch’ 1:48th scale turnbuckles and 0.5 mm or 0.4 mm diameter blackened Brass tube.
Upper and lower rudders were replaced with scratch made rudders from plastic card.

Aftermarket:
‘GasPatch’ spoke wheels and tyres used to replace the resin kit parts.
‘GasPatch’ Lewis Mk.1 Standard type (stripped front) used to replace kit part.
‘BarracudaCast’ British wicker AGS seat used to replace the kit part.
‘Kellerkind Miniaturen’ Russian pilot 1914-17.
‘Jadar’ WW1 1:48th scale control horns.

Decals:
‘Aviattic’ Clear Doped Linen (CDL) bleached (ATT32044),
‘Aviattic’ Walnut woodgrain (dark and light) (ATT32060),
‘Airscale’ WW1 Generic instrument dials (AS32 WW1).
The kit decals were replaced with corrected markings, printed from an Inkjet printer and on white decal paper.

As usual I've created a downloadable build log in Adobe PDF format, for those who might want to refer to it for reference or build details. It contains full step by step descriptions of the model build, its modifications/changes and is also supported with illustrations and photographs. If viewed in Adobe Reader, each build log has book marked chapters/headings for easier navigation through the log.
My model website has the gallery page, so to view any model, go to the gallery and select it. If it has a PDF build log, it will be available to download using the 'PDF' icon on that model photo page. For any photograph, just click the photo to enlarge or reduce the viewing size.

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Served in the RAF for 27 years - now a retired Military Aerospace Technical Author

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Re: 1:32nd scale Mosca-Bystritsky MB bis
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2021, 09:54:25 PM »
As always your build log was informative and inspiring. Beautiful results Mike!
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Re: 1:32nd scale Mosca-Bystritsky MB bis
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2021, 10:35:16 PM »
This is my favorite one so far Mike , love build ! :)


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Re: 1:32nd scale Mosca-Bystritsky MB bis
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2021, 11:55:40 PM »
Stunning result, Mike -

Another unusual aircraft I had not heard of before ..........

Regards

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Re: 1:32nd scale Mosca-Bystritsky MB bis
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2021, 02:07:14 AM »
Wow, that is really nice!  I looked at your build log and when I saw all the little tiny details and modifications, it gave new meaning, much greater appreciation for the finished model.  VERY well done.

Paul

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Re: 1:32nd scale Mosca-Bystritsky MB bis
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2021, 06:06:09 AM »
That is another of your not so little gems! The extra details as always turn a good model into an exceptional one. The finish and figure just add more interest and realsm at every viewing.

Stephen.

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Re: 1:32nd scale Mosca-Bystritsky MB bis
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2021, 07:19:15 AM »
Yet one more spectacular model from your hands. Thank you for sharing your talents!
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Re: 1:32nd scale Mosca-Bystritsky MB bis
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2021, 10:34:31 AM »
Outstanding model, Mike. Your display is top notch - I really like what you've done here.
Cheers,
Gary

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Re: 1:32nd scale Mosca-Bystritsky MB bis
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2021, 10:15:45 PM »
That is again a very interesting and nice model!
The shape of the tail plane is interesting, looks like this flying seeds from Alsomitra macrocarpa, which inspired the Etrich Taube.


This is mentioned on the german Wikipedia page about the Taube: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etrich_Taube

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