Hobby boss Antonov AN-2 military aircraft type kit. It is a biplane developed in 1947 by the former Soviet Union. It is classified as a small transport aircraft. Someday I wanted to make Hasegawa’s zero type water observation aircraft and Tamiya’s swordfish so I picked up this biplane as my practice, it is a heavy volume kit so that it cannot be completed with a light feeling. This Antonov biplane, Japanese has written in the package, maybe the Japanese market is also a target. I wonder it is too minor to sell in Japan.
The virus infected 20 people again in Tokyo. When human activities become active, the number of infected people increases. As for the cat vaccination, I should go in April, but I haven’t been to the veterinarian yet because I have to refrain from going out, but I think I should go tomorrow. I’ll have some cake at the cafe on the open terrace on the way home.
There is a huge riot in the United States. I think a demonstration march would be fine, looting stores and setting fire to cars is excessive. The video of holding a big LCD TV in both hands is always playing. This time, the number of people whose lives are unstable due to the virus is increasing, so it’s dangerous. Maybe some country is instigating it.
The hobby boss’s manual doesn’t have detailed instructions for painting. I painted the fire extinguisher red. Is it only Japan that is red? Come to think of it, there are many kinds of fire extinguishers in our housing complex such as white and green. I don’t know if it depends on the year or the uses.
Even if I paint inside, I can hardly see through the round window. However, I kept the cockpit and passenger doors open, you can see inside of this airplane because the canopy is big. The inside of the plane is also painted.
The number of people infected with the virus in Tokyo is increasing again. Even if the “Tokyo alert” is activated, only the Rainbow Bridge is lit up in red. I am getting tired of self-control, but I have hay fever and my respiratory system is weak, so I am afraid of the virus. I feel sorry for the students who can’t study after the outbreak of infection caused by snacks, clubs, and cabarets.
I wanted a little more detail on the seat, so I added a seat belt. I didn’t have enough leftover parts before, so I copied it with silicone clay and it didn’t work well. I can’t get rid of the burr well. When I checked the actual airplane, it might only have a belt to fix the hip, but I added a belt to tighten it from the shoulders.
There was a bowgun murder incident in Japan where 100% of gun control is applied. It’s professional that the criminal hit every target’s head. But where can I buy a bowgun? It’s dangerous. I don’t need it until Walker starts walking outside.
The wingtip lights and other fine clear parts are all glued to the fuselage and being masked with sols before painting. I think it’s easier to recover masking and correcting the paint than after all the clear parts attached to the fine painted surface.
It is just before the whole painting. There are a lot of parts in the upper and lower of the fuselage, and they are quite big, so it’s hard to keep them displayed. Now all I have to do is to attach propeller and wheels.
I first painted the underside of the fuselage with light blue and then used masking tape. I thought it was a waste to use a large amount of masking tape, but I used a lot of tape without worrying about it.
There is no description at all in the assembly manual of the Hobby Boss, but the tension of the biplane seems to be there. Since there was nothing to be used as a base, I had no choice but to pick up some of the leftover ring-shaped parts from the ship model photo-etched parts and reuse them. A ring is probably a part of a lifebuoy. To be honest, it is troublesome to work on the tension wire.
Antonov AN -2 has been completed. Even though it was developed in 1947, the design of a biplane with a single reciprocating engine seems old-fashioned. However, the maintenance of the aircraft is simple and it can take off and land even on an unmaintained runway.
This time it was made as a Soviet aircraft. There was a war cartoon by Mr. Motofumi Kobayashi that title “Second Korean War”, I was impressed by a scene in which North Korean commandos were flying an airplane that looked like Antonov AN-2 and attacked the airport in South Korea. I love Motofumi’s comics and have more than 20 books. Apart from the WWII stuff, I love “Hydt”, I’ve probably read it a dozen times or more.
Until I got the trumpeter kit, I didn’t know that a lot of different manufacturers have released Antonov AN -2 including 1/72 scale. The Antonov AN -2 is used for a variety of purposes, including transport, pesticide spraying, firefighting, and passenger transport. There are colorful airplanes, so it’s fun to see them.
There are quite a lot of large parts, so I thought it would be completed during my work. It’s similar to the one that made the Trumpeter Savoia Marchetti before. By the way, that was a torpedo using a general-purpose civilian aircraft. Antonov’s cockpit is different from that of a fighter plane.
To be honest, I don’t know if it’s cool. It’s a rather tasteful aircraft. The round shape from the center to the back of the rear of the fuselage is charming. I’d like to make a shiny jet fighter next time.
I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build it little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in the elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
Born in February 1970, I live in Tokyo. From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see here occasionally.