My good friend Boris Ivanov from Vyborg comes every year to Kuopio. He is a very skilled scale models builder. Especially when he is doing airplanes. Here is his "Ilya Muromets". 1:72. See and be inspired
The Sikorsky Ilya Muromets were a class of Russian pre-World War I large four-engine commercial airliners and military heavy bombers used during World War I by the Russian Empire. The aircraft series was named after Ilya Muromets, a hero from Slavic mythology. The series was based on the Russky Vityaz or Le Grand, the world's first four-engined aircraft, designed by Igor Sikorsky. The Ilya Muromets aircraft as it appeared in 1913 was a revolutionary design, intended for commercial service with its spacious fuselage incorporating a passenger saloon and washroom on board. During World War I, it became the first four-engine bomber to equip a dedicated strategic bombing unit. This heavy bomber was unrivaled in the early stages of the war, as the Central Powers had no aircraft capable enough to rival it until much later. The Zeppelin-Staaken R.VI of 1916-17 was the only example of any of the Imperial German Riesenflugzeug airframe designs to be produced in any quantity during World War I.
ntti Karppinen wants to make avatar photos and ask me if i build something. And i make full scale Avatar ceremonial bow. The schedule was busy but I'm happy with the result. some of the things I would have done differently and done more details if have more time. but here final result.