IL 76 MD Zvezda, 1/144 (available in English)

Autor: Rade Marjanović

May 30th, 2017

Tekst i foto: Predrag Stamenković

Još jedan Zvezdin novitet u velikom stilu.

Jedan od najpoznatijih i najlepših transportnih aviona današnjice, ruske proizvodnje, pretočen u skoro pa savršenu maketu ruskog renomiranog proizvođača Zvezda. Maketa je u razmeri 1/144 i dolazi u lepo dizajniranoj kutiji sa odličnim crtežom aviona u poletanju. Zaštitna kutija od tvrdog kartona u koju je upakovana maketa je već prepoznatljiv Zvezdin brend. Maketa je data na devet ramova sive kvalitetne plastike, kao i prozorske providne plastike za kabinu sa izuzetnim detaljima u smislu panela i raznih otvora. Zvezda je na ovoj maketi dala prikaz kompletnog kokpita kao i celog tovarnog prostora sa puno detalja. Ovaj prostor  je urađen iz dva dela nezavisno od polutki trupa aviona, tako da se samo ubaci između dve polutke trupa. Mogućnost ostavljanja otvorenih zadnjih transportnih vrata kao i prednjih, daje moguć uvid u unutrašnjost aviona i pilotske kabine. Ponavljam da je sve izuzetno detaljno i precizno urađeno, odlično za ovu razmeru. Sa maketom je dat i stalak, tako da je moguće uraditi maketu i sa uvučenim točkovima. Dekali su odlični, ali jako osetljivi, tako da nema puno smicanja i namicanja. Sastavnica izgleda standardno za Zvezdu, a više o tome kako radovi budu odmicali. Bojenje po Humbrolu i Zvezdi, kao i uvek. Šema bojenja makete samo jedna bez informacija o čemu se radi. Zvezda nekada to napiše a nekada ne. Sve u svemu odlična maketa koju preporučujem svakom maketaru. Hvala Zvezdi na ustupljenoj maketi.

Text and photo: Predrag Stamenković

One more new model from Zvezda in grand style. One of the best known and most beautiful transport planes of modern days, of Russian origin, is transformed into the almost perfect model by well-known company Zvezda. Model comes in 1/144 scale and box of nice design with excellent drawing of plane during takeoff. Protective strong cardboard boxing is already well known Zvezda’s brand. The model comes on nine trees of quality grey plastic, as well as transparent window plastic with extraordinary detail in terms of panels and various hatches and openings. Zvezda gave the scale representation of the whole cockpit as well as cargo space, both rich in detail, with this model. Cargo space is casted separately from the fuselage in two parts and they just slid in between fuselage halves. The possibility of leaving open both the back cargo doors as well as side ones, opens the possibility of viewing the interior of a plane as well as cockpit. I shall repeat myself with the statement that everything is done with high degree of detail and precision, which is excellent for this scale. Along with the model there is a stand provided in a box, so there is a possibility of building the model with its wheels inside wheel bays. Decals are excellent, but very sensitive to moving and positioning on the model. Instruction sheet looks standard for Zvezda, more on which along the assembly. Color codes are given in Humbrol and Zvezda paints, while only one paint scheme is provided with no additional info. Zvezda tends to do this from time to time. All this added up, I would recommend this model to any modeler. I would like to thank Zvezda for providing the model for this review.