Kit: Omega (1:48)
This is the Omega 1/48 Resin Anatra DS Anatral Reconnaissance Aircraft Kit in
the colours of the Soviet Workers and Peasants Air Force 1917. The decals are
by Blue Rider with the serial nos. done on an inkjet.The resin kit itself is
basically good,but some things need correction.
I used a profile in WWI Models.org as a template for colours and markings.
Kit: Omage (1:48)
The Omega 1/48 Mosca MBbis is a simple resin kit with PE parts. Some of the
resin parts were so fine that they broke whilst bein g cut off the fret and
had to be replaced by brass wire. The Mosca MBbis, of which about 15 were
built, had a variety of imported engines and a fixed M/G that fired over the
top of the propellor.
The wings and tailplane could be folded to simplify transportation. The model
depicts it in that mode. The underwing bracing wires were rolled in hanks. THe
upper wires appear to have remained attached to the mast. Unfortunately the
available photos ('Russian Aeroplanes 1914-1918') do not show how the wings
were attached for transportation, so they are just stuck onto the fuselage in
the correct position. I tried to think how they would store the upper bracing
wires, and guessed they just dropped them into the cockpit to keep them out o
As it was pretty cold out there, I gave the model a thin sprinkling of snow. I
thought of making a diorama out of it, but didn't have the time (or any