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REVIEW
A-model 1/144 AN-14
Jessie_C
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 01:39 PM UTC
Jessica Cooper reviews A-model''s new 1/144 Soviet Cold War utility airliner.

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robmck
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Posted: Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 09:01 PM UTC
This model is exactly the same as the Eastern Express An-14, which I am working on at the moment. It is the first model I have made in twenty years, and I thought it would be simple. How wrong I have been, as it is so small, things are just so much more difficult to do. I am also using new techniques such as airbrushing which I have never done before. So it has been a steep learning curve. Some of the small pieces are obviously out of scale, and you do have to make two parts, braces to run between the wing and the supports. I would say this is a testing model to make, primarily due to its very small size. Having said that, having learnt from my mistakes, I think I can afford to make another.
JClapp
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Posted: Thursday, March 17, 2016 - 09:25 PM UTC
Hello Rob, welcome to Aeroscale, and welcome to 1/144th scale modeling. 1/144 scale has a special home in this forum, have a look-
http://www.aeroscale.co.uk/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=103776

144 is challenging as you say, and A-model kits are always challenging in their own way as well.