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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Mikro-Mir 1/72nd NIAI Fanera 2 completed

 
Here is the little Fanera completed.
The review / step-by-step building article is here:

It is no doubt an attractive plane of unusual configuration.
The kit is affordable and has some think-out-of-the-box engineering, but it is a mixed bag:

The good:
a) reasonable number of parts, good surface detail, well appointed for 1/72 (engine, interior)
b) photoetched bits
c) window masks!

The bad:
a) confusing instructions that lack clarity, have too small detail drawings and contain mistakes
b) a few ill-designed parts (wheels bigger than pants' internal space)
c) horrible, unusable, total failure decals (at least in my kit). Scan them in high-res and print your own. It is a drag, but better than deal with decal confetti.

If you are interested in this plane, there is enough on the Net to satisfy your curiosity if you have a modicum of dexterity handling Net searches.
































3 comments:

  1. Great kit construction! This step by step presentation will give me courage to begin myself the work to this wonderful little plane. Thanks Gabriel !

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  2. Nice little jewel. I did catch a very short You Tube on this little guy. That Italian designer "Bertolli" (I think I have it right)...looks like he may have had influence on the all wing style of design... Vey nicely done. I hope these kits are less painful than A-model. The esoteric is very cool! Keep up the good work and sharing...

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    1. Hi there
      Thanks for your kind words.
      And yes, this is an approximation to the "all wing" concept, like the Northrop wing of 1929 that I also build from scratch:
      http://wingsofintent.blogspot.com/2014/04/scratchbuilt-172-northrop-avion-flying.html
      The Russian designer team of the Fanera was actually Lisichkin/Rentel
      Best regards

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