[Soviet/Russian] Antonov An-14 -- Build Thread

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Yes, it is that time again! Time for another update! I'm starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel!

Here I am finishing the fuselage, getting all the sections cut out and glued into place. I'm using internal tabs as before, which make the seams match up better and gives the model a cleaner profile. Also, it adds strength to the model along with the glue. Though, Mod Podge is technically more of a sealant than a glue but it works well. And once it dries it is pretty tough.
 

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The pieces for the left ''engine'' cowling. As you can see here, the left engine is little more than a disc of paper glued to a internal support box. This works for the illusion of an engine. I doubt that the model will be scrutinized to the point that most would notice the difference between this method and actually building, constructing and using a 1:48 scale rotary engine.

At some point, I may try to build a paper 1:48 scale rotary engine, but not with this model!
 

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The ''engine'' partially installed into the cowling. This is the fruits of my labor after about 3 attempts. I had to figure out how to assemble everything and how to form the parts so that they would fit together. The next step will be finish the bottom half of this cowling, then build the right ''engine'' cowling and install them onto the main wing!
 

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Everything looks really good and is coming together nicely!
I have to say that I quite surprised that there are no internal formers for he main body of the plane.
I like how the engine is coming together. If I may make a suggestion, When you cut the front section of the cowling, try to make your cut at an inward angle (to essentially bevel the "pedals"). This will help with forming the cowling and the pedals will (should) come together to form a more cohesive piece. You will also want to line the inside of the cowling to help hold the pedals together.
KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!!!
 

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The wing fits great on the fuselage, and the engine cowlings came out great. This will be a really nice display piece when done. ;)
 
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It's the only time I've ever seen this model built. It's a great, and uncommon model. :)
 
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Time for another update.

Here is the right ''engine'' fully assembled, ready to be installed and glued onto the main wing. This one was easy to do after assembling the other one. Once I figured out the assembly process, it was a simple task of putting the pieces together.
 

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The completed tail section! If you notice it looks like a mini Tie Fighter without the center sphere. This arrangement of the elevator and rudder section is a common design motif on the Antonov design bureau's aircraft. For instance, the Antonov An-225 Mriya, one of the world's largest aircraft:


And also another one of my favorites, the An-22:


And, yes, I do have those on my to-build list!
 

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And here we are able to see the aircraft with both engines installed on the main wing. I'm about to attach the tail section to the fuselage. At this point, I would say I'm about two-thirds the way done. After this attachment, I have to do the landing gear, the winglets and struts, and some external detailing.

I hope to have another update in a couple days or so. Thank you for watching!
 

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