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Old 21 December 2008, 11:00 AM   #1
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Marquette Sikorsky Il'ya Muromets Photo-Etch?

Does anyone know if there is a photo-Etch Available for this kit?
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Old 22 December 2008, 05:25 AM   #2
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Etch for Iiya

Albatros_Ace,Living here in the UK I have never seen one from PART or EDUARD I have purchased both ICM and Marquette kits so I can use bits from both to get a more accurate kit according to Harry Woodman.I will use most of the ICM Kit correcting the tail as it is grossly undersize.I believe Marquette's undercarriage and wheels are the most accurate maybe also their decals ?
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Old 22 December 2008, 10:45 PM   #3
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Thanks Are those the two problems with the Marquette kit i have heard a lot about the ICM kit but not a lot about the Marquette Kit It would be Nice to know all of the flaws of the Kit before I start building it
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Old 22 December 2008, 11:51 PM   #4
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Ilya Muromets

Albatros_Ace,
As far as I know its the ICM Kit that has the best wings/body and engines (the aircraft had wooden battens at each wing rib).The Marquette kit has the correct wheels and you will need the windsock datafile to completly rebuild the tail.Having said all that I have seen many built Marquette kits on the web that were perfectly OK so depends on how critical you what to go..
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Old 23 December 2008, 05:35 AM   #5
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Not photoetch, but Engines and Things makes a set of engines for it. They go for about $12us. Their products are sometimes not super crisp, but they will likely be a lot better than what's in the kit.

You may be able to use a generic p.e. set or two from Tom's Modelworks for cockpit bits and such. Eduard has generic sets for stitching, lacing, seat belts, gauges, etc.

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