Sunday, 22 April 2018

Tumbling Dice Tu-22M-3 Backfire







One of the things that got me fired up to do the 1960's Soviet aircraft this weekend, was the arrival in the post on Friday of a package from Tumbling Dice, which included a Tu-22M 'Backfire' bomber and some very nice English Electric Lightnings. I couldn't resist the temptation to assemble the Tu-22 as it is an impressive multi-part model, complete with separate swing wings and twin engines. The sculpting is very nice and it does look the part, even if there are some minor non-symmetrical bits here and there.

It needed some filler at the fuselage joints and the wings don't actually swing, in fact they have to be deployed in the sub-sonic 'swung out' configuration, but it went together very cleanly and with minimal fuss. It is a big aircraft and, although a bit too late for my other Soviet stuff, it will go very nicely alongside the two MiG-25's that I've already put together and will definitely make a good interception objective for the RAF Lightnings. Tally Ho!

2 comments:

  1. I have been waiting to see a pic of these since I first heard they were out. I think went toughest in the Blinder, but they look great! Thanks for the photo, i',ok be ordering some imminently!

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  2. I usually check out Doms Decals for pictures but there isn't a Backfire photo there so I thought I'd get one to see what it was like 👍

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