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Trumpeter's 1/72 scale
Tu-16K-26 Badger G

by Dusan Lekic


Tupolev Tu-16K-26 Badger G

Trumpeter's Tu-16K-26 is available online from Squadron.com




Here is my Trumpeter 1/72 scale Tu-16 Badger G kit, built almost straight from the box with only some minor changes of my own (cockpit, landing gear...).



The "RICA" antenna is scratchbuilt from styrene. This antenna is needed for Egyptian Air Force Tu-16Gs. The "Rica" was used for guiding "Kelt" and "Kingfish" missiles.

The Egyptian Air Force mostly armed their Tu-16Gs with the AS-5 Kelt missile but after the "Yom Kippur war 1973." they received only a few AS-6 Kingfish.

Assembly and fitting is good with no major problems but dry-fitting is necessary especially to align the engine components.

Panel lines were rescribed on the wings.

Clear parts are good quality. I painted them in Tamiya smoke grey for a more realistic look.


My guide for painting the top surfaces of the model was Humbrol H74, H78, H98 but using a Gunze color chart. The underside color is Life Color F.S. 35450 "Air Superiority Blue".

Oil colors and dry pastels were used for weathering.

I really enjoyed building this interesting kit from Trumpeter.


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Model, Images and Text Copyright 2007 by Dusan Lekic
Page Created 12 December, 2007
Last Updated 24 December, 2007

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