Resin kit from ABM
Plain box art showing the Beriev R-1 over (presumably?)
Instructions Page 1
Instructions Page 2.
Instructions Page 3,
Painting and decal placement guide.
Fuselage halves superbly cast in flawless cream resin.
One-piece wing and horizontal tailplane.
Engine nacelles - complete with Klimov VK-1 (RR Nene) engines.
Fin, rudder and floats.
Decal shett by Begemot (two copies are supplied).
Large resin pouring stub has to be removed...
Navigators, Pilots and rear gunners stations assembled.
Interior sub-assemblies fitted.
Slight mis-match at the rear end.
Fuselage cemented together - wing cut from pouring stubs...
... and a test fit looks good.
Parts for the engine nacelles - including a highly-detailed
Klimov VK-1 (RR Nene) turbojet.
Fin, rudder and horizontal stabiliser.
Cruciform tail assembled.
Flaps and ailerons attached.
Wing fitted - but not yet glued in place.
Starboard nacelle in place - port side left off to show the VK-1
Closer view of the Klimov VK-1 centrifugal turbojet - a superb
bit of mastering and casting - all hidden inside the nacelle!
Wing finally glued in place.
The wing/fuselage joint needs a touch of filler - but we're
Lots of sanding to eliminate joins on the engine nacelles.
Top coat of light grey and decals (printed by Begemot) applied.
All it needs now is a satin varnish coat, then the
transparencies, wingtip floats and home-made beaching gear.
Beriev R-1 next to it's bigger brother - the Beriev Be-10.