1/72 Trumpeter Tu-22M3 Backfire

Gallery Article by Rod Bettencourt on Feb 19 2014



This is my Trumpeter TU-22M3 Backfire. I participated in Operation Safe Skies in 2011 at Mirogrod Ukraine and was able to spend a day at the air museum in Poltava. I was amazed at the size of the engines on the Backfire which inspired me to build this kit.


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I was pleasantly surprised when the decal sheet I ordered had Blue 80 as a choice since it was the one on display there. I used Armory Exhaust nozzles, Amodel Kh-22 (AS-4 Kitchen), Authentic Decals, Neomega cockpit, Mastercaster tires and Modelmaster paints.

Overall the kit went together fairly well. Thanks for looking.

Rod Bettencourt

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Photos and text by Rod Bettencourt