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ICM 1/72 Tu-2T (72030)

This review is dedicated to ICM 1/72 Tu-2T (72030). Newcomer was announced some time ago and comes as torpedo version of the Soviet twin-engine aircraft. Tu-2T was created as torpedo airplane, but there were other applications as well. Note that this is not exactly fresh plastic, initial release happened some time ago, but there are still some improvements done by manufacturer. Packaging is typical for this brand, all frames come in one plastic bag. There are 133 parts which should assemble into a model with 262mm wingspan. I would say this size is quite impressive for a small scale kit, so it will be interesting to see all parts closer.
By the way, here you can read review with Soviet aircraft in bigger scale.
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First frame is dedicated to wing parts. Each side should be glued out of two halves, ailerons are separate.


Torpedoes come on two frames. Those one are new plastic and you can see it in small features which show the modern molding tech.


Next we see mix of various parts. Worth to note large spar which is molded together with landing gear section.


Last grey sprue is dedicated to two fuselage halves. Both are molded with tail section. In the center you can see engine gondolas.


Clear frame comes in the separate plastic bag. Molding quality looks great, but there are no masks included.


Decals sheet looks nice and all those symbols should be easy to apply on the model. Assembly manual is typical for this brand, I show all pages in the video-review.


New Tupolev aircraft should be already available for purchase. In my opinion it is an interesting option for those who would like to build naval airplane in small scale. Moreover, it is definitely not a kit for beginners, so don't try to start it without necessary skills. From the other point of view, I can say that plastic has big potential and you can add more things here and there for even more convincing appearance.
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Pros

  • Nice molding quality
  • Clever parts division
  • Good decals

Cons

  • No masks for clear parts
  • Plastic might be tricky for beginners

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