Thanks, I'm glad that you like my russian "flying tank".
I can remember that my grandfather (he was in russia in WWII) told me a several times about the Shturmovik and the respect and fear of the german soldiers about this aircraft.
Holdfast.....HobbyBoss' painting instruction shows a two-colour camouflage-scheme, but it's a three-colour scheme.
But this kit contains even more mistakes that I fell for.
The rear part of the fuselage (from height gunner) was made of wood. HobbBoss did not play that correctly.
In addition, the decals are not quite correct and are very difficult to process.
There is an interesting website of an italian about the IL-2.....lots of information!!!http://massimotessitori.altervista.org/sovietwarplanes/pages/il-2/il-2.htm
Hey, Torsten.......it was a great weekend at the expo in Stetten. Looking forward to your own expo in juli!!!