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Zvezda 1/144 scale Tu-134

By Jon Hergenrother
Published: December 3, 2012

Being a big fan of Russian airliners, I was really excited to hear Zvezda was releasing a newly tooled 1/144 scale Tu 134 plastic model kit.

The gray styrene molding includes a sturdy display stand. Surface detail is outstanding, with finely engraved panel lines that are among the best I have ever seen. Unlike some of Zvezda’s earlier airliner releases, there’s a little more engraving depth to the aileron hinges for a very convincing effect. The kit can be built in one of two versions, the glazed-nose Tu 134a or the solid-nose Tu 134B. The Aeroflot decals are crisply printed and in register. 

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