Does an Antonov 225 kit exist???

Discussion in 'Dream Kits & Wish Lists' started by gman95687, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. gman95687

    gman95687 Member

    Does anyone know if there is a card model of the An-225 in existence? I was told that there is a card model kit that can be purchased but I have not been able to find it....
  2. OhioMike

    OhioMike Member

    yes, there is. Saw it on the web somewhere??? Is there an MI-26 though? Thats the question!!!
  3. Bengt F

    Bengt F Active Member

    Antonov An-225 'Mriya' or 'Cossack' Buran Transport Plane

    Hi gman95687,

    I am also interested in this amazing carrier aircraft and I´d like to build a card model of it, too.
    However, I have not found any card model yet - but there are plastic models and ready-made die-cast models. I will keep on looking, I hope you´ll do the same:

    Bengt :thumb:


    Nothing is as impressive as the real thing, though, with all those wheels:

  4. OhioMike

    OhioMike Member

    I believe it was a CFM-verlag kit/front page i saw??? I'll keep looking. Problem is, i dont remember the web site i saw it at. I know It was european because i could'nt understand a word of it!!!!
  5. Bengt F

    Bengt F Active Member

    cfm Verlag Munich

    Hi OhioMike,

    Is this the one you are referring to? (this is the 2nd page with airplanes):

    Bengt in Stockholm :thumb:
  6. Bengt F

    Bengt F Active Member

    cfm Verlag Munich

    Hi again, OhioMike,

    There are TWO pages with airplane models - unfortunately, there is no Antonov An-225 but there is one very nice Antonov An-2 model in the first page and, among other fine models, a Russian Tupolev Tu-144 SuperSonic airliner and the amazing Zeppelin STAAKEN E4-20 from the early 20s.

    We´ll keep on looking for the 'Mriya'!

    Bengt :thumb:
  7. OhioMike

    OhioMike Member

    I believe i found it again, this i believe is what i saw. This one is described as a AN-22 though?

    Attached Files:

  8. Bengt F

    Bengt F Active Member

  9. Bengt F

    Bengt F Active Member

    Bumpy Landing . . .


    Quite a bumpy landing, eh? Watch the huge wings bounce down and up again and almost touch the runway . . .

    I bet those wheels are there for a reason.

    Bengt :thumb:
  10. OhioMike

    OhioMike Member

    yea, i realize the difference between the two. Sorry for steering everyone wrong here!:cry: Sure would like to find some models of the bigger russian helicopters though
  11. Bengt F

    Bengt F Active Member

    Antonov An-22 'Antei' Heavy Transporter

    Hi OhioMike,

    Don´t be sorry - I hadn´t seen this impressive aircraft before - here´s a chance to learn something new!

    I found some nice photos of this aircraft, too, at Aviation Photos: Antonov An-22 Antei

    It´s nice to know that there is a card model of this one. The Mriya only exists in one built example but there must be several out there of this type. Thanks OhioMike.

    All the best,
    Bengt :thumb:
  12. Bengt F

    Bengt F Active Member

    Big Eagle . . .

    Hi all,

    Doesn´t the An-225 Mriya look like a big eagle on the ground, ready to attack?: [​IMG]

    It´s a really impressive feat of aircraft engineering.

    Bengt :thumb:
  13. Paragon

    Paragon Active Member

    Find me enough reference images and I can get around to it eventually. Eventually is a pretty long time in this case, I've already got a decent sized list.
  14. D-WHALE

    D-WHALE Utopia Planitia Engineer

    Hi guys!
    I think, there is NO model of the AN-225! I know only one guy, who has build a good "Mrija", but it was a scratch build!

    Andrew Zabel PAPER MODELS

    maybe Leo Cherkashyn can make a version for his BURAN!?

  15. Bengt F

    Bengt F Active Member

    Scratchbuilt An-225 Mriya CArd Model

    Thank you, D WHALE,

    that is a most interesting link, to scratch-building modeler Andrew Zabel (in Kiev, Ukraine?).
    The story on how he built his massive mixed-media card model is intriguing, apparently built up from painted scrap paper and card. What an artist!
    It would be an interesting challenge to try to find some close-up photos with higher resolution of this model.
    I instantly recognized the name "Yuniy Technik" = "Young Technicians", by the way. I have previously downloaded several fine Russian models, among them for example a simple 'Buran' model, a Drakkar Viking ship and a French WW I Caudron G.III biplane, via a link somewhere from the Kartonmodell-Forum in Germany: Kartonmodell-Forum | Portal
    I think some members might recognize this Russian site - it has a VERY SLOW downloading server but many of the models are in very good quality.


    It would be very interesting indeed to see what you could do! You have made so mny wonderful models - I personally liked the experimental Boeing SST jet airliner very much. Go for it when you have the time! Here are two 3-way plans, that I had saved about a year ago:



    And, indeed, D WHALE,

    If Leo would find it interesting to accompany his amazingly accurate and detailed 'Buran' model with an Antonov An-225 'Mriya' model, in the same scale, that would be truly wonderful.

    The future looks bright for us aircraft modelers . . .
    Thanks for your dedicated replies, guys.

    All the best,
    Bengt :thumb:

  16. D-WHALE

    D-WHALE Utopia Planitia Engineer

  17. Bengt F

    Bengt F Active Member

    Russian 'Molniya'/Heracles Monster Transporter Triplane


    THAT´S what I call BIG . . ! 'Heracles' is awfully close to the Hughes H-4 'Hercules' (or 'Spruce Goose') . . .

    I found this English link on the Buran homepage - very interesting:

    It looks as perhaps Antonov was/is going to build this project, too - the main wing looks very much like the one on the 'Mriya', with the same amount of engines.

    Amazing bird,
    Bengt :eek:
  18. aphelion16

    aphelion16 Member

    Poor Leo, he gives us all his great models and we keep wanting more.
    But the AN-225 would be a incredible model, particularly with Buran.
    Thanks Leo, for all your great work :wave:
  19. gman95687

    gman95687 Member

    since were on the subject of russian aircraft

    anybody seen an IL-86 Card model?????
  20. cygielski

    cygielski Member

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