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  1. Hi all, Not such a long text this time I present the first of my builds to roll off the line as part of the Africa GB. It represents the sole MiG-17F acquired by the newly re-named Burkina Faso in 1984. Reports state that it was acquired from Algeria while the same source oddly suggests that she was “delivered” to Ouagadougou by a defecting Malian pilot. It seems unclear. What is known is that only one was received. At that time, and since, the long running feud between Burkina Faso and Mali over the Agacher Strip (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agacher_Strip_War) has produced a fair degree of action and, presumably, “01” was involved. I have therefore painted here to represent a slightly worn colour scheme. It may be correct, it may not. There are photos of her in storage much later and eventually set up as a preserved machine. My assumption (as it suits my story) is that she was re-painted . The kit is the troublesome Airfix offering. Those watching the GB will have seen that I threw my toys out of the pram with my first attempt. This one seems better but it needed care in assembly. It also has many inaccuracies, some of which I have attempted to fix. These include the lack of “T” antennas, no small pitot on the nose, etc. If you build the kit in these markings do not put any roundels on the wings. The GB build is here: So, what did I do/use? Well: 1. Kit – Airfix MiG-17F “Fresco-C” (A03091) 2. Decals – Xtradecal (X72313) 3. Aftermarket – Master wingtip pitots and cannons, Pavla KK-2 seat, Eduard PE set (SS 695 and 73 695) 4. Paints – Humbrol Desert Sand (H250), Colourcoats Pale Blue Grey (ACSM01 ), Colourcoats Blue Grey (ACSM03 ) 5. Weathering etc – Tamiya Powders, Flory Sand wash, Prismacolor pencil I hope you like her. Martin
  2. Following on from Wez's @Wez post, I am also submitting a couple of Frescos. I stand a fair chance of finishing these in time (viz my LeO in the Heller GB )! As Wez has posted the box and sprues I wont repeat that but will post a couple of images of the decals and aftermarket a little later. I will be using Xtradecal for the Burkinabe machine. The Malian (TZ-339) will be marked using drawn serials (by Giorgio @Giorgio N) and Blue Rider Bolivian roundels (they are the same!). After market will be brass pitots and cannons. Back soon Martin
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