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  1. After the MiG-15 (http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234923484-eduard-mig-15-172-first-sprues/?hl=%2Beduard+%2Bmig-15), Eduard is to release a 1/72nd MiG-15bis "Fagot-B" kit - ref.7056 Source: https://www.facebook.com/EduardCompany V.P.
  2. Hi Folks. I want introduce just finished model MiG-15bis 1\48 from TAMIYA. This model was build under impression from book about Korean War "Soviet aces in Korean war". Soviet pilot: Mihin M. I. ,may 1953 ,airfild Myaogou ,North Korea.
  3. Is Fly (link) to release a MiG-15 "Fagot" kit ? Yes, if you read Aviation Art ZM Facebook. Scale? Or just an art illustration? More details soon, I suppose. I've a dream... A new tool 1/48th MiG-15 kit... Source: https://www.facebook.com/208070375871052/photos/a.208144655863624/3073997152611679 Box art explanations: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_battle_over_Merklín https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaroslav_Šrámek V.P.
  4. MiG-15bis - ProfiPACK Edition (7059) 1:72 Eduard The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 was the most famous fighter aircraft to emerge from behind the Iron Curtain during the early years of the Cold War. Although a Soviet design, the MiG-15 made use of captured German research on the aerodynamic properties of swept wings, combined with a reverse engineered Rolls Royce Nene turbojet engine. The resulting aircraft was a triumph, easily outclassing the more conventional jet fighters then in service. In order to ensure it could perform adequately as a bomber destroyer, it packed a formidable punch, with two 23mm cannons and a single 37mm cannon mounted in a pack under the nose. The MiG-15 was the original production version, which lacked the range of small improvements made to the follow-on bis variant. The MiG-15 made its combat debut during the Korean War, where it proved a nasty shock for UN forces. It wasn't until the North American F-86 Sabre became available that American forces had anything able to hold its own against the new Soviet fighter. The MiG-15 went on to become one of the most widely produced jet fighters in history and saw service with air forces around the world. The Kit Inside the sturdy box are three sprues of grey plastic and a clear sprue. There is also a small PE Sheet and masks (not shown) The overall impression is of a really premium quality package. The quality of the mouldings is up to the usual Eduard standard. Details are clean and crisp and there are no flaws anywhere. As with other recent kits from Eduard, there is plenty of fine detail, with parts such as the cockpit comparable to high-end resin items. The surface detail on the outside of the airframe is comprised of recessed panel lines with delicately engraved rivet and fastener details. The kit does not have a massive amount of parts but is still fairly detailed and now doubt the best MiG-15 kit available in 1.72. The first step in construction is the cockpit area. A part seat is put together and then inserted into the cockpit. Like the real aircraft the cockpit sides form the inside of the intake as well. Front and rear bulkheads are added to the floor and sides to complete the cockpit. A separate control column is added. PE is provided for the side panels, and the seat belts. The front wheel well is made up from two parts and attached to the front cockpit. The next step is to make up the jet pipe/exhaust. This is two parts with a further part making the exhaust part of the engine. Once this and the cockpit are completed they can be added to the fuselage halves along with the rudder parts. The fuselage can then be completed. The next step to then tackle is to make up the wings. These are of conventional construction split top/bottom. Holes must be made for the drop tanks. Once these wings are complete they can be attached to the completed fuselage along with the tail planes. Final construction steps are to add the gun pack under the front fuselage, the nose intake ring and some external antennas. The landing gear can be made up, the front is a one part fixing where as the mains are four part affairs with separate hubs. Once the gear doors are attached the canopy can be added along with the drop tanks. Canopy A largish clear sprue is provided as seems to be Eduard's want. This seems to be a good idea as I have never had loose canopies rattling round their boxes, or any damage to clear parts. They are well moulded and thin for the scale. They look clear and should provide the modeller with no problems. Decals As this is the Profipack boxing 5 decal options are provided. The decals are printed in house and look to be sharp, in register and fault free. The five options are; 518th IAP, North Korea May 1953 (Flown by Maj Mikhail Ivanovich Mikhin 15 SP, Czechoslovak Air orce, Cotbus Airfield East Germany 1957 1st Sqn, 101st Recon Regiment, Szolnok, Hungary 1972 No 20 Sqn, Egypt late 1950s/early 1960s ex 64 IAK, USSR mid 1950s. Aircraft was maked as North Korean for service in the war there, and these markings still visible. Conclusion This kit is both accurate and well engineered, putting other 1:72 kits of the type in the shade. The level of detail Eduard have packed in is superb, as is the treatment of surface details. Highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  6. This will be my effort for the Group Build: It's an attractive scheme for the early MiG-15, representing an aircraft that flew with the Forţele Aeriene ale Republicii Populare Română, or Romanian Air Force. As you can probably make out from the text in the picture, the blue arrow was painted on the aircraft for a film. The kit and decals come from this boxing from Eduard: I've had it for quite some time now so I'd do well to get on with it. The box is comprehensively packed with a Mig-15, 2 x MiG-15bis and a two-seater MiG-15UTI: I'll sort out what sprues/etched parts etc. I need nearer the start date. Since I bought the kit I have also accumulated a little aftermarket which I shall use for this build: These from Eduard - I believe the 'solid-hub' wheels are the early type and the 'spoked-hub' wheels the later type, so obvs I will be using the early ones. I also have this: Presumably I bought that on the assumption that I was too lazy or clumsy to drill out the kit gun barrels myself, which I am not*, but what's done is done. Anyway, that's me - back next week Cheers, Stew * Actually I might be
  7. Ok...as promised, a bit of Eduard to straighten me out after the weirdness that was the last Mig I built...oy! Since Stew is building the Romanian Film Star I figured I'd start in on the Hungarian Mig-15bis from the 25th Fighter Div., 35th Fighter Reg., Taszar Air Base Hungary, 1954-55. I swear I saw that someone is building another Eduard Mig...East German? Or am I confusing it with Exdraken's Viennese Mig? Here's a page from the Eduard booklet...I'll sort out the sprue later...That is actually the hardest part of the Big Eduard Box O'Migs... Like the Spitfires, they almost build themselves. --John
  8. Okey-dokey...I have had these Blue Rider decals in the files for I cannot remember how long and why, I do not know, because back then building a jet was not on the radar, but I am happy I have them. In terms of when and where...well, we are dealing with Albania under the Hoxha rule, a time where no one knew what the heck was going on inside the borders; a place that had machine-gun pillboxes every 150m on the borders with the guns pointing in! All I know is that these roundels were used post-war and up to 1960. And they used the MIg-15. This would have also been before Hoxha aligned with the Chinese, so it is a Soviet Mig and Albania was still a part of the Warsaw Pact. Support would fizzle out 1961 and formally end in 1968...After that it became a satellite of China...in the middle of Europe! Anyway... I am aware of the rivet issue, having followed a recent build online. I apologize...I cannot remember whose it was. A basic kit but there is some detail and some easily augmented parts. Quite a plain plane...roundels on the upper and lower wing surfaces only. Red 14... --John
  9. After my CF-104 and F-84G, I'd planned to switch gears and do a pair of F/A-18s. But, in doing those builds I learned a couple new things about doing NMF, and I generated some new ideas, so I'm going to do another NMF aircraft: a Polish MiG-15. My planned F-18 build is going to be a little grueling because I'm going to re-scribe one of the kits. So I figured I'd try to do a kit that would be a "quick victory" -- after all it only has 40 parts. I'll get into the details first, and leave the personal, human-interest story for last . The kit I'm going to build is a Dragon MiG-15 that I purchased in a buying spree in 1998. The decals may be just a touch yellow, but it's hardly noticeable. The kit is nicely detailed with engraved panel lines, landing gear bay details, and reasonable cockpit details with molded instruments. So this leads to my first problem: the kit is a little too detailed because it has every... single... rivet. So, I'll throw this out for opinions: Should I fill the rivets in? I've done a lot of research on MiG-15s the last few days and the rivets are not visible on the bare metal planes until you are within about 10 feet. So, it seems to me that all of these rivets are un-necessary and unrealistic detail. I think I should be able to fill them in using super glue and a glue louper, and still keep the panel lines (and some rivets that I notice are always visible, even at a distance). When I bought this kit, there was no scalemates (that I was aware of anyway), so I generally guessed which ones might be good quality. Doing some dry-fitting tonight, I think this is a reasonably good quality kit. The fit seems very good on the fuselage. Dry fitting the wings showed that there might be a little problem there, as the slot in the fuselage is bigger than the tab on the wing. Shouldn't pose much of a problem, but it is a little annoying to have that much slop in the fit. So, here's the history behind this build (personal, human-interest story ). In late September 1989, I went to the nearest hobby store (185 miles away) and bought a Heller F-86 and a Humbrol MiG-15. I built both over the course of a couple of weekends in early October 1989. The MiG-15 kit had 2 options: Soviet and Polish. Since I had a row of "Red Stars" on my model shelf, I figured it would be neat to do something different and I chose Polish. I must say, that Humbrol MiG-15 kit is tied for first place for the "worst-kits-I-have-ever-built" award (the other being a Starfix Spitfire Mk. XIV). It had no detail whatsoever (a bent piece of plastic for a seat was the entire cockpit), horribly clumsy raised panel lines, and poor engineering galore (the nose cap was a larger diameter than the aircraft body). After college when I moved out of my parent's house, my models went with me, but the MiG-15 went in the trash. I bought the kit I'm going to start as its replacement, which is why I am choosing the Polish version. Next time, I'll outline my approach for the paint. Thanks for looking...
  10. Finished Mig-15 using AK Interactive xtreme metal paints. Very nice kit to build and paints much easier to use than Alclad!
  11. Zvezda is to rebox the Dragon Models (link) 1/72nd MiG-15 "Fagot" kit - ref. 7317 Test build was on display at the Nuremberg Toy Fair 2018. Do you like rivets... Source: https://ipmsnymburk.com/forum/viewtema.php?ID_tema=40056 V.P.
  12. Hello, 1/72 MIG 15 UTI slightly altered to represent a Czech version (Aero CS-102): kit by Eduard with a good deal of aftermarket goodies (Brassin cockpit and speed brakes, photoetched flap and external details), very few scratch details (gear indicators and aerial), Vallejo paints. Decals from various sources, trying to represent a Romanian Air Force plane from early 1990, just months from type retirement. Thanks for your comments.
  13. MiG-15 trainer displayed at The Beijing Military Museum. Pics thanks to Mike (bootneck)
  14. Hi Guys, I have added an historic MiG-15 of a Chinese fighter ace to my walkaround site. It is on display at the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution. Take a look here: http://warbirdswalkaround.wixsite.com/warbirds/single-post/2017/10/10/Meritorious-Jet-Fighter-Wang-Hais-MiG-15 Mods: This is not an advert and I receive no funding for clicks on my site; it's purely for the enjoyment of others. No, really. Not a sausage, nada...
  15. The summer edition called MIG-15 is over. Models for rest and relaxation, everyone well-known. In my work, I only had a problem with Techmod (TRASH) decals. Even though they are subsequently coated with a decal film, they are decomposing themselves in water and do not suffer any kind of decoys. So the number 40 on the models was as good as it is. Less silvering is seen on the shelves than in the paintings, but what is there. The colors are Humbrol 93 and 105 above, Model Model 2123 is below. I do not blunt anymore, here's the picture. Regards.
  16. Platz is to rebox the Eduard's 1/72nd MiG-15UTI "Midget" kit - ref. AE-4 A test build was on display at the All Japan Model & Hobby Show 2016 Source: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1111514358943111&set=a.148871311874092.33321.100002536719681&type=3&theater V.P.
  17. My take on the Airfix 2009 tool sorta-MiG-15; I say that because when you put it next to the Eduard kit the differences are very apparent. It looks nice enough in isolation though. I added an Eduard photoetch cockpit set, but you can't really see much of it in the photos. This kit was a would be victim of the hardwood floor monster (closely related to the carpet monster), who conveniently rematerialised the canopy, which I had dropped earlier, directly underneath my foot. Fortunately, I have a second copy of the kit and was able, after much swearing, to smash-form a suitable replacement. Eduard masks greatly simplified the task of masking the wheels and canopy. Update: The eagle-eyed amongst you will have noticed that I installed the inner gear doors on the wrong sides. Well-spotted, and now, after more cursing, they are fixed! IMG_20170715_151625.jpg by Russell Taylor, on Flickr IMG_20170715_151617.jpg by Russell Taylor, on Flickr IMG_20170715_151607.jpg by Russell Taylor, on Flickr IMG_20170715_151617.jpg by Russell Taylor, on Flickr IMG_20170715_151607.jpg by Russell Taylor, on Flickr IMG_20170715_151557.jpg by Russell Taylor, on Flickr IMG_20170715_151548.jpg by Russell Taylor, on Flickr IMG_20170715_151538.jpg by Russell Taylor, on Flickr IMG_20170715_151526.jpg by Russell Taylor, on Flickr IMG_20170715_151701.jpg by Russell Taylor, on Flickr
  18. My very first jet. Yes...after almost 40 years of this hobby I have finally built something without a propeller. I was astounded at the kit, actually. Talk about tight fitting pieces! Amazing. They must be molding their plastic with lasers. I really enjoyed this build and, as a big fan of Cold War history, this is a must for me and any other aircraft hobbyist. In fact, I have become so enamoured with the early Migs that I have ordered the Quattro box from Eduard and also some Mig-17 kits from AZ Models. Something about all those uses in the Middle East and Africa... I used plenty of sources for modelling and weathering from the interweb, some of which I think was from this site. Thanks folks! --JDCM
  19. First the MiG-15: I used Kuivalainen (Eduard) photo-etch for the cockpit. I know there are things that are not 100 % correct, but this was enough for me. Since it was pre-painted, the whole cockpit became a bit too blue. I painted it with Vallejo's new, brilliant metallic colours. Decals are - also brilliant - from SBS Models. The whole build was pretty uncomplicated. Although nothing fits perfectly, it is easy to get a good fit with some trimming of the parts. And over to its successor in Finnish Air Force, the MiG-21UM: Painted with Gunze colours. Decals are a mix from different sheets - the roundels are actually from Eduard's MiG-21bis in 1/144, the old-style large roundels were perfect for modern small ones in 1/48! The lynx is from the MiG-15 sheet. The model has two main problems: The nose and the cockpit. The nose has an avionics bay that can be displayed. However, this is wrong, since it is from MiG-21MF. But when closed, the door does not fit at all, so lots of sanding is required - which also affect the canopy that has to be trimmed to fit. The other issue is the cockpit. Trumpeter have left out the window between the two cockpits. The problem is that even if you can scratch-build it, it will not fit since the whole aft cockpit is too long. My solution was to build the "roll bar" between the cockpits, which also gave me something to glue the (scratched) pin to. Apart from that, this was an enjoyable build. Thanks for watching!
  20. Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 at Flixston, pics are mine
  21. Hello fellow modelers. I would like to introduce my latest finished model. The model without the accessories, I only aircraft rivet. Perhaps you will like it More photos in the spoiler
  22. source: local forums Upscaling 1/72 MiG-15 series to 1/48 is still in game. But for longer future. Maybe 2019 or 2020?
  23. Happy new year to all! So, I've already completed my first build of the year! Well, technically I completed it about 2 days ago. And I've been building it since September. And it's 1/72 Airfix MiG-15 consisting of about 7 parts, so not exactly a speed-build record... I've been building it for a group build on another forum. I haven't shelved the Lancaster, 727 or Gnats, I'm just very busy at the mo doing uni work around actual work, so i just chucked this little kit together to keep the mojo going. It's an excellent kit, the fit is superb, not a touch of filler has gone near this model. People will criticise this model for the trench-like panel lines, basic detailing and odd dimensions, and this is all entirely justifiable, but I'm sure no one can deny the enjoyment and fun of this kit. On with the pics: Kit manufacture: Airfix Scale: 1/72 Type: MiG-15 Extras used: Brass tubes for the guns, tape for the belts. Paints and colours used: Tamiya light blue for the cockpit and wheel wells, Tamiya flat red for the red bits, Model Master Aluminium buffable for the main colour over Vallejo poly-primer, MM Stainless steel buffable for the air-brakes, Flory Grime Wash, Tamiya smoke post-shading, Xtracylix satin varnish, water-based oils for streaking. The only things I changed were the gun barrels to brass tubes, simply because I kept snapping the plastic parts, and I didn't fit the activators on the air brakes because I couldn't see how they fitted. So, there you go, thanks for looking, happy new year, and I hope your hangovers are as big as mine is!! Val
  24. MiG-15 UTI cockpit 1:72 Eduard While Eduard's MiG-15 ITI is an excellent little kit, there is always room for improvement over the kit plastic in the form of a resin cockpit; and this set does not disappoint. You get the whole cockpit complete with the intake trucking which forms the cockpit wall. There is a cockpit floor, two control colums, internal bulkheads, instrument panel, and the rear decking parts. Two complete ejection seats are provided with PE belts. Also in PE are some cockpit details and the area behind the rear seater which fits into the canopy. All of the parts are well cast with no issues other than a couple of large pour blocks on the cockpit floor and instrument panel. Conclusion This set is a great cockpit set and will enhance your UTI, particularly if you choose to have the canopies open. Highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  25. MiG-15 UTI 1:72 Eduard - Weekend Edition The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 was one of the most famous fighter from the early Cold War period. Although a Soviet design, the MiG-15 famously made use of captured German research on the aerodynamic properties of swept wings, and was powered by a reverse-engineered Rolls Royce Nene turbojet. The resulting aircraft was a triumph, easily outclassing straight wing jet fighters when in the hands of an experienced pilot. In order to ensure it could fulfil its intended role as a bomber destroyer, it packed a formidable punch in the shape of two 23mm cannons and a single 37mm cannon mounted in a pack under the nose. The MiG-15bis was the second major variant. It featured a range of small improvements, including an improved engine, revised arrangement for the 23mm cannon, redesigned airbrakes and, in some models, underwing hardpoints for unguided rockets or bombs. The MiG-15 made its combat début during the Korean War, where it proved a nasty shock for UN forces. It wasn't until the North American F-86 Sabre became available that the American forces had anything able to hold its own against the new Soviet fighter. The MiG-15 went on to become one of the most widely produced jet fighters in history and saw service with air forces around the world. The UTI is the dual seat trainer version of the MiG-15. The Kit Despite a lengthy delay caused by a problem with the mould which necessitated the re-tooling of the whole kit, Eduard's MiG-15 was warmly received when it was released last year. When it did finally emerge, it helped to cement Eduard's reputation for producing high-quality models which feature exquisite detail and superb engineering. Thanks to the way the kit has been engineered, all of the parts for the UTI version are provided on three new sprues, two grey and one clear; with sprue holding the flying surfaces carried over from the previous releases. Construction starts with the cockpit (shock!). The ejection seats are made up from two parts each with the seat belts being supplied as decals. Once these are complete they are added to the cockpit floor along with the front, middle, and rear bulkheads. The instrument panels are added to the front and middle panels, with the instruments being supplied as decals. The cockpit sidewalls also form the inside of the intake which curves around the cockpit. Decal again being used for the panels here. The front wheel well is added at the front of the cockpit at this point also. The instructions indicate nose weight to be added here as well. The rear jet pipe is built up, and when done this and the completed cockpit assembly can be sandwiched between the main fuselage halves. The rudder is then added. The main wings (conventional upper and lower construction) are then added, along with the one piece tailplanes. Next on the construction list the nose ring and intake parts are added to the front of the complete fuselage. The front wheel is added and the front gear bay doors are also attached. Panels are then added to the underside of the nose along with the cannon pod. Next up the main wheels are built up and added. Two different styles of hubs are provided with no indication of which to be used for either marking option (the modeller will need to check their references here). The wheels and outer gear doors both attach to the main gear legs. The inner gear door and the main retraction strut then need to be attached. The canopy is the next area to get attention. This is a four part affair which can be posed open or closed. As it is a bit complicated a one part closed canopy would have been a nice option to keep everything lined up, but it is not. You have the front screen, front canopy, middle pat, and lastly the rear canopy. Some of these parts are small and I can see problems getting it all lined up. Lastly to finish of the model the under wing fuel tanks and wing mounted pitot tube are added. Two different styles of wing tanks are included, but again there is no reference as to which to use, so the modeller is back to their references. Decals As with all Weekend releases it seems now Eduard supply two decal options; Iraqi Air Force, 1980 (as per box art) USSR as flown by Yuri Gagarin / Vladimir Seryogin 1968 In addition to the national markings a separate sheet of stencil decals is provided. Conclusion This is a great kit from Eduard and it is good to see it in the Weekend boxing. Highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
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