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  1. In the framework of the recent toy tradefair Mir Detstva 2017, held at Moscow, ICM is reported having announced a new tool 1/72nd MiG-25RB/RBT "Foxbat-B" kit for 2018. To be followed. Source AlexGRD: http://master194.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=100171&sid=b7252e4ad3d849de8e26c4c009281a81 V.P.
  2. After the recce-bomber MiG-25RB/RBT & RBF (link) ICM is to release in Q4 2019 a 1/72nd SEAD MiG-25BM "Foxbat-F" kit - ref. 72174 Source: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ICM72174 V.P.
  3. After the recce-bomber MiG-25R/RB family (link & link) and interceptor MiG-25PD (link), ICM is to release in Q4 2019 a 1/48th SEAD MiG-25BM "Foxbat-F" kit - ref. 48905 Source: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ICM48905 V.P.
  4. MiG-25 RBT Soviet Reconnaissance Plane 1:72 ICM In the early part of the Cold War, the strategic bomber was seen as the obvious means by which to deliver a nuclear payload. The interceptor - large, heavy and fast - was seen as the equally obvious countermeasure. The MiG-25 Foxbat was, in many ways, the ultimate embodiment of this technology. It wasn't particularly groundbreaking and nor was it particularly sophisticated, but it was capable of incredible speed and could carry four large missiles to high altitudes very quickly indeed. The MiG-25's shortcomings as a combat aircraft were largely addressed through the MiG-31 Foxhound, but the type continued as an effective reconnaissance platform in a variety of guises. The RBT was an updated version of the RB reconnaissance bomber, fitted with Tangaz ELINT equipment and manufactured during the early part of the 1980s. This kit is the first iteration of ICM's new 1/72 MiG-25 family. The model is pretty much a scaled down version of their 1:48 kit, which is a jolly good thing indeed. Inside the very sturdy top-opening box are five frames of light grey plastic and one of clear plastic. The airframe is covered in crisp, recessed panel lines which look very good indeed, and the mouldings are crisp and clean. The instructions are an A4 stapled booklet which has been printed in colour and the decal sheet is clear and well printed. The overall impression is of a well-executed, modern kit which looks like it should be thoroughly enjoyable to build. Construction begins with the cockpit and nose gear bay. Some detail is moulded in place on the sidewalls of the cockpit, while there are extra parts provided to represent additional details. Before the main structure of the cockpit can be completed, however, you have to add the bulkhead that forms the front wall of the cockpit and the rear wall of the nose gear bay. The instructions have you installing the nose gear leg at this stage, but I can't see any logical reason as to why this can't be done at the end. This would, of course, save you from breaking the leg part way through the build. The cockpit itself is nicely detailed, with the ejector seat alone made up of no fewer than five parts. An instrument panel and control column completes this section of the build. Once the forward fuselage halves have been joined together, the whole sub-assembly fits onto a spart that holds the huge engine air intakes. I've noticed that kit manufacturers are moving increasingly toward this style of construction, where certain parts are provided for purely structural purposes instead of the older slot and tab style of construction. I guess the main advantage, other than strength, is that everything can be positioned at exactly the right angle - a helpful feature for kits that feature quit a complex breakdown of parts, such as this one. Each engine intake is full-length, with engine compressor faces provided. What results is a complete forward section of the aircraft up to the wing roots, with the internal structure of the air intakes protruding from the rear. The lower face of the main fuselage can be joined to this structure once the main landing gear bays have been added. ICM suggest that you add the main landing gear legs at this stage. Again, I can't see any reason why they couldn't be fettled into place after the main construction has been completed. Once the lower face of the main fuselage is in place, another structural bulkhead can be added, after which the slab-sides of the fuselage, including the outer faces of the air intakes, can be added. The dustbin-like jet exhausts are added at this stage, and very nicely detailed they are too. Once in place, the upper face of the fuselage can be added. Some modellers have noticed that the central spine has a flattened profile instead of a rounded shape. This is true, but I imagine most modellers will choose to live with this flaw. All that remains now is to add the nosecone, flying surfaces and finishing details. Each vertical tail is split vertically, with a seperate rudder. The outer face is moulded with part of the rear fuselage in place, so presumably it will be impossible to fit these parts at the wrong angle. Somewhat surprisingly, the upper wings are not moulded in one part with the upper fuselage. Instead, they are split into separate port and starboard halves, with two seperate flaperons and upper wing fences and fittings for bomb shackles below. The nosecone is simply split vertically, with a separate part for the camera pack and clear parts for the camera lenses. The canopy is nice and clear and can be finished in either open or closed position. A huge auxiliary fuel tank is provided. Other than that, and a few aerials, lumps and bumps, the huge aircraft is now finished. Four options are provided for on the decal sheet: MiG-25RBT of the Soviet Air Force from the late 1980s; MiG-25RBT of the 47th GRAP, Russian Air Force, May 2001; MiG-25RBT, Iraqi Air Force, late 1980s; and MiG-25RBT, Libyan Air Force, 2000s. The decals look nicely printed and a number of stencils are included. Conclusion We've waited a while for a new, more more modern kit of the Foxbat in this scale. ICM's new effort looks to be slightly ahead of, er... the older ICM kit (which admittedly represents the interceptor version) and of course it is light years ahead of ye olde Hasegawa effort. The the mouldings are high quality, there is plenty of the detail and surface structures are fine and crisp. Overall this is a well executed and carefully designed kit which is very appealing indeed. Highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  5. After the the interceptor (MiG-25PD/PDS) and training (two seats MiG-25U/UB) "Foxbat" types, KittyHawk is to release in 2014 (?) a 1/48th kit from the reconnaissance & bomber variant of this Soviet era iconic aircraft: the MiG-25RB "Foxbat-B". My favourite variant. Among the various test shot pictures posted recently on Internet, THE evidence a MiG-25RB test shot with a bomb and a recce nose. But the engine exhausts are wrong for the type... Source: https://www.facebook.com/Kagero.SM/photos_stream The KH MiG-25RB exhausts Source: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.588810247842510.1073741931.224979750892230&type=1 Real MiG-25RB Source: http://scalemodels.ru/modules/photo/viewcat.php?id=913&cid=62&min=60&orderby=dateA&show=12 MiG-25RB walkarounds: http://scalemodels.ru/modules/photo/viewcat_cid_62.html http://scalemodels.ru/modules/photo/viewcat_cid_369.html V.P.
  6. In the recently released test shot pictures from the future 1/48th Kittyhawk MiG-25PD/PDS "Foxbat-E" - ref.KH80119 - there was also a two-seat MiG-25PU "Foxbat-C" test shot - ref.KH801??. Source: http://www.themodellingnews.com/2013/08/kittyhawks-48th-scale-foxbat1-seater.html V.P.
  7. They 're rumours saying after its 1/48th MiG-25RBT "Foxbat-E", ICM is working on a MiG-25PD "Foxbat-A" kit in the same scale. Wishful thinking of more. Time will tell. Source: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234994939-icm-148-mig-25rbt/&do=findComment&comment=2573774 V.P.
  8. DaveJL

    Two Big Migs

    Hello all, I'm in the midst of a somewhat Soviet/Russian aircraft frenzy (want to build plenty before I go on an F-14 binge ) so my next project, once the Su-35 is completed, will be a double header - ICM's Mig-25PD and the much talked about AMK -Mig-31BM/BSM. I was struggling to decide which to build first, so I decided to build both of them in tandem, something which I rarely do! Anyway, the kits: Mig-25 with aftermarket and marking scheme: In terms of extras, I'll be using a Quickboost KM-1 ejection seat, Master brass pitot tube, Cold War Studio parachute release actuator and fins along with Begemot decals. I'll be marking it as a Ukrainian Air Force machine, from the 146th Fighter Aviation Regiment in 1995. This jet has distinctive shark mouth nose art so fingers crossed the decals, sized for the Revell kit, fit the new ICM example. Mig-31 with aftermarket and marking scheme: Extras for this one include Neomega K-36DM ejection seats, Furball Vinyl masks, Master brass pitot tube and AMK's own update set - which includes new decals, etch, metal landing gear and tinted canopies. I'll be marking it as '93 Blue' of the Russian Air Force, however I am unsure on the squadron/aviation regiment. Looking forward to starting! Dave
  9. Strong rumour: after the MiG-25RB recce and P interceptor variants, ICM is to release in 2019 a 1/48th trainer MiG-25PU "Foxbat-C" kit - ref. V.P.
  10. After the RBT (thread here: link), ICM is to release in Q3 2017 a 1/48th MiG-25RB "Foxbat-B" (new variant - photo reconnaissance and bomber) kit - ref.48902 Sources: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/ICM48902 http://scalemodels.ru/news/11036-katalog-ICM-2017-god.html And, for the moment no trace, of future interceptor MiG-25P/PD/PDS variants kit... V.P.
  11. The MiG-25, sheerly a flying steel beast of the cold war. Although build with low-tech, however, it is still one of the fastest and highest-flying military aircraft of history. The shape of pitot tube was wrong, so I removed the "branches".(="=??) Enlengthen the nose cone for about 3mm by plastic sheet according to the blueprint. This kit fitted not well as I expected, massive gap between the fuselage and wing, moreover, terrible step on the nose connection as you can see...... Thankfully, it turned out okay, here is the result: By the way, it was my second military model that I purchased, where did the courage come from? Tremendous nozzles, just ask the hind pilots (it is unfinished, sorry about that)! Such a romantic!!! (to me=..=) Thanks for your watching and see you next time!
  12. Did I read of new 1/72 recce Mig-25 being announced?
  13. Johan

    MiG-25RBT, 1/48 ICM

    Hi, Just starting up on this kit - and I want to get it right. I understand from various links on this Forum and others that there is a fix to be applied to make this into an RBT. Or vice versa - back date the kit to an RB. So let me verify my findings after spending a(n other) day on Google with you: RBT: Shape a bulge under the nose cone (or use an aftermarket part) Omit parts C21 & C22 and fill the recesses. RB: Shorten the upper parts of the air-intakes and cut them flush to the upper end of the intake fairing. Modify the parashut housing. Is this a correct summary? If someone could help with the correct color of the cockpit interior color that would be great as well. I have seen some postings here that are done in a greenish blue / bluish green color that look very close to references found on the web. But the instructions call for Tamiya XF-71. This is cockpit green. My Eduard MiG-21 printed IP has the same color as seen in your threads. My Eduard SU-27 printed IP is pale grey. Your advice would be very much appreciated. Best regards Johan
  14. Here is my MiG-25 that arrived today. It seems quite large.. Struggling with the photo from photo bucket, haven't even opened the box of this and already stalling
  15. For this group build I'll be doing Hasegawa's 1/72 Mig-25 Foxbat. Specifically, the one used by Lt. Belenko to defect to Japan in 1976. .
  16. My first entry into this excellent GB is one from the "other side" of the Iron Curtain and a very iconic Cold War beast it is, ICM's new 1/48 Mig-25 RBT. Now I have been watching a couple of excellent WIP's of this beast and it seems that OOTB it is more akin to the RB version, that suits me fine as both RB's and RBT's were used by GSFG during the 1970's. Equipped for very high speed bombing missions (it's where the "B" comes from in it's version) as well as the usual reconnaissance missions they formed a vital part of the the WARPAC military machine. An excellent overview of their operations can be found here; http://www.16va.be/3.4_la_reco_part4_eng.html . This website is excellent for info and photo's of Soviet aircraft in Germany during the Cold War. Here are the ubiquitous box + contents pictures. The box. It's contents. And the only extras I have for it (so far!), the excellent decal sheets by Begemot. I was very tempted by the Bulgarian option but I don't think they started using them until the 80's, so Soviet it shall be. I'm not sure exactly when I shall start this as I'm in the middle of an F-16 for the STGB at the minute but I can't see me holding off for long. Craig.
  17. Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25RBT Foxbat-B, Pics taken at The Ukraine State Aviation Museum Zhulyany, Kiev. Pics thanks to Dave Haskell.
  18. modelling minion

    ICM 1/48 Mig-25 RB

    Hi all here are some pics of my latest project ICM's excellent new Mig-25RBT built as an RB from the 931st OGRAP (Guards Independent Reconnaissance Aviation Regiment) based at Werneuchen East Germany in the 1970's. This model has been built as part of the 1970's NATO/WARPAC GB which is well worth checking out if you haven't had a look already as there are some cracking builds on there. The kit has been built out of the box with the exception of a pitot probe by Master (which is a must have for this kit) and some Eduard seat belts. Despite the size and complexity of the kit (it really is big!) it goes together very well and only needs a small amount of filler in a couple of places and I highly recommend it, anyway here are some pics. I used decals by Begemot which worked very well indeed and I will be using more of theirs in the future, they looked like a better size than the kit decals and they settled down nicely into position. If you want to have a read of the WIP then here is a link; Hope you like it and please feel free to comment and criticise. Thanks for looking in. Craig.
  19. modelling minion

    ICM Mig-25RB/RBT camo or not camo?

    Hi guys, With the recent arrival of the ICM 1/48 Mig-25 RB/RBT I was wondering if this could be built as one of the Soviet/Russian aircraft which wear the wonderful 4 tone camouflage scheme or not, and if not what exactly would need to be done to it to make it into the correct version. Cheers. Craig.
  20. When you have multiple projects in finalization phase, it is best to start a new one This kit is pretty basic (and based on what I gather, shape wise not entirely accurate), so there will be plenty of opportunities for improvement and scratch building. Starting with air intakes which were sanded down a bit: Cockpit will be scratch built, starting with this opening Nose gear bay will be rebuilt: As well as main gear bays: Biggest disappointment were decals, at least with my sample they're full of tiny gaps and will not be used. BTW are there any sets for 1/144 Foxbats?
  21. Source: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234935940-the-kh80119-mig-25pdpds/ CAD drawings from the future 1/48th MiG-25PD/PDS "Foxbat-E" - ref KH80119 Release expected in May 2013. V.P.
  22. 1/48 UK Phantoms from 111 Squadron http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10402480 Jolly Rogers Overload in 1/72 - Phantom and Super Hornet http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10402477 , Tomcats http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10402475 MiG-25PD http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10402494 From Hasegawa's web site http://www.hasegawa-model.co.jp/month/201609/ Robert
  23. Hi all, here's what I intend to build. No aftermarket (unless I can find a seat). Wish me luck! FF
  24. This is only my 3rd model I've ever done, so there are new skills to learn still. As I'm a newbie, I'm not particularly fussed about the accuracy of the model; I'd rather just have a cool looking jet in my room. It was painted with Tamiya spray paints, and the smaller bits by hand. The worst part of the kit was definitely the canopy; it was not even clear and looked foggy, and it did not fit nicely at all. Otherwise, a really good kit from Condor. .
  25. Build for the Less than a Tenner group build. Build thread.