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  1. This is the old Monogram 1/48 MiG 15 from the 70's. Dad had this kit kicking around the house for at least 30 years and he finally gave it to me so I thought I'd build it. It's not too bad, but scales out to around 1/44, so any aftermarket bits you have in 1/48 will be way too small. The fit is decent but the canopy is fairly poor. I added some instrument decals to the cockpit to add a little detail. Markings are those of Maj I. P. Golshevskij who apparently flight night time interception missions over Korea. Decals from the spares box and I made the front FOD cover.
  2. Acrylic Concrete Texture for Dioramas (A.MIG-2108) AMMO by Mig Jiménez AMMO have a growing range of acrylic pastes for dioramas, some of which we've reviewed already, such as the excellent tarmac and beach sand we reviewed last year here. I tested the tarmac before I dispatched it, and it was awesome. This new one is concrete, and comes in the same 250ml tub as the others, with a screw-down lid and tub shape that makes it unlikely to tip over. Inside is a goopy paste in a cement grey colour, which has texture particles suspended within its matrix to quickly give the correct finish. I tested a patch by scooping an amount out with an artist's palette knife onto some styrene card that had been roughened beforehand to improve adhesion. It is quite wet to use, but once shaped it doesn't slump noticeably, so you can add texture to your initial layer for quite some time. I added an anti-slip tamp marking to part of my test patch with the edge of my knife, just to see how well it would hold it, and it has held its shape very well. Please bear in mind however that I'm hardly an expert diorama maker, and this is merely a quick test. The colour will change when the paste is dry, and lighten somewhat so you may want to adjust that with paint, washes or pigments, as concrete seldom stays just one colour after laying. If you are depicting new concrete however, you could quite easily leave it as-is because the colour is pretty much spot on. The dry paste is also very flexible, allowing me to flex the card so that the ends were parallel without any cracking or lifting of the concrete. Conclusion This is an excellent range of quick helpers to create dioramas for anyone from the novice to the expert, and they are easy to use, water-based acrylic so no noxious fumes, and it even smells pleasant and somewhat familiar. Very highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  3. Modelsvit is to release a 1/72nd MiG I-75 kit - ref.72029 Source: https://www.facebook.com/notes/modelsvit/modelsvit-catalogue-2017/1866182310317478 V.P.
  4. Hello! Let's to start my another MiG! This is very quality ProfiPack edition set (PE, masks included). First time, I'm start to learn paint nozzle: Cockpit:
  5. Hello! I need instructions for "Mig 31 BM 1/72 - Condor" model. I found some scans online but they are so low-quality that I can't read them even when I print or photoshop them. Is there anybody who can help me and scan the instruction in high resolution? Thank you in advance!
  6. Another completed model. One of my favorite planes. I plan to one day make MIG-21 in the colors of all the countries that used them. This is the fourth, and there will be more. Here's the picture, enjoy it.
  7. MIG-21 MFN, R.V.Aircraft 1/72
  8. Blitz23

    Mig 25 Cockpit colour

    Hi guys, I have a old Hasegawa Mig 25 I'd like to build up as its pretty basic and shouldn't take me too long, but I can't find the correct paint colour for the interior. Any help would be appreciated
  9. Krachenvogel

    Any experience with Mig Ammo rigging line?

    I'm looking for something to use for radio aerials and biplane rigging in 1/72 scale besides my old invisible thread, and came across this elastic rigging line from Mig: http://www.migjimenez.com/en/accessories/608-rigging-fine-003-mm.html Anyone have experience with this stuff? It comes in 0.01, 0.02, and 0.03 mm thicknesses, which (if those measurements are correct) are all extremely fine, but it's kind of pricey at 4.50 euro for a 2m long piece. I'm open to other suggestions for 1/72 rigging line if there are better options out there as well. Thanks!
  10. Bandsaw Steve

    Mig 15 Scratchbuild

    Hello I am new to this site and this is my first post - so please forgive any technical errors in what may follow... I used to scratchbuild model aeroplanes when I was a kid. After many years of building 1/48 kitsets I decided to have another go a scratchbuilding the old fashioned way, just for fun. I am in the process of building a 1/48 scale Mig 15 bis from scratch (with one or two aftermarket parts to speed things up a bit). I hope you enjoy following along. I'm hoping to have the project finished early 2017. Here are the plans I am using - graciously provided by a well-known aviation modelling magazine. it's a good idea to photocopy the plans several times before you start - you will need plenty of copies. Note that this set of plans also came with an underside view - it's just not in this shot. I also have a few books and articles on this subject - but I'm definitely no 'rivet counter' so I'm not going to allow myself to get bogged down in too much research. If you like laser accurate models - look away now - this one will be 'good enough' and that'll be that! Note the presence of the cross section profiles on the plans- they are very important. I selected a good piece of wood - straight grain no knots - in this case very hard Jarrah from Western Australia, but I daresay any decent strong wood with a straight grain should be fine. I like to use hard wood - never balsa - because hardwoods hold any carved detail better, they provide much needed structural strength and are less susceptible to surface damage such as scratches and dents. Cut out the relevant drawings and stick em on. I used PVA glue; nothing fancy - but if anyone can suggest a better alternative I'm all ears. Carefully Cut around the paper profile using a bandsaw, you could use a fret saw but a bandsaw saves a lot of time. in this shot the side profile is cut but the wood not removed (note the scalpel blade stuck in the cut as a marker for the photograph- I don't remove any wood until both profiles are cut as it's much easier to run the bandsaw against a smooth surface and not the contour left from the first cut. I also leave surplus wood beyond the end of the fuselage (both tail and nose). This excess wood can be used as a handle during some of the subsequent work. After both cuts are made you have the rough shape, in both side view and plan view of a Mig 15 fuselage. It doesn't look like much at this point - but stay tuned - with a bit of luck it will get a bit better over time.
  11. Modelsvit is to release in 2017 a 1/72nd MiG I-7U kit - ref. 72027 Source: https://www.facebook.com/notes/modelsvit/modelsvit-catalogue-2017/1866182310317478 V.P.
  12. armored76

    Only Mig-29s in yellow primer?

    Hey, I stumbled upon the image of a Mig-23 in what seems to be yellow primer the other day. This started me wondering whether this primer has ever been used on anything else then Mig-29s. I vaguely remember some images of a Chinese J-something in trials and some Suchois maybe. Does any one happen to have further reference images? Thanks! Cristian
  13. Hi there! Greetings from china~ New report,please give your comments THX~ MiG-31E Painting reference :2005 air show Main part : AMK-88008 1/48 MiG-31 B/BS Accessories: AMK 88003-U MIG-31 Landing gear Master 1/48 48131 MIG-31 Pitot tube BEGEMOT BD48044 MiG-31 Decal Eduard 648248 1/48 MiG-31 ========================================= And happy new year!( 新年快乐!)
  14. Built for a Facebook GB Gulf War GB-8892 by Simon, on Flickr Gulf War GB-8882 by Simon, on Flickr Gulf War GB-8880 by Simon, on Flickr
  15. Gav G

    Make your own panel washes?

    So... I've been trying to find a stockist of Tamiya Panel Line Accents, both black and brown, and MIG Streaking Grime in the UK that doesn't charge mouth watering prices. The prices abroad seem to be far cheaper (e.g. Passion132 do MIG streaking grime for just under €4 as opposed to over £7, but unfortunately you have to factor in shipping which then kills the saving). Then I had a thought; can I not just buy a tin of Humbrol gloss enamel and thin down as required? Are the panel line washes not just extremely thinned down ordinary enamel paints? If so, then I just need a tin of Humbrol gloss black 21 and gloss tan 9 for the two Tamiya panel line accent colours above? Does anyone know how to make an equivalent of MIG Streaking Grime?
  16. CamberrySauce

    Airfix 1/72 Mig 15

    Hi all, After a long absence of model building, i finally got around to completing some builds. The Airfix Mig kit was alright though it wasn't the best. Constructive criticism welcome
  17. This really exotic MiG was intended to be the MiG-23, but the powerplant didnt work which also led to the first bail out at Mach 2.15. My model was featured in ModellFan 2015/09.
  18. Haven't posted in RFI for a while so I thought i'd pop in with my Academy 1/72 Mig-27 Flogger D It's a fairly basic kit and not the most accurate as I understand it but it was still enjoyable to build regardless and thats all that matters really, as long as it was fun to do and I'm happy to sit it on my shelf that no one ever looks at what more can I want! She was mostly built out of the box with the addition of a couple of resin OFAB-100's, a couple of resin UB-16 launchers and some minor scratch improvements to the seat/wheel wells, seatbelts out the spares box. Painted mostly with Vallejo paints. Build thread is here for those that like to read them: Photos:
  19. Started this one also
  20. Hi, First Work-In-Progress build here so bear with me if the quality is poor Got this Revell 1:72 MiG-21 F-13 "Fishbed C" for just £2.00 at the Air Tattoo 2017 because apparently, they weren't selling well for the £8.00 asking price . Either way, it was a bargain so I bought it - and seeing as I have all the paints needed I can start work straight away. Box The three sprues (plus a clear sprue) were very nice (sadly I have no images of them before I got at them with my blades) in Revell's metallic-silver plastic. There was no flash apart from a large chunk on the exhaust that I easily removed with a cutting knife. The clear parts seem high quality - with the canopy being in two halves so hopefully I can model this with the canopy open. Sadly there is no pilot - as with all other Revell kits - so I'll need to try and do a decent job with the cockpit. There is a very small decal sheet lacking in detail from what I usually expect from Revell - however it's a 1:72 model so I guess it's understandable. There are options to depict one from the "Air-Defence-Garde-Regiment", USSR 1961, or one from East Germany (GDR), 1963. I will be modelling the USSR one I will hopefully model with the gear down also. So I hope you enjoy this build I guess... again apologies as this is my first time documenting a build - any suggestions for improvements would be greatly appreciated! Cheers, Adam
  21. One of my favourite birds of all times - there`s one in front of my primary school in Jarocin, Poland (the first picture below). I`m aware that my model is faulty in many aspects but this is the first time I`ve painted the whole thing using Alclads and Gunze metallic paints, also this is my first jet in more than 25 years... Trumpeter kit + Part PE, Montex masks, Master barrels, Billmodel decals. Under construction thread: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235023588-lim-2-mig-15-bis-trumpeter-148/ Source:http://www.epktspotters.org - For discussion purposes only. Source: Allegro grom 1971 - For discussion purposes only. And for fun`s sake
  22. Hello, I`ve managed to take pics of the project I`ve been working on for quite some time. I`ve stopped cause I decided to build the new CSM`s kits - F.K.8. The Lim-2 was a Polish Licensed built MiG 15 bis. I always wanted to have a decent looking kit of the Polish Lim 2 sitting on my shelf since I had been looking at one during 8 classes of my primary school (named after the 1st Fighter Regiment "Warszawa" (Warsaw) as you can see in the picture below: Source: http://www.epktspotters.org - For discussion purposes only Unfortunately, it has been repainted some time ago in an inaccurate manner - the tactical number should be red etc. I was also lucky to find a picture of that plane during the time of its service in 38th Fighter Regiment located in Powidz: When it comes to the kit I use the Part set for MiG 15 Bis and Bill Model decals and Alclad paints.
  23. Bandsaw Steve

    Mig15 Scratchbuild

    Hello, I have recently completed my scratchbuild of a 1/48 Korean War era Mig15 bis. The model is mostly constructed from wood and is nearly 100% scratchbuilt with only the cockpit interior and pilot not scratch built. The complete build log is contained in this thread. http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235012524-mig-15-scratchbuild/ I started at the end of November 2016 and have finished in May 2017 so It's been about a six month long project. I am reasonably happy with the outcome, have greatly enjoyed the exercise, and owe much thanks to all of the britmodeller members who have offered advice and encouragement along the way. Here are the photos for your perusal and comment. If you are interested in my next build log, which has already started, it can be found here... http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235021633-hmasm-ae2-scratchbuild/ Best Regards to all, Bandsaw Steve AKA 'The Reconcilor'...
  24. Hello guys! My first choice for this GB was a Romanian MiG-23MF but I have to put this 21 in first line. Wish me luck! BTW, the chosen one is the A proposal from the box, a NorthVietnam aircraft.
  25. Hey guys, finally got my MiG together. The Zvezda tooling is actually turning out to be quite nice, although looking a bit rough around the edges. The kit is quite nicely detailed. The instructions and decals are awful, they don't include all the parts and the decal sheet includes no stencils and are about as thick as the box it came in. The only problem with the plastic that I have encountered is that there are no discernible roots for the wings or stabilisers so setting them correctly was tricky. Other than that only a minute amount of filler at the base of the tail and wing roots and the kit's a cracker. Seeing as the decals are as rough as they are I'm going to try wing it, and paint a scheme I seen online. This MiG is for UKscalemodeller's group build on Youtube. Ill be uploading this build video to Murrodels Thoughts/tips? Cheers! The new scheme, I roughed up what I'll paint on the kit's examples... About half of all of the wee bits...
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