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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.


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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

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For some reason every time I start a MiG15 it ends in disaster. I think they've cursed me.

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Nice build, really nice finish and it looks every inch a Mig-15.

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A very good impression of the MiG, with a particularly nice metal shine!

Not much one can do about the Lesney-like panel lines. These days, Airfix have learnt the lesson… ;-)

Kind regards,

Joachim

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Thanks everyone :) it's a great mojo-busting kit, highly recommended fun build :)

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I love that it looks like it could use a wash - and as others have said, the chipping around the intake is just perfect. Nice going.

Cheers,

Mike

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Hello and Happy New Year to you too,Val! What a fine start with your fine looking build of your 'MIG-15'.I love the quality and detail of the paint and finishing work and commend the restrained weathering.She is a resplendent tribute to this iconic type.All the best,Paul.

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Nice one. I'm also doing something small right now to keep my mojo going.

I like what you did with this kit.

Cheers

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Val it is fantastic Mig-15 in right colour...hope Airfix will change their die cast panel lines on 2016 kits to more accurate size.

Apart from that I like it a lot.

Martin

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Very nice built. I'm impressed by the paint and the weathering effect you acheived.

Good job!

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Have to agree with all. Fantastic job, especially the intake. I look at this kit once a month in my stash. Maybe this will give me the kick in the bottom to start it!

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Beautiful, super finish, very smooth - looks like metal alright. The weathering is very cleverly done too. Inspiring!

Jay

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Again, thanks everyone, glad you like her! I had loads of fun making her!

Have to agree with all. Fantastic job, especially the intake. I look at this kit once a month in my stash. Maybe this will give me the kick in the bottom to start it!

It's a great little kit with no fit issues at all. The only slight fit issue I had was with the instrument panel after I'd painted it; the tolerances are so small that a lower or two of airbrushed paint on the IP prevented the two fuselage halves joining. A few swipes with the sander and job done, though! Highly recommended as a quick, fun build.

Val

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