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MiG-17, 923rd Fighter Regiment, "Yen The"

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Howdy All,

 Just taken some pic`s of my latest effort so I hope you don`t mind me sharing them with you

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My attempt at Heller`s re-boxing of Smer`s 1/48 MiG-17 kit

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Completed to represent an aircraft of the 923rd Fighter Reg`, `Yen The` ( no, I don`t know what it means 🙂 ) NVAF

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I`ve had the decals for ages but couldn`t find any pic`s or much info` on the particular airframe so just decided to give it my best shot

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The camouflage is described in the instruction as `used for missions at the sea` 

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Decals from L Decals Studio LDS 48007, the kit is mostly from the box contents

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Hope you enjoy, thanks for looking

Enjoy the sunshine, cheers Russ

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Great job on this.  I built this model many years ago and the sink hole were all over it.  If yours was the same you have managed to make them disappear nicely.  Great paint scheme too.  

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Wow Russ, stunning build, I have built this kit and you must be a magician! Lol, really great scheme as well.

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Superb as always. Fresco is a lovely looking aircraft. Osprey "MiG 17 and MiG 19 Aces" full of good profiles of NVAF.

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Superb transformation of what is reportedly a sow's ear of a kit…

 

Impressed no end over here! Great pics, too.

 

Kind regards,

 

Joachim

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Very nice MiG 17.  The "Yen The" Flight Regiment is named in honour of Yen The, a district of Bac Giang province in Northeast Vietnam, scene of an insurrection against the French between 1887 and 1913.

 

Andrew

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Excellent work Russ! Nice MIG! Well done! :clap2:

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Great work, looks very cool!

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5 hours ago, Andwil said:

Very nice MiG 17.  The "Yen The" Flight Regiment is named in honour of Yen The, a district of Bac Giang province in Northeast Vietnam, scene of an insurrection against the French between 1887 and 1913.

 

Andrew

Cheers Andrew, Thanks for the info`, I thought it was probably a motto like the South Vietnamese put on some of their Skyraider cowls.

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Lovely job. 

I remember building the Airfix boxing of this plastic and quite liking it. I had an Eduard set for it, which was one of the first if not the first they produced. 

The moulding is reminiscent of a 1/48th MiG-21 and Su-7 that came out from a Czech manufacturer in the late 80s - OEZ rings a bell? 

 

John 

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Very nice my freind as always great presenation, subject and workmenship

 

rgds

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Great job on a bit of an unloved kit Russ,that paintwork is beautifully done,what a striking scheme!

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That's really nice, your Vietnam collection must look impressive now!

 

Rich

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I like that a lot Russ, an attractive scheme and something a bit different.

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19 hours ago, Rich G said:

That's really nice, your Vietnam collection must look impressive now!

 

Rich

Thanks Rich, had a bit of a `cull` recently, so it`s not too bad, I`ll have to find a way of displaying them vertically 🙂 

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Very nice Fresco Russ, very nice indeed.

I built one of these some years ago and actually enjoyed it, its a bit crude in places but certainly looks like a Mig-17. And I really like your camo scheme, probably one of the aircraft used to attack US warships off the coast of North Vietnam.

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