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1/72 - MiG-17 "Fresco" by Zvezda (plastic Dragon Models) - released

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Like the MiG-15 in 2018 (link), Zvezda is to rebox in 2019 the old Dragon Models 1/72nd Mi-17 "Fresco" kit - ref.7318

Source: Zvezda catalog 2019

Original Dragon box - ref.2512 - link 

 

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That’s good as that version of the MiG-17 was the most widely used, but as kits go, the least popular. Only kit of it is the 1:72 is the AZ one and the original Dragon release. 

 

Now Zvezda have the moulds, it should now be easier to get a few more. 

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2 hours ago, Ryan Hothersall said:

That’s good as that version of the MiG-17 was the most widely used, but as kits go, the least popular. Only kit of it is the 1:72 is the AZ one and the original Dragon release. 

 

Not exactly - Dragon #2512 (also boxed years ago as Bilek #965) actually represents the most numerous MiG-17 variant - the unreheated MiG-17A Fresco A with slim airbrakes.

The AZ kit (seven boxings so far plus three of the -17PF variant) portrays the less numerous but the most widely used (30+ air forces) MiG-17F Fresco C variant with afterburner and large airbrakes.

To complicate things still more, Dragon also manufactured the 1/72 Fresco C as Xian J-5  #2513.

Nevertheless mating the Dragon/Bilek (now Zvezda) rear fuselage with AZ kit should produce a fairly decent MiG-17A at reasonable price :)

Cheers

Michael

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7 hours ago, gavingav said:

 i saw this smer kit the other day on ebay, no idea whats in the box 

I'd put a bottle of whiskey on it being a repop / rebox / copy of the KP kit. 

 

https://www.scalemates.com/kits/kp-kovozavody-prost-jov-kovozavody-prostejov-1968-1996-7-mig-17-pf--239233

 

Cheers,

 

Andre 

 

 

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33 minutes ago, Laurent said:

Could be a ZTS Plastyk rebox also.

 

Which AFAIK is a KP knockoff, like ZTS's MiG-21's and MiG-19's.

 

Cheers,

 

Andre 

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Posted (edited)

Always wanted to know, Handley Page Victor

& MiG-17 it's real episode Cold War or Dragon box art fantasy migrated on Zvezda box?

Any version?

 

B.R.

Serge

Edited by Aardvark

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MiG-17 in 1968 were rare type of aircraft and used in USSR Fighter-Bomber Aviation - exactly this MiG-17 from the 42 th Guardian Fighter Bomber Aviation Regiment of the USSR Air Force, August 1968, operation “Dunai (Danube)” – invasion of Warsaw pact troops in Czechoslovakia. On fuselage were placed two red stripes – fast recognition signs.

 

How you think - Victor can be used near Czechoslovakian border? 

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3 hours ago, kotey said:

How you think - Victor can be used near Czechoslovakian border? 

I do not know, therefore I asked.

 

 The simplest version, Victor for some reason was in West Germany, during the flight there was a malfunction of the navigation equipment.  Flew into the territory of Czechoslovakia, was intercepted by the MiG-17 and they drove him out of the airspace.  A navigation error RAF was recognized, the parties decided to keep silent about the incident.

Could this be the case? Completely!

 

Of course, I understand that this box-art is a fantasy artist (as many Dragon box-art), but what if we don’t know something?

 

B.R.

Serge

 

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So how is this kit, accuracy wise? it will be easier to find in my neck of the woods than the (not yet released) Airfix one, and will be cheaper to boot...

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In Poland the price of Zvezda 7318 is somewhere between Airfix srs.2 and srs.3 kits.

However in most shops it's also equal to the Eduard "weekend edition" MiG-15.

Thus I don't expect it to be "a cheap option" in the UK.

Cheers

Michael

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2 hours ago, old_tonto said:

Can anyone tell me if this is a MiG-17 'Fresco A' or is it a MiG-17F 'Fresco C'?

Zvezda kit was born as Dragon #2512 Fresco-A with unreheated VK-1A engine (BTW it's the only 1/72 kit of this most numerous MiG-17 variant)

Dragon had also manufactured the #2513 Fresco-C albeit as Jian Ji-5 https://www.scalemates.com/kits/dragon-2513-jian-ji5--123712

Paradoxically several years ago Czech Bilek company has reboxed the current Zvezda (thus MiG-17A) kit as their #965 calling it - erroneously - the Fresco-C

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However both these Dragon/Bilek/Zvezda kits are drastically underscaled overall (something like 1:77-78) with fuselage diameter 14% too small - massacre!

Cheers

Michael

Edited by KRK4m

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