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1/72 - Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17F & Lim-5 "Fresco-C" by Airfix - released


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4 hours ago, Corsairfoxfouruncle said:

Sold I want a polish variant and this just checked the boxes. 

 

It was clear by the pylons and the couple of MARS rocket pods that a Lim-5 was to be next.

I just hope that at least some aftermarket comes out so we can be able to make the Lim-6bis fighter-bomber version.

 

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2 hours ago, Wulfman said:

A missed opportunity, Lim-6 bis is much more interesting !

 

Wulfman

 

More interesting to you maybe but more limiting in terms of users and would require new parts.  I think Airfix have done the right thing here.

 

2 hours ago, sroubos said:

I take it this is essentially just different decals as the rocket pods are already in the original kit.

 

It would appear thus, yes.

 

Looking at the profiles on the Airfix website yesterday, they showed the fin of the Lim-5 retirement aircraft as a single shade of blue, Hi-Decal show it as three shades of blue, photos back this up.

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On 1/8/2021 at 12:40 PM, Wulfman said:

A missed opportunity, Lim-6 bis is much more interesting !

 

Wulfman

A room for aftermarket conversion, I am sure that it will appear...

However, the most interesting for aftermarket is Lim5M (60 produced) with twin wheels in main u/c and modified (thicker)  wings near fueselage

http://www.samolotypolskie.pl/uploads/Products/product_2283/Lim-5M_01.jpg

Regards

J-W

 

 

 

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So, will Airfix give us an Mirage III to combat that Mig in än dog fight double. Or do we gonna use the Fouga Magister to... ? ;)

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8 hours ago, JWM said:

A room for aftermarket conversion, I am sure that it will appear...

However, the most interesting for aftermarket is Lim5M (60 produced) with twin wheels in main u/c and modified (thicker)  wings near fueselage

http://www.samolotypolskie.pl/uploads/Products/product_2283/Lim-5M_01.jpg

Regards

J-W

 

 

 

Now thats different ! Ive never heard or seen anything like this. 

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10 hours ago, JWM said:

A room for aftermarket conversion, I am sure that it will appear...

However, the most interesting for aftermarket is Lim5M (60 produced) with twin wheels in main u/c and modified (thicker)  wings near fueselage

http://www.samolotypolskie.pl/uploads/Products/product_2283/Lim-5M_01.jpg

Regards

J-W

That's a good shout J-W and would certainly address the wing issues present within this kit.

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some more takes of Lim 5 M

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Broplan produced vacu kit of it (i did not know it before today!)

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Even decals are available

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and finally I have found a bit better quality photo

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So of course also chord is longer near fuselage.

Have a nice scratch work!

Regards

J-W

 

 

 

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On 1/9/2021 at 9:03 PM, JWM said:

Broplan produced vacu kit of it (i did not know it before today!)

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So of course also chord is longer near fuselage.

Have a nice scratch work!

 

Either from scratch or just build the vacuform mentioned.

Today it's available there https://allegro.pl/oferta/lim-5-m-broplan-10516672647

The highest bid at the moment is around £ 12, and the auction ends on Easter Sunday.

Cheers

Michael

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Lim-5M: a pig of an aircraft, according to what I've read.  I understand what the engineers were trying to accomplish, but they executed it rather poorly.  Of course, the Soviets limited what the Polish aircraft industry could do, so there you are.

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  • Homebee changed the title to 1/72 - Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17F "Fresco-C" by Airfix - released - new boxing Lim-5 in 2021

The meaning of inscription is "The last flight" - this is a farewell flight special schemes. The regular one  were either camouflaged or alu dope

Regards

J-W

 

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16 minutes ago, modelldoc said:

Whoops,

 

 the tail marking is wrong!

 

From left black - red -  yellow

 

modelldoc


not if you look at the photo of 905 here it isn’t !

 

https://www.google.com/amp/s/acesflyinghigh.wordpress.com/2015/11/08/combat-jets-of-the-east-german-air-force-1956-to-1969-the-early-days/amp/

 

TT

 

 

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39 minutes ago, TEXANTOMCAT said:

I guess he's talking about the right side of tail, that is wrong on box cover.

https://www.flugzeuglexikon.com/Luftwaffenmuseum/MiG-17 F - Kampfflugzeug der UdSSR/mig-17 f - kampfflugzeug der udssr.html

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2 hours ago, modelldoc said:

Whoops,

 

 the tail marking is wrong!

 

From left black - red -  yellow

 

modelldoc

Okay, it's only on the box, 

 

modelldoc

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I quite like that East German scheme. Funnily enough, I've never looked twice at this new tool Airfix kit, however that boxtop has caught my eye! 

Cheers.. Dave 

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6 hours ago, Rabbit Leader said:

that boxtop has caught my eye! 

It is very evocative indeed. 

 

Cheers,

 

Andre

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Has anyone seen the sprue shots of this release yet? I'm assuming that there must be an additional sprue with the later ejection seat as only the first few hundred produced had the KK-1 seat.

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37 minutes ago, old_tonto said:

Has anyone seen the sprue shots of this release yet? I'm assuming that there must be an additional sprue with the later ejection seat as only the first few hundred produced had the KK-1 seat.

AFAIK the NVAF option in the previous boxing should feature the KK-2 seat as well. 

 

Cheers,

 

Andre

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