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CliffB

1/100 scale MiG-15 ++FINISHED++

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Hi all.  My entry will be a Tamiya 1/100 scale MiG-15, taken from this 'dogfight double' boxing.

 

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The kit includes two dogfight decal options:

  • North Korea v US
  • China v Taiwan

Unfortunately there's no Soviet option, so I've had to find something suitable for myself.

 

To be honest, I struggled to find online images of European theatre Soviet Mig-15s (it all seems to be Korean War stuff).

Eventually though,  I found some artwork from the HpH 1/32 scale kit, which shows 'Red 27' based at Kubinka AFB in 1952.  Just the job!

 

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See you soon.

 

Cliff

 

 

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Loving the kit choice Cliff. Yet again you've found one I didn't know existed.

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Some progress today (even though I really ought to have been getting on with my KUTA Vautour, which was left over from the 60s NATO GB :winkgrin:).

 

Starting a new build is much more fun though!

 

Here's the sprue shot.

 

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The sprue says 1971 and probably this particular kit is similar.  The parts are nicely moulded, with fine raised panel lines (except for the control surfaces which are recessed).

I'm planning to use the Sabre from this boxing (with the kit's Taiwanese decal option), in this year's Sharks Mouth GB.  The decals are just about OK, but hopefully I can use some sun-bleaching to improve the yellowing.

 

Back to the MiG and its very basic cockpit was soon painted and some bits of old air-rifle pellets added as nose weight.

 

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Main bits assembled next.  No dramas.  This is going to be a fun little kit!

 

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I'll wait for everything to set properly before I tidy up the joints.

See you soon!

 

Cliff

 

 

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Even for a fairly simple kit you're making rapid progress Cliff.

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On 1/20/2019 at 5:57 PM, Col. said:

Even for a fairly simple kit you're making rapid progress Cliff.

Thanks Col.  It would be a good choice for the Blitzbuild :)

5 hours ago, John D.C. Masters said:

Build the Sabre too!  The Mig is looking very nice.

I'll certainly build the Sabre John, just not in this GB.  Watch out for it in Shark Teeth one though :winkgrin:

 

Cheers

Cliff

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3 hours ago, CliffB said:

Thanks Col.  It would be a good choice for the Blitzbuild :)

The rate you're going at this may as well be the Blitzbuild :D 

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On 1/21/2019 at 9:46 PM, Col. said:

The rate you're going at this may as well be the Blitzbuild :D 

Oh the irony!  A month's gone by and virtually nothing has happened (apart from a Catalina).

 

So it's time to push on with the Miglet (copyright Col 2019 :)).

 

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Ready for some paint tomorrow........

 

Cheers

Cliff

 

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Great progress Cliff :speak_cool:

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Thanks Col.

Here's where we are today - two coats of primer, some contrasting shades of Alclad on a few bits and dark green (or so Tamiya say?) for the wing walkways.

 

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Masking and o/a aluminium tomorrow.  Possibly even decals and finishing touches too - it really depends what other jobs come my way ;).

 

Cheers

Cliff

 

 

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and it's finished :)

 

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The decals came from my spares box (they're originally from a 1/100 Ben Hobby Il-28).  The stars are OK, but the numbers are a bit heavy really.  Still, I was pleased to find some stickers that actually fitted.

 

I'll put some more photos in the Gallery shortly, but in the meantime thanks for your support along the way (especially to Col for being a super-attentive host - as always), and to Enzo for keeping everything organised :thumbsup2:.

 

Cheers

Cliff

 

 

 

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Great looking Mini-Mig ! :thumbsup:... I think the #’s look fine ? But then again im not an eastern bloc/Russian expert ? 

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Good work again Cliff :goodjob:

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