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DaveJL

1/48 ICM Mig-25PD, Ukrainian Air Force. Update 18/03

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8 hours ago, Silenoz said:

nice build so far... pretty large box too... 

Thanks mate. It is a big box, strange set up though :lol:

 

 

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More done today. Nose and parachute housing added. A bit of filling and some sanding around the intake ensemble. Needs a bit more of a clean up but all things considered, it's not looking too bad at all.

 

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You'll see the 3 blobs of filler on the underside - I'm not adding the fuel tank (don't think the interceptor variants carried it) - so the the 3 large holes needed sorted out. Would have preferred this to be a 'drill your own' affair as they are quite close to some raised detail. Just another thing to sort! Also, the parachute housing needed a touch of filler.

 

Starting to look like a Mig-25 at least!

 

Dave

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I am looking at this with interest as I have a couple of different versions in mind. Looks more trouble than I have been led to believe. It is coming along nicely though.

 

Cheers

 

Malcolm

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1 minute ago, Baldy said:

I am looking at this with interest as I have a couple of different versions in mind. Looks more trouble than I have been led to believe. It is coming along nicely though.

 

Cheers

 

Malcolm

It's a decent kit Malcolm, just a few tricky areas with complex fittings, but I'm enjoying it! I've read mixed reviews on it; some folk have had more issues than others, I'm just one of the former!

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4 hours ago, DaveJL said:

It's a decent kit Malcolm, just a few tricky areas with complex fittings, but I'm enjoying it! I've read mixed reviews on it; some folk have had more issues than others, I'm just one of the former!

Keep at it Dave -it looks good!

 

Cheers

 

Malcolm

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Regarding tanks,

I think the PD new builds could carry them. The P and PDS not.... or was it the other way round?... 

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14 hours ago, Baldy said:

Keep at it Dave -it looks good!

 

Cheers

 

Malcolm

Cheers Malcolm!

6 hours ago, exdraken said:

Regarding tanks,

I think the PD new builds could carry them. The P and PDS not.... or was it the other way round?... 

 

I'm not sure Werner, I wasn't planning on putting it on mine from the outset anyway!

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Another couple of hours done. All the filler has been cleaned up and I'm happy with how it has turned out. Wasn't as bad as I was fearing and very little to no detail has been lost as a result of the sanding. The tails and wings went on; the former needed a bit of filler around the join line to the fuselage and the wings were a good tight fit, but needed some liquid cement along the joins just to close them up fully. 

 

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Looks like a Mig-25 now! A final wet 'n dry before priming will clean everything up nicely. One thing I decided against was to add the CWS parachute actuator - this requires the moulded ventral stakes to be cut off the fuselage and the resin ones added. I didn't want to go chopping with the risk of further filler etc so I can live without this small detail.

 

I was taking a look at the decals and from what I can see, the sharks mouth goes over the raised IRST just behind the radome (would have been nice to get some clear parts included for this) but the Begemot sheet does not show any underside shots of the scheme. Would anyone have any images of the shark mouth-ed jet?

 

More soon.

 

Dave

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10 hours ago, exdraken said:

Regarding tanks,

I think the PD new builds could carry them. The P and PDS not.... or was it the other way round?...  

The PD *can* carry the tank, there are fotos on the net.

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3 hours ago, Duckwizard said:

The PD *can* carry the tank, there are fotos on the net.

Thanks for clearing that up! It’s a big fuel tank, but will be left off my build.

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Quick clean up then sprayed then inside of the windshield before attaching to the fuselage. Montex mask on the outside added with the cockpit and landing gear bays plugged up. Just need to do a brief clean up of the intakes and mask those up then it's ready for primer:

 

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More soon.

 

Dave

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Coming together very nicely Dave

 

You're the second person I've seen not use the CWS ventral strake.  As the strakes come in two halves, I just sanded a bit to get the recess for the parachute activator.. much easier than faffing cutting bits off. It's a pretty subtle bit of the airframe anyway...

 

I think the tank would spoil the lines of the fighter.. better on a recon bird...

 

Matt

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1 hour ago, Mattlow said:

Coming together very nicely Dave

 

You're the second person I've seen not use the CWS ventral strake.  As the strakes come in two halves, I just sanded a bit to get the recess for the parachute activator.. much easier than faffing cutting bits off. It's a pretty subtle bit of the airframe anyway...

 

I think the tank would spoil the lines of the fighter.. better on a recon bird...

 

Matt

Cheers Matt. I  had thought of butchering the CWS part to the kit strake, but decided against it.

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