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VPAF Shengyang J-6 (MiG-19S 'Farmer-C'), '6066', 925st FR, Noi Bai, 1974

 

Shengyang J-6 was the Chinese license built version of the MiG-19S 'Farmer-C'. Even if MiG-19 was the first supersonic fighter to go into mass production - it is overshadowed by it's predecessor and replacement. One reason is because it had quite short life span, just filling the gap between MiG-17 to MiG-21. Even if it had better performance than it's US counterparts - for example MiG-19 had superior rate of climb when compared to F-100 Super Sabre - the type was plagued with all kinds of technical problems, engine issues and design 'features' that made it somewhat dangerous to fly in inexperienced hands. Many of those flaws being caused by the hurry to get the plane type into production. '6066' is one of the 24 Shenyang J-6's that the Chinese provided as combat attrition replacement in 1974.

 

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Kit: KP Shenyang F-6C 'Farmer-C' "late" (#KPM0160)

Scale: 1/72

Aftermarket: Master pitot tubes & guns, Pavla resin seat and Print Scale decals

Paints: Vallejo acrylics

Weathering: Flory Models Wash, Mig & Tamiya weathering products

 

Newly tooled MiG-19 from KP is good all-around kit and probably the best kit choice for this subject in this scale.

 

Built for Vietnam GB.

 

Build thread:

 

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Nice build and display. I'd often wondered why the MiG-19 is such a little spoken of fighter and now I know. Thanks for the information.

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That is a lovely looking build.  Love the colours on it, you have done a great job with the faded look it has.

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7 hours ago, SAT69 said:

Nice build and display. I'd often wondered why the MiG-19 is such a little spoken of fighter and now I know. Thanks for the information.

The Chinese derivatives, especially the Fantan, were way more successful, serving still untill today! That means the design itself was not all bad ;)

 

Egypt and Iraq also used it against Israeli forces, sometimes even successful (see Arab MiGs series of book!)

 

Nice model by the way!

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Is that the new-tool KP kit? If so, it looks like they did a good job, as you did with your build. Very pretty!

Mike

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1 hour ago, 72modeler said:

Is that the new-tool KP kit? 

 

Yes it is, I think its a pretty good kit. 

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Beautifully done MiG there, thought it was 48th at first!

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Reini..........I just picked up two of these new KP Mig-19`s and I hope that the one`s I build look a fraction as good as your`s presented here.  Thanks for the confirmation that the kit is excellent to construct.  :goodjob:

 

Mike

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That's a really nice result and a superb camo finish - well done!

 

I wasn't too sure about the KP MiG-19s from the 'in the box' reviews but your excellent work has made me reconsider ....

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A missing piece in my own Mig collection, this is a beautifully done model reini! :clap2:   Now, more than ever, I want one in 1/48.  Any recommendations regarding that? 

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1 hour ago, Gary Brantley said:

A missing piece in my own Mig collection, this is a beautifully done model reini! :clap2:   Now, more than ever, I want one in 1/48.  Any recommendations regarding that? 

 

Im guessing you should probably look for Trumpeter MiG-19. Or the Eduard limited Edition kit, it has Trumpeter plastics. 

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