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Algerian Air Force MiG-17 - Sixdays War 1967 - Hobbyboss 1/48


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Hi, :D 


My choice for this GB will be an Alergian MiG-17 from the Six Days War.
I'll be using Hobby Boss 1/48 kit, with some extras.
50950575697_323e10612d_k.jpg060 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


This build will be one of the parts in my still ongoing personal group build for the Six Days War in 1967 that I started in 2017.

 

 


But first the obligatory box content. 
50950480781_fc0bb9e722_k.jpg061 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
50949772863_aa316eb3a1_k.jpg062 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
50950481561_b0f612e187_k.jpg063 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
50949773458_7a902a6e75_k.jpg064 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
50950481571_697ce5b9a7_k.jpg065 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


Some new decal, mine will be the Algerian with the snake nose-art. 
50949773918_90e83ac07b_k.jpg066 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


Resin ejectionseat and ventral fin from Quickboost and new droptanks from Aerobonus.
50949773798_b9680365b5_k.jpg067 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


PE for the cockpit from Eduards and canons from Master.
50950577382_b1309af0f4_k.jpg068 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


And last a new nose section from Cold War Studios. 
50949774213_939c95dc6c_k.jpg069 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


Let's hope that I'll manage this before the June 13 deadline. 
We'll see.

/Bosse 

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10 minutes ago, RidgeRunner said:

So it’ll be a radar nosed machine?

 

Whoopsie :blush:

I hadn't noticed that the nose section is for the PF-version before, and that my version is the F.

So I guess that the nose section goes back in the stash for use on another kit some day. 

/Bosse

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Glad to see you continuing your Six Day War project with us Bosse :thumbsup:

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The Fresco is proving mighty popular for this GB, not surprising really considering how widely it was used across the continent.

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Thanks Guys. :D 

I had the kit out yesterday and it look like a straight forward kit to build. 

/Bosse.

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Hi. :D 


I started my build on Saturday with some engine work.
50968792808_16340a0908_h.jpg071 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


Lots of parts that'll never see the sun again. :( 
50969494991_361805ffac_h.jpg072 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
50969494456_ad9518e0aa_h.jpg073 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
50969600602_c1f60f6d83_h.jpg074 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
50969495071_c799518175_h.jpg075 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
50968793758_bce1286850_h.jpg076 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
50969495581_fd6a9a7814_h.jpg078 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


I'll replace the kits ejection seat with a resin ejection seat from Quickboost.
50968794163_9756acb524_h.jpg079 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


I've glued the intake/nose wheel bay together.
50969601982_bff382c331_h.jpg080 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


And I've painted the cockpit parts, 
50968794543_c77e291662_h.jpg081 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


I'll be putting some ordnance under the wings in form of a pair of FAB-250 bombs.
50969496201_26794843b8_h.jpg082 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


And I've used some Eduard PE parts to spruce up the cockpit a bit.
50970230937_3d848ba0d4_h.jpg083 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
50972199928_e9ec69abb1_h.jpg084 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
50972200018_9ba3fc1720_h.jpg086 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


I've completed the engine assembly with the exhaust parts, the only painted parts of this subassembly.
50972890136_cc768f14c4_h.jpg085 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


I used some Tamiya "make-up" on it to get some better colours.
50972995887_b802d30f36_h.jpg087 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
50972995747_8651fd965c_h.jpg088 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


And that's how far I've come so far, but since I'm at home from work nursing a wee cold. I guess I'll some more progress to show you by tomorrow. 
Hopefully I'll be back at work on Thursday.


To be continued......
/Bosse

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Nice work.

 

I really like the look of that engine, it would be great to do one with the tail off and the engine exposed.

 

I wonder if I can get one in 1/72 :hmmm:   

 

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Nice progress Bosse :speak_cool:

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This is great! I didn't know the HB kit had an engine!

 

It looks so cool! Like a 1960s space craft.

 

The bombs are going to be a nice touch. Awesome stuff!

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Great little project!

Cockpit looking good already!

Be careful those early MiGs tend to be tail -sitters.... 

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Thanks Gents. :D 

I've put some small weight in the intake section,, And I'll glue some more in when I've got the cockpit in the front fuselage. 

/Bosse

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That is very nice work, Bosse :). I’m eager to see how this progresses :)

 

Martin

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Hi. :D 

As stated early MiG's are tail heavy, so I'll be putting nose weights where ever I can find space for them.
I've glued two fishing weights to the back of the cockpit.
50975433978_872c82c9f8_h.jpg089 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


And the I glued the engine in place.
50975434083_728e6c1b6a_h.jpg090 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


And a short while after, I could glue the fuselage together.
50976236047_791847c54b_h.jpg091 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


I'll keep it in clamps over night and glue the wings on tomorrow.
To be continued.....
/Bosse

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Thanks modelling minion. :D 

I think Hobbyboss had it's A-team working on this kit.

It goes together really nice. 

/Bosse

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9 hours ago, Marlin said:

As stated early MiG's are tail heavy, so I'll be putting nose weights where ever I can find space for them.
I've glued two fishing weights to the back of the cockpit.

Given their liking for tail-sitting and the fact that the engine don’t be seen, I would have removed the forward section of it to reduce weight at the rear. ;)

 

Martin

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Thanks Martin.  :D 

I thought about excluding the engine parts. 

But the kit is constructed so that you'll glue the whole engine pack mid fuselage, and that's it. 

No other mating surface so that I could just use the exhaust parts. 

Hopefully my fishing weights will be sufficient to avoid a tail sitter. 

 

/Bosse

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🤞;)

 

finding space in the Airfix 1/72 for weights is a challenge too :(

 

Martin

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