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From a weight saving perspective, I would have left as many of the the engine accessories off as possible (such as those cannular combustion chambers), but Bosse is right, the kit doesn't give you the option of not using the engine (a case of the kit designer being too bloody clever by half IMO)!

 

It doesn't help that MiG-17s have a tail down attitude on the ground anyway,
 it's automatically set to teeter about the pivot point anyway! Hopefully, Bosse will have got enough weight in there to stop it being a tail sitter.

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Hi. :D 

Just a small update. 

I didn't have that much modelling time this weekend. 

But I've been preparing the wings for glueing to the fuselage.

50985754697_2637bb6a14_k.jpg092 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr

 

The wings had some missalignment in the mating surfaces, so I've glued some small plasticard strips along the sides so I'll get a clean seam against the fuselage. 

To be continued.....

/Bosse 

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Hi. :D 


Let's have another short update.
I've got the gun trough in place. 
50995660407_26147bbb96_k.jpg093 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
50995660412_a13c038d22_k.jpg094 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
I had to glue it in stages, starting with one side, then the front part of the opposite side, and lastly at the back. 
And before I glued it in place I put some more fishing weights to the underside of the cockpit. 
I think it'll be enough to avoid having a tail sitter. 


And I've got the hatch covering the avionics in place. 
50994850563_8065ca28ff_k.jpg095 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
The small step in the picture looks worse than it is, but I'll have to sand the seams and use some PPP to cover the gaps. 


I've also got one of the wings in place. 
50995545916_4142c5f185_k.jpg096 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
I got a good seam against the fuselage, that only a small string of PPP will cover, but the wingroots will need some work.


To be continued.....
/Bosse

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Nice progress Bosse :) 

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I'm surprised this kit has such questionable fit. Even though HB has a reputation for accuracy errors, the kits tend to be very well engineered. 

 

Keep pushing through, though. I'm really looking forward to seeing paint on this

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Thanks SoftScience. :D 

Of cource I'll push on. 

I got the second wing in place last evening, (no pics) and I'll reckon I'll start to paint during next week. 

 

/Bosse 

 

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Hi. :D 


The wings and horizontal stabilators are done, and almost all seams have been sanded, puttyied and cleaned. 
51001050306_90d2791640_k.jpg097 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
51000349533_88108ffb82_k.jpg098 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
51001167427_30fd2747a5_k.jpg099 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
51001050601_75ea896a9f_k.jpg100 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


I have to fix the seams for the horizontal stabilators and I'll glue the guns in place, and then it's time for primer. :yahoo: 
But that'll have to wait until Sunday because this afternoon I'm going to check out from work and then I look forward to a long weekend in the cottage. 


To be continued.....
/Bosse

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I'm struck by the similarities in design between this kit and the Trumpeter MiG-15s. 

Following with much interest. 

 

John 

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That is great work, Bosse. You have really tamed that kit! :)

 

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On 3/4/2021 at 6:05 AM, Marlin said:

and then I look forward to a long weekend in the cottage. 

Now that sounds perfect :)

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Hi. :D 


I'm back after a very nice long weekend in the Cottage. 
We came to the cottage during Thursday afternoon and was greeted with a great sunset. 
51012198288_7e3e253a6e_k.jpg101 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


On Friday we had the most beautiful weather, and that awoke the pyromanic in my lovely wife
51012916421_71c2158abf_k.jpg103 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
We started to burn of all broken branches and twigs the tree's had felt during a winter storm. 
Unfortunatelly the winds picked up, so we couldn't continue, so we'll have to continue so other weekend. :D 


None of us felt for a fancy dinner, so we just grilled some Kabanoss, Lamb and Pork sausauges for dinner. 
51012916296_dd5e3d4009_k.jpg104 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
A very tasty dinner. :tasty: 


Friday evening gave us one more great sunset. 
51012919761_ed6edca7ed_k.jpg105 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


And on Saturday morning some of the "locals" paid us a visit. 
51013009212_2b2e182095_h.jpg102 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


Winter deceided also to pay us a visit during Saturday evening. 
51013010507_7797056a0b_k.jpg106 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


Thankfully it didn't come that much snow, so the trip home was no trouble. 
And when we got home I continued working on my little MiG.
I've mounted the guns. I've cut the plastic gun tubes and drilled hole for the Master brass pipes I'll use. 
51013010622_8bedaef834_k.jpg107 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
51012921186_1ca21b4985_k.jpg108 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
I'll glue them on later after I've painted the MiG.


And I've also replaced the kits belly fin with a resin fin from Quickboost. 
51013011667_2a1b13d78f_k.jpg109 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
51013011077_b482399fc2_k.jpg110 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


And with that I can say that we'll see some primer and colours this week. :yahoo: 


To be continued.....
/Bosse

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Hi. :D 


The topside coat is done, this time I used Humbrol 147 both as a primer and as paint. 
Ovansidan är målad, denna gång med Humbrol 147, som även användes som primer. :D 
51024904712_f97484a519_k.jpg111 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
51024075038_92c2459ea0_k.jpg112 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
I'll paint some AKAN Aluminium on the underside the next couple of evenings. 


To be continued. 
/Bosse.....

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Great to see life in Sweden is still idylic as ever.

The little Mig is looking good too

 

 

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Looking good.

 

I do like all the separate control surfaces and the flap detail. Such a nice kit, and you are doing a great job with it.

 

 

On 08/03/2021 at 06:32, Marlin said:

.....................and that awoke the pyromanic in my lovely wife

 

:D

 

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Thanks Smudge, :D 

I've now also done the aluminium underside. 
51031284416_e8e4b7b39e_k.jpg113 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
51030555383_cf6b51c20e_k.jpg114 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
Brush painted AKAN Aluminium Bright was what I've used. 
I'll put some gloss varnish on it when I get home from work. 
And perhaps I'll can start with the decals on Sunday. 


To be continued. 
/Bosse.....

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Looks like you are making good progress.........for a kit that nothing fits worth a darn.  My is sitting on the shelf of doom in a similar progress.  Had to move onto something else for a while.

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Hi. :D 


I didn't find the time to do the decals on Sunday, but yesterday I did. 
So all the main decals are done now.
51040356317_43fc9ba53e_k.jpg115 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
51040357467_23bcbd6c37_k.jpg116 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
51039534903_b31aa4e1ba_k.jpg117 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


I'll have some 50 stencils left to do. 
That I'll do this evening.
To be continued.....
/Bosse

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Hi. :D 


The stencils are done. :yahoo: 
51047404227_9332ced1db_k.jpg118 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
51046591368_473c741ad6_k.jpg119 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr
51046591253_3c493741aa_k.jpg120 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


And I had some left over decals from a Eduard MiG-21 that I've used on the bombs. 
51047318891_e7909ce373_k.jpg121 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


I'll put some more decal fluids over them tonight, and then it'll rest during the weekend.


To be continued.....
/Bosse

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Hi, and thanks Smudge. :D 


Just a very short update. 
I've matt coated my MiG now, and I'll begin the final assembly during the weekend. 
51072891792_2b2d9abbe7_k.jpg122 by Bosse Persson, on Flickr


To be continued.....
/Bosse

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