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This is the ICM MiG-25PD dating from 2008, so an earlier generation of kit than this manufacturer’s current excellent range of Foxbats.  This is still a good kit and was (I think) the best fighter variant MiG-25 on the market … until ICM announced a new tool MiG-25PD for 2021 just as this build was headed for the spray booth! 

 

This older boxing needs an awful lot of fill-sand-repeat to get a good result.  I’ve augmented my interceptor Foxbat with a Neomega cockpit (intended for the Condor MiG-25P but a nice set of resin that fits fine), Begemot stencils, Armory exhaust, intake injectors and wheels, a Master pitot probe, and a Pavla canopy. The MLG required a lot of work to get a good fit and there is some extra metal rod in there to give it some strength.  I added a couple of Quickboost air scoops to replace those lost in the sanding (the Quickboost set has enough for two models).  The main scheme is Ammo MiG FS36375 over a black base, and the metal parts are Vallejo.  This was my first time using Ammo MiG paints and I wasn’t wild about the coverage; however, some research indicated that was my fault for using a gloss black base, rather than a matt primer – I've had no problems since, so live and learn!  The markings are from the kit for Red 65 of the Ukrainian Air Force in 1995.  I did make up some R-40 missiles using those from the Condor kit but, although the results were ok, they were just ok and I quite like the purposeful lines of the Foxbat unencumbered.  The weathering is a little harsher than I intended but these birds were fairly grubby by the end of the service careers.  All in all, I’m quite pleased with this and am sure that the new mould ICM PD is worth the wait.

 

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On 8/21/2021 at 2:25 PM, Wulfman said:

Lovely looking MiG, great modelling !

 

Wulfman

 

15 hours ago, Solvent Parrot said:

Great looking MiG. 

 

15 hours ago, HOUSTON said:

BEAUTIFUL  looking MiG.

:thumbsup:

Love the subtle weathering.

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AWESOME  .

:worthy:

 

5 hours ago, petetasker said:

Nicely done - I’d be happy with that

 

4 hours ago, Johnson said:

Looks great! :goodjob:

 

4 hours ago, Whitewolf said:

Very impressive indeed!

 

2 hours ago, Ryan Hothersall said:

Nice build. 

 

Thank you for all your kind comments gents - much appreciated!

 

Chris

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Wow!!!  That's fantastic!  I especially love the subtle weathering and all the stencils.  I'll bet that even at 1/72 it's a big model.   Very nice work!

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On 8/22/2021 at 6:24 PM, opus999 said:

Wow!!!  That's fantastic!  I especially love the subtle weathering and all the stencils.  I'll bet that even at 1/72 it's a big model.   Very nice work!

 

5 hours ago, F-32 said:

Great work, very nice indeed

 

Thank you both for your kind words.  Yes, she's a big bird and dominates the shelf!  

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Great job with the ICM kit. Did you find the fuselage to fin was the area needing the most filler and sanding. That was where I spent a lot of time blending the joint line on mine. The Condor kit had the same issue.

Pete

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On 8/23/2021 at 9:18 PM, Pete in a shed said:

Great job with the ICM kit. Did you find the fuselage to fin was the area needing the most filler and sanding. That was where I spent a lot of time blending the joint line on mine. The Condor kit had the same issue.

Pete

 

4 hours ago, Bertie Psmith said:

Impressive work!

 

Thanks Gents!  Pete, yes the fuselage to fin area needed a lot of work, which is why I decided to just accept that the small intakes in the area would be lost and replaced with  some Quickboost resin.  I also had a bit of a nightmare getting the intakes to blend into the main body ... and probably in countless other areas too!  I think it was worth it in the end though.

 

Chris

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1 minute ago, BerndM said:

Thats a great looking MiG.

I am currently looking for one of these new tool MiGs.

Thanks @BerndM!  I've got the new-tool MiG-25BM in the stash and it looks really good in the box.  Good luck with your hunt for a Foxbat!

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  • 3 weeks later...

That is a fantastic build, Chris!! The fox at is, I think, a Marmite aeroplane - you like it or loath it. I love it!!! One day will get around to a Trisonics build :)

 

Martin

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