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Final Reveal: Mikoyan MiG-31BS in flight, AMK 1/48


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Hello there! I am proud to introduce my newly completed project, an AMK MiG-31BS interceptor in 1/48 scale. The kit is AvantGarde Model Kits | No. 88008 | 1:48 and I created a building thread in the WIP sub-forum here:

The fitting of the kit was fine and the building was straight forward except for my modification on landing gear struts. The MiG-31 nose gear is trailing link suspension type and main gear has staggered mounted wheels on a movable bogey on each gear. I managed to modify them as the aircraft was in the air right before pilots raise the gear retraction/extension handle. 

 

The painting was done with Mr.Color lacquer paints. To my astonishment, the R-33 and R-40TD missiles took more time to paint than the airframe itself. Subtle weathering was done with Winsor Newton Oil Colors thinned with Zippo lighter liquids.

 

The final photos were shot with a Sony A7R3 digital camera with a 24-240mm lens, the lens were really awesome to provide extreme realilty!

 

For more photos, and in case of 'space.png' problems, you can also visit my album on scalemates:

https://www.scalemates.com/profiles/mate.php?id=67957&p=albums&album=77129

 

Regards, Kun

 

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Edited by ZHOU Kun
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5 minutes ago, Pete in a shed said:

Awesome!:mike:

Thank you! Are those photos loaded properly? I thought that there may be some problem with weibo photos linking into britmodeller forums... Trying to register an Imgur accout now...

 

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An impeccable build Kun!   Fantastic attention to detail in the assembly, painting and weathering stages.   She really does look quite realistic and is a great credit to your skill as a modeler, and as a photographer as well I might add!     Great scale modeling!  :worthy:

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Perfect Kun! Just unbelievable.

Are the settings according manual?

I watched your doing in WIP.

One detail I can add:

The mirror from the backseater, you may use an metal foil. I did so.

By the way, the book from Duke Hawkin I can highly recomend.

https://www.amazon.de/Mig-31-Foxhound-Aircraft-Detail-Hawkins/dp/2931083011

Happy modelling

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6 hours ago, Electric Indigo said:

A masterfully build model and an awesome display piece!

 

Photos show fine here btw.

Thank you. Finally being about to post on Imgur and the links work better than before

 

 

6 hours ago, Pete in a shed said:

Crystal clear:like:

OK!

 

6 hours ago, IGKent said:

Great! Nice build! High-art result! :yes:

Thank you!

 

6 hours ago, Spitfire31 said:

Very convincing finish and attitude! Excellent modelling from all aspects.

 

Kind regards,

 

Joachim

Thank you!

 

5 hours ago, Sky Keg said:

Both the subject, the Foxhound, and the photography are impressive.  That`s a beautiful presentation!!!!! :like:

 

Mike

The Foxhound is an impressive aircraft:-) Glad to make the model impressive too:-p

 

 

5 hours ago, Tunguska said:

Brilliant. Really gives a good impression of the power of the aircraft. 👏

Yes, I had to admit this is a powerful aircraft

 

 

3 hours ago, GiampieroSilvestri said:

Fantastic Mig-31BS!

 

Saluti

 

Giampiero

thank you!

 

3 hours ago, Autle said:

This really is top draw stuff, the presentation is super slick and very imaginative. well done.

thank you!

 

2 hours ago, Gary Brantley said:

An impeccable build Kun!   Fantastic attention to detail in the assembly, painting and weathering stages.   She really does look quite realistic and is a great credit to your skill as a modeler, and as a photographer as well I might add!     Great scale modeling!  :worthy:

FE24-240mm lens is really good at depicting an incoming aircraft model! 🙂

 

 

2 hours ago, dov said:

Perfect Kun! Just unbelievable.

Are the settings according manual?

I watched your doing in WIP.

One detail I can add:

The mirror from the backseater, you may use an metal foil. I did so.

By the way, the book from Duke Hawkin I can highly recomend.

https://www.amazon.de/Mig-31-Foxhound-Aircraft-Detail-Hawkins/dp/2931083011

Happy modelling

Glad that you enjoyed this post! This is a good book, I wished that I had come to this one earlier

 

 

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