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Cold War Entropy - The Fall of the Iron Curtain


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On 30/08/2023 at 00:07, Bill1974 said:

So I cut up the front one piece of clear plastic and sanded it to shape then cut bits out of it to make the front windshield all broken.

Entropy is definitely your friend in this situation 🤩

(ie. We can get away with anything in this GB.... 😉

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I've got the Mil Mi 2 together, she just needs a little sanding of seams and filler here and there.

 

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Wow I've already come up with an issue with the mister craft mig-17pf (f-03).

 

It appears the sprue numbers do not tally with the instructions and it also appears their are missing parts that are in the instructions but not on the sprue.

 

Very troublesome in terms of a straightforward build having to figure out how to put it together on the fly as it were.

 

I have searched on scalemates and used the site;Britmodeller as search for any clues how others have either figured out what the 'wide wide world of topless darts' is going on with this kit without success.

 

Not sure how to proceed now as I am I'll at ease making it up, I suppose plodding on as best I can, it's a very unsatisfactory turn of events....

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Ooops I've missed a few steps....

 

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Finished!

 

I have wound some stretched and very thin heated sprue and made a bird's nest and four clay birds eggs that will sit in the seat in the cockpit.

 

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Fuel pods and rocket launchers with struts, that weren't in the instructions but we're in the photos where a rocket pod is attached.

 

I searched scalemates and downloaded 4 sets of various mig-17 instructions and together they showed the locations of parts that the instructions that came with the kit didn't even show but we're on the sprue???  This was prettyuch every different type of fun or pitot type tube and wing and tail lights.

 

I made the fin next to the cockpit and made a thicker gun barrel (the longest one) too match the photos.

 

There was a missing part for the fuel pod, luckily there was one, out of the two, that I copied for the adjacent pod.

 

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Man alive the panel that fits to the air intake underside had to be filed and bent to shape and the intake internals sanded down quiet severely so the panel would fit!

 

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Flat tyres, the plastic was really really hard and simply didn't want to bend using my metal ruler so I had to use a pair of thin nose plyers to bend it to shape and after that rough treatment I needed to add some tamiya putty to make the bulges look the right size.

 

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Even thought the instruction were absolutely diabolical and the underside front panel simply bore no resemblance to the gap it should have got into the kit is actually very nice and quiet detailed for something rather cheap and cheerful.

 

It was alot of fun to build and quiet the challenge going through fasiciously the many photos and 4 sets of extra instructions!

 

 

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These are the paint schemes I plan on painting -

 

The light green / dark green / sand scheme for the MIG.  I wanted a paint sche other than just aluminium as I want to chip it back to the Ali and then add grime and streaks etc.

 

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A mix of these two photos for the Mil Mi with lots of chipped paint back to another green scheme and yet more chipping back to bare aluminium.

 

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Mate, your HAS is looking brilliant, I do wonder if you are planning some particularly lurid camouflage scheme? It seems that the Soviet shelters were painted in a random wavy disruptive scheme, usually Green and Tan or Green and Black, now time has not been kind to the low quality soviet paints so its bleached into really weird shades, that you can have some fun with if the notion takes you 🙂🙂

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8 minutes ago, Mark Cassidy said:

Mate, your HAS is looking brilliant, I do wonder if you are planning some particularly lurid camouflage scheme?

 

I've been adding earth tone pastels and water to various parts of the HAS and dabbing it off again in a random pattern to try and get an old dirty concrete look.

 

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I think I'm gonna continue to steadily add more bpacks, browns and light yellows and streaks and and little tones here and there and carefully dab with my moist microfibre cloth... 🤓

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I think this is where I will leave it before adding a layer of Matt varnish to seal the pastels in before adding a little streaking grime and lichen and moss.

 

I can't help myself....

 

'You say litchen, I say lichen, let's call the whole thing moss...'

 

Comments and suggestions welcome 🤓

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I have Matt varnished the aluminium and rust colours on the equipment and doors sealing in the underneath coat that will grin through the chipping.

 

Next to put some of the chipping medium on and taking a photo of where I put it so I have a better idea where to chip.

 

Then the top paint coats, greens one the mil mi and green and brown with grey blue underbelly colour.

 

Not really looking forward to the chipping as this is a new one on me that seems quiet hard to do well.

 

I have streaking grime and moss and lichen to add, I think I've see definately made things a little dark and will need to add various shades of washes to lighten things up a smidge.

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39 minutes ago, The Spadgent said:

Coming along brilliantly. I think you’ll love chipping that paint off. 🤩

 

I've not felt confident about the chipping and I think I'll be building up a little more steam before giving it a go, so have concentrated on finishing off the puddles and the underground shelter.

 

Muddy puddle

 

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Shelter covered in rust, grime and moss and lichen and the green slime puddle

 

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Green slime puddle

 

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Muddy puddle

 

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I'm hoping that the pva will dry clearish brown with streaks of brown or clearish green with green streaks.

 

We'll see how this dries over the coming days, man it's hot!

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Looking good. Now not to put a spanner in the works but wouldn’t the helicopter be largely panelled in fibreglass or composite material. And perhaps some sections of the Mig, I’m thinking radar and or avionics covers.

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39 minutes ago, Bill1974 said:

I'm hoping that the pva will dry clearish brown with streaks of brown or clearish green with green streaks.

Worked for my mod podge but it took ages to fully cure. Hopefully a lesser PVA will dry clear too. I have a large bottle of same that I got in the works for fairly small money, must pour out a bit and see what happens. Still not sure whether I’ll use PVA or clear resin for my 1/35 Spitfire. 

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2 hours ago, Marklo said:

Looking good. Now not to put a spanner in the works but wouldn’t the helicopter be largely panelled in fibreglass or composite material.

 

Something like this but in the two tone green.

 

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2 hours ago, Marklo said:

Worked for my mod podge but it took ages to fully cure. Hopefully a lesser PVA will dry clear too. I have a large bottle of same that I got in the works for fairly

It seems to take a while, it's still white-ish on my first go in target range leopard.

 

Not sure if it will ever go clear, maybe I'm making it way too thick way too soon.  It does go completely clear when you paint it on, might take a while to get a puddle that way....?

 

Not had or seen a great deal of success unless using resin-ey stuffs.

 

Maybe after this has dried and shrank I'll paint on clear thinner layers over the top and give it a lick first and last thing each day.

 

 

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With a shocking cold I've not made so much progress but have added some puddles to the concrete apron in front of the HAS and painted on some grime and dirt on the concrete slabs and generally adding some weathering.

 

I've added some dead pins underneath the HAS trees and painted them brown and grey. 

 

I've also glued the sand bags in place and added some more clay well troden dirtand painted it brown ready for static grass.

 

Photos to follow after some drying... 🤧🤓

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This is where I am with the HAS, I've added grass to the earth hump and pushed in the trees into their holes.

 

I've still to add more pva to the puddles... A little more each day.

 

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I need to be brave enough to continue pushing with the chipping of the doors and the MIG and mil mi and get the grass on to the base.

 

I've added the dead grass to the left where the petrol / oil drums will sit.

 

Comments and suggestions welcome 🤓

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3 minutes ago, JeroenS said:

I have to say though, the trees do look a little bit out of scale. 

 

My first attempt at a set of trees.... Where are they out of scale? Too tall or boughs and branched out somehow?

 

I'll have a look at some of my photo references and post those in a moment.... 🤓

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