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TimReynaga
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Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 12:58 PM UTC

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I haven't been over here in a while. Tim, that's a fine looking Mustang & Sabre. I like the little FT as well.

Jim



Thanks Jim! I recently completed a pair of Eduard MiG-15s too:



The MiG-15 NO-37 was the mount of Lt. Jaroslav Sramek, 5th Fighter Regiment, Plzen-Line Air Base. On March 10, 1953, Lt. Sramek shot down a USAF F-84 Thunderjet that had intruded into Czech airspace.


The other MiG-15 is in the livery of the 29th Guards, Dachang Air Base, China. The Soviet 29th Guards Fighter Air regiment fought in Korean War (with Chinese-marked aircraft) from November 1950 to February 1951.


These Eduard 1/144 kits are amazing - every bit as good as the better 1/72 kits out there!
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Posted: Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 04:56 AM UTC
Those MiGs are great! I have been thinking of picking up some more 1/144 fighters, and the MiG-15 is definitely on the list. As are the F6F Hellcat & P-51 Mustang.

Back in January 2019, Mark Felton did an episode on the MiG-15 vs. F-84 dogfight over Czechoslovakia. Pretty informative.

Forgotten US Air Battle over Europe, 1953

Jim
TimReynaga
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Posted: Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 06:28 AM UTC
Wow, Jim, that video was fascinating, thanks!
jimb
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Posted: Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 06:46 AM UTC
You're welcome. Mark Felton is better than the History Channel.

Jim
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Posted: Sunday, June 21, 2020 - 08:09 AM UTC
So, it might not be pretty, but it's done. And it looks like a Thunderbolt. The fit was pretty bad, and the decals gave me a lot of trouble, but the kit is from 1997 so what can you really expect. I'm happy with the results, and I think it'll look ok on the shelf.





Jim
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Posted: Saturday, June 27, 2020 - 08:40 AM UTC
Whoooow. I can feel your pain just from the screen. At the end of the day it looks like a Jug, "well done" I say. Do not underestimate 1997, there were a few good 1/144 kits in taht era. Namely Revell F-14 or the Dragon kits...I correct myself on Dragons....

PS: Is there a reason I cannot see certain images on the Forum, i.e. Tim's Migs?...or my signature banner?
jimb
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Posted: Monday, June 29, 2020 - 12:19 AM UTC
Thanks, Yalım. It was a tough little kit, but it hasn't dissuaded me from 1/144 kits. I'd like to try my had at the Eduard/Platz F6F-5 Hellcat, the MiG-15, or P-51D; but we'll see.

Jim