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What AC to use for Top Gun Project
slodder
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North Carolina, United States
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Posted: Thursday, October 04, 2007 - 11:55 PM UTC
Working on a Top Gun project duplicating the MIG 28.

What would be the best kit to use? Would it be ok to take an American F-5 and convert or is there a dedicated kit that represents the MIG? Any tips on conversion (if that's the way to go) would be great.

edit- I know of the inaccuracies - going for the movie look.
madwolf
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Illinois, United States
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Posted: Friday, October 05, 2007 - 02:23 AM UTC
They've used F5-E and F aircraft in the movie. There was no real MiG-28.

Check out this link for some ideas.
mwcapps
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North Carolina, United States
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Posted: Friday, October 05, 2007 - 03:16 AM UTC
I checked out that link. Where could one find a kit to build that jet?
madwolf
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Posted: Friday, October 05, 2007 - 03:31 AM UTC
Depends on the scale. Check ebay for 1/32 to 1/72 (search for f5e). GreatModels has a couple too.
CRS
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Posted: Friday, October 05, 2007 - 04:16 AM UTC
Scott - so you want to build this ?



If you decide to build it in 1/72 PM me necessary info, you can have the two I have "bagged" that originally came in this set, one has a warped port side wing but the other looks okay.



I bought two of these things, one for me one for my nephew, while the movie was still playing in theaters, would you believe the second one I bought was just to give the hat to my nephew ?
slodder
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Posted: Friday, October 05, 2007 - 06:01 AM UTC
The advesary F5 is what I want.
Thanks for the information and tips.
CRS
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Posted: Friday, October 05, 2007 - 06:46 AM UTC
Packaging has begun

slodder
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Posted: Friday, October 05, 2007 - 08:19 AM UTC
In my Best Italian
"Thank you, you can call on me any time."