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Cold War (1950-1974)
Discuss the aircraft modeling subjects during the Cold War period.
Hosted by Tim Hatton
MiG-25 1/48 Revell
Berlin, Germany
Joined: December 22, 2015
KitMaker: 20 posts
AeroScale: 14 posts
Posted: Wednesday, October 05, 2016 - 03:05 AM UTC
Hello -

I got her for 22 bucks at e-bay!!! But now she is there... and the lines showing the sheet joints are upsidedown

What can I do about this to get to my prototype Mikojan-Gurewitsch E-155P (Je-155P) ???

Here the video that inspirited me:


European Union
Joined: September 28, 2004
KitMaker: 2,182 posts
AeroScale: 1,587 posts
Posted: Sunday, October 09, 2016 - 07:27 PM UTC
Quite common with these older kits

two options:

- leave those panel lines as they are.
- buy a scribing tool and re-scribe

For scribing you can use the raised lines as an indication where to scribe (using a very sharp scribing tool and a flexible ruler to guide the scriber. Afterwards you will need to sand/polish away the raised lines. Careful at this stage that you don't remove also the scribed lines.

Re-scribing is not easy, and the results may be worse than accepting those raised panel lines which is what I ususally do.