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OFFICIAL: MiGs Campaign 2019
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 11:06 AM UTC
Welcome to the 2019 MiGs Campaign! This campaign is all about the aircraft from the famous design bureau of Mikoyan and Gurevich. The campaign will run from 1 August, 2019 through 1 March, 2020.

If you want to see the rules and sign up, go here. Post campaign related discussion and in-progress photos in this thread. Pics of finished models should be posted in the campaign gallery.

Looking forward to some great models of Russian hardware!

Michael
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 11:10 AM UTC
By the way, no ribbon yet. Better get to work on ideas for that!

Michael
Hudson29
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Posted: Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 12:21 PM UTC

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By the way, no ribbon yet. Better get to work on ideas for that!

Michael



Start day is here at last! Thanks Michael for kicking it off.

I have a design for the ribbon based on a MiG logo that I have been kicking around. I'll see if I can get it up in the next few days for comment.
V2Phantom
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Posted: Friday, August 02, 2019 - 01:49 AM UTC
Hi everyone! I thought I would start my build thread before I get distracted on other builds. I am planning on building an Eduard 1/144 MiG-21MFN for this campaign. I have a few of these kits in my stash so I thought this would be the perfect motivation to start one. I am going with a Czech anniversary scheme using decals from JBR. Here's how it looks today:





My build will be slow for awhile as August is a busy month with travel, work and trying to finish another build that is in progress. Anyway, I'll post updates as I have them!
Have fun modeling!
Mike
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Posted: Thursday, August 08, 2019 - 10:36 AM UTC
Mike - what a great start, the MiG-21 is certainly one of the most recognizable jets of all time. Welcome aboard!
Hudson29
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Posted: Thursday, August 08, 2019 - 10:45 AM UTC
I messed around off & on for the last couple of weeks trying to make the MiG logo into a recognizable ribbon. The problem was one of scale. What looked good at 500 pixels was a muddy mess at 50.

I gave up on the idea and decided on a simple side profile of the iconic MiG-15 in Russian red against a natural metal background. To my eyes, this ribbon is recognizable as a MiG even in the teensy size. Here they are in 500 & 50 pixels:





Comments? If this passes muster here I'll post it as the official logo in a day or two.
wrenchy
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Posted: Thursday, August 08, 2019 - 01:43 PM UTC
Im in with this one. Looks like a great kit!
TimReynaga
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Posted: Thursday, August 08, 2019 - 03:01 PM UTC

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Comments? If this passes muster here I'll post it as the official logo in a day or two.







Paul,

My compliments, your proposed logo looks great!

If I were to offer any suggestion, it would be about color. Do you think a deeper red rather than pink might be more compelling for the aircraft?

Anyway, if you were to change nothing about it at all, it would still be a first rate ribbon as it is now.

Hudson29
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Posted: Friday, August 09, 2019 - 06:22 AM UTC
Thanks Tim, I agree with you. I was aiming for a darker shade but it just did not come off. Here are versions with a red sourced from Russian poster art:



Hudson29
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Posted: Friday, August 09, 2019 - 06:23 AM UTC
Now that I see it on-screen, it does look a lot better.
TimReynaga
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Posted: Friday, August 09, 2019 - 01:37 PM UTC
I like it!
john41492
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Posted: Saturday, August 10, 2019 - 01:41 PM UTC
I like it too!
c4willy
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Posted: Monday, August 12, 2019 - 11:28 AM UTC
Does it for me too!
V2Phantom
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Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 01:15 AM UTC
I've started the work on my 1/144 MiG-21 and I was quickly reminded on how little this model is! I decided to spruce it up a bit and add some PE to the build using the Eduard photoetch sheet. First up is the cockpit and I assembled it and added various teeny little PE parts to the relevant sections. Here's how it looks before I start to paint the cockpit:







Sorry for the dark photos, my aged small pocket camera has not been great on taking photos like these. Hopefully, I will be able to show more detail as it gets painted and assembled.
Have fun modeling!
Mike
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Posted: Wednesday, August 21, 2019 - 11:55 AM UTC
PE in 144th??

Have you gone mad??
V2Phantom
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Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 01:56 AM UTC

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PE in 144th??

Have you gone mad??



Joe
Methinks you might be right! I decided I would give myself a challenge for this build. While in the photos I posted above it is almost impossible to see the detail, to the eye it looks a bit better than the out of box cockpit. We'll see how it looks after painting!
Have fun modeling
Mike
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Posted: Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 06:26 AM UTC

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PE in 144th??

Have you gone mad??



Joe .... that's hilarious, thanks
PasiAhopelto
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Posted: Friday, August 23, 2019 - 05:14 AM UTC
Here's my entry:



I'll pass the fancy colour schemes and use one of the "standard" schemes. Not sure if this will be all grey Soviet or four colour Czech plane. A 120 page photo book was included with the model, so I'd probably have better reference material for the latter.
V2Phantom
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Posted: Monday, September 09, 2019 - 01:18 AM UTC
I've been making some progress on my MiG-21MF build recently. I now have the cockpit pretty much completed and I am ready to seal up the fuselage. I have played around a bit with my point & shoot camera and managed to get some better photos this time around. Here's the progress so far:









I am not sure if the Eduard MiG-21 is a tail sitter so I added a bit of lead right in front of the instrument panel. I also added some Liquid Gravity weights inside the nose cone but this is so small, I am not sure it would have any effect.
Have fun modeling!
Mike
wrenchy
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Posted: Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 03:22 AM UTC
Im going to try a different strategy with this campaign. I rarely finish on time, usually because my interest wanes and I work on a different kit. I have a dozen or so on the go at any time. This time Im going to work on kits that still fit the campaign and whatever gets finished on time is my entry! 😊
That said, the Mig-31 is coming along, but of course I had to start something else. Ill be working ina Tamiya Mig-15 as well with a Neomega cockpit.

V2Phantom
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Posted: Sunday, September 29, 2019 - 02:39 AM UTC
Here's a little more progress on my 1/144 MiG-21. Fuselage and wings are together so it actually looks like a plane at this point. After some clean-up (including removing the fingerprint impression under the cockpit ), it will get an initial coat of primer to see if there are any remaining gaps before moving on.





That is a regular small bottle of Tamiya glue that is serving as a stand for these photos!
Have fun modeling
Mike
forest1000
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Posted: Tuesday, October 01, 2019 - 08:42 AM UTC
Here's my entry, wish me luck with this kit.
forest1000
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Posted: Tuesday, October 08, 2019 - 08:38 AM UTC
I've made some progress on this kit. Lots of fitting, sanding adjusting. The cockpit is terrible.

V2Phantom
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Posted: Wednesday, October 09, 2019 - 01:25 AM UTC
Dang, I am easily distracted when I am trying to complete a build. While working on cleaning up the MiG-21 fuselage, I decided to add some of the PE parts from the Eduard aftermarket PE sheet to dress up the model. Here are the parts before priming:





What you see are an exhaust cover and nose cover, some uinlet screens, an oil drip pan, the nose shock cone converted to an inlet cover using a separate PE piece, wheel chocks and a boarding ladder. I figured these parts were on the PE sheet so why not?

Have fun modeling
Mike
PasiAhopelto
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Posted: Monday, October 28, 2019 - 07:14 AM UTC
I'll do the usual thing, and change my mind. Instead of MiG-23, I'll build ICM's MiG-25RBT:


The Eduard set contains instrument panel and seatbelts.