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OFFICIAL: MiGs Campaign 2019
Lakota
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Posted: Saturday, April 11, 2020 - 01:37 AM UTC
Tim,
I love those tiny Migs. Sometimes I wonder if I should try to venture into 1/144 again but I think my eyesight would hamper me. I got a question about the Tamiya paint. Did you gloss coat it before you put the decals on? Did you use a clear flat coat afterwards? I'm thinking I need to did out my 1/72 Eduard Mig-15's and give it a go.
As always I enjoy watching your builds.
Take care and stay safe,
Don "Lakota"
TimReynaga
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Posted: Saturday, April 11, 2020 - 01:00 AM UTC
Thanks Paul for a great campaign!

It was, at least for me, a pleasant diversion into wingy-things from my usual lair of the model shipyard. Now back to that Japanese Navy destroyer...
Hudson29
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Posted: Thursday, April 02, 2020 - 08:42 AM UTC
Well, that's it folks, MiGs 2020 is done & dusted. The awards were handed out a few minutes ago. If I missed anyone, please let me know. Thanks to all who participated and shared their work.

I want to rerun this campaign next year. Anyone who still has an uncompleted project can try again. That Trumpeter MiG-17 is still winking at me from the box its packed away in . . .
Hudson29
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Posted: Wednesday, April 01, 2020 - 05:31 AM UTC
It looks like we have come to the end of the campaign. We didn't all complete our MiGs this time, myself included so I hope we might have another go at it in 2021. I hope to be settled in my new home by then and back to building.

Please get your pictures posted to the campaign gallery:

https://gallery3.kitmaker.net/showgallery.php/cat/31809

and I'll get the ribbons awards tomorrow.
john41492
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Posted: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 - 09:24 PM UTC
Hi all,

A short update on my MiG-21. I masked up the bird in preparation to add the off-aluminum color that is pretty distinct on NMF MiG-21's



I then sprayed with Tamiya Smoke mixed 1:4 with Mr. Leveler thinner. And then removed the masking.



I was duly impressed with the look of the smoke on the NMF, it was something that I intend to use in the future! Sadly, I realized while removing the masking tape that I'd neglected to give the bird a coat of clear. This resulted in the Tamiya tape interacting with the Alclad II, leaving tape marks that would not come out of the polished aluminum paint job.



So, this means a repaint again. Given the time, and projects on the bench, I'm putting her on the Hangar Queen path. Maybe this years, but definitely by next year! The Eduard kit is the nicest and most trouble free kit I've built in a while. I'm looking forward to building their F6F-3 Hellcat!

Till then, be safe, wash your hands with soap while singing the birthday song twice, and have fun!

John
b17-peter
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Posted: Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 07:39 AM UTC
Hi mates,
the photos are in the gallery, thank you for another cool campaign!
Good luck and cheers
Pete
b17-peter
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Posted: Saturday, March 28, 2020 - 10:44 AM UTC
Well mates,
I hope you are all well and wish you good luck during these difficult times wherever you are!
Nevertheless I can declare my entry ready and here are two pictures.
A few for the gallery will follow.


Keep calm and glue on
b17-peter
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Posted: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 09:22 AM UTC
Well, build is nearly complete, decals next!
b17-peter
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Posted: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 04:27 AM UTC
Excellent presentation, Tim!
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2020 - 06:17 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Nice MiGs and comparison. I'll have to try those 144 kits some day.



Pasi,

That is an excellent idea! Eduard's little MiGs are among the best aircraft model kits I've ever had the pleasure to build.

I can definitely recommend them!

PasiAhopelto
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2020 - 05:46 PM UTC
Nice MiGs and comparison. I'll have to try those 144 kits some day.
BlackWidow
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2020 - 08:41 AM UTC
I thought this is a nice comparison with Tim's MiG on his hand. My hand is not big enough and MG-129 barely stands on it ....
BlackWidow
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2020 - 08:28 AM UTC

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Torsten,

Your Finnish MiG looks all business. Nice!


Thanks Tim!
Same to you! Well done on your small duo! Congrats for finishing this campaign. I just imagine that my MiG is about 100 times bigger ....
forest1000
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Posted: Saturday, March 07, 2020 - 01:54 AM UTC
Tim,

Nice work. They look great.
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Posted: Friday, March 06, 2020 - 04:19 PM UTC

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@Tim - Excellent job on these little gems!



Thanks Peter!

With the addition of the landing gear, the tiny MiG-15s are complete:




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 the Korean War (with Chinese-marked aircraft) from November 1950 to February 1951.






TimReynaga
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Posted: Friday, March 06, 2020 - 02:54 PM UTC
Torsten,

Your Finnish MiG looks all business. Nice!
BlackWidow
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Posted: Friday, March 06, 2020 - 09:04 AM UTC
Thanks Peter!

With the exception of red and green for the position lights I call this baby ready for take off ....
MiG 21bis MG-129, HävLLv 31, Finnish Air Force, Kuopio Airbase, 1981
Eduard 1/48





That are just some quick shots on my work bench. I will take better photos in the next days for the gallery and my little jet collection. Thanks for this nice campaign, which gave me the opportunity to build this long planned kit.

Good luck for all your builds!
Torsten
b17-peter
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Posted: Friday, March 06, 2020 - 01:52 AM UTC
@Tim - Excellent job on these little gems!
@Torsten - The same for our MiG-129, looks very nice with the missiles. And btw thanks for your kind comment on my blue Phantom FGR.2
BlackWidow
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Posted: Wednesday, March 04, 2020 - 09:18 AM UTC
Nice decal choices on your MiGs, Tim!

I'm already beyond that point and have finished everything on MG-129, except the matt varnish, which will be done on Friday, I guess. Here's a quick look on the underside with the external fuel tank and 2 different air-to-air missiles on the weapon pylons ....

This beauty should leave my assembly line by Sunday, I hope.

Torsten
TimReynaga
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Posted: Tuesday, March 03, 2020 - 02:37 AM UTC
Time for decals! I started with the nonslip walkways on the wings.

Eduard provided an amazing six marking options for aircraft from five different countries. And the decals are excellent quality too!


I chose a Chinese and a Soviet aircraft.


The markings look good, but I found the spartan Soviet set to be a bit plain, so I replaced them with the more colorful ones of a Czechoslovakian aircraft from 1953.
North4003
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Posted: Monday, March 02, 2020 - 04:07 PM UTC
Thanks for the extension.
forest1000
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Posted: Monday, March 02, 2020 - 05:48 AM UTC
Thanks Tim. That metal finish looks good.
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Posted: Monday, March 02, 2020 - 02:38 AM UTC
David,

Nice job on your MIG - I especially like the camouflage.

As for my little Eduard MIGs,
painting these birds couldn’t be simpler – Tamiya Bare Metal Silver AS-12 right out of the spray can!
forest1000
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Posted: Sunday, March 01, 2020 - 02:54 PM UTC
MiG-17PF from the terrible 1974 vintage KP Models. Engine intake, exhaust didn't fit even with extensive sanding the exhaust cracked the seam. Sheet styrene added to the wings to make them fit at the fillet, plastic was brittle, sun-bleached the yellow out of the decals. Relatively happy with the result considering everything.

Went with a well-worn look as most of the photos showed them not in such good shape.

First time with the airbrush in 26 years. Second model completed in 5 years. Still re-awakening my skills, but the eyes are old (readers for the in-close work), hands shake, wife still complains about the "little toys".






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Posted: Sunday, March 01, 2020 - 08:39 AM UTC
Well done, Pasi! And as Tim said, you made within the deadline. I have that old Revell-Monogram MiG 25 still somewhere in my stash ....

I'll still need a week or so until my MG-129 leaves the assembly line. I'm working on some stencils right now only for the missiles because most of them are unreadable as you can see here. Have checked other Eduard stencils from Profi Packs and Weekend Editions and I believe I've just got a wrong set of stencils which are "out of focus". Just blue, red and black lines ....


Thanks for the extension, Michael! Much appreciated. First time in over 10 years that I needed that ....