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Junior Modeller's Showcase: МнГ-15

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The MiG-15 was one of the biggest threats to Western air superiority of the Cold War. It was introduced in 1949, with a blistering fast top speed of 668 miles per hour(1075km/h). It is powered by the Klimov VK-1, a copy of the Rolls-Royce Nene engine. Much of the design was influenced by stolen German designs, such as the Ta-183. It shares a 35 degree wing sweep with the F-86(wonder where they got the idea?), itís main competitor in the skies over Korea.
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Trumeter's 1/32 MiG15 was a surprise when it burst onto the large-scale scene, but a very welcome one. This plane is definitely the largest in my collection, dwarfing my 1/48th scale Sabre. I like to display it with the tail off, showing off the Klimov jet engine. Itís painted with Tamiya rattle cans and hairy sticks, as I built this before I got my airbrush. The engine was first painted silver, and then I tried to make it look burnt using a diluted enamel mixture of gold, brown, red, and black. When you attach the tail to the fuselage, there is a significant gap, but as I display it tailless, it really isnít an issue.

I would like to purchase a set of 1/32 Russian mechanics to build a diorama, with a mechanic working on the engine. Thoughts?
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About the Author

About Logan Fetzer (lfetz145)

Hi, my name is Logan. I am fifteen years old. I am still a beginner to the hobby, and I am definitely not a modelling expert, but I love airplanes. Like, a lot. My favorite categories are WWII and early jets, although I will dabble with the modern stuff.


I like it, nice work. Especially all that metalwork. How did you go with the cockpit?
JUN 08, 2015 - 10:29 AM
0I just used Tamiya masking tape, pressed onto the plastic, and cut along the raised ridges with a fresh exacto knife. After that, I just sprayed it with the rest of the plane, which is Tamiya As-12, "Aircraft Aluminum."
JUN 08, 2015 - 10:40 AM
Logan, Very nicely done. If there is a nasty gap between the fuselage halves, you disguised it very well with the angles you used while taking your pictures. The engine really looks quite nice. Always nice to see another model by a jr. Joel
JUN 08, 2015 - 05:49 PM
Thanks Joel!
JUN 10, 2015 - 03:18 AM
Beautiful job!
JUN 10, 2015 - 09:09 AM
Another nice build! ómike
JUN 10, 2015 - 09:50 AM
Well done sir!
JUN 11, 2015 - 06:43 PM
Very nice work Logan, I would love to see this in a diorama some time down the track! Always great to see the next generation taking up this wonderful hobby! Cheers, D
JUN 11, 2015 - 07:51 PM