Hasegawa 1/72nd MiG-17 "Nguyen van Bay" boxing - what variant?

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Hasegawa 1/72nd MiG-17 "Nguyen van Bay" boxing - what variant?

Joined: August 12th, 2007, 3:33 am

July 13th, 2012, 4:54 pm #1

Is it a Fresco-C, early model? Or perhaps a later variant such as an E?
TIA
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Joined: August 12th, 2004, 3:14 pm

July 13th, 2012, 5:05 pm #2

Hasegawa's MiG-17 dates back to the 60s and is the radar-nosed D/E. The Vietnam kit is exactly the same, but has a nice white metal early nose replacement (acts as the nose weight). Still, the kit itself is not very good. Of course the new nose totally ignores the other differences between the early and late MiG-17's.
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Joined: August 12th, 2007, 3:33 am

July 13th, 2012, 5:27 pm #3

Aha; thanks much, David. So; Dragon or AZ Model for my Egypt 1956 Fresco-C, then n/t
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Joined: August 12th, 2004, 3:14 pm

July 13th, 2012, 5:40 pm #4

I still think it is better shaped than the Dragon model. Its still the PF version though. In the past I had used the metal nose cap from the Hasegawa kit to backdate the KP model

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Joined: August 12th, 2007, 3:33 am

July 13th, 2012, 5:57 pm #5

... except for some fit problems. I'd like to give it a try so will likely go with that one for a Suez War bird.
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Joined: February 26th, 2005, 11:31 pm

July 13th, 2012, 6:13 pm #6

I still think it is better shaped than the Dragon model. Its still the PF version though. In the past I had used the metal nose cap from the Hasegawa kit to backdate the KP model
I too, like the KP kit and it certainly has better detailing overall.  I believe the wings are not correct- seems the -17 is a hard one to get just right.  The sweep and and tip curvature were said to be wrong in a review I read somewhere.  Maybe here someplace.  The nose radome shape could use some improvement and I think the vertical fin sweep angle was also questionable.  It was suggested you could get a decent one by using parts from both kits with some modifications.    Possibly the Hasegawa kit was cited for being a little larger than 1/72 as well.

HTH,

Chris

 
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