Mad About Migs - Done!

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Mad About Migs - Done!

Joined: November 13th, 2008, 10:18 pm

February 3rd, 2012, 3:40 am #1

Hey Ho Hyperscalers - I can't believe it's been a whole MONTH since my last post. I've never been away from this site for this long. I blame it on...well...lots of things, not the least of which my PC crashed two weeks ago - again (!) and I'm just back online. Okay, 'nuff said! Last episode, the Minsk factory paint shop was well into the masking and painting process on the Mig-17 and the Mig-19:

The first layer of paint was Floquil Old Silver cut three to one with Testors gloss black. After masking, the second layer was Old Silver cut three to one with Testors gloss white (on both ships). As mentioned in a previous post, I sprayed some of the darker mixture through a Verlinden scribing template onto a clear decal sheet, to create some home-made access panels:

The two-tone silver paint job turned out great, and the little access panel decals went on like a dream:



After a layer of gloss coat dried thoroughly for a day, the decals (a mix of Superscale sets and bits from the spares box) went on. The Mig-17 first:



Standing back a bit, that scratch-built cockpit and instrument panel looks darn good me thinks - those Minsk factory workers did a bang up job, I daresay! And many thanks to Ross McArthur for the home-made vacuform canopies:

That rakish look of the Mig is just too cool - that's why I like these birds!

Now for the Mig-19. The Kopro kit is a fair bit of work, but by gum, she looks great when finished. My only quibble is that the landing gear make her sit a wee bit too high, but it's barely noticeable really:


The kit's nose boom is a little too thick, so it was replaced with plastic rod. A note about the decals I used on this kit - they were the only Czech decals I had, and they're actually for a Mig-21. But I liked the way they looked, so on they went. Funny thing is, the checks on the rudder went on perfectly with no trimming. Maybe the Mig-19 and Mig-21 had the same rudder assembly? I also like the goofy look on the wolfhound crest on the nose, with his tongue hanging out - been there, done that! Hee hee:

There's a decal flaw on the Mig-19 that I know you sharp-eyed dudes are going to spot. The Czech roundel on the fin has the white side down, but the red portion should be facing downwards - this decal should be on the other side of the fin and vice-versa - Doh!

Okay, here's another reason this build took so long, other than the recent holiday season. I've been trying to find a new gal in my life and recently dated a real sweetheart. After a few dates I invited her over for dinner and cooked her up a fine meal. During the nickel-tour of the house I brought her downstairs to the man-cave. Dang - she was impressed with the model collection and declared: "I like a man with hobbies." Yee ha! I thought I hit pay dirt. Alas, a few weeks later I received the "Dear John I just wanna be friends" email. Rats! There was some darn good modelling time a-wasted on that there a-wooing! Dames! Go figure!
Next modelling project: not sure. Probably something Airfix - those guys are having WAY too much fun over there!
Best! Ted!



Current Build:
Mad About Migs Pt. 1; Mad About Migs Pt. 2; Mad About Migs Pt. 3; Mad About Migs Pt. 4; Mad About Migs Pt. 5; Mad About Migs Pt. 6; Mad About Migs Pt. 7

Tall Tales:
Kanal Kampf: A Spitfire Story
Cold War Incident
The Lucky Mig

Previous WIP Builds:
Matilda Makeover Pt.1; Matilda Makeover Pt.2; Matilda Makeover Pt.3; Matilda Makeover Finish;

The Big Spit Pt.1; The Big Spit Pt.2; The Big Spit Pt.3; The Big Spit Pt.4; The Big Spit Pt.5; The Big Spit Pt.6;
The Big Spit Pt.7; The Big Spit Pt.8; The Big Spit Pt.9; The Big Spit Pt.10; The Big Spit Pt.11; The Big Spit Finish;

Me109 Pt.1; Me109 Pt.2; Me109 Pt.3; Me109 Finish;

Vickers Tank Pt.1; Vickers Tank Pt.2; Vickers Tank Pt.3; Vickers Tank Pt.4; Vickers Tank Pt.5; Vickers Tank Pt.6; Vickers Tank Finish;

Connies Pt.1; Connies Pt.2; Connies Pt.3; Connies Pt.4; Connies Pt.5; Connies Pt.6; Connies Pt.7; Connies Finish

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Joined: May 24th, 2011, 7:53 pm

February 3rd, 2012, 4:29 am #2

It looks better than scribing! These are all really beautiful, well done!
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Joined: July 26th, 2007, 7:03 pm

February 3rd, 2012, 8:20 am #3

Hey Ho Hyperscalers - I can't believe it's been a whole MONTH since my last post. I've never been away from this site for this long. I blame it on...well...lots of things, not the least of which my PC crashed two weeks ago - again (!) and I'm just back online. Okay, 'nuff said! Last episode, the Minsk factory paint shop was well into the masking and painting process on the Mig-17 and the Mig-19:

The first layer of paint was Floquil Old Silver cut three to one with Testors gloss black. After masking, the second layer was Old Silver cut three to one with Testors gloss white (on both ships). As mentioned in a previous post, I sprayed some of the darker mixture through a Verlinden scribing template onto a clear decal sheet, to create some home-made access panels:

The two-tone silver paint job turned out great, and the little access panel decals went on like a dream:



After a layer of gloss coat dried thoroughly for a day, the decals (a mix of Superscale sets and bits from the spares box) went on. The Mig-17 first:



Standing back a bit, that scratch-built cockpit and instrument panel looks darn good me thinks - those Minsk factory workers did a bang up job, I daresay! And many thanks to Ross McArthur for the home-made vacuform canopies:

That rakish look of the Mig is just too cool - that's why I like these birds!

Now for the Mig-19. The Kopro kit is a fair bit of work, but by gum, she looks great when finished. My only quibble is that the landing gear make her sit a wee bit too high, but it's barely noticeable really:


The kit's nose boom is a little too thick, so it was replaced with plastic rod. A note about the decals I used on this kit - they were the only Czech decals I had, and they're actually for a Mig-21. But I liked the way they looked, so on they went. Funny thing is, the checks on the rudder went on perfectly with no trimming. Maybe the Mig-19 and Mig-21 had the same rudder assembly? I also like the goofy look on the wolfhound crest on the nose, with his tongue hanging out - been there, done that! Hee hee:

There's a decal flaw on the Mig-19 that I know you sharp-eyed dudes are going to spot. The Czech roundel on the fin has the white side down, but the red portion should be facing downwards - this decal should be on the other side of the fin and vice-versa - Doh!

Okay, here's another reason this build took so long, other than the recent holiday season. I've been trying to find a new gal in my life and recently dated a real sweetheart. After a few dates I invited her over for dinner and cooked her up a fine meal. During the nickel-tour of the house I brought her downstairs to the man-cave. Dang - she was impressed with the model collection and declared: "I like a man with hobbies." Yee ha! I thought I hit pay dirt. Alas, a few weeks later I received the "Dear John I just wanna be friends" email. Rats! There was some darn good modelling time a-wasted on that there a-wooing! Dames! Go figure!
Next modelling project: not sure. Probably something Airfix - those guys are having WAY too much fun over there!
Best! Ted!



Current Build:
Mad About Migs Pt. 1; Mad About Migs Pt. 2; Mad About Migs Pt. 3; Mad About Migs Pt. 4; Mad About Migs Pt. 5; Mad About Migs Pt. 6; Mad About Migs Pt. 7

Tall Tales:
Kanal Kampf: A Spitfire Story
Cold War Incident
The Lucky Mig

Previous WIP Builds:
Matilda Makeover Pt.1; Matilda Makeover Pt.2; Matilda Makeover Pt.3; Matilda Makeover Finish;

The Big Spit Pt.1; The Big Spit Pt.2; The Big Spit Pt.3; The Big Spit Pt.4; The Big Spit Pt.5; The Big Spit Pt.6;
The Big Spit Pt.7; The Big Spit Pt.8; The Big Spit Pt.9; The Big Spit Pt.10; The Big Spit Pt.11; The Big Spit Finish;

Me109 Pt.1; Me109 Pt.2; Me109 Pt.3; Me109 Finish;

Vickers Tank Pt.1; Vickers Tank Pt.2; Vickers Tank Pt.3; Vickers Tank Pt.4; Vickers Tank Pt.5; Vickers Tank Pt.6; Vickers Tank Finish;

Connies Pt.1; Connies Pt.2; Connies Pt.3; Connies Pt.4; Connies Pt.5; Connies Pt.6; Connies Pt.7; Connies Finish
What a clever use of the Verlinden template! I will copy that idea--so much easier than scribing.
Regards,
Larry Meidinger
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Joined: April 2nd, 2007, 11:33 pm

February 3rd, 2012, 3:04 pm #4

Hey Ho Hyperscalers - I can't believe it's been a whole MONTH since my last post. I've never been away from this site for this long. I blame it on...well...lots of things, not the least of which my PC crashed two weeks ago - again (!) and I'm just back online. Okay, 'nuff said! Last episode, the Minsk factory paint shop was well into the masking and painting process on the Mig-17 and the Mig-19:

The first layer of paint was Floquil Old Silver cut three to one with Testors gloss black. After masking, the second layer was Old Silver cut three to one with Testors gloss white (on both ships). As mentioned in a previous post, I sprayed some of the darker mixture through a Verlinden scribing template onto a clear decal sheet, to create some home-made access panels:

The two-tone silver paint job turned out great, and the little access panel decals went on like a dream:



After a layer of gloss coat dried thoroughly for a day, the decals (a mix of Superscale sets and bits from the spares box) went on. The Mig-17 first:



Standing back a bit, that scratch-built cockpit and instrument panel looks darn good me thinks - those Minsk factory workers did a bang up job, I daresay! And many thanks to Ross McArthur for the home-made vacuform canopies:

That rakish look of the Mig is just too cool - that's why I like these birds!

Now for the Mig-19. The Kopro kit is a fair bit of work, but by gum, she looks great when finished. My only quibble is that the landing gear make her sit a wee bit too high, but it's barely noticeable really:


The kit's nose boom is a little too thick, so it was replaced with plastic rod. A note about the decals I used on this kit - they were the only Czech decals I had, and they're actually for a Mig-21. But I liked the way they looked, so on they went. Funny thing is, the checks on the rudder went on perfectly with no trimming. Maybe the Mig-19 and Mig-21 had the same rudder assembly? I also like the goofy look on the wolfhound crest on the nose, with his tongue hanging out - been there, done that! Hee hee:

There's a decal flaw on the Mig-19 that I know you sharp-eyed dudes are going to spot. The Czech roundel on the fin has the white side down, but the red portion should be facing downwards - this decal should be on the other side of the fin and vice-versa - Doh!

Okay, here's another reason this build took so long, other than the recent holiday season. I've been trying to find a new gal in my life and recently dated a real sweetheart. After a few dates I invited her over for dinner and cooked her up a fine meal. During the nickel-tour of the house I brought her downstairs to the man-cave. Dang - she was impressed with the model collection and declared: "I like a man with hobbies." Yee ha! I thought I hit pay dirt. Alas, a few weeks later I received the "Dear John I just wanna be friends" email. Rats! There was some darn good modelling time a-wasted on that there a-wooing! Dames! Go figure!
Next modelling project: not sure. Probably something Airfix - those guys are having WAY too much fun over there!
Best! Ted!



Current Build:
Mad About Migs Pt. 1; Mad About Migs Pt. 2; Mad About Migs Pt. 3; Mad About Migs Pt. 4; Mad About Migs Pt. 5; Mad About Migs Pt. 6; Mad About Migs Pt. 7

Tall Tales:
Kanal Kampf: A Spitfire Story
Cold War Incident
The Lucky Mig

Previous WIP Builds:
Matilda Makeover Pt.1; Matilda Makeover Pt.2; Matilda Makeover Pt.3; Matilda Makeover Finish;

The Big Spit Pt.1; The Big Spit Pt.2; The Big Spit Pt.3; The Big Spit Pt.4; The Big Spit Pt.5; The Big Spit Pt.6;
The Big Spit Pt.7; The Big Spit Pt.8; The Big Spit Pt.9; The Big Spit Pt.10; The Big Spit Pt.11; The Big Spit Finish;

Me109 Pt.1; Me109 Pt.2; Me109 Pt.3; Me109 Finish;

Vickers Tank Pt.1; Vickers Tank Pt.2; Vickers Tank Pt.3; Vickers Tank Pt.4; Vickers Tank Pt.5; Vickers Tank Pt.6; Vickers Tank Finish;

Connies Pt.1; Connies Pt.2; Connies Pt.3; Connies Pt.4; Connies Pt.5; Connies Pt.6; Connies Pt.7; Connies Finish
Ted,

Great job. Nice and subtle when completed. And a great idea. Some of those shots look a lot bigger than 1/72nd!

Well done and what's next??
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Joined: July 8th, 2008, 10:57 am

February 4th, 2012, 12:21 am #5

Hey Ho Hyperscalers - I can't believe it's been a whole MONTH since my last post. I've never been away from this site for this long. I blame it on...well...lots of things, not the least of which my PC crashed two weeks ago - again (!) and I'm just back online. Okay, 'nuff said! Last episode, the Minsk factory paint shop was well into the masking and painting process on the Mig-17 and the Mig-19:

The first layer of paint was Floquil Old Silver cut three to one with Testors gloss black. After masking, the second layer was Old Silver cut three to one with Testors gloss white (on both ships). As mentioned in a previous post, I sprayed some of the darker mixture through a Verlinden scribing template onto a clear decal sheet, to create some home-made access panels:

The two-tone silver paint job turned out great, and the little access panel decals went on like a dream:



After a layer of gloss coat dried thoroughly for a day, the decals (a mix of Superscale sets and bits from the spares box) went on. The Mig-17 first:



Standing back a bit, that scratch-built cockpit and instrument panel looks darn good me thinks - those Minsk factory workers did a bang up job, I daresay! And many thanks to Ross McArthur for the home-made vacuform canopies:

That rakish look of the Mig is just too cool - that's why I like these birds!

Now for the Mig-19. The Kopro kit is a fair bit of work, but by gum, she looks great when finished. My only quibble is that the landing gear make her sit a wee bit too high, but it's barely noticeable really:


The kit's nose boom is a little too thick, so it was replaced with plastic rod. A note about the decals I used on this kit - they were the only Czech decals I had, and they're actually for a Mig-21. But I liked the way they looked, so on they went. Funny thing is, the checks on the rudder went on perfectly with no trimming. Maybe the Mig-19 and Mig-21 had the same rudder assembly? I also like the goofy look on the wolfhound crest on the nose, with his tongue hanging out - been there, done that! Hee hee:

There's a decal flaw on the Mig-19 that I know you sharp-eyed dudes are going to spot. The Czech roundel on the fin has the white side down, but the red portion should be facing downwards - this decal should be on the other side of the fin and vice-versa - Doh!

Okay, here's another reason this build took so long, other than the recent holiday season. I've been trying to find a new gal in my life and recently dated a real sweetheart. After a few dates I invited her over for dinner and cooked her up a fine meal. During the nickel-tour of the house I brought her downstairs to the man-cave. Dang - she was impressed with the model collection and declared: "I like a man with hobbies." Yee ha! I thought I hit pay dirt. Alas, a few weeks later I received the "Dear John I just wanna be friends" email. Rats! There was some darn good modelling time a-wasted on that there a-wooing! Dames! Go figure!
Next modelling project: not sure. Probably something Airfix - those guys are having WAY too much fun over there!
Best! Ted!



Current Build:
Mad About Migs Pt. 1; Mad About Migs Pt. 2; Mad About Migs Pt. 3; Mad About Migs Pt. 4; Mad About Migs Pt. 5; Mad About Migs Pt. 6; Mad About Migs Pt. 7

Tall Tales:
Kanal Kampf: A Spitfire Story
Cold War Incident
The Lucky Mig

Previous WIP Builds:
Matilda Makeover Pt.1; Matilda Makeover Pt.2; Matilda Makeover Pt.3; Matilda Makeover Finish;

The Big Spit Pt.1; The Big Spit Pt.2; The Big Spit Pt.3; The Big Spit Pt.4; The Big Spit Pt.5; The Big Spit Pt.6;
The Big Spit Pt.7; The Big Spit Pt.8; The Big Spit Pt.9; The Big Spit Pt.10; The Big Spit Pt.11; The Big Spit Finish;

Me109 Pt.1; Me109 Pt.2; Me109 Pt.3; Me109 Finish;

Vickers Tank Pt.1; Vickers Tank Pt.2; Vickers Tank Pt.3; Vickers Tank Pt.4; Vickers Tank Pt.5; Vickers Tank Pt.6; Vickers Tank Finish;

Connies Pt.1; Connies Pt.2; Connies Pt.3; Connies Pt.4; Connies Pt.5; Connies Pt.6; Connies Pt.7; Connies Finish
Wonderful stuff, Ted! The -19's cockpit looks terrific, as does your clever decal treatment of hatches and such. This has been a very enjoyable process to follow, and the beautiful results amply reward the final wait.

Stuart
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Joined: November 13th, 2008, 10:18 pm

February 4th, 2012, 3:17 am #7

What a clever use of the Verlinden template! I will copy that idea--so much easier than scribing.
Regards,
Larry Meidinger
After I sprayed the paint onto the decal sheet, I followed up with a brush coat of clear decal film out of the bottle to seal the paint in. Problem is, as I brushed, the paint would smear. So what I did instead was sort of "blob" the clear decal film over the painted panel in one swipe - two at most. I didn't worry about the clear decal film pooling - when it dried, it flattened right out. I dunno - maybe I didn't need the decal film over top of the painted panels at all - it's just something I've become used to doing with just about all my decals, because most of them are a bit old. All I know is that it beats trying to use the Verlinden templates to cut through masking tape - that's a technique that needs a super sharp blade for a clean cut. But it also uses up the blades really fast1 Thanks for the comments!
Best...Ted...

Current Build:
Mad About Migs Pt. 1; Mad About Migs Pt. 2; Mad About Migs Pt. 3; Mad About Migs Pt. 4; Mad About Migs Pt. 5; Mad About Migs Pt. 6; Mad About Migs Pt. 7; Mad About Migs Pt. 8; Mad About Migs Finish

Tall Tales:
Kanal Kampf: A Spitfire Story
Cold War Incident
The Lucky Mig

Previous WIP Builds:
Matilda Makeover Pt.1; Matilda Makeover Pt.2; Matilda Makeover Pt.3; Matilda Makeover Finish;

The Big Spit Pt.1; The Big Spit Pt.2; The Big Spit Pt.3; The Big Spit Pt.4; The Big Spit Pt.5; The Big Spit Pt.6;
The Big Spit Pt.7; The Big Spit Pt.8; The Big Spit Pt.9; The Big Spit Pt.10; The Big Spit Pt.11; The Big Spit Finish;

Me109 Pt.1; Me109 Pt.2; Me109 Pt.3; Me109 Finish;

Vickers Tank Pt.1; Vickers Tank Pt.2; Vickers Tank Pt.3; Vickers Tank Pt.4; Vickers Tank Pt.5; Vickers Tank Pt.6; Vickers Tank Finish;

Connies Pt.1; Connies Pt.2; Connies Pt.3; Connies Pt.4; Connies Pt.5; Connies Pt.6; Connies Pt.7; Connies Finish

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Joined: November 13th, 2008, 10:18 pm

February 4th, 2012, 3:20 am #8

Ted,

Great job. Nice and subtle when completed. And a great idea. Some of those shots look a lot bigger than 1/72nd!

Well done and what's next??
I'm glad I finally got the MiGs done - now I have some adversaries to go with all the 1950's NATO birds I have! What's next? Hmmm - I'd like to start fleshing out my paltry collection of RCAF birds. I've got my eye on a little Airfix DHC Chipmunk, and a Harvard - both in trainer yellow. Just checking the decal stash to make sure I've got what I need there. Stay tuned and keep pumping out those beauties of yours, man!
Best...Ted...

Current Build:
Mad About Migs Pt. 1; Mad About Migs Pt. 2; Mad About Migs Pt. 3; Mad About Migs Pt. 4; Mad About Migs Pt. 5; Mad About Migs Pt. 6; Mad About Migs Pt. 7; Mad About Migs Pt. 8; Mad About Migs Finish

Tall Tales:
Kanal Kampf: A Spitfire Story
Cold War Incident
The Lucky Mig

Previous WIP Builds:
Matilda Makeover Pt.1; Matilda Makeover Pt.2; Matilda Makeover Pt.3; Matilda Makeover Finish;

The Big Spit Pt.1; The Big Spit Pt.2; The Big Spit Pt.3; The Big Spit Pt.4; The Big Spit Pt.5; The Big Spit Pt.6;
The Big Spit Pt.7; The Big Spit Pt.8; The Big Spit Pt.9; The Big Spit Pt.10; The Big Spit Pt.11; The Big Spit Finish;

Me109 Pt.1; Me109 Pt.2; Me109 Pt.3; Me109 Finish;

Vickers Tank Pt.1; Vickers Tank Pt.2; Vickers Tank Pt.3; Vickers Tank Pt.4; Vickers Tank Pt.5; Vickers Tank Pt.6; Vickers Tank Finish;

Connies Pt.1; Connies Pt.2; Connies Pt.3; Connies Pt.4; Connies Pt.5; Connies Pt.6; Connies Pt.7; Connies Finish

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Joined: November 13th, 2008, 10:18 pm

February 4th, 2012, 3:31 am #9

Wonderful stuff, Ted! The -19's cockpit looks terrific, as does your clever decal treatment of hatches and such. This has been a very enjoyable process to follow, and the beautiful results amply reward the final wait.

Stuart
Ha Stuart! The Minsk factory workers are celebrating indeed. They didn't set any production records, but last time I peeked into the factory, the party was well underway. With copious amounts of vodka, comely maidens from the nearby State Brassiere Factory No.42D, and swing music approved by the local Factory Commissar (who is a secret fan of said Western decadence), it's entirely possible the Minsk Factory won't be open for business after this weekend! Bless 'em all...
Best...Ted...

Current Build:
Mad About Migs Pt. 1; Mad About Migs Pt. 2; Mad About Migs Pt. 3; Mad About Migs Pt. 4; Mad About Migs Pt. 5; Mad About Migs Pt. 6; Mad About Migs Pt. 7; Mad About Migs Pt. 8; Mad About Migs Finish

Tall Tales:
Kanal Kampf: A Spitfire Story
Cold War Incident
The Lucky Mig

Previous WIP Builds:
Matilda Makeover Pt.1; Matilda Makeover Pt.2; Matilda Makeover Pt.3; Matilda Makeover Finish;

The Big Spit Pt.1; The Big Spit Pt.2; The Big Spit Pt.3; The Big Spit Pt.4; The Big Spit Pt.5; The Big Spit Pt.6;
The Big Spit Pt.7; The Big Spit Pt.8; The Big Spit Pt.9; The Big Spit Pt.10; The Big Spit Pt.11; The Big Spit Finish;

Me109 Pt.1; Me109 Pt.2; Me109 Pt.3; Me109 Finish;

Vickers Tank Pt.1; Vickers Tank Pt.2; Vickers Tank Pt.3; Vickers Tank Pt.4; Vickers Tank Pt.5; Vickers Tank Pt.6; Vickers Tank Finish;

Connies Pt.1; Connies Pt.2; Connies Pt.3; Connies Pt.4; Connies Pt.5; Connies Pt.6; Connies Pt.7; Connies Finish

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Joined: September 5th, 2009, 5:58 am

February 4th, 2012, 3:52 am #10

Hey Ho Hyperscalers - I can't believe it's been a whole MONTH since my last post. I've never been away from this site for this long. I blame it on...well...lots of things, not the least of which my PC crashed two weeks ago - again (!) and I'm just back online. Okay, 'nuff said! Last episode, the Minsk factory paint shop was well into the masking and painting process on the Mig-17 and the Mig-19:

The first layer of paint was Floquil Old Silver cut three to one with Testors gloss black. After masking, the second layer was Old Silver cut three to one with Testors gloss white (on both ships). As mentioned in a previous post, I sprayed some of the darker mixture through a Verlinden scribing template onto a clear decal sheet, to create some home-made access panels:

The two-tone silver paint job turned out great, and the little access panel decals went on like a dream:



After a layer of gloss coat dried thoroughly for a day, the decals (a mix of Superscale sets and bits from the spares box) went on. The Mig-17 first:



Standing back a bit, that scratch-built cockpit and instrument panel looks darn good me thinks - those Minsk factory workers did a bang up job, I daresay! And many thanks to Ross McArthur for the home-made vacuform canopies:

That rakish look of the Mig is just too cool - that's why I like these birds!

Now for the Mig-19. The Kopro kit is a fair bit of work, but by gum, she looks great when finished. My only quibble is that the landing gear make her sit a wee bit too high, but it's barely noticeable really:


The kit's nose boom is a little too thick, so it was replaced with plastic rod. A note about the decals I used on this kit - they were the only Czech decals I had, and they're actually for a Mig-21. But I liked the way they looked, so on they went. Funny thing is, the checks on the rudder went on perfectly with no trimming. Maybe the Mig-19 and Mig-21 had the same rudder assembly? I also like the goofy look on the wolfhound crest on the nose, with his tongue hanging out - been there, done that! Hee hee:

There's a decal flaw on the Mig-19 that I know you sharp-eyed dudes are going to spot. The Czech roundel on the fin has the white side down, but the red portion should be facing downwards - this decal should be on the other side of the fin and vice-versa - Doh!

Okay, here's another reason this build took so long, other than the recent holiday season. I've been trying to find a new gal in my life and recently dated a real sweetheart. After a few dates I invited her over for dinner and cooked her up a fine meal. During the nickel-tour of the house I brought her downstairs to the man-cave. Dang - she was impressed with the model collection and declared: "I like a man with hobbies." Yee ha! I thought I hit pay dirt. Alas, a few weeks later I received the "Dear John I just wanna be friends" email. Rats! There was some darn good modelling time a-wasted on that there a-wooing! Dames! Go figure!
Next modelling project: not sure. Probably something Airfix - those guys are having WAY too much fun over there!
Best! Ted!



Current Build:
Mad About Migs Pt. 1; Mad About Migs Pt. 2; Mad About Migs Pt. 3; Mad About Migs Pt. 4; Mad About Migs Pt. 5; Mad About Migs Pt. 6; Mad About Migs Pt. 7

Tall Tales:
Kanal Kampf: A Spitfire Story
Cold War Incident
The Lucky Mig

Previous WIP Builds:
Matilda Makeover Pt.1; Matilda Makeover Pt.2; Matilda Makeover Pt.3; Matilda Makeover Finish;

The Big Spit Pt.1; The Big Spit Pt.2; The Big Spit Pt.3; The Big Spit Pt.4; The Big Spit Pt.5; The Big Spit Pt.6;
The Big Spit Pt.7; The Big Spit Pt.8; The Big Spit Pt.9; The Big Spit Pt.10; The Big Spit Pt.11; The Big Spit Finish;

Me109 Pt.1; Me109 Pt.2; Me109 Pt.3; Me109 Finish;

Vickers Tank Pt.1; Vickers Tank Pt.2; Vickers Tank Pt.3; Vickers Tank Pt.4; Vickers Tank Pt.5; Vickers Tank Pt.6; Vickers Tank Finish;

Connies Pt.1; Connies Pt.2; Connies Pt.3; Connies Pt.4; Connies Pt.5; Connies Pt.6; Connies Pt.7; Connies Finish
A true hero of The Plastic Forum! The highest order of the putty shall be bestowed upon you for this achievement, an inspiration for the other workers!

Marvellous job Ted, very enjoyable peeking over your shoulder, as always.

Cheers
Jim
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