MIKRO MIR - KALININ K-12

Joined: May 8th, 2018, 3:12 am

June 2nd, 2018, 11:35 pm #1

Here is Mikro Mirs Kalinin K-12. A fairly newish release, and you can already see moulding quality improvements. There is very little flash anywhere, and what is there cleans up very quickly with no fuss. Construction so far has been quick and enjoyable. The decal sheet is the size of the box, so lots to put on, but the colour scheme and decal placement sheet is also very clear. I'm looking forward to putting these on.

The engine nacelles are a 4 piece affair, being inner and outer parts. While the idea is good, there is some pretty big gaps, and not so clean mating area around the font lip of the intakes. A bit of putty work being needed here.

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Glen

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June 3rd, 2018, 10:45 pm #2

Interesting - how does the decal sheet portray that strange "feathered" camo?
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June 4th, 2018, 1:44 am #3

Hi Malcolm,

The decals are done in multiple parts of the feathered camo. I haven't had a real close look at them yet, and the decal placement sheet is pretty clear on what goes where. Really won't know until they go on. Will get a pic/image and post one up.
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June 4th, 2018, 5:05 am #4

Here is the image shot from Mikro Mir for the decal sheet.



So there will be a lot of clear decal film going over paint.

My plan is to add Alcad gloss to the matt green, gloss again, decal, matt coat, gloss coat, washes then matt coat
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Glen

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June 4th, 2018, 11:04 pm #5

Thanks - it is a really bizarre scheme isn't it. Must have run out of things for the workers at the factory to do.
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June 5th, 2018, 10:08 am #6

Yeah bizarre and cool. The new K-7 will be even cooler.
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June 6th, 2018, 12:06 pm #7

Engine cowls and nacelles are now hopefully done. Will get some XF1 sprayed on for a final check. The cowls have been 4 nights of putty, sand, dry, repeat. Nacelles look pretty good, with just a tiny amount o putty needed in one or two spots.

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June 23rd, 2018, 12:10 pm #8

And a quick check of the putty work. The w 20180623_205305[1].jpg ings have now been sprayed XF1, and the underside given a coat of Sovereign
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June 30th, 2018, 10:02 pm #9

More progress. Fuse half's joined, puttied and sanded. Wings have had a trial colour sprayed on the bottom, and joined to fuse with some putty work and sanding along root taking 4 sessions to get pretty nice.

Fins will go on next, then it will be onto masking an painting canopy frames and getting the undercarriage put together. 20180701_065206.jpg 20180701_065211.jpg 20180701_065221.jpg
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June 30th, 2018, 10:13 pm #10

One good thing - you don't have to make sure the tail is aligned correctly 😉

 
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