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Mad About Migs Pt.5

October 20 2011 at 7:51 PM

Ted Preston  (Login TeddieP)
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Okay, I went to a clinic the other day and said "Look, Doc, I got this serious case of modelus interruptus, what can you do for me?" He gave me a shot. (Ouch - Dang!) I'm better now. Time for an update on the painfully slow Mig builds, starting with the Kopro Mig19. Got some paint on the landing gear, and did some 'heavy lifting' on the fuselage sanding and filling:
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There was something that bothered me about that fuselage hump behind the canopy on the MiG19, when I compared it to my reference photos. I finally figured out it was too big forward, and cut a piece of it away to scale it back a bit:
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The wing cannon ports were poorly molded and thin, especially after I sanded them to shape. I tried beefing them up with some scraps of sprue:
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Hmmm. Not such a great idea, as it turned out - they still required a lot of puttying and sanding to get them right - then I'd still have to drill holes into the mess to fit the cannon barrels. I decided to hack them off and replace them with bits of 1/8 inch plastic rod:
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After much sanding and scraping, they actually didn't look too bad after the wings were attached:
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I had a heck of a time fairing in the Pavla resin cockpit piece, which includes the upper part of the instrument panel. There were gaping holes that needed to be filled with putty, but it was managed in the end. Seen here with a scratchbuilt head-up display and smothered with some black paint:
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A coat of Tamiya rattle can Grey Primer brings us to our journey's rest so far on the Mig19:
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Some bits of plastic were added to the Mig19 and Mig17 landing gears doors to aid in fitting later:
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Okay, Minsk factory crew, where's that Mig17 hiding?" Ah - there she is, at the back of the factory floor! Our Fresco E has also had some landing gear paint work done:
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Turning our attention to the canopy, the excellent vac form replacement provided by Ross MacArthur has been cut apart and the front piece fitted - a good fit it is, too!:
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The Central Committee of Aircraft Production wishes to thank the mighty workers of the Minsk Mig Factory in their herculean efforts to complete these two aircraft for the glory of the Motherland and for the satisfaction of Comrade Commissar Prestonski!

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

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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