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Revell MiG29

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OK. Hi all.

 

I contracted via electrons a serious case of Blackbettyitis from Karl...an inflammatory condition that has you hacking at every bit of plastic in the original Revell MiG29 kit and tweaking it.

 

So far

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Oh...I traced a scaled template of the scratchbuilt sidewalls to make it easier if anyone wants to do similar.

 

Cheers Matty

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A fair bit of an experiment this one. I have yet to solder the HUD together.

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Seat is from the Trumpeter kit...with some add ons for the legs

 

Started on the main landing gear bay. The kit one is pretty basic. Failed to find a way of suitably embossing the panels so went for raised detail instead. Would appreciate any ideas for uniformly embossing a styrene surface though. Thoughts?

 

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Cheers Matty

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Matty, you are a brave soul, mate. The Revell kit is not for the faint of heart! I like the look of the kit cockpit so far, nice work there! I built this kit many moons ago when I was a teen, and loved the look of the 29. I would like to build another sometime, but, have too many builds in line at the moment.

 

Please keep the updates coming....I like this build so far!

 

THOR, no Mig29 afficianado.......... :ninja:

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very nice cockpit, matt! hope i am not at fault if you go nuts over this build. i feel some sense of insanity :wacko: when i approach the bench. as of late i have been sitting there and staring at the stripes, affraid to pull them off :mental:

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Thanks Thor...yes the MiG29 has great lines. It has some OK features this kit but as you can se from Karls build its lacking in a lot of areas as well.

 

Karl...yes its all your fault. Thanks for the inspiration and good luck with the lines on the rudders. I feel your pain. Hang in there.

 

Sorry bout the temp loss of pics. I housecleaned my P/bucket account and created consistently labelled directories where everything is neat and tidy. Too OCD?

 

Latest pics

Burner can mods with some stock styrene. I'm going to try and re-paint them like Brians burner cans in his Su30 build...phew they were sweet

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Modification of Nose Wheel Landing Bay

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Latest

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Cut out the gun post and scratchbuilt it...glued a barrel in the fuselage.

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Tried the wing fit and felt it might not be strong enough and that I wanted more control over position. Place a brass rod locator to help...we'll see if this works later on eh?

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NLG

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Cockpit installed...as close ups show I was again (*sigh*) too heavy handed on the wash. Can be ammnended though. Side walls were a lot of fun to make and a big improvement. So much jumping in the deep end here. Feeling like I want to get this one over with so I can do better on the next one.

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Cheers Matty

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Well you are not hanging about eh Matty!

Got to keep a close eye on this build or it will be over before you know it!

Great work so far, I agree you are demonstrating considerable fortitude in tackling this jobby!

 

Phil :speak_cool:

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Whoa, almost missed out. Nice scratch-building Matty and fast too. My shrink told me that it is not dangerous for the society :) :speak_cool:

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