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I must confess: the subject of this thread is not built by me but by a close friend, Mr. Lucian Millo who sadly does not speak English. It is the Trumpeter MiG 32 ML with its many blatant flaws corrected. You will see a master at work, with resin from Aires - cockpit plus gear bays and the intake splitter plates from Zactomodels, very few PE parts from the Eduard exterior set and lots of scratch building!

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To business then!

 

The shape and length of the nose are wrong, as confirmed by placing the parts over 1:32 line drawings (the red lines represent the outline of the kit parts)

 

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Shortening the piece would still produce a nose that would be too sharp. And Lucian had an epiphany!

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The nose profile being too sharp,  it had to be replaced. Lucian looked for an alternative and found it in another Trumpeter kit. Funny thing is that nose has a wrong profile for the aircraft it came with. It is the MiG 29 nose cone!

 

To the left you can see the original MiG 23 cone, shortened and the MiG 29 one dry fit to the fuselage front half. It looks so much better!

 

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Drawings scaled-up to 1:32nd  from a russian book "MiG 32 ML P MLD" by S. Burdin, published in Minsk, 1994, Pages 21- 28. Also of great help were "MiG-23 fighter variants MF,ML", bilingual Czech/English, from 4+ publications and  "MiG-23/27 Flogger. Soviet Swing-Wing Fighter/Strike Arcraft", by Yefim Gordon and Keith Dexter, published by Aerofax.

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