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1/32 Trumpeter Mig-17F #2


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when I built my Vietnam group build Mig-17 I started another one without all the mods.  This one has brass wing fences, True Details tires and vacform canopy, CE cockpit with Eduard pre-painted instrument panel and some side console parts, modified exhaust with my resin AB part, resin ailerons, some resin horizontal stabs that I copied from a friends master(Dick Howze), Air Master metal pitot tubes, AMS resin guns, repositioned drop tanks, and I modiefied the wing trailing edge.

 

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the wing with my resin aileron.  you can see the trench for one of the fences and see the reshaped trailing edge.

 

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modified exhaust with a spacer and my resin tailcone.

 

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everything put together

 

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the bottom showing the relocated braces for the drop tanks and some Eduard photo etch in wheel well

 

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first coat of paint.  Its going to be the "snake scheme"   a/c 2077

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Neat ! Actually your first build prompted an interest of the A/C and kit for me, especially as there was (is ?) a very cool Red Bull MiG-17 scheme ...

 

http://www.warbird-photos.com/airshows/2009-MCASMiramar-3/Miramar09-D3_Red_Bull_MiG-17_1786.jpg

 

Hubert

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the aircraft I'm doing is pictured on the front of the Squadron Walkaround.  It was originally  silver and then the a/c was painted two tone green.  The  numbers were painted around leaving a ragged silver outline.  I couldn't find the right size numbers in red so I printed the numbers from my computer and then used the printed copies to make a stencil for the ragged outline of silver and then the correct red numbers.  I used double faced tape on the back of the paper to hold the stencils in place.

 

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I hope to have it mostly finished this weekend

 

Bruce

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Are you kidding me......Hotelroom...Why? Divorce or work?

 

Also it looks fantastic, i like the uneven numbers sprayish....damn...i wonder how your work will look when youre in youre mancave......geeez...more magic i suppose...

 

 

/Mal

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thanks for all the complements.  I was in the hotel because of work.  I bought a compressor on sale at Harbor Freight so I could spray paint it.  Had a great Hobby shop 10 minutes away (Pegasus Hobbies) for paints and such.  I brought my basic tools and the kit with me.  I'll take it to the IPMS nats for grins.  I may have to replace the landing gear with brass ones when I get home.

 

Bruce

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