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Hi All!

 

 

The wheel wells repainted in a nice, bright red color )Hu.19);

 

 

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I primed the metal nose cone with Alclad Black Microfiller and then I painted it Wood Tan (Hu.110)

 

 

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Some of the instruments were missing so I used some from an old Mike Grant sheet;

 

 

 

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Much to choose from, but I tried to follow my references as far as I could;

 

 

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I painted the instruments gloss black (Hu.21) and then i placed the individual decals with micro-set and -sol, then I topped it off with some gloss varnish;

 

Front cockpit;

 

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Rear cockpit;

 

 

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As You can see, I have done some detail painting with red, black and white knobs and handles.

The sight was painted silver (Hu.11) and then clear orange (Hu.1321),,,,

 

More to come soon!

 

Stefan

 

 

 

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I have been reading a book and Russian pilot and defector  states that The cockpit in MiGs were painted green color for its soothing effect.

Extract  from the book below:

::piliot:

 

Soviet defector and MiG-25 Pilot Viktor Belenko claimed that this was done because it was found to be more soothing and relaxing for the flight crew to operate in a blue-green painted cockpit. This color was very common in both Russian military and civilian aircraft during the Cold War era.

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Hi All!

 

 

The seats painted, only a wash to go….

 

 

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The seats test fitted in the cockpit and more detail painting done….

 

 

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Now I feel that the cockpit is almost completed and I´m satisfied with it…

 

 

 

Morer to come soon!

 

 

Stefan

 

 

 

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  • 4 weeks later...

 

 

 

The metal nose cone filled with more weight….

 

 

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Engine, cockpit, nose wheel well, and nose cone glued to the right fuselage side…

 

 

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I started gluing the long fuselage halves from the tail and worked my way forward until I had it completely glued.

 

 

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The fuselage went together nicely, but I got a few minor gaps, I filled them with plasticard strips….

 

 

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More to come soon!

 

 

Stefan

 

 

 

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Hi all!

 

In this kit the only option for the wheels was plasic hubs with vinyl tires, which I HATE!

 

I bought a new set of resin wheels from HAD;

 

 

 

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Cleaned up;

 

 

 

 

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The instrument hatch glued;

 

 

 

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The wings are glued on, the fit was so-so, some sanding and fettling was needed to get an acceptable join;

 

 

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The exhaust ring added;

 

 

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I kept danging the rod antennas on the fin while building, so I cut them off and drilled three holes.

I will make new rods from some metal stock or plastic rod later.

 

 

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The under side of the wings needed a thin (0.5mm) strip of plasticard and some filler, and a 1x1mm square rod piece in the wheel wells;

 

 

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Now it´s coming together to a MiG!

 

 

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More to come soon!

 

 

Cheers!  :beer:

 

Stefan   :D

 

 

 

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