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Ex-Czech Polish MiG-29A Fulcrum - Trumpeter 1/32


Piero

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Thank you guys!

 

i went for something funny, the external fuel tank PTB-1500... I never saw a fuel tank such "ugly" but at the same time is irresistible for me!

 

So, the shape of the plastic parts are ok but I want to add more details.

First job is to build the APU "hole" that goes through the rear part of the tank. 

 

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Than I've added the welding lines along the fuel tank.

Some other details like tubes, valves and access panels has been added too.

 

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After that a good layer of flat black has been sprayed overall, followed by some thin layers of various light grey to obtain a shade between 36375 and 36495.

 

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A gloss cote has been sprayed to prepare the surface for a dark wash.

 

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Now its time to paint all the details and a final matt cote to finish the job.

 

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CIAO!

Piero

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On 1/21/2021 at 4:37 PM, Piero said:

Thank you!

 

It's time to work on the cockpit: the plastic part are ok, but some details can and must be added.

 

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The ejection seat rail has been built from scratch.

The circuit brakers box has been cutted and rebuilt with plasticard, resin switch and cables.

A pair of pre-coloured plates has been added too.

 

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The IP and consoles has been replaced with pre-coloured PE parts from Eduard set.

Some resin switches and knobs has benn added too.

Here the final result.

 

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The cockpit fit very well inside the upper fuselage part.

 

CIAO!

Piero

 

Just stunning will follow with interest.

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Hello,

 

last we i worked on the front wheel bay.

The plastic parts are ok but can be detailed and so I did it adding some reinforcement plates, hydraulic tubes and valves.

 

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Dry fitting the wheel bay inside the lower fuselage part is ok.

Now its time to work on the central undercarriage bays...

 

CIAO!

Piero

 

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Hello,

 

some update here.

The main undercarriage wheel bays plastic parts has a good level of details but I've also added some details as a lot of hydraulics lines ,stiffener plates, fuel cap and so on.

 

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On the upper surface I've added some details around the auxiliary air intakes, using plasticard and PE parts.

Also, I've opened a pair of oval air intakes and a circular inspection windows on the right side.

 

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... looking at the ventral engines nacelles and at the main jet air intakes plastic parts, these has a lot of wrong or missed panels and also are missed some drain and pipes points.

 

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Along the jet air intakes there are two long molding lines... that needs to be removed.

 

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The FOD plastic parts are really bad... I don't like the way they fits and the grills are wrong too.

 

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For me here the better and easy job is to replace the plastic parts with the Eduard's PE pieces.

 

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Here're the ventral engines nacelles after the details job I've done.

 

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... some details has been added under the front fuselage part: these includes open some air intakes, antennas dishes, stiffener plats and a lot of panel lines correction.

 

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The ventral engines nacelles and jet air intakes fitted under the main fuselage part. Also here I've added some details as stiffener plates, PE parts, a lot of panel lines re-scribing and rivets too.

 

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