1:72 Eduard MIG 15bis

colin m

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I found this little thing sat on a shelf at a show. I've built a couple of WW1 profipacks before so new these are nice models. But, I wasn't sure it was for me, so I put it back and said to myself, If it's still here at home time, I'll buy it.
Well as you can see it was still sat on the shelf, so it was mine.
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Profipacks come with PE and masks. 99% of the PE was for the cockpit. Which in this small scale turned out quite nice.
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Assembly was straight forward, with just the wings needing a bit of fettling to get a good fit. The strange thing was, there were no locating pins, which made me wonder how old this kit was. Once built, on with the gloss black.
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This was the necessary base coat for the Alclad that was to follow.
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This is Airframe aluminium. Not a shade I used before, but I like it. It's clearly far too shiny for this build, but it does make a nice base for the weathering / ageing process to follow.
Then it was just a case of a few different Alclad paints until I got somewhere I was happy. This time I was aiming for the 'slightly used but good look'
Which gave me this. Can you guess what country these markings belong to ?
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These 1:72 wheels are in three pieces. The wheel has two separate faces which push into the tyre - how easy is that !
And the markings are for Cuba. You have the choice of five different markings in the box. I only chose Cuba as I'm unlikely to build another aircraft from Cuba.

So, the Eduard profipack MiG15. A nice, little and easy kit giving a quick result.

Colin M..
 

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Beautiful job colin , great to see the cuban markings too cheers tony
 

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I knew , the cuban air force colours are quite distinctive especially the blue and white striped tail , cheers tony
 
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That is an amazing piece of work
What did you use for the chrome paint?
 

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That is an amazing piece of work
What did you use for the chrome paint?
I used a few different Alclad paints. Airframe aluminium first, followed by a few other shades until I reached a finish I liked.
 

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Excellent work Colin.
Top notch cockpit.
 

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Colin,
That is a great result. Cuban markings that's not something you see very often.
 

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Hi Colin, nice little build. Cuban markings...haven't seen one up close except for my Cuban brother in law. :smiling2:

Cheers,
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Like the paint work Colin, very smart .
 
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