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MIG-15 Bis BG Air Force Trumpeter 1/32
ShelbyGT500
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Sofiya, Bulgaria
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Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2019 - 05:40 PM UTC
Hi guys

It is time for the new project at the right scale

The model is MIG-15 BIS by trumpeter at 1/32 scale, BUT in the box is anything else but not MIG-15

So we must to re-work almost all of the parts - with a lot of scratch and aftermarket photo-etched from PART













Cheers
GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2019 - 08:38 PM UTC
Interesting Project! Love to see your changes.

Gaz
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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2019 - 07:12 AM UTC
Hi Chavdar I have the same kit in my stash as well, what exactly needs changing in the kit? Is the profile wrong or have trumpeter simply used a Chinese produced Mig15 as their prototype and this differs from the Russian produced example? I ask as I'll be building mine sometime soon (Don't we always say that? LOL) and I'd like to know where and what to correct.
ShelbyGT500
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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2019 - 05:49 PM UTC
Hi Chris
there are a tons of things to fix and the first is the unmovable part of the canopy - with a lot of rework you can make something close to the original one:



Also the vertical and horizontal stabs need to come in shape:



The length of the fuselage is ok for me, but there are a tons of missing panel-lines, rivets and technical doors that I will try to recreate
If you take some aftermarket goodies - etched set from Part and metal gun-barrels and pitot-tube from Master you can make an great Mig-15 Bis from that poor-detail Trumpeter kit.

Cheers friend
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 04:27 AM UTC
Subscribing to this one! I am thinking about doing this kit for the Foreign Fighters campaign in North Korean markings. I got this one many years ago and was able to get hold of the Cutting Edge cockpit, wheels, and intake splitter (before I was blackballed) and the Squadron canopy. I'm looking forward to seeing what you can do with it!

Michael
ShelbyGT500
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Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 - 12:07 AM UTC
Hi Michael, hope with your aftermarket, the final result to be awesome
here continue with :
remove the engine oil-covers;
detailing the air-brakes-bays with some etched parts;





Cheers guys
ShelbyGT500
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Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 07:54 PM UTC
Continue with wires and tubes detailing:















Cheers
redcap
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Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 - 12:12 AM UTC
Fabulous work and with scratch build skills of the highest order. This will be brilliant when completed.

Gary