This one is a bit of a whoops moment.. I realised I had not got any pictures of the X-1 build.
This is the one thats going to be in the bay so Once painted, I will be Making the slight mod to the spine to put magnet into her.
Nice project. Watch out: the fitting of the canopy is a little bit tricky. Need to add a strip of plastic card at the back (around 1 or 1.2mm) for a proper fitting. My own completed project, of it can help:
Bell X-1 | Album by Hikaru (1:48)
Watching with interest - got one in my stash (so far painted interior green and chrome yellow). Thanks Rv for pointing the vices out.
Thanks rv, check fitted mine was ok so fingers crossed
Decals are going on.. had to find stars and bars as the eduard ones were very off shade. magnet on top is the one that will go in mothership the other is already embedded in the X-1's spine.
thanks Roland 🙂
Nice work Augie, and hopefully the nose gear can support that extra weight. 👍 You got a link for the weights that you used?
I think it can.. guess we'll see lol.
This is the link as requested
Awesome, thanks 🙂👍
Will you be using metal legs.
No, used them on my B-25, the same B-25 every 6 weeks I have to straighten the undercarriage because of her weight and that I used metal legs..
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Re-jigged the timeline for this kit, its a monogram kit re-pop
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It will be amazing.
this is cool....
cool! I am in 👍
Ah, a little project for in between lol
🙂 Thanks guys will keep u[dated as I go. At the moment, lots of part cleanup.
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Very dangerous.. 😄
The camo looks good, Augie. 👍
It feels like placement of the decals must be absolutely perfect so that they fit with the one for the aircraft number.
Thanks Glint, yeah they have to be very close plus I think they were sized for Acadamy's Mig... eduards is a smidge smaller.
looking just as i remember it! awesome progress
Wow thanks Martin 🙂 Glad she is that good.
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🙂 very welcome guys
Slavo, this shouldnt be too bad, its decals after all.
Swedish fields and meadows is the real beast with a brush.
oh, my bad, mistook decals for masks 😄 hope theyvare not individual splinter elements though😉
It's going to be awesome.
Looking forward to see this!
Thanks guys, slight pause while i get paint
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Looks good! More pictures?
Thanks Neuling, maybe 🙂
Once again a big applause for you This Mig looks splendid!
Thank you Mirko 🙂 much appreciated.
Keyboard alchemy paying off and thanks for the encouragment to tackle the smaller 1/72 rendition of the ICM kit!
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Interesting project 👍 Count me in ...
welcome 🙂 plenty of seats, this one only has two lol.. they are ok. just need some extra detailing.
Take a pew jay, more the merrier
OK, something different. 🙂
Thanks Don, yeah two of the same aircraft, first up is bobcats offering.. then I'll be trying NpH's resin monster.
Watching as usual.
Start not bad .if I'm interested in albums I collected this model can something you need
Thanks Alexander, will let you know
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So wash is done.. nose anti-glare was done.. but she got weathering rashed.. have some ideas on how to deal with it.. but over all she looks like a proper dirty MiG..
Now she's a dirty girl.. sorted the anti-glare.. much better
Looking very nice Augie.
That's a (dirty) beauty 👍
Thanks guys, need to do some work on the metal work at the back, but I think over all, she's nearly done.
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Thanks, it was a worth while attempt. I am glad I had got the kit cheap else at £79 I would have been very annoyed. Hope the pics will help others too
That's disappointing, but sometimes it's just best to walk away, rather than to continue trying to push shit up-hill.
Seems to be a theme with Kittyhawk kits,ill fitting.Always fancied the twin Jag but have been put off.
MiG-25 PT/SD Foxbat😉
Thanks guys. I think if it had'nt been for such shit wing design and then poor fit on top.. far to expensive for what it is when you can get ICM one for half the price
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Lol Thanks Roland, glad you like. Was nice to go off and just do what I wanted with it. Its a big bugger I'll say that for it.
Very cool! Came out great!
Thanks Don 🙂
That's a great result Augie👍
Thanks James 🙂 was a surprise when she came out bigger than a Canberra.
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Been finishing up the build.. gloss coat... decals...
Thanks Clifford, I'm doing some weathering now, usual with a bird of this size, takes a while
Ticks all the boxes.
I'll be doing a little bit of back story for her in the description.. but of fun an all that.
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