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1/32 Revell Mig 29a

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1/32 Revell Mig 29a
Posted by chameleon 2009 on Thursday, March 16, 2017 8:39 AM

The Mikoyan MiG-29 (Russian: Микоян МиГ-29; NATO reporting name: "Fulcrum") is a twin-engine jet fighter aircraft designed in the Soviet Union. Developed by the Mikoyan design bureau as an air superiority fighter during the 1970s, the MiG-29, along with the larger Sukhoi Su-27, was developed to counter new American fighters such as the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle, and the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon.[5] The MiG-29 entered service with the Soviet Air Force in 1982.

While originally oriented towards combat against any enemy aircraft, many MiG-29s have been furnished as multirole fighters capable of performing a number of different operations, and are commonly outfitted to use a range of air-to-surface armaments and precision munitions. The MiG-29 has been manufactured in several major variants, including the multirole Mikoyan MiG-29M and the navalised Mikoyan MiG-29K; the most advanced member of the family to date is the Mikoyan MiG-35. Later models frequently feature improved engines, glass cockpits with HOTAS-compatible flight controls, modern radar and IRST sensors, and considerably increased fuel capacity; some aircraft have also been equipped for aerial refuelling.

Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the militaries of a number of former Soviet republics have continued to operate the MiG-29, the largest of which is the Russian Air Force. The Russian Air Force wanted to upgrade its existing fleet to the modernised MiG-29SMT configuration, but financial difficulties have limited deliveries. The MiG-29 has also been a popular export aircraft; more than 30 nations either operate or have operated the aircraft to date, India being one of the largest export operators of the type. As of 2013, the MiG-29 is in production by Mikoyan, a subsidiary of United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) since 2006.

This is the revel kit which is showing its age, but using the zacto models correction set which consisted of the nosecone, pitot, IRST, Canopy area,
full length intakes, closed intake bypass vents, corrected chaff dispensers, stabiliser attachments and corrected and detailed exhausts with new engine trunking to fit them.
Also included are instructions on how to correct the size and shape of the stabilisers, vertical stabilizers and wing-tips. And wheels.
All were a buger to fit, but got there in the end, I painted this mig using the Hataka paint set, which I have to say were very nice and smooth, the pilot was from Hannant’s and I forget the brand, decals were airdoc decals
The cockpit and seat were from cold war studios very nice set.

enjoy
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    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Thursday, March 16, 2017 11:34 AM

Beautiful build! Sounds like you sunk a lot of money (and time) into this project. Those zacto upgrade items are pricey! 

 

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Thursday, March 16, 2017 11:36 AM

Sweet looking build.

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On the bench: Hasegawa 1/32nd Ju 87G-2

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    December, 2012
Posted by chameleon 2009 on Thursday, March 16, 2017 2:33 PM

Client wants, client gets

Mike

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    February, 2003
Posted by Jim Barton on Thursday, March 16, 2017 4:24 PM

Beautiful job, especially on the cockpit!

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    November, 2009
  • From: SW Virginia
Posted by Gamera on Friday, March 17, 2017 7:48 AM

Wow, beautiful work!!! 

I've looked at the Hataka brand paint a few times but still haven't gotten around to buying any. Good to hear they are another quality brand. 

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    June, 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Friday, March 17, 2017 10:18 AM

Very nice. Probably my favorite Russian modern bird. 

BK

On the bench: 2x Monogram 1/48 Kingfishers with cockpits and floats, full kit overhauls each

1/32 Kitty Hawk OS2U Kingfisher

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