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Trumpeter 1/32 Mig 3

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    May 2016
Trumpeter 1/32 Mig 3
Posted by learmech on Friday, February 7, 2020 6:48 PM

 I finished this one a couple months ago. I always thought that the Mig 3 was the best looking Russian fighter of WW2. As the header reads, this is the Trumpeter 1/32 Mig 3. I added a Aries cockpit, and Quick Boost exhaust. There are no exterior decals. I used Montex Masks for all exterior markings. I replaced the kit gun barrels with brass tubes. I added brake lines using wire and added actuating rods inside the radiator door. I used a combination of Tamiya and Mr Paints with Flory washes.

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    May 2016
Posted by learmech on Saturday, February 8, 2020 12:30 AM

Try this one more time

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    March 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Saturday, February 8, 2020 2:55 AM

  I like the 3 also, looks fast just standing there. How was the Trumeter kit?

we're modelers it's what we do

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    February 2012
  • From: Olmsted Township, Ohio
Posted by lawdog114 on Saturday, February 8, 2020 5:41 AM

Outstanding work. I'd have to agree that it's the best looking Russian fighter. The others seem so crude. Thanks for sharing. 

 "Can you fly this plane and land it?...Surely you can't be serious....I am serious, and don't call me Shirley"

 

 

 

 

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Saturday, February 8, 2020 11:49 AM

Well done!

John

To see build logs for my models:  http://goldeneramodel.com/mymodels/mymodels.htm

 

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    March 2015
  • From: Close to Chicago
Posted by JohnnyK on Saturday, February 8, 2020 12:59 PM

Nice looking  build. How did you build the base?

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    November 2008
  • From: Far Northern CA
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, February 8, 2020 4:31 PM

Very nice; the build and the base look great! How was the cockpit? The kit version is pretty basic, but AM resin has a reputation for troublesome fit. 

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Posted by learmech on Saturday, February 8, 2020 5:32 PM

mrmike

Very nice; the build and the base look great! How was the cockpit? The kit version is pretty basic, but AM resin has a reputation for troublesome fit. 

 

mmike,

the Aries resin cockpit was more trouble than the rest of the kit put together. The issues weren't necessarily a fit issue as much as it was the parts just staying together. Overall the kit went together very well. I used minimal filler. The base was purchased from Hobby Lobby. I made the pad out of popcycle sticks, painted using oil paints.

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    November 2008
  • From: Far Northern CA
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, February 8, 2020 7:54 PM

Appreciate the response...I think I'll be happy with the Trumpeter CP, maybe add a bit of PE and let it go at that.

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, February 8, 2020 9:09 PM

Very nice.  Can you describe how you painted it?

Thanks,

John

Ain't no reason to hang my head, I could wake up in the mornin' dead 

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    April 2015
Posted by Mopar Madness on Saturday, February 8, 2020 9:29 PM

That's some nice paint!!  I think the 3 looks best too. 

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/144 Revell Snowberry

On deck: 1/48 Tamiya Fw 190A4

In the hole: 1/48 Hasegawa Fw 190A4

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    May 2016
Posted by learmech on Sunday, February 9, 2020 10:01 AM

[quote user="keavdog"]

Very nice.  Can you describe how you painted it?

 

keavdog, 

I'd be happy to tell how I painted it. After primer, I sprayed black in the areas that the camo separation lines are at. Then I layed down poster putty worms over the black then just painted the rest of the camp pattern

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