SEARCH FINESCALE.COM

Enter keywords or a search phrase below:

The Ghost of Kyiv - Questions about a few items.

2166 views
14 replies
1 rating 2 rating 3 rating 4 rating 5 rating
  • Member since
    June 2019
  • From: New Jersey, USA
The Ghost of Kyiv - Questions about a few items.
Posted by mrg149 on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 2:06 PM

I just purchased the ICM 1/72 MIG-29 "Ghost of Kyiv" kit and, while I'm waiting for delivery, have been mulling over an idea for this project.

I was considering mounting the finished kit in-flight on a round base and possibly delving into some lighting. (launching a missle at full burners)

Here are my questions:

1. Mounting the finished kit: What is the best way to mount this on the base? I hate to have the thing holding the plane be very noticable but it would probably be necessary to run some electrical to the base? 

2. How can I create the flame cone effect for the Afterburners? 

This video is partially what inspired me for what I am trying to do:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX1zmCUxMv8

  • Member since
    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Thursday, June 23, 2022 9:33 AM

For something like this I would use clear acrylic rod to mount the plane in flight. Then you can paint the rod out the exhaust nozzles to mimic afterburners. As far as lighting, I have not gone down that road yet.

BK

On the bench:

A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

2024 Kits on deck / in process / completed   

                         14 / 5 / 2  

                              Tongue Tied

  • Member since
    June 2019
  • From: New Jersey, USA
Posted by mrg149 on Saturday, June 25, 2022 2:51 PM

Great idea! I imagine I could shape it with a heat gun and possibly texturize the "flame" with some silicone caulk or something?

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, June 25, 2022 4:21 PM

Agree with Brandon.  Acrylic rod works great - you can drill it easily and bend it in hot water.  Just plan out the attachment points

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    June 2019
  • From: New Jersey, USA
Posted by mrg149 on Saturday, July 2, 2022 8:58 PM
I think I'll heat it carefully with my heat gun so I Can bend as needed. I still need to figure out all the LED issues. Looking to use small sized diodes for missile lauch and th burners. I'll need to hide all the bits. Lots to plan.

  • Member since
    March 2022
  • From: Twin cities, MN
Posted by missileman2000 on Sunday, July 3, 2022 8:15 AM

If you are talking about gluing the wheels to a base, one method is to sand bottom of wheels a bit flat and glue with the silicon caulk that tb mentions.  Glue the nose wheels also, but do not flatten.

 

  • Member since
    June 2019
  • From: New Jersey, USA
Posted by mrg149 on Monday, May 22, 2023 9:19 AM

Ghost of Kyiv I totally forgot to post the final project. This has been completed for a bit. I had to scale it back a little bit to accomodate my skillset. Embarrassed 

I hope you enjoy.

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Mansfield, TX
Posted by EdGrune on Monday, May 22, 2023 10:52 AM

mrg149
I think I'll heat it carefully with my heat gun so I Can bend as needed. I still need to figure out all the LED issues. Looking to use small sized diodes for missile lauch and th burners. I'll need to hide all the bits. Lots to plan.

Unless you are going to mount a battery pack onboard the aircraft you will need to run wires to the off board power source to drive your LEDs.  You may want to consider a stainless or brass tube as a conduit.  Is your MiG29 one with a solid wing or are there upper/lower wing halves?   You will also need to plan a wire path to the wing tip for the missile motor.  Things to think about.  

Google how the StarWars\StarTrek/SciFi folks do their lighting and their sources for electronics.  Lots of good suggestions so you don't have to reinvent the wheel. 

  • Member since
    June 2019
  • From: New Jersey, USA
Posted by mrg149 on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 7:12 AM

EdGrune

Unless you are going to mount a battery pack onboard the aircraft you will need to run wires to the off board power source to drive your LEDs.  You may want to consider a stainless or brass tube as a conduit.  Is your MiG29 one with a solid wing or are there upper/lower wing halves?   You will also need to plan a wire path to the wing tip for the missile motor.  Things to think about.  

 

Google how the StarWars\StarTrek/SciFi folks do their lighting and their sources for electronics.  Lots of good suggestions so you don't have to reinvent the wheel. 

I have completed the project at this point. I decided that the addition of electronics was beyond my abilities at this time and the kit itself didn't end up being conducive to what I had planned (the wing is one solid piece). So, I just completed it without and mounted it on the base I created. It still looks mighty nice that way :-D

 

Thanks for the ideas though. I'll check out what you suggested for possible future projects.

  • Member since
    July 2015
Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 7:31 AM

I think that it looks fantastic!  The missile launching adds a "dynamic " look to the presentation along with the symbol that you used in the base.  Excellent work all around.

tjs

TJS

  • Member since
    December 2022
  • From: Canada
Posted by Tcoat on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 10:06 AM

mrg149

Ghost of Kyiv I totally forgot to post the final project. This has been completed for a bit. I had to scale it back a little bit to accomodate my skillset. Embarrassed 

I hope you enjoy.

 

 

Perfection! Do you have more pics from other angles? 

  • Member since
    August 2004
  • From: Forest Hill, Maryland
Posted by cwalker3 on Tuesday, May 23, 2023 4:15 PM

Nice job. Your skillset looks pretty good to me.

Cary

 


  • Member since
    June 2019
  • From: New Jersey, USA
Posted by mrg149 on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 6:49 AM

I sure do...

FYI: The base graphic is the same as one of the decals on the side of the airframe and is basically the "Ghost of Kyiv" symbol. I found it online, printed it out and made a stencil. A few coats of spray paint and some weathering really make the base look pretty awesome (although, in retrospect, maybe a bit big for the model.) Thanks to some suggestions on this thread, I found some acrylic rod and bent it with my heat gun and gave a light painting near the nozzles to create a bit of afterburner.

 

Thanks for the encouragement everyone! This turned out pretty nicely.

  • Member since
    March 2004
  • From: Kincheloe Michigan
Posted by Mikeym_us on Saturday, May 27, 2023 10:41 PM

mrg149

I just purchased the ICM 1/72 MIG-29 "Ghost of Kyiv" kit and, while I'm waiting for delivery, have been mulling over an idea for this project.

I was considering mounting the finished kit in-flight on a round base and possibly delving into some lighting. (launching a missle at full burners)

Here are my questions:

1. Mounting the finished kit: What is the best way to mount this on the base? I hate to have the thing holding the plane be very noticable but it would probably be necessary to run some electrical to the base? 

2. How can I create the flame cone effect for the Afterburners? 

This video is partially what inspired me for what I am trying to do:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX1zmCUxMv8

 

When I bought my ICM Ghost of Kiev kit I also bought the associated ICM Ghost of Kiev paint set .

On the workbench: Dragon 1/350 scale Ticonderoga class USS BunkerHill 1/720 scale Italeri USS Harry S. Truman 1/72 scale Encore Yak-6

The 71st Tactical Fighter Squadron the only Squadron to get an Air to Air kill and an Air to Ground kill in the same week with only a F-15   http://photobucket.com/albums/v332/Mikeym_us/

  • Member since
    January 2020
  • From: Maryland
Posted by wpwar11 on Sunday, May 28, 2023 7:58 AM

Super cool.  You're a hell of a good modeler.

JOIN OUR COMMUNITY!

Our community is FREE to join. To participate you must either login or register for an account.

SEARCH FORUMS
FREE NEWSLETTER
By signing up you may also receive reader surveys and occasional special offers. We do not sell, rent or trade our email lists. View our Privacy Policy.