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The Ghost of Kyiv - Questions about a few items.

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  • Member since
    June 2019
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:

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    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.


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  • Member since
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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?


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    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



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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.
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    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.



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