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MiG-31BM, AMK 1/48. Finished

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  • Member since
    October 2007
  • From: Córdoba, Argentina
MiG-31BM, AMK 1/48. Finished
Posted by pablon77 on Saturday, April 13, 2024 11:23 PM

Hi to all.

I've just finished this kit, enormous btw. The AMK's MiG-31BM no 880033.

I decided to add some after bits:

- Eduard PE no 49 752 mainly to detail the belts and engine area,

- Resin wheels ,Eduard no. 648 248;
- AMK improvement set, n° 88003U, consisting of metal landing gears, extra photo-etched parts, extra decals and a set of tinted transparents.

 

Following the instructions, I started with the engines, to which I added Eduard's photo-etched parts for the afterburner basket.

 

I painted the metal parts with Krylon spray and marked the recesses with a MiG dirt set. In some areas I painted those pink stripes formed with Humbrol 70 lightened with white, some panels I painted with a green from Revell 362

 

 

Time is money... el tiempo es un maní

  • Member since
    October 2007
  • From: Córdoba, Argentina
Posted by pablon77 on Saturday, April 13, 2024 11:30 PM

In the bathtub piece I added some details of ribs, supplements and map holders that have on the sides, for a molding issue, they come smooth.

To the front post lever I added a cam that goes in front of the handle.

After securing the fit, I primed with A.MIG-2023 black one shot primer and applied the AMIG-223 interior turquoise Green acrylic. I marked the recesses with the products that this set recommends, AMIG-1505 Gray for Yellow Sand and AMIG-1008 Dark Wash, I painted pink stripes to simulate that sealing putty.

I chose to use the decals from the AMK improvement set and not the pre-painted photo-etched parts from Eduard because it seems to me that there is a difference in tones between the color of this and the one I applied and they lose a bit of a sense of volume. The decals adapted very well to the surface of the boards. I applied matte varnish, used the dirt products and finally used drops of gloss varnish on the instruments and screens.

I added the pre-painted belts from Eduard's set to the seats. I also added some laser printed maps and brochures.

The pieces inside the domes come smooth, in different references you can see that they have a fabric, to simulate this, I added aluminum foil to which I painted Tamiya XF-5 green, the parts without fabric, I left them turquoise green.

I proceeded to assemble the rest of the plane, resulting in a beautiful engineering product, where I really used very little putty.

Time is money... el tiempo es un maní

  • Member since
    October 2007
  • From: Córdoba, Argentina
Posted by pablon77 on Saturday, April 13, 2024 11:33 PM

I added the 27 cooling petals in the each engine exhaust, I think Eduard could have make this detail no so difficult.

Final result:

The actual thing:

Time is money... el tiempo es un maní

  • Member since
    October 2007
  • From: Córdoba, Argentina
Posted by pablon77 on Saturday, April 13, 2024 11:36 PM

A few weeks ago I finished this kit, AMK's MiG-31BM.

I Painted the entire kit with AK real Color RC336 MiG-25/31 grey. The dielecrtic panels of rhe nose cone , front fuselage and vertical fins with dark grey from Tamiya's acrylic, XF-24.

I decided to use the kit's decals.

I hope you like it.

Regards,

Pablo

Time is money... el tiempo es un maní

fox
  • Member since
    January 2007
  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Sunday, April 14, 2024 6:41 PM

Very nice work Pablo! Yes Yes Yes You put a lot of really fine work into that bird and it really shows. Look forward to seeing more of your work.

Stay safe.

Jim Captain

 Main WIP: 

   On the Bench: Artesania Latina  (aka) Artists in the Latrine 1/75 Bluenose II

I keep hitting "escape", but I'm still here.

  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Northern California
Posted by jeaton01 on Sunday, April 14, 2024 7:39 PM

Excellent, Pablo, very well done.

John

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

 

  • Member since
    October 2007
  • From: Córdoba, Argentina
Posted by pablon77 on Friday, April 19, 2024 10:38 PM

Thank you guys!

Time is money... el tiempo es un maní

  • Member since
    March 2022
  • From: Twin cities, MN
Posted by missileman2000 on Tuesday, April 30, 2024 9:16 AM

Yes

Excellent work!

 

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 8:20 AM

Well!

        Hot Diggety Dog! Now that's what I call a detailed Cockpit. That is downright wonderful work Pablo! The whole aircraft stinks! I can smell the Borscht and Vodka from here ! LOL. LOL. That's the kind of feel one wants from a model. A chance for the observer to re-experience something concerning their lives and the subject. You Did it, Sir!

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