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MIG-15 Bis BG Air Force Trumpeter 1/32
ShelbyGT500
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Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2019 - 05:40 PM UTC
Hi guys

It is time for the new project at the right scale

The model is MIG-15 BIS by trumpeter at 1/32 scale, BUT in the box is anything else but not MIG-15

So we must to re-work almost all of the parts - with a lot of scratch and aftermarket photo-etched from PART













Cheers
GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, January 06, 2019 - 08:38 PM UTC
Interesting Project! Love to see your changes.

Gaz
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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2019 - 07:12 AM UTC
Hi Chavdar I have the same kit in my stash as well, what exactly needs changing in the kit? Is the profile wrong or have trumpeter simply used a Chinese produced Mig15 as their prototype and this differs from the Russian produced example? I ask as I'll be building mine sometime soon (Don't we always say that? LOL) and I'd like to know where and what to correct.
ShelbyGT500
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Posted: Monday, January 07, 2019 - 05:49 PM UTC
Hi Chris
there are a tons of things to fix and the first is the unmovable part of the canopy - with a lot of rework you can make something close to the original one:



Also the vertical and horizontal stabs need to come in shape:



The length of the fuselage is ok for me, but there are a tons of missing panel-lines, rivets and technical doors that I will try to recreate
If you take some aftermarket goodies - etched set from Part and metal gun-barrels and pitot-tube from Master you can make an great Mig-15 Bis from that poor-detail Trumpeter kit.

Cheers friend
MichaelSatin
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AEROSCALE
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Posted: Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 04:27 AM UTC
Subscribing to this one! I am thinking about doing this kit for the Foreign Fighters campaign in North Korean markings. I got this one many years ago and was able to get hold of the Cutting Edge cockpit, wheels, and intake splitter (before I was blackballed) and the Squadron canopy. I'm looking forward to seeing what you can do with it!

Michael
ShelbyGT500
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Posted: Friday, January 11, 2019 - 12:07 AM UTC
Hi Michael, hope with your aftermarket, the final result to be awesome
here continue with :
remove the engine oil-covers;
detailing the air-brakes-bays with some etched parts;





Cheers guys
ShelbyGT500
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Posted: Sunday, January 13, 2019 - 07:54 PM UTC
Continue with wires and tubes detailing:















Cheers
redcap
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Posted: Monday, January 14, 2019 - 12:12 AM UTC
Fabulous work and with scratch build skills of the highest order. This will be brilliant when completed.

Gary
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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 06:55 PM UTC
Thanks Gary
Now conrinue with wings detailing:




New gear covers:




The triple cannon:




New air-brakes:





And the nozzle cover:




Cheers
Antilles
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Posted: Monday, January 21, 2019 - 08:20 AM UTC
Wow,
I just love the amount of detail You put in this kit. I will be happy to follow Your build log!

Oliver
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Posted: Monday, January 21, 2019 - 07:09 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Wow,
I just love the amount of detail You put in this kit. I will be happy to follow Your build log!

Oliver



Thank you Oliver
I will try to keep weekly updates
Cheers
redcap
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Posted: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 01:51 PM UTC
This is a Master Class in scratch and super detail building - just superb!
Gary
ShelbyGT500
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Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 - 12:08 AM UTC
Thanks Gary cheers mate
Now continue with some painting:














ShelbyGT500
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Posted: Sunday, February 03, 2019 - 05:52 PM UTC
And start to foil the fuselage:






GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, February 03, 2019 - 09:28 PM UTC
That looks excellent!!! Love foil!

Gaz
ShelbyGT500
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Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 06:09 PM UTC
Conitnue with foiling and rivet-lines:










Home-made decals are done - printed and sealed:




Made some stands for cannon and engine:





Cheers
LowFiveJoe_2
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 06:08 AM UTC
I was amazed at your efforts until I saw the slip marks on the tires; then I was blown away! BRAVO Sir!
redcap
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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 07:14 AM UTC
This should be in a museum once finished.

Your work just demonstrates how desperate we are for a current standard (injection) 1/32 new tool MIG-15. I can't believe how a famous world changing aircraft like this is so poorly served in 1/32!

Superb work mate!
Gary
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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 01:31 PM UTC
Superb work.

Is the MiG15 covered well in any scale?
RussellE
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Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 02:54 PM UTC
Following along, late to the party.
This looks amazing Chavdar!
ShelbyGT500
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Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 05:33 PM UTC
Thanks friends well we really need some corect plastic shapes
of this bird at 32-nd scale.
And continue with the "base-stand" for the mig





Cheers guys
GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 08:39 PM UTC
Chavdar,
I really like what you done with this bird. Your level of detailing is excellent.

I have one question: How did you go with the vanes on the wings. Did you foil them? Both?

Thanks,

Gaz
ShelbyGT500
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Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 08:53 PM UTC
Thank you Gaz I really appreciate it
And yes, everything that you see at metal color is foil.
Cheers mate
RussellE
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Posted: Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 11:09 PM UTC
I love what you're doing with the trailer, Chavdar!
ShelbyGT500
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Posted: Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 06:47 PM UTC
Thanks my friend
Now continue with some wooden standfor the wings:






Aand start with the tractor for the plane:



Cheers guys