**** DONE: 1/48 MiG-17F Fresco - The Jet Age.

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  1. Jeff Hunt

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    #1 Jeff Hunt, May 3, 2015
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    Username:Jeff Hunt
    Name: Jeff
    Category: Intermediate
    Scale: 1:48
    Manufacturer: Airfix
    Model Type; MiG 17F Fresco
    Aftermarket: OOB build




    Cheers,

    Jeff
     
  2. Jeff Hunt

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    My first Airfix kit in well over 35 years and my first group build at Intermediate. Not too many pieces go into this one and if the decals hold out I will be making her up as the North Vietnamese ship depicted on the box. Build will not get going till I am done the Welly from GB 25.


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    Cheers,

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    A nice choice. :thumbright:
     
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    Nice Jeff. Got a few books on the -17, one on the F model if you need anything though I think Wojtek probably has the worlds supply of reference material on Eastern Bloc aircraft.

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    Seems Airfix is winning the nex build at this point. Nice pick.
     
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    Very nice Jeff
     
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    Two questions....

    Interior colour....I am thinking a bluish green sort of thing?

    Scribing on top of canopy.....what is it and what is it made of? My first thought was detonator cord of some type.

    My ignorance is shameful:oops:

    Thanks

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    #10 fubar57, May 4, 2015
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    Though it's faded, bluish green seems to be right.

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    Sorry, can't help with the canopy, this is all I have.

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    Geo
     
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    #12 Wurger, May 4, 2015
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    The MiG-15/17/19 interior colour should be a grey one (of a couple of tinges ) . The bluish green one called the Russian Blue Green ( sapphire or turquoise ) appeared much later.

    Scribing on the top conopy .... it wasn' the detonator cord of any type. One source says it was the heating system of the conopy while the another mentions it was one of two antennas of the ARK-5 (Automatic Radio-Compass) in English the Automatic Direction Finder. The second antenna was attached to the bottom of the fuselage.

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    Very much appreciated.

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    The aircraft that I hope to have represented is that of N. Vietnamese ace Col. Nguyen Tuan ( Col. Toon. Still some debate about whether this guy was real or a political make believe pilot invented for propaganda purposes.


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    Jeff
     
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    Alright another MiG! The NV camo should make an interesting subject.
     
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    Good one Jeff. I've often wondered what the old Airfix kit is like - looks fairly reasonable. I've got the Hobby Boss (Shenyang J-5) kit to do as a Polish variant, which has a full engine and accessories, a bit of a waste in my opinion, as it'll be 'lost' inside once the fuselage is joined.
    Got a load of great info from Wojtek too !
     
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    Good one Jeff.
     
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    bring it on!:D
     
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