**** FINISHED: 1/48 MiG-3 "Black 12" - Allied Manufactured Aircraft

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  1. JKim

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    #1 JKim, May 2, 2015
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    Username: JKim
    First name: John
    Category: Advanced
    Scale: 1/48
    Manufacturer: Trumpeter
    Model Type: MiG-3 (Late)
    Aftermarket addons: Quickboost Landing Gear Covers, Eduard Canopy Masks

    My subject is Black 12 of the 120th IAP of the Moscow Air Defense, possibly flown by ace, Sergey Rubtzov.

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    Another excellent work John :thumbleft:
     
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    Great model John. Enjoyed following along.

    Geo
     
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    Great work John. Really like it.
     
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    Ho Hum...just another JKim masterpiece.

    Jeff
     
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    Really nice!!!
     
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    Another beauty John.
     
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    Thanks guys! The Trumpeter kit went together very well. Excellent fit throughout the build. The clear parts are some of the clearest I've seen outside of vacuform. The rivet detail is a bit on the heavy side in my opinion but it does form some contrast to the smooth wood sections. I don't like Trumpeter's treatment of the fabric covered control surfaces but on the plus side, it is much easier to remove detail than to add it. Overall, I really enjoyed this kit and would build another Trumpeter kit if the opportunity presents itself.
     
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    Excellent work!
     
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    Great job! Your pre-shading technique really gives some depth to what could otherwise be a boring finish. She really looks great!
     
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    Fantastic John!
     
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    Thank you everyone!

    That was definitely my intention with the pre-shading. I will be exploring this technique more in the future.
     
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    Well John,

    Outstanding to say the least.

    Nice journey and I'm glad you allowed me to tag along.

    Stolen photos and all, including these last ones.

    I'll be watching.

    Blacklist.

    Oh! And don't go out and buy the Lindberg, 1/48 Junkers JU87 Stuka. Trust me.
     
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    Well done John.
     
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    Very nice John
     
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    Thank you gentlemen!

    My pleasure! Thanks again for your help and generosity during this build. The "12" looks great! I will make sure I avoid that Lindberg kit!
     
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    Hi John!

    Very well done! Nice representation of the MiG-3. Your metal finish i beautiful. Good and surprising use of the decals. These don't exist in 1:48. So its a challange to get it right.
     
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    Thanks! I elected to go with no stars on the wings based so that required less decals than normal. Luckily, Blacklist provided me with vinyl masks for the number "12", which worked out perfectly. Otherwise I would have had to cut out masks myself and the test masks I did were not as clean.
     
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    What a great finish! super nice work there John. Love the detail work on the cowling and inboard part of the wings.
     
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