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MiG-15bis

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Here is another one I just finished. I started it for the early Jets campaign, but this kit is a dog, so there is no build log of this kit and of course it was not finished in time.

It has Eduard cockpit, Neomega seat, Master cannons+ pitot, Royal Resin wheels and H-Models decals for Nicolay Sutyagin (22 claims in Korea, all in this machine, but I did not find a picture of it and the profiles I found differ in details).

Did I mention that this kit is bad! (!!!!)

The kit was painted with decanted TS30 sprayed with the air brush. The different panels were picked out after Klear-->Decals-->Klear-->wash-->Flat (Gunze) with Pitt Artist Pens (ask Jean-Luc as he uses these a lot and much more refined than I did). the Red is from AKAN.

Ceterum censeo this kit is soooo bad.

I really hope Eduard will do one in 48 scale as the Tamiya has some issues too...
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About the Author

About Steffen Arndt (alpha_tango)
FROM: , GERMANY

I was born in 1974 and started modelling in the 80ies. The first models I remember are a MiG 21 F-13, Saab Draken (both 1/100) and the Tu-2 (72) all from the east German producer Plastikart. during my first years I built all kind of models mainly 1/72 and 1/100. Beside the mentioned Plasticart kits ...


Comments

Thanks Jesper! Yes thats true, but I do not like to mask single panels so using the Pitt pencils really is an option for me. all the best Steffen
SEP 13, 2015 - 12:04 AM
Nice looking build Steffen. "Silk purse out of a Sow's ear!" As the saying goes. I think I need to check out those Pitt artists products now, I really like that panel variation technique for small areas. Cheers, D
SEP 13, 2015 - 04:30 AM
Thank you Damian! These pens are pretty nice and if you have the patience to gradually build up the effects they are a real winner. As I wrote, Jean-Luc has showed me this on a show and he is really good at it. I lack this patience and thus the effect is less subtle.... all the best Steffen
SEP 13, 2015 - 10:14 PM
Steffen, Now that's one impressive build in its own right, without even considering what a dog of a kit Trumpeter offered. I guess my memory is starting to slip even more, as I can't recall Jean-Luc writing about those Pitt artists pens. They do sound like something I'd be very interested in. Joel
OCT 03, 2015 - 06:56 PM
Cheers Joel! Many thanks for your kind comment! Jean-Luc mentioned it one or two times when he posted pix of his models in the past years (which was very rare as he is much less active now) I hoped I could persuade him to share a few thoughts here ... seems it did not work. all the best Steffen
OCT 03, 2015 - 10:32 PM
Steffen, I can only add to what has already been said, great work on a pig of a kit. Regarding the Pitt pens I had to look them up only to discover I have some already but didn't realise what they were called and use them for panel lining. Now seeing them used on metal to get the different shades I'll give that a go when I next do a natural metal / silver aircraft.
OCT 03, 2015 - 10:44 PM
Thanks Luciano! Well, just to show what J-L does with this stuff. All shading and flow effects are done with the Pitt pencils over RLM 65 base coat (this is Jean-Luc picture): My idea was to get some variation with the grey pencils (fast) .. he works much longer and more refined on these effects! BTW what is your team? Scotland, Italy, England, ...? I remember my first Telford visit in 2003 when England won... lots of cheers at the IPMS Dinner all the best Steffen
OCT 03, 2015 - 11:45 PM
Those effects are very good, I'll have to give the Pitt pens a better try other than just for panel lines. Italy of course! Although we are out now but that's what's expected of the Italian rugby team any way, they're slowly improving.
OCT 04, 2015 - 12:17 AM
Hello Luciano, just give it a try and maybe ask Jean-Luc at Telford to show you how this works for him , just a few wekks ... I can hardly wait cheers Steffen
OCT 10, 2015 - 09:43 PM
Steffen thank you, I will speak to Jean-Luc. Will you have the Mig with you at Telford? Looking forward to meeting you again in a couple of weeks.
OCT 10, 2015 - 10:41 PM