Genessis-Models

Genessis Models Survey

 

 

Genessis-Models
Sign up Calendar Latest Topics
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment   Page 4 of 24      Prev   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   Next   »
TedUSA

Avatar / Picture

Air Commodore
Registered:
Posts: 9,505
Reply with quote  #46 
Been busy on the bench sanding, re-scribing, sanding, scribing, sanding...................poor fit in some areas have made this laborious. Part of the hobby.




RED lines obviously need more work.

__________________
Ted

pinterest pg. of scale models/dioramas:
http://www.pinterest.com/intrstinpintrst/awesome-scale-models/


0
TedUSA

Avatar / Picture

Air Commodore
Registered:
Posts: 9,505
Reply with quote  #47 
I did receive the AM decals I ordered for the Mig29-A Fulcrum. They came with a huge booklet of decal layouts for multiple Mig29's


UPDATE: Upon carefully studying the "variations sheets" that came with the AM decals, they actually define 55 Mig29A versions in terms of Paint/camo/decals.Its a mountain of information and choices. Each variation listed also has a brief History of the Mig it defines including origin and service HX. Most Impressive IMHO.
I placed the order on EBAY from this seller:   Seller: dawid4386 ( 14452 [iconShootYllw_25x25] )
 Seller Information:DG Trade Ltd
 Dawid Golebczyk
 9 houghton street
 Swinton, Lancashire M27 8XW UK
 Item title  Price 
Shipping price
 Qty Item total 
Begemot 1:48 MiG-29 Fulcrum decals *55 markings* 2&nbsp[wink]
[121183234765_1]
Paid on Oct-29-13 GBP 14.49 GBP 4.00 1 GBP 14.49 
Standard Int'l Postage
Estimated delivery: You can contact seller for more information.




__________________
Ted

pinterest pg. of scale models/dioramas:
http://www.pinterest.com/intrstinpintrst/awesome-scale-models/


0
srp71

Flight Lieutenant
Registered:
Posts: 959
Reply with quote  #48 
have you decided which scheme to go with?
__________________
Best Wishes. Simon.(srp71)
0
TedUSA

Avatar / Picture

Air Commodore
Registered:
Posts: 9,505
Reply with quote  #49 
Quote:
Originally Posted by srp71
have you decided which scheme to go with?


Thats a very good question. All I am sure about right now is that I want to do one of the original USSR themes. I had actually bought some paint colors early on based on recommendations in the kit instructions.

BUT.......since I have seen all the markings/colors indicated in the AM decal set, I've got to spend some time making a final choice.

I am leaning toward a camo theme, even if its subtle color differences. The German Theme on the kit box art is outstanding, but I really want to keep the Russian STAR.

I felt the same way when I built the Spitfire Mk-IXC. I only wanted a theme that used the British Roundrels. I could not even think about putting an American Star on the Spit.Just seemed wrong. I know that virtually every manufacturer sells their "product" to multiple countries, but I always seem inclined to use a theme from the original country of origin. Just a quirk for now.

__________________
Ted

pinterest pg. of scale models/dioramas:
http://www.pinterest.com/intrstinpintrst/awesome-scale-models/


0
TedUSA

Avatar / Picture

Air Commodore
Registered:
Posts: 9,505
Reply with quote  #50 
Not much time on the bench today. Actually taking a break from the process of restoring the panel lines lost in filling/sanding.

I did explore taking care of a problem [my perceived problem] that the Kit representation of the hydraulic mechanism that operates the air brakes was simply too flimsy. The very fine arms were warped, broke very easily, etc.

Rather than borrow all the arms and plate from my other identical MiG Kit, I decided to scratchbuild the arms. I had needles on hand. I popped over to the hobby shop to get various gauges of piano wire that would pass through the needles, but also look like the proper scale.

The 21g needle may be the best [?], but the 18g needle with matching piano wire is much easier to work with overall. I still have to add a small strip of tape on the base end of each arm to represent the thickest portion of the arm. Hope all that made sense?!

I'll post another picture when I am finished with the scratch building of course.

I will carefully consider using an AM kit for the entire air brake mechanism on the other Mig. The AM kits have great detail of course!



Actually, after posting this I did decide that I will "borrow" the plate that supports the arms and sits over the parachute tube. That way I won't have to cut away the arms still attached and then drill out the holes perfectly. Call me chicken! LOL

__________________
Ted

pinterest pg. of scale models/dioramas:
http://www.pinterest.com/intrstinpintrst/awesome-scale-models/


0
TedUSA

Avatar / Picture

Air Commodore
Registered:
Posts: 9,505
Reply with quote  #51 
Back on the bench this evening. Still working on re-scribing panel lines lost during filling and sanding. Getting closer to the end of this labor.
One of the final steps will be carrying all the panel lines around the edge of the fuselage. Good thing I got the RP Productions tool with the fine saw tooth spine.


__________________
Ted

pinterest pg. of scale models/dioramas:
http://www.pinterest.com/intrstinpintrst/awesome-scale-models/


0
TedUSA

Avatar / Picture

Air Commodore
Registered:
Posts: 9,505
Reply with quote  #52 

__________________
Ted

pinterest pg. of scale models/dioramas:
http://www.pinterest.com/intrstinpintrst/awesome-scale-models/


0
TedUSA

Avatar / Picture

Air Commodore
Registered:
Posts: 9,505
Reply with quote  #53 
While waiting on filler to harden, I have chosen the Mig29 version that I will use from the AM decal booklet. I scanned the page so you can read the description and see the details.
The version is #48. Click on the image to make reading a bit easier.



Just found this kit review from 2013 of the GWH Mig 29 Fulcrum [9-12 late version]. looks really nice!

http://hyperscale.com/2012/reviews/kits/greatwalll4811reviewbg_1.htm

__________________
Ted

pinterest pg. of scale models/dioramas:
http://www.pinterest.com/intrstinpintrst/awesome-scale-models/


0
TedUSA

Avatar / Picture

Air Commodore
Registered:
Posts: 9,505
Reply with quote  #54 
Added some detail to the external fuel tank based on available AM resin and the GWH [Great Wall Hobby] Mig29 kit part. The circles were punched out of thin styrene sheet, CA glued to the kit tank, sanded down. The copper wire was CA glued to holes drilled in the two circles.

__________________
Ted

pinterest pg. of scale models/dioramas:
http://www.pinterest.com/intrstinpintrst/awesome-scale-models/


0
TedUSA

Avatar / Picture

Air Commodore
Registered:
Posts: 9,505
Reply with quote  #55 
Sanded down all of the filler as seen in the Image submitted on 11/19. Now All I have to do is "carefully" re scribe lost panel lines and do some assembly, then its on to the primer.
While I was working on the external fuel tank, I knocked one of the rear tank supports off, and it promptly took the last train out of town--gone forever. No prob, I will once again
borrow a replacement from the second Mig kit. Everything I am borrowing can be covered by building the second Mig with known kit variations and/or using AM PE or RESIN. More pics
to come soon I hope.
Planning to use the image below as inspiration to add some detail to the open air brakes:

NOT MY WORK....NOT MY WORK.....NOT MY WORK....the builders name is on the bottom right of the image


Of course, now that I see this image, I realize that I should have added bits of wire to the kit exhausts instead of strips of tape for more detail on the kit cans. I may take a look at doing that. I have already removed every other strip of tape and the cans look better [IMHO].



UPDATE: Executive decision, NOT going to put the wire on the cans. Final answer.







__________________
Ted

pinterest pg. of scale models/dioramas:
http://www.pinterest.com/intrstinpintrst/awesome-scale-models/


0
TedUSA

Avatar / Picture

Air Commodore
Registered:
Posts: 9,505
Reply with quote  #56 
I should have found this more towards the beginning of my Mig 29A build as part of the "research", but........I didn't. So there. The site in this link has some very nice gallery reviews and images.
Take a look at the Mig build with the nose decals I'll be using.

http://www.helmo.gr/index.php?option=com_deeppockets&task=catContShow&cat=22&id=1656&Itemid=35

__________________
Ted

pinterest pg. of scale models/dioramas:
http://www.pinterest.com/intrstinpintrst/awesome-scale-models/


0
eduardo

Wing Commander
Registered:
Posts: 857
Reply with quote  #57 
Keep up the good work[thumb]
0
TedUSA

Avatar / Picture

Air Commodore
Registered:
Posts: 9,505
Reply with quote  #58 
Quote:
Originally Posted by eduardo
Keep up the good work[thumb]


Eduardo,
Thank you for the encouragement. After my maiden voyage with the Spitfire, I have really slowed down with this build. Of course, lots of the time I have invested was taken up with fit issues and the desire to add details, open kit parts, etc.

__________________
Ted

pinterest pg. of scale models/dioramas:
http://www.pinterest.com/intrstinpintrst/awesome-scale-models/


0
TedUSA

Avatar / Picture

Air Commodore
Registered:
Posts: 9,505
Reply with quote  #59 
On the workbench a bit yesterday and today. Details. I keep seeing other builds of this kit that show various details and I get hooked on trying to incorporate some of them in my build.
I finally saw a couple of kits with flaps dropped,so I went after my flaps and rudders with a blade and scriber! On the External fuel tank I added a couple of wire "lines"---one in copper and one in floral wire. The extra access plates are thin styrene sheet punched out and glued on, then sanded almost flush with the tank. After that I used a dental tool to create some shallow holes around the access plates,sanded & cleaned out the holes then went back and smeared Vallejo putty over the holes, waited a bit and sanded once more. The results seem a bit more in scale than just making the holes and sanding by itself?? The LARGE, open circular raised area on the back of the tank is an exhaust. From a build review of the Revell 1/32 Mig29A Fulcrum:
"...Another detail just about every kit maker of the MiG-29 has missed is the centerline fuel tank. The tank in this kit is usable, but the detail missing is the big duct that runs through the tank to allow the exhaust of the aircraft's auxiliary power unit (APU) to blow down through the tank and out under the aircraft. The APU exhaust duct runs out the under the fuselage centerline and is obstructed by the centerline tank until they literally ran a duct through the tank to accommodate the APU."






__________________
Ted

pinterest pg. of scale models/dioramas:
http://www.pinterest.com/intrstinpintrst/awesome-scale-models/


0
TedUSA

Avatar / Picture

Air Commodore
Registered:
Posts: 9,505
Reply with quote  #60 
Looking at a great build by someone else, their images show detail that they added to their 1/32 Mig29 from Revell:

http://www.helmo.gr/index.php?option=com_deeppockets&task=catContShow&cat=22&id=1656&Itemid=35


I will be scratch building air scoops on the engine nacelles from pieces of sprue and sheet styrene.
I cut the sprue into two 9mm lengths and then used TETC [Tamiya Extra Thin Cement] to weld the sprue to the sheet styrene.
I will let this sit for at least 24hrs to make sure it is rock solid before I start shaping and sanding.



Could not wait 24hrs but everything went OK with the work despite my impatience. One scoop down, one to go........


Still needs a bit more work, thinning bottom of the scoop, etc.

__________________
Ted

pinterest pg. of scale models/dioramas:
http://www.pinterest.com/intrstinpintrst/awesome-scale-models/


0
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Quick Navigation:

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.