I thought whether the work environment is messy, it’s the reason for various mistakes and lost critical parts. I changed the cutting mat to a larger one. Previously, I was using a size A2 mat, after that, I changed to A4 and I returned. There is no stain at all, I feel good. I changed a small mat, too, for when I want to make models in another room.
There are many points where parts matching is worse than the other trumpeter kits I built. There are also many Bali. The built-in of the 23 mm machine gun and the 37 mm machine gun at the nose were tight, full of parts. Since the muzzle is not open, I think it’s better to open them by design knife.
The jet engine is being assembled. Because it is being reproduced with such exaggerated parts, I want to decorate the engine visible after completing it. It is the Kurimov VK-1 turbojet engine. Is a copy of the Nene engine manufactured by Ross Louis? But it seems to be pretty difficult to buy the engine and disassemble, and make the same turbojet engine.
The instrument panel of the cockpit sandwiches a thin film between the plastic part and the clear part, but it is a little difficult to do. A decal may be fine for me. MiG-15 is a narrow cockpit, maybe I am able to see the inside very small area. I tried to use a seat of U.S. modern jet fighters. In the trumpeter’s instructions, the cockpit color was Blue Pearl, but I used Creos Mr. Color No.74, Air Superiority Blue. At first, trying to use a metallic color turquoise green No. XC07 (this was purchased before, but I did not use it for my modeling and just a stock), I mixed blue or green with it but the mixed color was too vivid and no use for the cockpit.
A nose of a plane, a cockpit, and a machine gun were built in and it was glued together. It may fail, but I started from where I can. I made a lot of gaps and steps needed to smooth them as much as possible.
I assembled MiG-15 all parts roughly. I think about the jet engine, even if I display it, I do not have a platform to support the rear body, so I suppose it’s better to bond all of them.
Finally, in shape now. My impression is that the part of the kit itself is not so good, anyway, it seems I can complete it. There’s no indication in this manual, I think it’s better to install some weight on the back of the seat.
This time I decided to seal the canopy and bond it before starting to paint. It is a paint after shaping the aircraft and the canopy smoothly with putty. There is a possibility that the mist will get into the cockpit if the airbrush is blown into the air intake.
I made a barrel of a machine gun with a brass pipe which was soiled with instantaneous adhesive. A pitot tube is built by joining brass pipes. There was a big gap in the side panel of the fuselage so I buried it with putty. Overall, I regrettably did not build up cleanly.
Decals were broken. This is adding insult to injury. I will retouch with a brush as much as possible. As expected it is released in 2002, so it looks okay, but the film is deteriorating. However, it is wonderful that the white part is not yellowish.
It is a fighter a Chinese military dispatched to North Korea in the Korean War. It is marking of 1953. The whole body is a silver natural metal, the aircraft number 2249 is displayed on the nose. On the cockpit side the kill marks, the nationality mark of the North Korean army on the aircraft. There is no marking same as the box art on the decal sheet.
The pilot was a Chinese army, but since it was fighting with the North Korean flag, we can say it’s a North Korean fighter plane. By the way, this “bis” means type #2 or improved type. Fagot is a code name by NATO.
The total production of MiG-15 is said from 15,000 to 18,000, and it was operated in the former communist region and a country closely related to the Soviet Union, used by many countries around the world. So, the marking pattern is infinite.
The MiG-15 was good at turning and the rising power and acceleration power were outstanding, so the F-86’s pilot was wary of it. Is it simply that MiG-15 has three machine guns, F-86 has six, so the latter is predominantly in firepower?
I put inking in red-brown. Well, I wonder if black was better after all. Do you look like a creaky plane? But unexpectedly the line of this kit is shallow carving and does not remain much paint. Should I have carved the whole lines lightly before painting?
I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build it little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in the elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
Born in February 1970, I live in Tokyo. From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see here occasionally.