The cockpit has a lot of decals such as the front instrument panel, side panel, control switches on both sides under the elbow, it gives a sense of precision. Painting the missile launch buttons on the control stick with a brush with red and blue.
Total length is long. The nearer to the latest model, the larger the size of the jet aircraft. There are many misprints of the part number scattered in the assembling instructions of this MiG-23 kit. I wonder they review the prevention of mistakes like this or not? It’s sloppy work.
Even if small parts are attached to the fuselage on the way, it can be taken out while preparing assembly, it is better to put it all together later. Detailed tiny photo-etched parts were lost and I had to look for them again and again.
At first, compared with MiG-15 same Trumpeter kit I built last time, the number of parts is large, but I think it is easy to assemble. There are gaps beside the big vertical tail wing and air intake, and I filled them with putty. I wonder if it is difficult to form a perfect fit if the adhesive surface of the vertical tail wing is long. Airplane Plastic model putty work is difficult for me to finish beautifully. I try to challenge as smooth as possible.
I was planning to install all the pylons with the weapons fully equipped, but in the case of a memorial painting, I wonder if they probably do not put too many missiles. Since the paint instructions stated that the pylon for the R-23 missile was painted in red, there is no weapon in the case of the marking of the special paint of the Czech Air Force. I made a lot, but I keep them until the time I have the opportunity to use the missiles next time. Draken, which I made the other day, was also not armed with the setting of the photo-reconnaissance plane. I would like to make something full weapons the other day.
Whether it is dry or still wet, it’s hard to realize the gross color sprayed area. Red as vivid as crimson Red. It is almost impossible to use that color when I make AFV only. Sometimes it is interesting.
Red and black iron color and light gray, it was difficult to paint differently. Paint and dry the spraying of variable blades, move it slightly and paint again. There is no other choice but to be patient.
I had the same feeling when I made the Su-7 before, the landing gear of the Soviet Union Jetfighter is difficult to assemble, the structure is difficult to understand. It looks like a puzzle.
Shark teeth on the nose, patterns like zebra. “HELL FIGHTER” on the right side and “50” on the left side, marking of devils on the tail wings. The contrast between red and black is impressive. I think it is the marking of the 1994 air show.
The first flight of MiG-23 was in 1967. Some countries have still active MiG-23 while repeating improvements such as radar and missiles. It was operated in more than 30 countries, examples were Soviet war in Afghanistan, the Syrian Civil War, Iraq-Iran War, Kuwait Invasion and Gulf War, etc. MiG-23 was one of the fighters that got into an interception with a Korean Air Lines Flight 007 shooting down a case.
There were many fine decals this time. Thanks to that, some parts looked better. There is a red character decal in the red part that I cannot understand. Anyway, I pasted them, but it is difficult to distinguish.
I put a lot of fine decals on the inside of the cockpit, especially on the seat belt, so it made me feel a sense of precision surprisingly good. It’s a canopy closed state, I cannot see a very fine part, but I wonder if it is not so bad.
When I make the variable wing the narrowest, it becomes unexpectedly compact. If I cannot secure a place to display, It will be kept in a box.
Recently again the temperature is cold and cedar pollen comes in and I do not feel like painting, every year in this season. My favorite is reading books with a kotatsu. The reader who does not know the image, try google searching for images with “kotatsu”. Regarding the medicine for hay fever, I am interested in how to have the differential efficacy of Allegra 60 and Allegra FX (over-the-counter drugs). Every year I try not to rely on medicine as much as possible, but already over the limit…
I don’t consider the order of the tank paint too much, there’s no difficulty and finishing is a favorite condition many times, a complicated jet fighter will only increase labor time if I don’t think about the efficient order of making and painting. Assembling the landing gear was the most difficult. I think that it will be smooth if there is the next assembly. Well, it is necessary to use it. I feel excited when peeling off the masking and it is very interesting, even if I succeed or fail. MiG-23, looking the former west allied country citizen’s side, a slightly villainous shape and stunning marking make it a unique atmosphere aircraft.
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.