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February 10, 2020

Airfix MiG-17 #1

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 5:47 pm
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I’ve been anxiously awaiting this kit and thanks to friend of the blog, Jim “The X-Acto” Bates, I’ve now got one.  I was anxious to get going, so after a quick examination of the instructions, I started.  The cockpit on almost all MiG-17s is a mid-gray color.  I used a gray from the Colourcoats line.  The instrument panel is represented by a decal in the kit and the instructions call for the panel piece to be painted black.  I went with a dark gray for a little more visual interest.

MiG-17 cockpit pieces














I’ve already decided that I am not using the kit decals for the main markings.  Instead I am going to use marking off a new Xtracals sheet for the one and only MiG-17 operated by Burkina Faso.

Burkina Faso markings


  1. Looking forward to this!

    Comment by Jeff Groves — February 10, 2020 @ 7:14 pm

  2. What are the origins of “The X-Acto” Bates? Some grisly tabletop accident?

    Comment by RICHARD A GREEN — February 11, 2020 @ 9:21 am

  3. Actually it is something Jim and I came up with on our trip to the Nats. It is a play on local attorney advertising. A local attorney in Louisville is The Hammer..

    Comment by dknights — February 11, 2020 @ 10:28 am

  4. […] am using the Burkina Faso MiG-17 markings from Xtracals sheet X72313 for the Airfix MiG-17 I am building OOB.  One of my many areas of interest is Small Air Forces.  This set of markings gives me a chance […]

    Pingback by The Burkina Faso MiG-17 | David Knights' Weblog — February 12, 2020 @ 10:12 am

  5. […] First installment here. […]

    Pingback by Airfix MiG-17 #2 | David Knights' Weblog — February 17, 2020 @ 11:27 am

  6. […] Part 1 here. […]

    Pingback by Airfix MiG-17 #3 | David Knights' Weblog — February 23, 2020 @ 10:40 pm

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