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February 23, 2020

Airfix MiG-17 #3

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Part 1 here.

Part 2 here.

Work continues on the Burkina Faso MiG-17.  The seat and cockpit were finished and assembled into the cockpit tub.  There is a space in front of the tub where Airfix recommends you put 20g of weight in order to avoid having a tail-sitter.  If you happen to have a slug of depleted uranium lying around then by all means use 20 grams of it to weight the nose. However, for those modelers who don’t have some slightly radioactive super heavy metal lying around, good luck.  Because using any normal metal as your weight is going to leave you well short of 20 grams.  I used liquid gravity, which is very tiny lead shot which I sealed in with 6 minute epoxy.  Filling the cavity to the brim packed very tightly allowed me to pack in. . . . 3.5 grams.  Hmmm.  This presents a challenge.  Also, since the nose of the MiG is open, you’ll need to paint the inside of the fuselage to represent the inside of the intake tunnel I attempted to add depth I painted the fore part aluminum and the back portion steel.  Here is where it stands.

 

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  1. […] Part 3 here. […]

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