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April 9, 2020

MiG-17 OMG

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 9:18 pm
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Guys, fair warning. I have fallen down the rabbit hole on the new Airfix MiG-17.  I apologize, but a lot of MiG-17 posts are coming, starting with a deep, deep dive on the 400L drop tanks.  Feel free to mute this if it gets too obnoxious.

April 6, 2020

Plastic Model Mojo Episode 9

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 3:42 pm
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Its out now, thanks to Mike’s efforts.  Listen here.

April 5, 2020

Plastic Model Mojo Ep.9

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 8:15 pm
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Has been recorded.  Keep an eye out for it on your favorite podcast app soon.

April 4, 2020

Airfix MiG-17 #7 I’ve been framed

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 7:11 am
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The MiG is ready for primer.  However, before that could happen I needed to paint the canopy frames Alclad Dull Aluminium so that you’d see that as the inside frame color.  Wiled I was at it, I sprayed a bit of Dull Aluminum in the intake tunnel to cover some minor touch up and also painted the underside of the tail under the burner can.  I also assembled the two drop tanks.  While I am not going to use them on this model, I know this isn’t the last Airfix MiG-17 I’ll be building and most of them carried the wing tanks, so this will get me ahead of the game in the future.  Also, I want to use the opportunity to do a little research and see what I can do to improve the kit parts.

I must have this

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 4:03 am
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A Yamato turret in 72nd scale.  Way to go, Takom.

April 3, 2020

MiG-17 drop tanks

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 2:54 pm
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I am just going to “drop” these pictures here for later reference.

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April 2, 2020

Ki-78

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 7:38 pm
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Film has been discovered of the Ki-78 in testing and flight.  No such film of the aircraft had existed before this discovery.

March 31, 2020

A Scale Canadian TV

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:36 pm
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Episode 4 has been released.  Give it a watch.

Valom Firebrand

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 4:30 pm
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Valom has released the boxart on their Firebrand TF.V.  Way cool.

March 29, 2020

MiG-17 #6 Prime time

Filed under: Modeling — dknights @ 10:35 pm
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Last post here.

Work on the MiG has been progressing.  Finally got it to the point where she is ready for priming.  Here is where she sits.

Ready for priming

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