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Cartel Uprgaded Mig-15 UTI

Started by chrisonord, January 07, 2010, 05:39:53 AM

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This is one of 2 Mig-15's purchased by the Cartel, the other being a single seater. This aircraft arrived in a sorry state, and missing several parts including the cannon and the engine. The engineers working for the cartel used parts from several different aircraft including Mig-21 parts, mig-19 parts and various  other ex-soviet era avionics. The aircraft is used for COIN/ combat patrol, as well as training. With the upgraded engine the aircraft is capable of a decent cruise speed with the extra weapons capability and a 2 man crew. The cannon is a GSH-23 unit from a Mig 21, as is the nose section. The engine is not the original Mig-15 item, but, it is uncertain where this engine was sourced from. The aircraft has the capability to use air to air missiles and also air to ground ordnance.
The kit is the old KP mig-15 UTI, not too bad a kit apart form the canopy that just will not fit properly regardless of what you do to it, so that was a bit of a spoiler really. The original single cannon was left off and replaced with a scratch built GSH-23 cannon, situated on the centreline. 2 more pylons were fitted to each wing, and some aam's and rocket pods fitted.
I am in the process of doing a single seat Mig-15, but I don't have a spare nose section to stick on it, this will be armed with 4 aam's.






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Chris, I'm in - the shock cone make the migs look better.  The big nose breathers, given a shock cone, look a whole lot better in my opinion.  Seriously, good stuff there mate.
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Good looking kit bash. 

And the snowy diorama base is particularly effective.

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The shock cone really adds something to the Mig. Nice try on the snow, although it looks a bit out of scale...

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Quote from: frank2056 on January 07, 2010, 11:37:57 AM
The shock cone really adds something to the Mig. Nice try on the snow, although it looks a bit out of scale...
Yeah, the snow was a bit of a problem getting to scale, as I could only get hold of 1/1 scale at short notice :rolleyes: :lol:
Cheers,
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Pee on it and walk away!!

PACOPEPE

I like it; specially the camo, but isn´t it vietnamese?. The snow....?.


Fran

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Quote from: PACOPEPE on January 08, 2010, 12:56:53 PM
I like it; specially the camo, but isn´t it vietnamese?. The snow....?.


Fran
The decal is a cut down Vietnamese roundel, and the snow is real, out in my back garden,so I thought I would use it as a back drop
Cheers,
Chris.
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Pee on it and walk away!!

Captain Canada

It sure does look cool with a nose like that ! Great idea ! The snow is out of scale, tho...... :thumbsup:
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I agree: that nose really transforms the look of the aircraft - nice one!  :thumbsup:
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