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Title: MiG 3...................RAF style
Post by: beowulf on December 07, 2009, 02:50:30 pm
another from an Alternative Time Line thread i started somewhere else

Late 1942, desperatly short of fighter aircraft, the Commonwealth Forces enter a trade agreement with the USSR............first to arrive was nearly 120 new and used MiG 3

used in North Africa they give valuable service against the German and Italian Air Forces in Eygpt and Chad but never become popular with their RAF and Rhodesian Squadrons and are quickly replaced when better types become available

(http://i47.tinypic.com/vn0zn8.jpg)
(http://i45.tinypic.com/2h58rr8.jpg)
(http://i49.tinypic.com/5p26c0.jpg)
(http://i48.tinypic.com/f9yjr.jpg)
(http://i45.tinypic.com/2w3b6h5.jpg)
(http://i45.tinypic.com/hrao03.jpg)

kit was a cheapo Zvedsa one...........first time ive had a go at the blu tac method of camo painting..........planes are still kinda new to me but im getting there i think
Title: Re: MiG 3...................RAF style
Post by: Brian da Basher on December 07, 2009, 04:25:09 pm
You've really done some wonderful work on that desert camo, beowulf, and it certainly looks right on a MiG 3!
 :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Brian da Basher
Title: Re: MiG 3...................RAF style
Post by: Tophe on December 07, 2009, 08:20:37 pm
beautiful :thumbsup:
Title: Re: MiG 3...................RAF style
Post by: The Rat on December 07, 2009, 09:00:28 pm
That looks so right that it's eerie!
Title: Re: MiG 3...................RAF style
Post by: batmancustoms on December 07, 2009, 09:58:16 pm
outstanding!!!
Title: Re: MiG 3...................RAF style
Post by: tanktastic43 on December 07, 2009, 10:01:12 pm
Looks natural to me. Good job.  :thumbsup:

tt43.
Title: Re: MiG 3...................RAF style
Post by: GTX on December 08, 2009, 12:37:24 am
Dare I say:

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/Canadian%20MiGs/MiG-3Greg02.jpg)

From here. (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,19529.0/highlight,canadian+migs.html)

regards,

Greg
Title: Re: MiG 3...................RAF style
Post by: Cobra on December 08, 2009, 12:40:14 am
Great Job :thumbsup: :thumbsup: I Almost Mistook that Mig-3 for a Hurricane!!!!!!!!! Great Paint & Decal job!!!!! Keep up the Great Work!!!!!! :cheers:
Title: Re: MiG 3...................RAF style
Post by: beowulf on December 08, 2009, 01:14:00 am
Dare I say:

(http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e68/GTwiner/Canadian%20MiGs/MiG-3Greg02.jpg)

From here. (http://www.whatifmodelers.com/index.php/topic,19529.0/highlight,canadian+migs.html)

regards,

Greg

well.........great minds obviously think alike  ;D ;D ;D :thumbsup:,......wish i had seen all that before

thanks for all the comments, guys...appreciated :thumbsup:
Title: Re: MiG 3...................RAF style
Post by: NARSES2 on December 08, 2009, 02:11:07 am
It does look right  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: MiG 3...................RAF style
Post by: pyro-manic on December 08, 2009, 02:19:44 am
Very pleasing indeed, I must say. :)
Title: Re: MiG 3...................RAF style
Post by: Weaver on December 08, 2009, 04:37:19 am
That looks good (mind you, I don't know how you'd make a MiG-3 look bad): well done!  :thumbsup: :wub:
Title: Re: MiG 3...................RAF style
Post by: Mossie on December 08, 2009, 06:44:08 am
Very nice!  I've sometimes wondered what Soviet types would look like in RAF & USAAF service if lend-lease worked in both directions, I guess I know now!
 :ph34r: :ph34r: :ph34r:
Title: Re: MiG 3...................RAF style
Post by: Stargazer2006 on December 08, 2009, 06:49:20 am
Suits her to a tee.  :wub: Well done!  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: MiG 3...................RAF style
Post by: Ed S on December 08, 2009, 07:27:40 am
Looks good.  The color & markings definitely suit the MiG-3.

 :thumbsup:

Ed
Title: Re: MiG 3...................RAF style
Post by: lancer on December 08, 2009, 11:06:31 am
What a bad donkey  plane. Love it!! Has to do a double take on it as it looks like a nighttime encounter betweenj a nnustang and something else!!
Title: Re: MiG 3...................RAF style
Post by: Army of One on December 08, 2009, 02:51:56 pm
Great looking plane.....takes me back to my young days when I read Warlord comics,,,,I'm sure Killer Kane flew an experimental aircraft called the Banshee and it looked like this..........i think....was a long time ago..... ;D
Title: Re: MiG 3...................RAF style
Post by: thedarkmaster on December 08, 2009, 03:05:11 pm



like the look of it, RAF cammo suits it  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: MiG 3...................RAF style
Post by: redstar72 on December 09, 2009, 08:23:38 am
like the look of it, RAF cammo suits it  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:

I agree - the aircraft looks quite well in these colours!

I think English pilots could like the MiGs. I know they hate Airacobras because of their poor flight performance on larger altitudes, while our Soviet pilots liked them and achieved large successes with them. The MiG-3 could be an opposite example. Designed as high-altitude interceptor, it suited not very well for Eastern Front where sky battles mostly took part below 5000 m altitude, and was quickly superseded with Yaks and Lavochkins. But maybe at Western front, during the Battle of Britain, it could be much more successful...

Unfortunately the old Italeri/Zvezda kit itself is very inaccurate. It really looks even not very MiG-3-like... Maybe different What-ifs are the only possible way to use it...
Title: Re: MiG 3...................RAF style
Post by: BlackOps on December 09, 2009, 08:44:22 am
Nicely done!  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:
Title: RAF MiG 3
Post by: sequoiaranger on December 09, 2009, 09:54:30 am
Looks nice!

Too bad there isn't a good Mig 3 out there! *MAYBE* the new "Hobby Boss" is a good one, but all the other ones in 1/72 stink. There was a French model manufacturer long ago that made the MiG-3 as its only product, and went bankrupt--it was a poor rendition. So was Frog's rare one.

I had an "Alva" (I think) crummy-plastic one way back in the 80's that had the right lines, and there was a vac-form that looked pretty good. I was going to do a combo to get a decent Mig 3 going, but never did. Now they are all sold off.
Title: Re: MiG 3...................RAF style
Post by: redstar72 on December 09, 2009, 11:28:17 am
Yes, the new HobbyBoss MiG-3 is actually a good and accurate kit. You can see its photos and a review here: http://mig3.sovietwarplanes.com/mig3/hobbyboss-honza/hobby-review.htm (http://mig3.sovietwarplanes.com/mig3/hobbyboss-honza/hobby-review.htm).

Its main disadvantage is that it's an EasyKit. So it's not very detailed, and because of its one-piece fuselage it's more difficult to add some details especially into the cockpit.

Talking about the Russian "Alfa" (not "Alva") company - they produced two different MiG-3 kits. The first one was made in 1980s and is very rare. The second one appeared first time in 1993 or 1994, and though "Alfa" itself disappeared, this kit is produced until now by Russian "Maquette" and Polish RPM. It is also a quite good MiG-3, accurate enough, and its detalization was superb for early '90s and isn't too bad even now (at least better than HobbyBoss). But it is a little oversized (rather in 1/70 scale), and after 15 years the wearing signs are visible on the mouldings. See here: http://mig3.sovietwarplanes.com/mig3/kits72.html#rpm (http://mig3.sovietwarplanes.com/mig3/kits72.html#rpm).