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Re: MiG 3...................RAF style
« Reply #15 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!!
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Re: MiG 3...................RAF style
« Reply #16 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
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Re: MiG 3...................RAF style
« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2009, 03:05:11 pm »



like the look of it, RAF cammo suits it  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:
Everything looks better with the addition of British Roundels!



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Re: MiG 3...................RAF style
« Reply #18 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it suited not very well for Eastern Front where sky battles mostly took part below 5000 m altitude, and was quickly superseded with Yaks and Lavochkins.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...
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Re: MiG 3...................RAF style
« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2009, 08:44:22 am »
Nicely done!  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:
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RAF MiG 3
« Reply #20 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.
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Re: MiG 3...................RAF style
« Reply #21 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.

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.
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