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MiG-3-47 Thunder-i-Mikoyan
« on: April 10, 2010, 08:15:18 am »
Opening my old box (1996?) of P-51B with Malcolm Hood, I have been surprised to find a half-completed P-47D Razorback, butcherized in streamlining (flat sharp nose instead of the radial engine big nose). But the canopy and tailplanes are lost, and this big span is too much for a single plane (according to me). So I am going to marry it with a MiG-3 (Cap Croix du Sud, 1/72) into a twin-plane with a single tail. That is the project.
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Re: MiG-347 Thunder-i-Mikoyan
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2010, 08:55:34 am »
Who is Malcom Hood, and what has he done with your P51B?!!

Streamlined -47 sounds good though....probably a fair swap...!!

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Re: MiG-347 Thunder-i-Mikoyan
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2010, 10:19:03 am »
For the Malcolm Hood, see http://www.gdkits.com/172-p51b-mustang-malcolm-hood-vacuform-canopy-2-for-haseg-p-13592.html
According to books, the Malcolm canopy was a British one (from Spitfire?) accepted by the US, but I will build this Malcolm-Mustang in another topic later. Now: P-47+MiG-3 mix.
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Re: MiG-347 Thunder-i-Mikoyan
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2010, 02:00:13 am »
After a few drops of glue (and plastic cutting) on the MiG, and putty and the P-47, one may see better the project of twin plane glider:
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Re: MiG-3-47 Thunder-i-Mikoyan
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2010, 11:45:00 am »
(With the source http://richard.ferriere.free.fr/3vues/p47c_1_3v.jpg )
Here is the transformation I operated (aesthetical surgery): :wacko: ;D
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Re: MiG-3-47 Thunder-i-Mikoyan
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2010, 11:50:00 am »
Some Eastern observers had said: "American girls are ugly, Russian girls are pretty, so our common twin-plane will be aesthetically asymmetric". Hey, American people know what a challenge is!
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Re: MiG-3-47 Thunder-i-Mikoyan
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2010, 05:54:44 am »
This is finished... (my way): the streamlined P-47 has been saved from destruction ;D
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