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Offline Ed S

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MiG 37 "Flathead" Ilmavoimat
« on: February 01, 2014, 08:44:12 pm »
This is the Revell MiG 1.44 Technology Demonstrator as a production fighter purchased by the Finnish Air Force. I expect to build it pretty much "Out Of The Box" and just add some armament to it.




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Re: MiG 37 "Flathead" Ilmavoimat
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2014, 12:19:21 am »
That should be interesting :)

Have you decided on a color scheme?
Air superiority grey? Or a camo with grey and some earth shades?

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Re: MiG 37 "Flathead" Ilmavoimat
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2014, 06:21:48 am »
That should be interesting :)

Have you decided on a color scheme?
Air superiority grey? Or a camo with grey and some earth shades?
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Still thinking about this.

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Re: MiG 37 "Flathead" Ilmavoimat
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2014, 12:25:38 pm »
when i first read the title, i thought it was the Italeri Mig-37 Ferret kit  :rolleyes:
i will be looking forward to this build  :thumbsup:
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Re: MiG 37 "Flathead" Ilmavoimat
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2014, 07:16:41 pm »
Nice start....sounds like a great idea !

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Re: MiG 37 "Flathead" Ilmavoimat
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2014, 07:31:18 am »
when i first read the title, i thought it was the Italeri Mig-37 Ferret kit  :rolleyes:

Me too! Sounds interesting, anyway - and I'd be glad to see the result in a non-air-superiority scheme (maybe the classic green/black/blue?).

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Re: MiG 37 "Flathead" Ilmavoimat
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2014, 08:08:25 pm »
I'M BACK.

And finished this one just in time.  Sorry no updates. I just noticed a few days ago that this had been extended to the end of July. I haven't exactly done much modeling in the last few months and have visited the forum sporadically.  The real world has a way of imposing other priorities.

Here is my Mig 1.44 in Finnish Markings.
















Not the best photos. Taken with my cell phone. Hopefully, in the next couple days, I can set up for some beauty shots.

Enjoy.

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Re: MiG 37 "Flathead" Ilmavoimat
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2014, 08:15:06 pm »
Whoa! That looks brilliant!  :wub:

PLEASE tell us how you got that paint effect!  :thumbsup:
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Re: MiG 37 "Flathead" Ilmavoimat
« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2014, 12:56:47 am »
 Wow!
I've got the Zvezda kit in my stash. Its missing an exhaust nozzle, looks as though it should have V/STOL.

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Re: MiG 37 "Flathead" Ilmavoimat
« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2014, 02:38:30 am »
Yes please - how did you do that superb camo

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Re: MiG 37 "Flathead" Ilmavoimat
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2014, 03:43:45 am »
That is the most awesome paint scheme, dude! :bow:
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Re: MiG 37 "Flathead" Ilmavoimat
« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2014, 03:48:02 am »
Welcome back !

Nice one Ed. The camo looks great, and the Finnish roundels look great on it ! Wouldn't want to mess with neutrality with them flying that !

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Re: MiG 37 "Flathead" Ilmavoimat
« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2014, 04:53:53 am »
Whoa! That looks brilliant!  :wub:

PLEASE tell us how you got that paint effect!  :thumbsup:

I know the trick, it's old school custom car paint work...  ;)

If you look closely, you recognize some lace (maybe two layers) which was placed above the basic tone, and then the dark green was sprayed over. That's why the spots are so blurred at the wing/fuselage intersection, the lace was not tight enough...  ;D

Never expecte to see that on a model kit, though, very creative!  :ph34r:

Something that normally looks like this:




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Re: MiG 37 "Flathead" Ilmavoimat
« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2014, 06:11:03 am »
Looks good! And you don't see camo like that every day.

... something like lace would make sense. First I was thinking some kind of random splatter but the result isn't that random. I've seen people do interesting effects with different kinds of net or web like materials: dragon scales, for example.

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Re: MiG 37 "Flathead" Ilmavoimat
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2014, 06:27:33 am »
Oh that's magnificent  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Decals my @r$e!