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Offline jalles

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MiG-23MLGD
« on: May 26, 2017, 07:25:21 am »
To hedge their bets against the failure of the MiG-29, MiG creates the ultimate version of the MiG-23.  MiG ditched the VG wings, revised the intakes for better performance and integrated the latest air-to-air weaponry in a bid to keep the MiG-23 competitive.

So I'll essentially be putting some new wings and intakes on a MiG-23 I had lurking in the stash.

I've never finished a model in a week, so I doubt I'll finish but I'm going to give it a shot!


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Re: MiG-23MLGD
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2017, 11:34:41 am »
Started cutting and filling open spaces.  The new intakes expose more of the side, so it all needs to be filled and sanded.



New intakes come from an Su-34, they're too wide so they need to be cut down.



Wings come from an F-16 with scratch built wing roots.



Horizontal stabilizers are cut down Su-34 stabilizers.



Intakes narrowed and glued together.


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Re: MiG-23MLGD
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2017, 03:19:55 pm »
Oh I like this idea....might look a bit like a Mirage F.1
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Re: MiG-23MLGD
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2017, 01:08:16 am »
So neat and tidy  :bow: Looking good  :thumbsup:
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Re: MiG-23MLGD
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2017, 07:47:25 am »
Excellent - the MiG-23's got loads of potential. I'm considering it for a project of my own, but the result wouldn't be 'MiG' at all.
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Re: MiG-23MLGD
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2017, 04:10:27 pm »
Oh yes, this will certainly look very good! :thumbsup:
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Re: MiG-23MLGD
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2017, 06:02:19 am »
I've been spending every spare moment working on the MiG, I haven't had time for updates.  So here's a brief progress report.

Mostly just getting the intakes right.







I got the wings on this morining.  I'm really hoping I get this done in time.

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Re: MiG-23MLGD
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2017, 07:21:44 am »
Almost ready for painting!





I wish I had more time to scribe panel lines, but the deadline demands I move along.

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Re: MiG-23MLGD
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2017, 08:18:41 am »
Looks a bit like a shrunken MiG-25

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Re: MiG-23MLGD
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2017, 08:49:41 am »
Wow what a great idea ! Love the shape so far nice one !
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Re: MiG-23MLGD
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2017, 11:40:20 am »
Looks a bit like a shrunken MiG-25

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Thought of that too! Single engine Foxbat! :thumbsup:
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Re: MiG-23MLGD
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2017, 12:50:21 pm »
Oh man this is awesome  :wub: and at the end it will surely be impressive .
Great kitbash  :thumbsup:

I wish I had more time to scribe panel lines, but the deadline demands I move along.
A complex camouflage with 3 colors will diminish the need for extra panel lines...as I said,will be an excellent model
« Last Edit: June 02, 2017, 12:57:10 pm by AXU »

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Re: MiG-23MLGD
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2017, 03:52:27 pm »
Whoah... not even done, but an early contender in my book.  What a great idea! It seems so logical and yet creative at the same time.  Love it!
Thanks!

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Re: MiG-23MLGD
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2017, 04:29:36 pm »
Looking good.
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Re: MiG-23MLGD
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2017, 06:30:43 am »
Hey guys, thanks for the kind words!

I totally agree that it looks like a mini Foxbat.

Just got the first coat of paint on.

A complex camouflage with 3 colors will diminish the need for extra panel lines...as I said,will be an excellent model

Hmmm...I was hoping for a simple paint scheme to save time.  In the end I'll meet in the middle, a few more panel lines, a little more complex paint scheme.