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Offline jalles

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Re: MiG-25 Transport
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2018, 06:56:43 am »
Should look really sexy in a classic Aeroflot livery?

That's exactly what I was thinking...

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Re: MiG-25 Transport
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2018, 06:06:37 pm »
Fascinating!
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Re: MiG-25 Transport
« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2018, 06:10:55 am »
Very cool. Looks a lot like a Backfire !
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Re: MiG-25 Transport
« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2018, 07:50:56 am »
Should look really sexy in a classic Aeroflot livery?

That's exactly what I was thinking...

Very good plan!  :thumbsup:

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Re: MiG-25 Transport
« Reply #19 on: March 06, 2018, 09:21:06 am »
This is rather reminiscent of Lenny100's Fleet Air Arm Admirals barge based on an Airfix 1/48 TSR2. I do not know if he ever got it finished.
If memory serves it was to carry four passengers in a rather cramped cabin, sadly with no room for a WREN to serve pink gins!

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Re: MiG-25 Transport
« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2018, 03:30:19 am »
I do like transport conversions of military aircraft, especially when they fly at Mach 3. :thumbsup:
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Re: MiG-25 Transport
« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2018, 04:33:11 am »
Should look good when done, I was going to suggest looking at the Su-24 fuselage as basis for the cabin, obviously it would need to be stretched and possibly am increase in breadth and depth to get the overall size and shape.
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Re: MiG-25 Transport
« Reply #22 on: March 08, 2018, 08:31:08 am »
Should look good when done, I was going to suggest looking at the Su-24 fuselage as basis for the cabin, obviously it would need to be stretched and possibly am increase in breadth and depth to get the overall size and shape.

I was thinking that as well, but it lacked one important qualification...I don't have an Su-24 sitting in my stash ;D

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Re: MiG-25 Transport
« Reply #23 on: April 05, 2018, 07:33:50 pm »
So despite my lack of progress I've actually been diligently working away. Unfortunately I encountered one of those situations where one simple decision snowballed into a bunch of extra work.

My downward spiral started with using some old Apoxie Sculpt to create my molds. At first glance they looked good, but on closer inspection I could see they were pockmarked with little cavities where the Apoxie Sculpt hadn't hardened. I have some special epoxy for coating 3D prints so I thought that might be a good way to even everything out.  I applied the epoxy and after 48 hours it was still tacky. I was anxious to get to work and the epoxy documentation said you could speed up curing time by heating it up.  So I popped my molds in the oven.  Well part of the mold is composed of an air tight styrene box. Unfortunately the heated and expanding air inside said box could not be contained by my feeble plastic cement so the box sides popped out. To make matters worse the epoxy was malleable enough that instead of letting the air out, it made a big bubble  :banghead:

So after more sanding and filling I finally have some usable molds  :thumbsup:







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Re: MiG-25 Transport
« Reply #24 on: April 06, 2018, 01:34:00 am »
That's looking seriously classy already, and they're just the moulds!  :o :o
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Re: MiG-25 Transport
« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2018, 06:44:30 am »
Well, at this point there's not much chance I'm going to finish this up in time, but I'm still making slow progress.

The basic scratch built interior is mostly done:





I may need to lower the pilots seats as there hats might hit the canopy.

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Re: MiG-25 Transport
« Reply #26 on: May 12, 2018, 06:51:48 am »
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Re: MiG-25 Transport
« Reply #27 on: May 12, 2018, 08:13:07 am »
I love the Lil Buddies!!   The pilots... that is. lol     Interior looks great, too... nice and clean. Fantastic work. Now, get on the ball!  ;D
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Re: MiG-25 Transport
« Reply #28 on: May 12, 2018, 01:02:04 pm »
You are a real master indeed!  :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:

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