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DONE - Mistercraft MiG-15
« on: April 22, 2018, 10:17:38 am »
Extracting the cheap/crude Mistercraft kit from the stash, work has started to make it into something resembling a MiG-15.





Not quite sure yet who the end-user will be ;D

« Last Edit: May 04, 2018, 09:57:11 am by Leading Observer »
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Re: Mistercraft MiG-15
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2018, 03:29:15 pm »
 :thumbsup: After reading another thread here, inspiration struck! I now have a camo scheme and outline backstory......
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Re: Mistercraft MiG-15
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2018, 03:37:25 pm »
Dear lord, whose molding is that?  I thought it may have been ye olde KP one - which despite it's age and general rivettyness was actually reasonably accurate - but that looks to be an utter abortion of a kit.
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Re: Mistercraft MiG-15
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2018, 03:48:58 pm »
I have no idea of it's origins, but the instructions bear absolutely no relation to the contents of the box
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Re: Mistercraft MiG-15
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2018, 08:36:27 pm »
^^^^^
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Wait to see MiG-29.

But in MiG-19 and 21, iirc, they just cleaned KP mold and the result is farly acceptable.
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Re: Mistercraft MiG-15
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2018, 09:55:51 am »
Completed - a bit rough round the edges, but as I have an impending holiday, the best I could manage in the time available.






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Re: DONE - Mistercraft MiG-15
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2018, 10:42:11 am »
A Noggie Miggie!  I didn't expect that.

Stirs a memory about Finland being put under pressure by the USSR to take MiG-15s in the 1950s but they refused.  To the Flight archives!

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Re: DONE - Mistercraft MiG-15
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2018, 11:45:54 am »
Stirs a memory about Finland being put under pressure by the USSR to take MiG-15s in the 1950s but they refused.  To the Flight archives!
In the 1950's it was actually the other way around; Finland made some tentative moves in 1954 to purchase MiG-15's to appease Soviet Union. When word of this leaked abroad and made it to the headlines, it was seen as proof of Finland sliding further into the Soviet camp. At this point in history, the local politicians still wanted to preserve a neutral image so the idea was scrapped and we purchased Vampire T.55's to supplement the earlier Vampire F.52's (both considered to be only trainers anymore) and later in the 1950's Gnats and Fouga Magisters.

However in 1962 the political climate had changed and politicians were in the delusion that "Finlandization" was a positive thing, so the USSR managed to pressure us to take MiG-21F's (after FAF had already chosen Mirage III; SAAB Draken in its 35A incarnation was seen as promising but unfinished, BAC Lightning was rejected as too short-ranged, F-104G and N-156/F-5A were rejected as politically unfeasible, and MiG-21F was considered to be unsuitable as a whole) - the deal however also included MiG-15UTI's (since a trainer 21 did not exist yet; 21U/UM trainers were however purchased later on).

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Re: DONE - Mistercraft MiG-15
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2018, 01:21:40 pm »
Thanks for the correction!  Great info

Found a snippet in Flight for 1953 that export price of a MiG-15 was about $155,000 / 56,000UKP and India was also considered a potential customer.
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Re: DONE - Mistercraft MiG-15
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2018, 02:13:23 pm »
Great job man.  ;)

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Re: DONE - Mistercraft MiG-15
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2018, 02:35:29 am »
I wasn't expecting to see that in Norwegian markings either. Suits them and the camouflage scheme,  :thumbsup:

Co-incidently I've been thinking about something Norwegian lately as well, but it will be slightly earlier
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Re: DONE - Mistercraft MiG-15
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2018, 02:39:59 am »
Very nice.
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