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Re: MiG 25 HAPPY. NASA Dryden Flight Research Centre September 2008.
« Reply #45 on: October 10, 2020, 02:32:46 am »
In terms of professional female athletes, if the F-15 is a swimmer then the MiG 25 is a netballer - She looks "normal" until you get some scale reference and then, wow.
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Re: MiG 25 HAPPY. NASA Dryden Flight Research Centre September 2008.
« Reply #46 on: October 10, 2020, 02:38:15 am »
 ;D ;D :thumbsup:

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Re: MiG 25 HAPPY. NASA Dryden Flight Research Centre September 2008.
« Reply #47 on: October 10, 2020, 03:49:58 am »
Nice idea and brilliant execution!  :thumbsup:

Well, it is an impressive machine, no doubt. In some ways i see it as a "fat" F-15 and your comparison pic can easily show why... ;D

Sacrilege! The Foxbat isn't fat. Just a different approach to bodybuilding. The MiG is a strongman/powerlifter, the F-15 does Crossfit.   :wacko:

"She's just Big-Boned..."

Ok, ok... let's just call her "round around the edges"...  :angel:

 ;D :thumbsup:

Paint it in longitudinal stripes - they're slimming.  ;)
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Re: MiG 25 HAPPY. NASA Dryden Flight Research Centre September 2008.
« Reply #48 on: October 11, 2020, 02:25:28 pm »
“If you've never seen an elephant ski, then you've never been on acid.”

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Re: MiG 25 HAPPY. NASA Dryden Flight Research Centre September 2008.
« Reply #49 on: October 11, 2020, 03:14:25 pm »
Very nice  build  Fred . I love the Soviet era aircraft  as they  are built for purpose  and not beauty pageants.   :thumbsup:
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Re: MiG 25 HAPPY. NASA Dryden Flight Research Centre September 2008.
« Reply #50 on: October 12, 2020, 01:29:58 am »
Thanks Chris.
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Re: MiG 25 HAPPY. NASA Dryden Flight Research Centre September 2008.
« Reply #51 on: October 12, 2020, 02:04:28 am »


 :thumbsup:

Off-topic - I'm finally close to realizing a childhood dream - that of owning the complete series.  :)

Sorry for the diversion - Um, I built a MiG-25 back in the 70s when the model first became available after Mr. Belenko defected to the US with his aircraft, landing in Japan.  I well remember the furore over that incident.  I bought the book, too - "MIG PILOT" - in which he tells his story, and a little bit about the aircraft, too.  Apparently the flight instruments floated in a bath of pure grain alcohol; the radar was so powerful it killed birds a mile away, and the pilots were cautioned to never turn it on whilst on the ground.

He also said that the Syrian bird clocked at M3.25 was experiencing out-of-control engine run-away - he'd have landed with the engine bearings completely shot, very lucky the engines didn't explode.  Belenko said pilots were strongly warned to be extremely careful not to exceed M2.5, as that was tempting the engines to misbehave.

One hopes that condition was corrected in development ... :)

Very nice model - I'm jealous of your paint job.  I can never get gloss paints to look right - one reason I seldom build vehicles.  It does make me wonder if the Sovs have an F-15 somewhere in use by their space agency ... 
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Re: MiG 25 HAPPY. NASA Dryden Flight Research Centre September 2008.
« Reply #52 on: October 12, 2020, 02:21:03 am »
We had Asterix and Tintin books as kids.  I presume one of my sisters has them now.  Nowhere near complete sets but I used to borrow them from the library as well.

I usually have problems keeping white paint jobs clean.  I was carefull this time.
I used gloss white enamel with gloss acrylic clear over the top.  I gave up using enamel clear as it yellows like a lady dog.
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Re: MiG 25 HAPPY. NASA Dryden Flight Research Centre September 2008.
« Reply #53 on: October 12, 2020, 02:40:35 am »
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I usually have problems keeping white paint jobs clean.  I was carefull this time.
I used gloss white enamel with gloss acrylic clear over the top.  I gave up using enamel clear as it yellows like a lady dog.

Good to know, as well as the appliance paint tip.  :)  Thanks!  :)
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Re: MiG 25 HAPPY. NASA Dryden Flight Research Centre September 2008.
« Reply #54 on: October 12, 2020, 06:14:01 am »
My generation didn't discover Asterix until we were adults really, but I'm still a fan  :thumbsup:
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Re: MiG 25 HAPPY. NASA Dryden Flight Research Centre September 2008.
« Reply #55 on: October 13, 2020, 06:33:01 pm »
My generation didn't discover Asterix until we were adults really, but I'm still a fan  :thumbsup:

I like make time to read the latest Asterix from the library - and some of the older titles, too.

Tintin's not such a favourite, but Lucky Luke is usually good for a smile or two.

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Re: MiG 25 HAPPY. NASA Dryden Flight Research Centre September 2008.
« Reply #56 on: October 13, 2020, 08:19:15 pm »
Lucky Luke.  :o haven't heard that name for decades... Sure brings back some memories... How about Sport Billy? Remember him? ;)
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Re: MiG 25 HAPPY. NASA Dryden Flight Research Centre September 2008.
« Reply #57 on: October 13, 2020, 08:25:16 pm »
Lucky Luke.  :o haven't heard that name for decades... Sure brings back some memories... How about Sport Billy? Remember him? ;)

Doesn't ring any bells - we probably didn't get it here.

Or it was buried in the early afternoon, before we got home from school.

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Re: MiG 25 HAPPY. NASA Dryden Flight Research Centre September 2008.
« Reply #58 on: October 14, 2020, 01:42:46 am »
I used to eagerly await the next issue of Look and Learn, for their latest episode of The Trigan Empire
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Re: MiG 25 HAPPY. NASA Dryden Flight Research Centre September 2008.
« Reply #59 on: October 14, 2020, 02:10:34 am »
I used to eagerly await the next issue of Look and Learn, for their latest episode of The Trigan Empire.

+1

And the serial towards the end was usually good, too - I especially liked the WW1 air story - but then I was a big Biggles fan in those days.