Heller Mig-29UB in Moldovian markings.

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    Heller Mig-29UB in Moldovian markings.

    Post  Scirocco on Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:32 pm

    This is my Heller Mig-29UB in Moldovian markings in 1/72nd scale.







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    Post  Joseph on Sat Dec 04, 2010 8:22 am

    What an outstanding colour scheme, well done.

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    Post  Jerzy Ciupek on Sat Dec 04, 2010 3:09 pm

    first primer then HUMBROL HUMBROL 103 9 dry brush, the last varnish
    ry nice work Gordon. cheers

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    Post  bcauchi on Mon Dec 06, 2010 6:56 pm

    Lovely work as ever Gordon, that is one really beautiful mig.

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    Post  matilda on Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:57 pm

    not bad model.
    you make it to look really good.
    that particular machine if im not wrong finished in american hands.
    you got colors quite right and they sute pefect, but i think blue is a bit darker than on a actual aircraft.

    heller ub is not bad solution but have some draw backs like pitot tube is to stubby and to short,that need to look far mor elegant and hinner.
    canopy have too litle angel, it is stream lined but not that much.
    vertical tails look suspicious in a matter of dimensions
    main wheels not look right

    on other side, landing gear struts look lovely, especialy front one
    it look like mig 29 ub
    burners look beter than eny other in this scale for this airplane
    generalu, shape is good.

    this is really good done model of my favourite machine.
    italery and re-pack of italery in tamiya box maybe look even better,but this one is not bad too.

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    Post  Scirocco on Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:12 am

    Stevan (& all),

    Thanks for all your comments. I have never purchased the Italeri UB and as you might say it might be better. I am still hoping that someone finally issues a GOOD mig-29 series in 1/72nd scale, maybe Zvezda or Roden will but I still doubt it. As for the colours, I mixed my own from the few photos I had of this Mig, which as you said ended in the USA but is now displayed as a VVS machine. I doubt it that I got the colours right, but it was such a different c/s that I had to try it out...and the kit was donated to me by a work colleague, I already had another Heller UB in the stash and had this Hi-Decal sheet for UB for long.

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    Post  Aldo on Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:25 pm

    Nice model Gordon! Would you consider doing something with the panel lines for added definition?

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    Post  J.Fenech on Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:11 am

    Nicely done Mig, was it a display scheme?

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    Post  AdriaN on Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:12 pm

    Masking is spot on! Just one thing... burners are too clean and monotone. Some drybrushing with silver/gray would be nice Wink

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