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MIG-3 "Hidden 4"


Dave J
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I though it would be a good idea to have two builds on the go at work... So when I drag in my compressor from home I have a few things to paint. So this is my second Lunchtime project! Trumpeters MIG-3 kit!

 

For a while I been wanting this kit, as I have heard very good things about it and I have never built anything Soviet!

 

My planned scheme is Hidden 4 -

 

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This MIG 3 was captured by Germans, probably in spring 1942. There are only two known photos of it and many pieces are lacking to nail the scheme down completely... So I am going to have to use some imagination to paint the camo on this one!

 

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So I am going to throw a Aires Pit at it as well as some Quickboost exhausts...

 

I was very surprised at the Aires pit... It pretty much fits straight out of the box!

 

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No control stick is supplied with the Aires pit, so the kit one is going to be used.

 

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Aires Pit slots nicely into place where the Trumpeter parts go..

 

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Only complaint is the control surfaces... they are deep! I will have to add some surfacer to them...

 

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Only place where I had an issue with the Aires pit was over the wheel wells.. I had to attack them with a file to allow the resin floor to sit correctly.

 

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A quick dry fit...

 

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Alas, need something a bit less PITA than a resin kit at the moment. 

 

I've actually been considering this very kit to tackle though...either this or Hasegawa's Dora probably.

 

If you do the MIG...Have you seen the MIG 3 website??? Think its sovietwarplanes.com or something along those lines... Lots of fantastic info and schemes!

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Hi Dave

 

Perhaps try to look up Learstang (Jason) over on LSP - he is v knowledgeable about VVS subjects, and may be able to help, if you are looking for pointers on the scheme?

 

Always liked the look of this plane, although apparently it was a dog :(

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Yea I saw that one too... That was the one that I was going to do... But its a early MIG 3 and the Trumpeter kit is an late... Montex did do an conversion set, but I tried to locate one but didn't have any luck!

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So my paint that I ordered finally arrived... So time to spray that pit!

 

The interior blue that I ordered is accually a little bit lighter than the chip made it out to be... but oh well.. it looks close-ish!

 

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Cockpit is fitted, fuse closed and wings are on! Just need to paint the Ins. panel before I can fit the upper cowls... But that can be next week's task during lunches. Hopefully middle of next week.. I could start throwing some colour around!

 

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