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Romanian MiG-15 Build

Conclusions
The build of kit #7057 was for me a very enjoyable and motivating experience. As a modeler with some experience in short run kits I found the whole build process very easy by rapport to level of detail.

The kit is by no means perfect: it has transparencies problems and fitting issues. Some details, as the pilot’s stick and the wing fences need more refinement to remain true-to-scale, if that is even possible.

So what makes this kit so great?

I think the answer lays in the fact that Eduard had found the nearly perfect balance between the total number of parts, the number of PE parts and the level of detail on the finished model. There is space for improvement, for sure, and the modeler with a terminal case of AMS will add plumbing, will scratch-build the engine and the canopy mirror, will scratch-build the landing gear mechanical indicators, will display the aerodynamic brakes open and will add the radio equipment in the nose compartment. We, the others, are more than happy to build such a detailed model from only 62 parts of which a few are alternates!
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About the Author

About Gabriel (Szmann)
FROM: NETHERLANDS ANTILLES

Born in Romania, from a German father. Classical studies, Latin teacher. Currently holding French residency, business owner in a Dutch island where currently spoken language is English. At home I speak Spanish, though. Interest in history and modelling: since babyhood, I grown with my father's stor...


Comments

Not troublesome at all. I downloaded then from Google in one batch as a zip file. It might be helpful is you can resize them to no bigger then 1200x900, and email them to me at kevin.brant(at)kitmaker.com as a zip file.
APR 16, 2018 - 09:54 PM
You got it! Thank you!
APR 16, 2018 - 10:02 PM
Gabriel, A most impressive build of the Iconic Mig-15.The decision to use the Romanian markings really makes the Mig standout all the more. Eduard really did quite an excellent job designing and molding the cockpit. It really looks quite good. Joel
APR 16, 2018 - 10:22 PM
Thank you, Joel! Yes, it's a gem of a kit. I bought already a new one which intend to make it also with Romanian markings but three tone camo this time. The Romanians used them until '90 as meteo recon planes. Thank you for feedback. Gabriel
APR 16, 2018 - 10:34 PM
Resized pictures sent!
APR 17, 2018 - 11:24 PM
The correct address is kevin.brant@kitmaker.net I guess.
APR 17, 2018 - 11:27 PM
Gabriel, I have them but won't be able to get to them till tomorrow. Kevin
APR 17, 2018 - 11:46 PM
Whenever you have the time. No rush! Thanks!
APR 18, 2018 - 12:19 AM
Photos updated.
APR 18, 2018 - 04:55 PM
Hi, Kevin! Thank you for your efforts. There is no change on my screen whatsoever. I guess I have to live with it. Thank again, Gabriel
APR 18, 2018 - 08:05 PM
We broke our quick reply box. Working on it. Until fixed go to topic to reply.
Thanks.