Hobbyboss 1/48 MIG-17 PFU - upated 01 Oct 18

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Hobbyboss 1/48 MIG-17 PFU - upated 01 Oct 18

Postby harvs73 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:06 pm

I bought this today in the hope that it would be a quick build unlike the rest of the models I have on the bench at the moment (OK the Airfix Sea Fury is a quickish one). Unfortunately the wing root on one side is a very bad fit. The rest of the kit needs careful cleaning up and test fitting but it appears ok. The engine, while a nice kit in itself, is a waste of plastic as you can't see it once you close up the fuselage. I didn't paint, clean up or add all the bits due to this reason.
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Re: Hobbyboss 1/48 MIG-17 PFU

Postby TiG » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:31 pm

Great pics. I'll be keen to see how you go with this one as I have the Hobbyboss MIG17C Fresco in the stash. A shame about the wing root fit issue, but hopefully the rest of the build won't fight you further.
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Re: Hobbyboss 1/48 MIG-17 PFU

Postby RAAFBrat » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:35 pm

Hmmm, that engine looks quite "Briddish" :D . I'd be really tempted to make up a stand for it & model it as well.
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Re: Hobbyboss 1/48 MIG-17 PFU

Postby harvs73 » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:47 pm

RAAFBrat wrote:Hmmm, that engine looks quite "Briddish" :D . I'd be really tempted to make up a stand for it & model it as well.


It looks 'Briddish' because it is/was unfortunately. Some bright spark after WWII gave complete jet engines to the Russians who promptly copied them and made the MIG 15 etc using that technology :-(
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Re: Hobbyboss 1/48 MIG-17 PFU

Postby RAAFBrat » Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:34 am

Yes, but they got a solemn promise from their Red Friends that they were for research only - not production :D.
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Re: Hobbyboss 1/48 MIG-17 PFU

Postby harvs73 » Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:17 pm

It is coming together well and hopefully it will get the first coat of paint tomorrow.
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The nose needed a bit of filing to get it right but most of that was caused by me, not the kit. I need to do the final clean up and rescribed prior to painting.
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The big gaps are gone with just the final clean up and rescribing to go which will be hopefully done tonight or tomorrow morning. The first coat of paint should go on tomorrow and once dried it will be buffed up a bit, or more likely, the imperfections I missed will be cleaned up and it will be resprayed again.
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Re: Hobbyboss 1/48 MIG-17 PFU - upated 28 Sep 18

Postby harvs73 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:31 pm

More work has been done on the MIG.
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The paint I am using has done some odd things as it has marks as if there are puddles of paint but there wasn't and one blemish on the left wing which has me stuffed as to what caused it. The Model Master Aluminum (buffable) paint is not too bad as it allows you to polish it to a variety of sheens so you can leave it a little like it is starting to dull down in some areas while others are shiny.
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The paint job is mostly finished now with the usual problem of metalic finishes highlighting all the blemishes on the model. I don't want to keep fixing them as I reasonably, but not totally happy with the paint job.
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Re: Hobbyboss 1/48 MIG-17 PFU - upated 28 Sep 18

Postby harvs73 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:02 pm

It is finally up in it's wheels now. I am actually amazed at how little weight I needed to put in to the nose of the model to keep it down. The green nose is just a test colour which I think I will end up masking off and airbrushing with Tamiya XF-5 as it is apparently similar to the right version of green.
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