New 1/144 build

Discussion in 'Internet Finds' started by Texman, Feb 20, 2006.

  1. Texman

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    After a bit away, decided to do a kit bash/hack/scratch build of a
    unique plane, the Mig-21I. This was a wing shape test bed for the
    T-144 wing. This build represents the first aircraft, with the smaller
    wing, which crashed. Used the main fuselage and vertical stabilizer from
    an old IAF Mig-21pf, the forward windscreen, canopy, spine, and landing gear from Marek's Mig-21bis, and the wings were scratchbuilt.

    About 14 hours from idea to posting. Not bad for a weekend. Thanks
    to my wife for letting me have some solid build time this weekend.

    Ray

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  2. Texman

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    Another shot...

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  3. Jim Krauzlis

    Jim Krauzlis Active Member

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    Wicked Awesome, Ray!:grin:

    You just have to post a few more photos, please? Can you give us some idea of her size at 1/144 with a scale reference? I have a feeling this is a nice, small build of only a few inches but the photos and build are so well done it probably looks larger than it is.

    Really nice looking model!

    Cheers!
    Jim
  4. Texman

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    Jim,

    Just for you...the wingspan is 2.25 inches

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  5. Texman

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    And for our Euro bearing friends...

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  6. Jim Krauzlis

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    See! I KNEW it!:grin:

    All the more spectacular!

    Thanks, Ray!

    Cheers!
    Jim
  7. Ashrunner

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    Very nicely done, Texman. You plan any others? The MiG-21 was a favored testbed.
  8. Texman

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    Hey Ash,

    I do have 4 other Mig-21's lined up, Mig-21f, pf, bis, and um, all printed and
    cut out, ready to assemble. Don't have any other test bed versions, yet.

    Ray
  9. Ashrunner

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    MiG-21 is one of the favored aircraft in my lineup of aircraft. It was also the first Soviet aircraft which I had the opportunity to climb into the cockpit. Had several aircraft to choose from as the first, and the Fishbed was the heavy metal of choice that day. Also sat in a MiG-23 and one of the early Su aircraft...don't remember which, but think it was a -7. This was in 1983, at the Red Flag Threat Museum at Nellis AFB. I believe the museum is now called the Threat Museum. Interesting place now, even more so in the middle of the Cold War.
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    well...

    [​IMG]

    ...soon 8)
  11. Dan Munteanu

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    Excellent work!:grin:
  12. Texman

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    GO NOBI, GO NOBI, GO NOBI!!

    Ray