Russian Air power [1/144]

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  1. shika

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    SU-27
    SU-34
    SU-47

    and Mig 1.44

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  2. shika

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    Flanker and Berkut

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    Fullback Flanker and 1.144

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    Cool Russian jets Shika.Have you built any Mig-15s or Mig-21s?

    Cheers,
    Douglas :cool:
  5. shika

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    Dear Douglas,

    I've built Mig-15 but in larger scale 1/72.
    For Mig-21, I couldn't find a template.

    However, I've cut Mig-19 but need time and a lot of energy to built since there are so many tiny parts. ^ ^
  6. freddyman

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    shika, you can find a mig 21 at paragons site.(i dont know if i spelled it right). i love the russian fighters.especially the platapus(su-34).
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    They look good! Good work Shika!
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    nice and rather simple models. Love the MiG!
  9. MilanX3

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    Those are really great. Did you design them from scratch or did u get them from a pre-existing model layout? Where did you find them in that case?

    Thanks
    Rich
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    Hi MilanX3,
    They are templates by Ojimak. Original scales are various, 1/60, 1/80, etc
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  12. MilanX3

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    Ah yes, I have his Mirage IIIC printed in 1/100. I have never built one of his kits, do you have any tips for an easy build? Do you use card or normal printer paper? I am curious to see how it will come out on my first try.

    Excellent builds!
    Milan
  13. shika

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    Dear MilanX3,

    What kind of color printer do you have? If you have laser printer, I'd suggest 120 grams laser printer paper. It has flexibility and the color are still in good condition when we roll, fold, etc.

    If you have inkjet paper, 120 grams or 150 grams paper is a good choice but you have to be careful when you roll or fold. If the color is damaged, you might be able to fix it with poster color.

    The 80 gram paper is too thin and not so good in shape forming.

    Good luck,

    Shika ^ ^
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    i suggest doing his mirage or concorde first, for they are one of the eaisests to biuld. you can use a light weight cadstock such as 150 gams will allow his planes to have the best glide peformence and durability. i also suggest to give some of his models more curves to give it a much more realistic apperence. hope this solves your questions.
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    I printed it out (Mirage IIIC) on normal printer paper, I assume the 80 you mentioned. My printer is an HP inkjet...seems like a bad start! :p
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    well, not nessisaraly a bad start.you can still make a good model with 80 gam paper, but the streanth of it is not really disireable unless you reienforce it.(expirenced it with my f-15 and f-22, who are in the trash right now).that is if you want it to fly.the paper can still be used well fo a stationary model.
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    Dear Warren61,

    Mig-21 Paragon Card model. A little bit bigger than 1/144.

    And comparing with silver Mig-21 1/144 F-toys plastic model.

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    Yes, I never intended it to fly (Ojimak's are designed to fly??) So for 80 gram paper is it ok just to build it from the printout, or what reinforcements would I need...a couple of migs?? :)
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    some are disgned to fly. others are said that they can fly but really can't.i attempted the su-34 a year ago with 80 gram paper and it turned out good without reinforcements.once i made f-22 out of the 80 gram paper and realize that it had some weak points around the frontal fusalage. so what i did is that i printed out another two more. one for the body,other for rienforcent, and i glue them together at the weak spots and a significent change has happend with its strength . the models it pretty well made itself even when printed on the weaker paper sometimes, so i suggest for you to make a test model,find the problems, and try to fix then if you can
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    Yes, it looks very well designed. Someone mentioned the Mirage IIIC was one of the easier ones to make, this might also give me some luck making an 80 gram version of it. Maybe it has some design features that will make it easy on the lighter paper.