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1/48 ICM MiG-3


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Another day, and another new project starts. This time it’s an ICM 1/48 MiG-3, the first combat aircraft of the MiG dynasty. I’m adding some Kits World 3-D decal seat harness belts and a Cutting Edge IP to this project, and will be making it in the markings of one of the top Soviet aces, Aleksandr Pokryskhin. Flying first the MiG-3 then later the P-39 Airacobra, he amassed more kills than any western Allied ace.

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last night at IPMS, I started construction and built up the gem of the engine that this kit has

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I still have a few more projects to wrap up before I go full bore into this one, but I’m really liking it so far.

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36 minutes ago, Mark Deliduka said:

Nice! That almost looks like it would run!

If Dave Fredericks was building this kit, it would run 😉 But not mine… 😆

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Now that my last project is all wrapped up, I’m resuming work on this one, plus working on my Yellow Wing F2A as well. I’ll bounce back and forth between the two while glue or paint dries.
Today I built the cockpit and added some interior parts on the cowling area.

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More to come soon as paint goes on… 

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The rest of todays bench session was spent on my Mig-3. 

First up I drilled out and added the exhaust pipes to the engine

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Then I began all the base color painting. The two different colors on the fuselage interior are due to the materials used. The rear of the fuselage is wooden while the front is metal. According to what I’ve read, the Soviets used different color lacquers on each material

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I also prepped the Cutting Edge IP for assembly and installation.

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