MiG-29UB of the Azerbaijan Air Force
May 14, 2016 in Aviation
Here’s my rendition of the a plane that appears to have been sold by the Ukrainian AF to the Azerbaijan AF (as far as I can tell). It’s been stripped of its paint so it looks to be pretty weathered. I used an old Academy MiG-29UB kit that I bought over 15 years ago and built it pretty much out of the box because I wanted to see just how much painting alone could improve an average kit. I did use Wolfpack resin seats and a pitot from Master. The metal finish was a combination of Ak Xtreme Metal and Alclad. I also used Alclad clear yellow and armored glass along with white aluminum to produce the anodizing on the belly of the fuselage. The primer yellow was also a combination of Mr Paint Lemon Gray and Vallejo acrylics. The yellow acrylic was mixed using German Yellow, yellow, white and yellow green. This was used for the chipping effects since that can’t be done with the Mr Paint. I managed to match the two colors almost perfectly. The pink seal around the cockpit is a mixture of Vallejo red, skin tone and white. Weathering was just a simple use of Ammo of Mig panel washes. The exhausts turned out pretty well and although, not accurate they still look great because of the 11 different paints I used on them (Titanium, dark aluminum, pale burnt metal, burnt metal, jet exhaust, duraluminum, clear yellow, clear blue, clear violet, exhaust manifold, burnt iron).
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