Tamiya 1/48th MiG-15 N. Korean Air Force, Korean War 1952
To say the nifty Tamiya Mig-15 was a joy to build would not say enough how fun it was to build. Though reading that the tail is more MiG-17 than how the -15 should be is the only negative point of the kit that has been brought up on some reviews. Though I do have a MiG-17 in the stash, I haven’t compared it to see as I really don’t know how to tell anyway. Such details don’t bother me. Now it would be if the tail is more like an F-104 than we can say, geez that is not even correct. Otherwise it is a model to build and enjoy have fun and relax. What is nice that Tamiya provided a weight for the nose to keep it down, nice touch. I used the Eduards zoom set for the cockpit. Aeromaster Korean War MiG aces Pt II 48-230. Using the first scheme of an aircraft flown by Russian Commander IP Galyshevsky and yes Russian pilots did fly combat missions for the N. Koreans in the Korean War. Using Polly Scale Dark Earth, Tamiya Dk Green over Tamiya Flat Black. Aeromaster Russian Hub Green for the wheels. The rear fuselage section is separate to reveal a nicely detailed Nene Turbojet engine. I have a shot with the old Monogram MiG-15 built a few years ago. The Mono 15 is a little larger compared to the Tam 15. All in all a fun build. Thanks for viewing.
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