Soviet NMF Jets
This family of Russian aircraft includes the Mig-17, Mig-19 and Mig-21. They are all Trumpeter 1/32nd scale and are all finished with varying shades of Model Master “Buffable Metalizer” in the rattle cans, followed by a brushed-on coat of Future/Pledge as a sealer, then decaled. All required considerable nose weight and I found an easy solution to that ‘problem’. I cut off a finger of a latex glove and filled it with No. 8 birdshot lead pellets, then super-glued the the end closed. This eliminates the possibility of loose BB’s rolling around inside the models AND it’s flexible enough to contort into those hard-to-reach areas in the nose of some models. I used that same method just last week when I built that EA-6A Intruder – (I think that required the middle finger)…for enough WEIGHT, I mean!
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