MiG-15 UTI, Iraq Air Force / HobbyBoss 1:72 /
MiG-15 is a very popular plane, so common for Warsaw Pact countries. Almost 18,000 were produced, but mostly MiG-15 is associating with overall silver look. I decided to break that and choose some unusual paint scheme for my model. Decals for Iraq Air Force from Saddam Hussein era were added to HobbyBoss kit. Rather is immposible to determine exacly look of that plane, becouse non of photos from service time could be find. Any way, in my opinion model should has weathered, exploited colors of camouflage due to exploatation in desert conditions. To achive that I used some strong highlights of base colors and thick oils washes. Model is almost build out of the box, I just added some scratches in cockpit. I like to place my models in context of proper place and time, so I did a little vignette that present a edge of concret runway somwhere at Iraq’s desert.
Hope You gonna enjoy my first article at iModeler,
Regards from Poland!
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