Mig-29, Farnborough, 1988. Hasegawa 1/72
As usual, I like to build planes with a story. This model represents the first Mig presented in an AirShow: Farnborough in 1988. It was the first time the Ocident saw the Fulcrum, so it was a big event 🙂 I leave on photo from it, too.
The kit is an old Hasegawa from 1987, which I bought used online for 3 pounds 🙂
I made some modifications, riveting, panel lines, a new seat and added some photoetched parts.
Some decals were from the box (too fragile. Beware, they rip a lot!) and others printed at home.
Apart from that, the kit was quite straight forward to build, with almost no putty need.
I present photos from the building process and some at the end, with and without the photoetched extras.
As usual, I'll be pleased to hear your honest opinion and critics on what's good and what's need to be improved, please.
Hope you like is as much as I enjoyed building it.
Good job on this one, couldn't do any better on an aircraft! Kudos
thks Michel! thats a compliment from you!
Nice presentation, sir...good all-around work.
Craig... always with a nice word for us!
Thks a lot
Very nice! Love all the extra touches you gave it. Well done.
Thks Greg! anything in particular to improve?
Great work! I really like the camo! ?
Thks so much! I grabbed some photos from the airshow and painted it as it was (or, at least, tried to).
Great job Manuel. Realy like the camo and the details like the FOD covers in the intakes and on top. I remember it caused a lot of exitement back in '88 for the MiG29 to be on this airshow.
Thks Ferry! It was nice building this bird! And the story behind her, helped.
I know she's a bit over weathered, but lets assume this was some months after the Airshow 😉
Great model. Surely on this small scale.
Tried my best! A long way to go, but pleased