Airfix 1/72 MIG-15
My fourth monthly ‘staying-at-home, no-frills, stash-reduction, build and paint’ project–June edition. A nice little kit that was one of Airfix’s new generation. Apparently it received mixed reviews because the fuselage is a little short and stubby compared to the real thing. One online discussion board indicated that it hasn’t been reissued since the first run. Otherwise the kit is right in line with the early new Airfix kits. Nice but modest cockpit detailing. The recessed panel lines are a little thick and inconsistent in places. The fit was well done, needing an absolute minimum amount of filling and sanding. I finished it with various shades of Xtreme Metals aluminium. I wish I had spent more time smoothing the surfaces before painting though. It will be a nice companion to the Airfix 1:72 F-86 already on my shelf.
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