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Marcus Vinicius Teixeira Borges
One of the many which brought trouble to the UN aircraft…this one with the Chinese insignia…who knows if it had a Russian pilot occasionally…
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Spiros Pendedekas said on September 13, 2020
That’s a great MiG-15, Marcus!
I love all those interesting Chinese camps of the time.
Your camp looks fantastic!
Marcus Vinicius Teixeira Borges said on September 13, 2020
Thanks Spiro,I must have courage to replace that canopy though…
John vd Biggelaar said on September 13, 2020
Great build of this MiG, Marcus.
Camouflage is fantastic, may I ask how you did achieve this?
Tks John,free-handed…Tamiya paint,Aztek A470 black-tipped (.3mm) airbrush…
George R Blair Jr said on September 13, 2020
Great looking plane, Marcus (@mvtb). The camouflage is especially striking.
Bob Bailey said on September 13, 2020
Marcus….super-duper camo job, reflecting great skill and patience with the airbrush. All good.
Thanks Bob,indeed I had to be patient for there are too curves all around…all hte best!
Tom Cleaver said on September 13, 2020
From the research I did for “MiG Alley,” the Chinese MiG-15s were flown by Chinese in their own units, while the Soviets operated in their own units. It’s truly amazing what the Chinese were able to do, when you learn they put a pilot into a MiG-15 and sent him into combat with maybe 150 hours total time. About the time a US pilot had when he was first introduced to a T-33 for 100 hours before even thinking about climbing in an F-86 for another 100 hours training before going to Korea.
The camouflage scheme is amazing. What a great demonstration of airbrushing talent!
Glad to have you here Tom,always claryfing the historical background.Thank very much!
Robert Royes said on September 13, 2020
Tks Bob,all the best!
Thomas Woo said on September 14, 2020
Amazing paint job. Looks great!
Marcus Vinicius Teixeira Borges said on September 15, 2020
Greg Kittinger said on September 14, 2020
Fantastic scheme, and well-executed. Well done.
Thank you Greg!
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