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Wes Pennest
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1/48 GWH Ukrainian MiG-29 9-13 #57

December 24, 2021 · in Aviation · · 11 · 3.8K

You'll have to work at it, but if you want the best in scale, the kit is what you want. It does suffer slightly from over-engineering, like miniscule air data probes that are handed, and you will have to use filler on the lower engine shrouds no matter what you do. If you can overcome those speed-bumps the build isn't unworkable and you'll get a pleasing result.

Markings are for MiG-29 9-13 #57, which sports a huge digital Ukranian trident on the spine. I love the way digital camo looks, so this was a natural choice. The masks are from DNModel, and these are good masks, made of thin film with gentle adhesive. When you stick them down, they stay down and do not float on a thick layer of glue; when you want them to come up, they pull up without leaving any residue.

I tried and failed to use the multi-part masks for the national insignia, so I sourced appropriate surrogates from the spares box. I do not yet possess the aptitude to properly align multiple levels of circular paint masks, and decals are so much easier. Once I get the appropriate bort numbers, I'll stick them on, but until then I'm calling this one done.

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  1. A spectacular result, Wes!
    Love the camo, you did an excellent job on it!

  2. Amazing paint job.

  3. Fantastic! Love the paint and finish

  4. Very impressive maskmanship !

  5. That’s really well done, Wes!

  6. What an outstanding result, Wes @avispa93
    The entire build including the camo look superb.

  7. Wow Wes, what a beautiful build, that Digital came is fantastic. Massive congrats on it man. unbelievable.

  8. Quite the paint job, and overall excellent result - well done!

  9. Lovely camo job mate! I used those masks myself.
    Impressive build!

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