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Justin Bronk
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Trumpeter Mig-3 in VVS Winter colours, 1/48

January 2, 2023 · in Aviation · · 18 · 0.9K

A quick build over Christmas of a fighter in a weathered but not totally worn through camo scheme from a scale Trumpeter kit. I tried out going for some more aggressive chipping effects but didn't really like it and so went for a less worn look since these birds often didn't have a very long service life anyway.

A companion for my winter Bf-109G from last autumn.

As ever, I did a little video slideshow video of the build for any interested:

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18 responses

  1. Looks wonderful, Justin!
    Happy New Year!

  2. Really beautiful MiG3, Justin @britflyer
    The weathering looks exactly right to me.
    All the best for 2023.

  3. One of Trumpeters best kits it seems, and you got the best out of it Justin. Well done, I like it

    • Thanks Pedro! I've only made two Trumpeter kits in the past few years (the other being a J-10B jet fighter) and both have been broadly impressive as far as my own experience went... a bit more filling and careful assembly needed than Tamiya, and surface detail isn't up to Eduard standards but still better than Airfix and Revell I reckon...?

  4. Great looking MiG-3, nice job on the finished look. 👍

  5. Nice work, Justin.

  6. Time well spent over Christmas, Justin, just the right amount of weathering.

  7. G'day Justin (@britflyer),
    A great build of a sexy aircraft.

  8. Very nice! I think she looks nicely weathered.

  9. Really nice! Love that Green Hearts 109, too.

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