GWH 1/48 Mig 29AS "Digital Camougflage"
After completing the build of this Mig 29AS, I put it on open display to examine for possible flaws. In no time, a giant mantis flew in and settled on the model. I promptly took a photograph and returned the insect back to the wild.
I guess that the mantis was disorientated than attracted to the model. Nonetheless, the camouflage scheme offered by GWH to this model is certainly eye catching. The model is relatively easy to build. So, is the large decal set to apply, Usually, the application of large decals is a tricky issue for many reasons. But, not in this case.
@blackmopane - Fantastic photo Rafi! Monster movie in the making right there.
Thank you Brian
Great model and great photo.
I had a similar experience some time ago. I give you here a giant ant, the size of a Sea Fury.
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Thank you Marcello,
Great job on this build, Rafi.
By the way...Good thing she didn't eat your aircraft after it's "encounter"!
Thank you Gary,
She was not in the mood for eating. Unfortunately, I found outside her carcass two days later.
You’ve made a neat job of that kit, and you’re about the transfers, they work very well. I built the Tiger on the Tail version a few years ago for the Year of the Cat group build we had here.
Thank you George,
The tiger tail looks more attractive, but I wanted a more homogeneous digital camouflage.
Great model and what an unusual situation! Did a dogfight happen or did the mantis give up?
Thank you Eduardo,
She was on her last days, which explains the unusual behavior.
New Russian weapon or monster movie (Ukraine Vs The Giant Praying Mantis)?
New Marvel feature..
What a great paintjob on that mantis, Rafi! 🙂
Thank you Felix!
Used to see those critters all the time. Now, hardly ever. Great digitalis.
Thank you Bill,
Same here, unfortunately.
Excellent result, Rafi @blackmopane
At first I thought it was a toy you placed on your aircraft, insects are such amazing creatures.
How did you apply that amazing digital scheme?
Thank you John,
The decals set nicely without additional measures. Some more angular areas required cutting the decals to avoid creasing. In all, it is a very good kit.
Fantastic job, Rafi!
Now, this is a BIG mantis!
Thank you Spiros!
The females are much larger than males.
Beautiful job on this jet, Rafi! I've been wanting a GWH MiG-29 for myself, your build is an inspiration.
Also, your headline photo reminds me of "Mystery Science Theater:3000".
Thank you Anna!
Enjoy your build.
Looks fantastic! Wonder if they make a set of decals for 1/72...
Thank you Greg.
I believe that Foxbot Decals have schemes for the 1/72 scale