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Title: Mig31 Firefox
Post by: TK Iain on February 10, 2018, 03:28:02 am
(https://i.imgur.com/HMTj1vb.jpg)

Done and dusted with the Anigrand 1/48 Mig31 Firefox from the 1982 film starring Clint Eastwood.

This is the first all resin kit I have built in about 30yrs and with the Super Star Destroyer build looming on the horizon this was a bit of much needed practice working with resin and highlighted the fact that I need to get an appropriate respirator before the next auction build.

(https://i.imgur.com/o7esfvF.jpg)

At 16" in length this builds up to make a big kit and it was a delight to put together. I really have to get another to add to "The Stash" and would advise any fans of the film to get one as it is a crackin' kit to display.

(https://i.imgur.com/T3irXzW.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/YZx1lwy.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/qrgybze.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/ZDhAvYt.jpg)

It does'nt come with a pilot figure but I managed to get a resin Mig31 pilot at 1/48 scale on Ebay and it fitted the cockpit perfectly. I did toy with lighting up the engines and the flare/chaff dispensers as seen in the film but the detail on those parts was just too good to ruin with drilling holes so I shelved that idea. The one light I did install was in the cockpit to emulate the homing device Clint activates to find Mother 1.

(https://i.imgur.com/lkVGqU3.jpg)
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(https://i.imgur.com/VnYBIXd.jpg)
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(https://i.imgur.com/Adx5mbr.jpg)

And as always a short video to close off this post,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2Bn34k_y4o
Title: Re: Mig31 Firefox
Post by: whb64 on February 11, 2018, 09:25:17 pm
Very cool!
Title: Re: Mig31 Firefox
Post by: ImWolf on February 12, 2018, 03:05:02 am
Lookin' sweet Iain..... I love the panel lines on this kit and how they stick out....  Did you accent them with a pencil or anything along the way?

Wolf
Title: Re: Mig31 Firefox
Post by: madmonk on February 12, 2018, 03:55:27 am
Great build Iain, got to be one of the best Sci-Fi plane designs.
Title: Re: Mig31 Firefox
Post by: TK Iain on February 12, 2018, 04:43:50 am
Thanks guys!

Wolf - the panel lines are as you see them - very well defined on the kit.
Title: Re: Mig31 Firefox
Post by: starsiegeplayer on February 12, 2018, 09:54:50 pm
Wow, that is a huge bird. 
Title: Re: Mig31 Firefox
Post by: Wenessanut on February 13, 2018, 01:37:57 am
You made a great model. It really helped. I will try to do some, I will take to show.