Trumpeter 1/32 Mig kits?

Any comments regarding the build quality of the Trumpeter 1/32 Mig 15,17 and

19? Thanks, jim
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jimbol51
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Have them all, including the Mig-21. The -19 and -21 are the best of the four, very impressive.

The -15 and -19 are very much like the Tamiya offering in 1/48, and the surface finish is a bit pebbly...nothing a little Mr Surfacer shouldn't be able to handle, though. Worst feature of each is the canopy - fortunately, Squadron has vac ones available - SQ9408.

There are also a goodly assortment of other aftermarket items available for all four.

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Rufus

There are build articles online in the major modeling websites. Google is your friend :)

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Jessie C

That should be the -15 and -17 are like the Tamiya MiG-15.

Dave

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Dave Williams

Decals, for starters. I never use kit decals. Then for the -15 and -17 the Squadron Mig-15 canopy is a must.

I also never build without photo etch; I have all of the available Eduard sets for all of my Migs. The ones for the -19 are REALLY extensive...the one for the engines is particularly nice.

And I'd look at the resin SM-2 seat from Cutting Edge for the -15, -17, and -19; I like seats without straps and prefer to make my own usinf masking tape and Waldron buckles. An alternate to using photo etch would be to use a complete Cutting Edge resin cockpit set - they have them for the -15, -17, and -21. Keep in mind that some of the cockpit items for the -15 and -17 can be used interchangably (like that canopy). Their -15 intake splitter is a nice chunk too, but I think you can work with the kit part. I also have resin gunsights for my -15 and -17 from somewhere...but I can't recall who's.

I also have a set of brass landing gear for my -15 and -17 from G-Factor...but only because I have an in with the manufacturer. I'm not sure where you can pick those up, or if Ernie is even producing them any longer - they were early examples of his castings, and nowhere near the quality of his fantastic ones for the F-105 kits. But they'll work. I think Brookhurst Hobbies may carry his stuff.

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Rufus

Oops...when yer right, yer right. Sorry 'bout that.

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Rufus

Rufus,

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jimbol51

There's a guy I know up in Fresno that is producing brass landing gear for several kits - his company is called G-Factor (last I heard), and the latest I've seen/procured from him are a seriously fantastic set of brass gear for my 1/32 Trumpeter F-105G, also seen at a recent IPMS Nats:

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I was introduced to "Evil" Ernie by a friend of mine whom is a former Naval Ordnanceman that consults with (and shakes his head at..) a lot of modelers in the Fresno area. I got my set of F-105 gear from another friend that attended that particular Nats and brought them back for me. I think the only way to get G-Factor products is to contact Ernie directly - info is at the bottom of the 1st above link.

As I mentioned, the gear for the Mig-15/17 kits were one of his first efforts, and as such were not of the quality of his F-105 set...look like they were cast from the kit parts - but they are workable if Ernie is still producing them.

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Rufus

Funny when I took a really close look at the Mig 15 that they have on display here at the San Diego Aerospace Museum it really is pretty crude compared to the Sabre. Those Mig pilots had to watch their arms and legs as there were some pretty unfinished internal surfaces to the Mig. I guess what I am trying to say is that although raw I'm sure that I could make Ernie's landing gear material work! jim

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jimbol51

Yes. They aren't "hideous", but my examples have a bit of flash on them, and metal flash is a bit more difficult to deal with than plastic flash...they are also still on the gates/sprues - not free parts like the F-105 set (that F-105 set is almost jeweler's quality). So you'll need a jeweler's bow saw to free them, as well as a set of files.

...that is, unless my castings are pre-prod and he's refined them since then, and assuming you can get them at all.

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Rufus

Building reports on Trumpeter 1/32 MIG kits can also be seen at my site at....

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Enjoy modelling and Happy new year! Meindert

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Meindert

Thanx for sharing.

VERY nice P 6 M Seamaster !!!!!!!!!!!!!

You just made my fathers and my day with this one !

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Willshak

Sorry, you're right. I had to put some of these older pages on a separate server and pages were moved recently. Link URL have been corrected now.

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rgds, Meindert

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Meindert

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