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  1. Okay, here are the first ten photos! http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk195/s.../MiG-355001.jpg I can't think of better box art outside of Italeri's watercolor 'framable' boxes http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk195/s.../MiG-355002.jpg Such nice packaging. Such a shame to have to ruin it. http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk195/s.../MiG-355003.jpg I drew a top profile and traced the wing to get an idea of how to mold the shape. http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk195/s.../MiG-355004.jpg Here was what i ended up with. http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk195/s.../MiG-355005.jpg Another view of the proposed wing shape. Anyone think of the X-02 Wyvern (ace combat 4/5/zero) http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk195/s.../MiG-355006.jpg (isn't he adorable? ) Sorry, couldn't help myself. He saw me eating a brownie while working on the wing profile and started begging. http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk195/s.../MiG-355007.jpg I honestly don't get why beautiful, shapely jets are built with the curves interrupted by open landing rear doors and ugly struts(just my opinion), so I always build mine with the gear stowed, and the model in flight. I decided to assemble the nacells and glue in the doors at this point. word of advice, Hasegawa's 1:72 29' doors practially fall in place. thse on the other hand... http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk195/s.../MiG-355008.jpg Her are the upper and lower halves glued and dryign. Good thing I'm trying out Milliput, there are alot of small joints to fill. Still a great model. Love the Mig-29. Wish Neomega would begin production of the 9-13 spine again though...sigh. http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk195/s.../MiG-355009.jpg Here is thw wing cut from .080" styreme with a amaller piece of .040" styrene on top for profile (sorry for the glare, don't quite know how to use the camera still). http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk195/s.../MiG-355010.jpg Here are the wings mocked-up next to the upper fuselage. I really am liking this, and comparing the old wing shape to te new, the center of gravity/lift production should be about the same as the old wings. Let me tell you, I now know to use several layers of thin plastic. My right arm is going to be strong enough to pick up my dog after all the sanding I'm going to have to do for this. From pic 10, can anyone give em suggestions on canard shoulders/designs? BTW, the wings will be pivoted down from the mounting points, with the swept-forward section kinking back up.
  2. Alright, before I detail this project, I would like to apologize to everyone on this forum. I am sincerely sorry for the remarks I made about this country and beg the forgivness of everyone here. It is not my intent to make enemies and hope that I may start afresh. I also apologize for insulting the What-If Modeler's forum. Apparently I didn't dig deep enough and I passed judgment too soon. A YF-23 tailed F-15E? I know what I'm building after I use up my Italeri F-16c! (not sarcastic, really is cool looking) Anyway, sorry for running my mouth, It won't happen again. Now to the model... Mikoyan Mig-35.5 During the outbreak of WWIII, the Russian Socialist Democracy saw a need for a new point-defense fighter, as the Sukhoi T-50 had fallen short of manuverability goals and as such was relegated to ground attack and interception roles. Simultaneously, with the grounding of thier fleet of Mitsubishi F-3's, the Japanese Self-Defense Air Force saw the need of an interim fighter to serve as a maritime patrol/strike vehicle and as base defense while the Sukhoi Su-37.1 Nightmare was developed for mass production following the revelation of the F-122 Super Raptor. Mikoyan rose to the occasion, re-vamping three existing 9-13 class Mig-29Ub's, fitting shoulders and canards beside now nonexistent auxillary intakes. The RD-33 engines were replaced with RD-TR 21 thermonuclear turbojets, each developing 28,000 lbs of thrust without afterburner function. The wing mounts were modified and a verticall-variable W-shaped wing was installed on each root with differentiable dehidral capability. Rocket boosters were affixed at the mid-wing break, each generating 20,000 lbs of thrust for up to 150 seconds. The canards and elevators both received positive dehidral for increased manuverability. Avionics were completely replaced with supertechnology central computers capable of generating spontaneous sentient thought. The cockpit was also completely re-designed, with a central ejectable pod replacing ejection seats. Pilots would now be surrounded by virtual displays of the underside of the aircraft, and the control panels replaced with holographic interfaces. Controls were streamilined, the only visible inputs being two joysticks on each side on the pilot and foot pedals. Cockpit duplicated for backseater, as the variability of the new control interface meant that it could serve both roles. Nose section was deepened, the space formerly consumed by avionics now having an ASEA radar from the Mig-35. All the test pilots who dared to try flying the now-evil looking aircraft deemed in the most wonderful combat vehicle they had ever flown. Transient response, accelleration under all regimes, maximum-g load and angle of attack stability were all exceeded by a wide margin, and the variable wings meant that the aircraft could achieve different states of stability as needed for the given environment. Production was ordered and the Japanese Government promptly purchased 250 airframes to be delivered, with a provision for an extra cowling on the back for thier domestic InRADvis cloaking system. Israel considered the jet, but chose a domestically produced rebuild of thier aging Sufa fleet. The russian military bought 500 units as well. Weapons integration was improved drastically as well. Radar pods on the wingtips allowed for a new backfire system, consisting of a micro-missile launcher in place of the original airbrake. The GSh-30-1 was replaced with a reverse-engineered M-61 courtesy of the new Belgian-Dutch weapons program, also bringing with it a F-16 sized ammo drum. To balance the weight of the new, heavy gun, the right LEREX received a micro-missile laincher, twin launch tubes covered with an aerodynamic fairing and holding twice what the backfire system offered, eight salvos of four IR-guided missiles. The wings could carry four weapons each, the structure stressed to a ton for each hardpoint at six g's. Generally though, the intended loadout was six AA-12 Archer missiles on the inboard three pylons and a special micro-missile launcher/fuel tank on the outmost pylon, carrying six salvos of four missiles each. One hardpoint was fitted on each engine nacell for anti-ground ordinance or auxillary gear/fuel. The new aircraft proved itself extremely capable in combat situations, remaining in service for up to 50 years after the war, since it's modular construction and carbon-nanotube construction vastly extended the jet's life. Will try to get pictures up in a couple days if I can figure out how to put JPEG on this forum. What I mean by 'differentiable dehiedral' is what the wings on the SV51(macross zero) can do.
  3. Yes, many people are obviously more skilled with the holy brik than me, look at this lego VF-1 Valkyrie From Macross: http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=htt...v%3D2%26hl%3Den Good luck on the build!
  4. i didn't know Lego made model airplanes!
  5. I've built three 1:48 Italeri Tornados to date, a Marinefleiger, an ECR, and the ADV. All three have had the same problem: the right wing droops a few milimeters. What is the problem, because thy go together so nice and then the wing problem. Any empathy? any fixes? BTW, i cannot find any discrepancy between the tail and photos. Did the fix the mold awhile ago or what?
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