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AFV F-5E/F (MIG-28) 1/48 This is going to be my first attempt at scale model aircraft in probably the last 20 years. I recently got back into the hobby (after I found an unfinished Tamiya Tiger I from almost 2 decades ago...which then led to 2 more Tigers, a Panther, and a Stug build) and now I wanted to get back to where it all began. After recently seeing Top Gun, for only god knows what time, I figured this would be the perfect place to start. I initially wanted to dive right into the Tomcat, especially after seeing the new Tamiya kits, but I decided to slow it down a bit and try at something simpler (and cheaper), in case I really screw something up. Which brings me to the "MIG-28". After some quick searches, it seemed that the AFV kit is one of the better/newer ones out there so I made the jump and scooped it up. After opening the box and going through some sprues, it seems that there would need to be some aftermarket additions; primarily the ejection seat (the one in the kit is pretty anemic) from Quickboost, some canopy decals (seals) from Furball, Quickboost flight stick, and lastly maybe (maybe not) some AIM-9L/M's as the ones included in the kit are the P variant. Not really sure why they went with the P variant when, even on the box, they clearly show the L/M variant (also seen in the movie). Anyway, this will probably be a slow roller due to work schedule, but I will do my best to keep it going. Here is what I've done so far. Started working on the cockpit...holy cow, I think my eyeballs are bleeding. I might have to invest in some magnifiers at 33 years old. Primed everything with MMP Grey primer. The base coat is MMP Aircraft Grey FS16473, the black is Tamiya XF-85 Tire Black. Now, looking at some other images scale model and limited real in-cockpit shots, I'm thinking the Aircraft Grey is too light...what do you guys think? I may have to give them a wash with some oils/panel liner. To be Continued....
Here's one for our Cold War and artillery veterans: I'd like to build an M109A3 and M548 paired in road march, EUSAREUR, 1980s. When rolling along with the guns, what did M548s typically haul? Ammunition (per the AFV club kit), other gear, or crew? Or a combination these?