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Great Wall Hobby 1/48 MiG-29 all new tooled

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23 hours ago, Mr Matt Foley said:

 

You sir are a Tamiya 1/32 F-16 Thunderbirds Hoarder!! As such, I honor your collection......

Lol thanks! I bought those as they were starting to disappear from stock years ago. They are such awesome kits to build!

 

 

23 hours ago, ViperZero said:

 

WOW! That seems you have a awesome Fulcrums herd, and more other birds in your stash. :jaw-dropping:

 

Yeah the Fulcrum is my favorite Russian fighter jet followed by the flanker family. The fulcrum may not have the best combat record but its aesthetically pleasing IMO.

 

22 hours ago, ijozic said:

 

So, they've messed up the shapes somewhat, but not disturbingly so (like e.g. the Revell kit), got it, thanks. Though I'm more into the late Cold War era myself than the later stuff, I need to get an SMT as that huge hump gives it a pretty cool appearance, IMHO. Perhaps even more so on a 1/32 kit, so given a good eBay deal, I might consider the Trumpy one instead.

 

What about the R-27 missiles, pylons and the exhausts? IIRC, there were some serious issues with those on the Su-27 kit, but I have the MiG-29M kit somewhere and IIRC the pylons and R-27 missiles looked more or less pretty good to me (certainly not requiring replacement by Zactoman's parts). Thus, I'd expect they reused them on the A/S/SMT kits, but I've read some complaints regarding the missiles and that the exhausts are a step down from those provided with the 29M.

 

I didn't really study the 1/32 kits, but looking at your photo of the Fulcrum A, I do get an impression that the exhausts might be undersized in diameter?

The missiles and pylons are alright, they look like what they are supposed to. The zacto goodies are much better. I didn't pick up the M version so the exhaust on it i couldn't comment on. The exhaust nozzles are very passable but again the Zacto ones are better. I built my A model OOTB and i'd give the Trumpy kit about a 7 out of 10 overall.  The GWH mig-29 gets a 9.5 outta 10 from me

 

 

22 hours ago, Alpagueur said:

 

wow 10 fulcrums in your stash, 1 smt included!

and great camo for your trumpy bird....

 

 Thanks it was an easy build. :cheers: I actually have about 20ish mig-29s in 1/48 and 1/32. 

 

21 hours ago, Mr Matt Foley said:

 

And he is Debt Free and Lovin' it!!  What a great life!

 

  Indeed. Dave Ramsey is the bomb diggity! Well not 100% completely debt free more like 90%. lol. My monthly bills are pretty small and that is why I can afford my Plastic addiction.  I drive a 2004 suburban with 230K miles its been paid off for years. No hot rods, no RV or camper, no beach house, no fancy new car or latest $1k cell phone, older house with a very manageable payment,  etc. Hardly any stress and the Jones' envy me lol. I used to drag race cars many years ago and THAT is an expensive (expletive?) hobby.  I got outta that and I learned my lesson on from there...

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21 hours ago, The Dude said:

The missiles and pylons are alright, they look like what they are supposed to. The zacto goodies are much better. I didn't pick up the M version so the exhaust on it i couldn't comment on. The exhaust nozzles are very passable but again the Zacto ones are better. I built my A model OOTB and i'd give the Trumpy kit about a 7 out of 10 overall.  The GWH mig-29 gets a 9.5 outta 10 from me

 

Thanks for the reply. Do you perhaps have some shot of the Trumpy MiG from the back showing the exhausts? There's not that many builds of the Trumpy kit out there.

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5 hours ago, ijozic said:

 

Thanks for the reply. Do you perhaps have some shot of the Trumpy MiG from the back showing the exhausts? There's not that many builds of the Trumpy kit out there.

 

Add another person interested in the rear end of the Fulcrum.....

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13 hours ago, ijozic said:

 

Thanks for the reply. Do you perhaps have some shot of the Trumpy MiG from the back showing the exhausts? There's not that many builds of the Trumpy kit out there.

 

7 hours ago, Mr Matt Foley said:

 

Add another person interested in the rear end of the Fulcrum.....

 

Sure, here is a few shots of my in progress UB..

 

29exh.1_zpsv5rlump0.jpg

 

29exh2_zps2g4s0yue.jpg

 

29exh3_zpsiac3oyud.jpg

 

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8 hours ago, The Dude said:

Sure, here is a few shots of my in progress UB..

29exh3_zpsiac3oyud.jpg

 

 

Thanks for the photos. I do still get the impression that the space between the engines is a bit too wide (especially the airbrake) making the engines and exhausts a bit more narrow than they should be. When I complete my GWH kit, I will compare it with this photo.

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2 hours ago, ijozic said:

 

Thanks for the photos. I do still get the impression that the space between the engines is a bit too wide (especially the airbrake) making the engines and exhausts a bit more narrow than they should be. When I complete my GWH kit, I will compare it with this photo.

 

Thanks. The nozzles look pretty nice, especially when compared to the 29M release. But Zacto's nozzles are a piece of art in comparison. I'm waiting for the Trumpy Fulcrum C reviews before I jump on one.

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5 hours ago, ijozic said:

 

Thanks for the photos. I do still get the impression that the space between the engines is a bit too wide (especially the airbrake) making the engines and exhausts a bit more narrow than they should be. When I complete my GWH kit, I will compare it with this photo.

Well on this one I still haven't installed the smaller second part if the inside burner cans yet if that is what you mean?

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20 hours ago, Mr Matt Foley said:

 

Add another person interested in the rear end of the Fulcrum.....

 

 

That just sounds wrong, so wrong.....   :monkeydance:

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1 hour ago, The Dude said:

Well on this one I still haven't installed the smaller second part if the inside burner cans yet if that is what you mean?

 

I see that, I just mean if you look at your photo I quoted, the width of the space between the engines and especially the width of the airbrake compared to the width of the engines.. the ratio looks a bit off if I roughly compare it to GWH for instance.

 

Meaning, I get the impressions that the engine bays should be a bit wider and the space between them and the airbrake a bit more narrow. It's just an impression, though, as my GWH is not in that stage yet so I could take a photo and then do some measuring and comparisons.

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2 hours ago, habu2 said:

 

That just sounds wrong, so wrong.....   :monkeydance:

 

Yes. I tried to use a different word instead of "Rear" and it wouldn't let me do so.

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37 minutes ago, ijozic said:

 

I see that, I just mean if you look at your photo I quoted, the width of the space between the engines and especially the width of the airbrake compared to the width of the engines.. the ratio looks a bit off if I roughly compare it to GWH for instance.

 

Meaning, I get the impressions that the engine bays should be a bit wider and the space between them and the airbrake a bit more narrow. It's just an impression, though, as my GWH is not in that stage yet so I could take a photo and then do some measuring and comparisons.

 

Large Scale Planes has a couple of threads on the problems with the Trumpy kit, including one build thread. As long as it is better than the old Revell 1/32 kit, Ill give it a shot.

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Matt, have you seen Cold War Studio's new Mig-29 A (9.12) cockpit set? Looks amazing. Included a new cast resin canopy.

 

 

 

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