Jump to content
ARC Discussion Forums

Sign in to follow this  
muswp1

ICM and Zveda MiG-31 Foxhounds

Recommended Posts

I was unboxing some models that were stored when I moved and I found 2 1/72 MiG-31 Foxhounds, a RoG rebox of the Zveda kit and a white box ICM kit.  Which one is the better kit in terms of accuracy?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

IIRC, ICM somewhat cleaned up on the Condor molds on the latest boxing, but I think Zvezda kit had somewhat more detail in some areas (though it also had rather heavy panel lines).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I built the ICM one a few years ago.  It turns out OK, but I used lots of putty and it is not finely detailed like more modern kits.

 

Here is a gallery link.. ICM Mig-31

 

Edited by DutyCat

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Good job DutyCat.  Something I just thought of, did the MiG-31 ever carry R-40 Acrids in real life?  I see them on kits all the time, but I don't think I've ever seen a pic with them loaded.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have the Zvezda one in my stash somewhere and from what I recall from fondling it years ago, it had panel lines that were a little too deep and I also had the Condor one which had panel lines that were too shallow. :doh:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, muswp1 said:

Good job DutyCat.  Something I just thought of, did the MiG-31 ever carry R-40 Acrids in real life?  I see them on kits all the time, but I don't think I've ever seen a pic with them loaded.

 

NO idea!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, JackMan said:

I have the Zvezda one in my stash somewhere and from what I recall from fondling it years ago, it had panel lines that were a little too deep and I also had the Condor one which had panel lines that were too shallow. :doh:

I think the ICM kit is a reboxed Condor kit.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
47 minutes ago, DutyCat said:

I think the ICM kit is a reboxed Condor kit.

They initially reboxed the Condor kit, but later released their own mold. Their own version (like their MiG-29C and MiG-25PD/PDS kits) is a vastly improved version of the Condor kit, with far better details, panel lines, and fit. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, muswp1 said:

did the MiG-31 ever carry R-40 Acrids in real life? 

 

Yes.

 

mig31b-592.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...