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Exhuasts coming soon.

 

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These were made by modifying and adapting the exhausts Alexander made for the MiG-29M/K kit (also used for the Zactomodels Revell correction set).

They are now full depth.

 

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I'm working on instruction the sheet and production molds and expect to release them soon.

 

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:cheers:

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Excellent! I'll take 2 sets please.

Chuck

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On 2/18/2018 at 1:23 PM, Tomcatfreak said:

Chris, do you plan more stuff for the Trumpy MiG´s?

 

I'm open to suggestions.

 

Here's what I've got so far:

 

Chaff dispensers

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Wheels

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Pylons

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And missiles

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I'll be updating my website in the coming days with a section for the Trump MiGs.

 

:cheers:

 

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Hi Chris,

 

thank you for the update! How about a correct centerline fuel tank? Revell and Trumpeter arn´t correct. The APU tunnel is missing and the new Trumpy kits fuel tanks have positiv panellines...

 

Maybe you can also add a 4th weapon pylone to your collection. The BD3-UMK2B pylone is often seen on the Fulcrum. The MiG-29 can carry the big rocket pods and bombs on this pylone.

And what about a FOD set for the intakes and the plattform on top of the fuselage to cover the small intakes there?

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On 3/14/2018 at 4:42 PM, Tomcatfreak said:

How about a correct centerline fuel tank? Revell and Trumpeter arn´t correct. The APU tunnel is missing and the new Trumpy kits fuel tanks have positiv panellines...

 

Maybe you can also add a 4th weapon pylone to your collection. The BD3-UMK2B pylone is often seen on the Fulcrum. The MiG-29 can carry the big rocket pods and bombs on this pylone.

And what about a FOD set for the intakes and the plattform on top of the fuselage to cover the small intakes there?

Thanks for the suggestions Stephan :cheers:

I'll consider these but anticipate being pretty busy in the near future...

 

 

Corrected nosecone.

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The new nosecone is longer, has a corrected shape and a much finer pitot. It also corrects the cross section which is supposed to be round.

It will include a bulkhead that spreads the kit fuselage to better accommodate the round nosecone.

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Advanced warning!!! :bandhead2:

There will be some sanding and putty work necessary to make it fit.

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Here is how it fits without the bulkhead:

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Unfortunately with the odd shaped forward fuselage it was impossible to make a bolt-on accurate part.

My other option would have been to take this nosecone and file and sand it to where it does fit the fuselage without thebulkhead. It would still be a big improvement on the kit part but not as accurate as what I am providing. This is something you as a model maker can choose to do if you'd rather not use the bulkhead.

 

:cheers:

 

 

 

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chris, how is the rest of the fuselage?

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I slightly revised the shape of the outer exhaust petals to have a more accurate shape.

This is closer to the original part that Alexander made which I had to modify to fit, but didn't quite nail the shape.

 

Top is the new shape. Lower is the previous version that had too much curve on the petals.

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2 hours ago, karl h said:

chris, how is the rest of the fuselage?

It's got some problems but it's currently the best MiG-29 in 1/32... :doh:

The spine does not have a round enough cross section.

The engine humps aren't beefy enough towards the rear.

The lerx need to be extended forward a bit. The ones on the kit fade away where they should become sharper and extend forward.

The sides of the fuselage next to the cockpit lack the subtle vertical flat area.

The canopy (it's Trumpeter) should have a slightly higher arch (front view) and be a little more bulbous towards the rear (in side view).

Most would probably not notice these things unless they were very familiar with the MiG-29 and have a good eye for shapes.

There may be other things (very likely), but I've just been concentrating on the bigger issues where aftermarket can make a big difference. :santa:

I'd say it's an OK model. With some aftermarket it can be really nice. With some extra TLC it could be great.

 

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thanx for the reply, chris

i´m tempted to do another 29 after all the work i put into the revell kit (as you have seen :rolleyes:)

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Great looking stuff Chris! Do you have an estimate on when it will be available for order?

Chuck

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On 3/20/2018 at 5:50 PM, otis252 said:

Great looking stuff Chris! Do you have an estimate on when it will be available for order?

Chuck

Now available!!!

http://www.zactomodels.com/

 

MiG-29A BIG Combo is 10% off:

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I updated the pitot:

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:cheers:

 

 

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Posted (edited)

great work sir! I will be buying them for the next SMT (9.19) box.

the big problem in my opinion is that the engine nacelles are excessively spaced...

Edited by Alpagueur

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On 3/25/2018 at 10:40 AM, Alpagueur said:

the big problem in my opinion is that the engine nacelles are excessively spaced...

Yeah, forgot to mention that one... Being on the underside it doesn't bother me as much as what's visible looking down on the kit.

It is sad though. Alexander sent me his beautiful scratch-built open air-brake that he made for his "Franken-MiG" but it won't fit the Trump kit.

 

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On 25.03.2018 at 10:38 AM, Zactoman said:

Now available!!!

http://www.zactomodels.com/

 

MiG-29A BIG Combo is 10% off:

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:cheers:

 

 

 

Hi Chris,

Congrats! You did it! Ihope the stuff will be a good seller.

 

Cheers!

Alexander

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9 hours ago, Zactoman said:

Alexander sent me his beautiful scratch-built open air-brake that he made for his "Franken-MiG" but it won't fit the Trump kit.

 

any chance to cast it and sell it together with the other goodies in the combo set?

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I really like the idea of the bulkhead to help correctly fit the new radome.  Any thoughts on doing the same for the Su-27 Flanker?  

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I just adjusted the pricing (lowered!!! :clap2:) on the BIG Combo with all Archer or all Aphid load-outs.

I apparently screwed up and forgot to include the discount when I created the web page so was asking full price. :bandhead2:

 

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