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Cold War (1950-1974)
Discuss the aircraft modeling subjects during the Cold War period.
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Vietnamese Mig 17`s
armouredcharmer
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England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
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Posted: Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 12:32 PM UTC
Hi gang, Just about to finish Trumpeter`s 1/32nd Mig 17 and was wondering about the finish. I seem to remember reading somewhere that the Vietnamese polished their Migs to increases their speed.
Is this true ?, if so I can finish it in a high gloss to reflect this (no pun intended !)
Can someone confirm or deny this for me ?.
Jessie_C
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Thursday, July 16, 2015 - 10:32 PM UTC
A semi-gloss finish would probably look more to scale. High gloss finishes all too often end up looking too "toy-like".