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Kittyhawk Mig 25
do335b6
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Posted: Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 09:09 AM UTC
Just started this beast














GazzaS
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Posted: Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 01:16 PM UTC
Hi Winston,
Very nice details so far! I'm gonna follow along. I hope to reduce my stash with copious building this year and get a Foxbat somewhere.

Gaz
do335b6
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Posted: Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 11:59 PM UTC
Thanks, Kit is the first Kitty hawk kit I've done. Little surprised by how much work it takes to get everything to fit right.
do335b6
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Posted: Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 11:59 PM UTC
Little progress

















Joel_W
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Posted: Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 01:48 AM UTC
Winston,
You've made a great start to what I hear is a somewhat difficult kit. Your PE work in the intake ramps, and the exhausts really looks fantastic.

Looking forward to your next update.
Joel
do335b6
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Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 07:50 AM UTC
Finally some progress. This is by far the worst new company kit I've ever built. really wondering about some of Kitty Hawks other kits and if they are worth it.















GazzaS
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Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 10:51 AM UTC
Winston,
Disappointed to read that the kit is such a beast. Problem is that sometimes we have to suffer to build some of the rarer subjects not covered by Tamiya or Hasegawa.

Still, your work looks great! What paints did you use to get the copper and brass look?

Still amazed at some of your painting effects!

Gaz
spaarndammer
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Noord-Holland, Netherlands
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Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 12:19 PM UTC
Too bad to hear that this kit has its problems with construction. I have a kitty Hawk Jag A in my stash which also seems to have its flaws.

Nevertheless your build of the beast is really looking good. Your preparation for the main color looks very interesting. Looking forward to see more!



Jelger
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Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 01:10 PM UTC
Thanks,
All the paints are the new Mr Paint from the Ukraine. I can't say enough nice things about these paints. I will probably convert all my paint to these and the True Earth weathering products.
SpaceXhydro
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Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 06:56 PM UTC
very impressive wiring and photo-etched on the mig-25. the painting looks kind of interesting.
Joel_W
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Posted: Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 07:04 PM UTC
Winston,
I'm really impressed that you got the beast together, primed and pre-shaded. I'm really looking forward to seeing just how that copper pre-shading looks with the top color applied.
Joel
Jessie_C
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Monday, August 29, 2016 - 03:15 AM UTC
Your experiences seem to be par for the course for Kitty Hawk kits. They're very adventurous subjects which need careful and laborious building. But once you're done, you've got a model few other people will do

I'm looking forward to the finished product now, because it appears that you've conquered the beast.
do335b6
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Posted: Monday, August 29, 2016 - 06:28 AM UTC
Getting closer










do335b6
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Posted: Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 11:23 AM UTC
Bit long but shes finished

Looking forward to the AMK version