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Trumpeter's 1/32 scale MiG-3
"Engine Startup"

by Roland Sachsenhofer

 

 


Trumpeter's 1/32 scale MiG-3 is available online from Squadron.com

 

Description

 

Soon after beginning to build the 1/32 scale Trumpeter kit of that attractive aircraft the idea shaped up of giving an interpretation of this craft standing on the tarmac, the nose pointing typically high into the air: This point of view gives in my opinion the best resemblance of the sleek and dynamic lines of the Mig-3.

Starting with this idea -and working with my favourite picture publishing application to mix pictures of the model and those of my local airport- I ended with a picture depicting the moment when the mighty AM-35A (of a, who knows, recently restored Mig- 3 :o) bursts into life.

The kit is built (and that was quite a pleasure!) out of the box with the exception of flattened tires, break lines made from copper wire, Eduard seat belts and injection needles as machinegun muzzles. The pictured aircraft resembles a well documented machine that served with the 122 IAP in Vnukovo in February 1942.

Remarks will be appreciated: ro.sachsenhofer@asn-linz.ac.at

 


Model, Images and Text Copyright 2006 by Roland Sachsenhofer
Page Created 22 June, 2006
Last Updated 21 June, 2006

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