MiG-17: great success!

MiG-17: great success!

To my great delight, my Trumpeter 1/32 MiG-17 was judged the winner of the Cold War Model Making & Photos Early Cold War Group Build.

This was a very tough build during which I learned a lot about techniques, paints, how to get certain effects, and the importance of properly masked markings.  It was a major factor in my decision to get a Silhouette Portrait 2 mask cutter, which has already proved itself invaluable in my Mosquito build.

My in-box review of the kit is here

And my full build review is here.

So many kits

So many kits

Lately, I’ve been reflecting upon the kits I’ve built.  While thinking about what I enjoyed building as a kid and what I’m enjoying now, I wondered how much of my choice has been personal interest and how much was dictated by the kits available.  As a kid, many were gifts, too.

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