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.
After the Corsair, I wanted a straightforward, not too involved build to end the year. I was really enjoying 1/32 props, and was looking for a low parts count and something that would fit well. Hasegawa’s Kurfurst fit the bill on that point. Overall though, this was a “were they even trying?”.
Tamiya’s big Corsair has a well-deserved reputation for being one of the best, if not the best, plastic model kits ever created. There’s little point in me doing a review of the sprues or construction, so I’m just going to walk you through my approach to painting it.