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Lovely kit of an interesting, historically significant, and under-represented subject.  I enjoyed this very much, though realistic ship weathering remains elusive.

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Nice little kit of a 1980’s Warsaw Pact mainstay.  No major headaches, though it is fiddly in places.

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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.

Another year, another group build, another regrettable purchase?  Welcome to my in-box review of Trumpeter’s MiG-17, in 1/32 scale.

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Left side

It’s time to rethink my opinion of Trumpeter.  This little frigate is a really nice build.

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5/5