1/72 scale kits of the MiG-15 NATO "fagot" and MiG-15UTI "Midget"
review / modelling report
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Not only has Hobbyboss a single seater MiG-15 but also a two seater UTI... "Midget" .
MiG-15UTI two seater (kit no 80262)
has also about 50 parts with many common parts with the single seat Hobbyboss
kit. It has off course a two seat tub and fuselage. The long canopy is
one single piece.
The UTI kit decals are for camouflaged MiG-15UTI: (1) Soviet VVS and (2) Iraq Air Force in desert scheme.
How is this kit? Well pretty good and the same suggestions from the single seat MiG-15 apply to this kit: *please see here...
A few of these MiG-15 UTI models will be made.
The basic assembly seen here...
The long two seat canopy is one piece. A model
with cockpit detailed and with canopy open is nice. Used a TIGER razor
saw to get 4 sections. The rear canopy slides back, the front canopy tilts to starboard.
The overall scheme of many MiG-15's is a natural metal finish, which is a sort of "alodine" which gives the natural metal some different variations. The ALCLAD system was used.
As the ALCLAD finish is glossy during decal application, just a bit of
Johnson Future/Pledge was applied below each decal with a brush just in case to
prevent decal "silvering". Only a few decals are needed on each MiG-15 model.
After Guinea - "Conakry" achieved independence from France in 1958, the "Force Aerienne de Guinea" was formed with Soviet assistance. Delivered were from 1960 some 10 MiG-17F fighters and probably two MiG-15UTI trainers. Yak-18's also followed. later additional MiGs were obtained.
This two seater UTI trainer model
was finished in a scheme of Guinea Air Force Training Command. Decals came
from Kanga decals set 72017 (but after getting several layers of
extra Micro Decal Film, otherwise they fall apart!). (later I found
out that these same markings were supplied also in an old HobbyCraft Canada
The roundels on this sheet are unclear,
it seems the roundel is the old pre-1962 roundel. (I never saw a
photo of a Guinean MiG-15UTI in any book)
FT-2 (Chinese MiG-15UTI copy)
A model of Hobbyboss of the MiG-15UTI
was finished as a similar Shenyang FT-2 in a scheme of the Tanzania
Air Force. Decals came from Kanga set 72017. These decals need
several coats of decal coat varnish like Microscale Decal Film otherwise
they fall apart.
On this model the canopy was set open,
separating the different parts with a TIGER
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