1/72 KP MiG-19S Farmer C, Indonesian and Russian Aerobatic Jets

Gallery Article by Thomas Brückelt on July 21 2021



After I built the MiG-19 from the new KP kit with an East German special paint scheme ( http://www.arcair.com/Gal16/15901-16000/gal15994-MiG-19-Bruckelt/00.shtm ) I wanted to use the decals (Indonesian and Russian Air Force) I had left for two very old KP kits I had stored for years. 

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I used the resin cockpits and deepdrawn canopies from Pavla to improve the models a bit. 
As I wanted to show both models airborne, I used the pilots from the old kits. I had to cut off the arms and legs and fitted them again in more realistic positions. 

I installed blocks out of polystyrene with a silicone tube inside to put the models on the displays I built. 

I painted the red flashes on the Indonesian MiG. The decals don´t have the right color as it seems and also the shape in the rear is not correct, because the thickness stays constant as correctly shown in KP´s instructions. 

Both models were painted with brush and colors from Revell and Humbrol. I sealed them with clear, silk varnish from Mr. Hobby. 

Considering the age of the two kit oldies, those kits were lovely detailed with fine structures on the outside and I enjoyed making them. 

Greetings from Germany 

Thomas Brückelt

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Photos and text © by Thomas Brückelt