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Old Nov 03, 2011, 05:07 PM
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Celso-Gurevich Mig-3 Workshop & Build Log

Hey Guys I have been searching for a foamie WWII mig design for quite a while and i think I have finally found what i have been looking for.
the design is for a 51.18" Mikoyan-Gurevich Mig-3

this design should prove to be a very strong construction

it is all frame work so the skin will have to be applied by the old tissue paper template method unless some of you sketchup aficionados want to make some templates

Here is a build log Via Google translate
http://translate.google.com/translat...sc%26start%3D0

The original thread is in Portuguese so if you are Brazilian you can read the thread in your native language.

Here are a few Teaser pics of this very to scale replica

ENJOY!





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Old Nov 03, 2011, 05:53 PM
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Nice... thanks for sharing.
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Old Nov 03, 2011, 06:13 PM
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Wow -- now that is how you scratchbuild a model!!!! I learned so much from just quickly going through the thread... for example -- foam wheels!!! Unbelievable! How inspiring! Thanks for sharing! Subscribed!
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Old Nov 03, 2011, 10:16 PM
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Would you believe this is this guys first build and his design
he has a gift for working with foam for sure.
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Old Nov 03, 2011, 10:34 PM
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Unbelievable.

Just think what he will be building once he gets more experienced.

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Would you believe this is this guys first build and his design
he has a gift for working with foam for sure.
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Old Nov 03, 2011, 11:31 PM
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...and he has a very neat work-area too. c",)
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Old Nov 03, 2011, 11:44 PM
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Really I know, he could make some killer balsa models

I have downloaded all of the build pics so I am going to upload them here in this thread in order.
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Old Nov 04, 2011, 02:22 AM
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Old Nov 04, 2011, 06:37 AM
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Hi !

Thanks a lot for sharing this beauty RogueTitan !

It's great to see there are still people who like to build "rounded" fuselages and great looking models

Subscribed !
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Old Nov 04, 2011, 07:54 AM
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Hello all!

Thanks a lot for your comments, it's very important for me know that the building is pleasing to you.

I thank Mike for having found and posted my build here.
Thanks very much Mike!

So guys this is not my first build, is the fourth, but it is my first plans design and i'm very happy for this.

The assembly is very easy, the pieces fit together very well. Only the coverage was more hard but not very much.

I used wood in some parts of the structure to be more resistant but i think i overdid and the model was a bit heavy.
Anyway i have to adjust the CG and try fly it.

Who want to build this model have to take care with the weight. I was wrong the structure of the stabilizers and was tail heavy.

I'll be watching the topic and I will gladly help.

See you guys!
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Old Nov 04, 2011, 08:39 AM
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thank you for allowing me to post your amazing Mig-3 design and build pictures.
this Mig-3 design deserves exposure to the scratch builders and this forum gets a lot of traffic so I think there will be several people downloading the PDF.
I know this WWII war bird now tops my build list!

Hopefully I can add my own build log to this thread soon
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Old Nov 04, 2011, 02:54 PM
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Celsopsantos,
The Mig-3 are often tail heavy, as many of WWII Warbids (Don't forget that the real ones use BIG and Heavy engines !)

You confirmed what i was thinking when i saw you used some thin plywood parts glued on foam.
Anyway it's a very nice build and a great design Congratulations !
I love the Size : not to big, not to small = Easy to transport, Easy to store !

May be i will build one of these beauty as soon as i will finish my Spitfire Mk XVIe.
(may be adding a retract landing gear ?)

Oh... i've forgotten : WELCOME on RC Groups !

Best regards
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Old Nov 05, 2011, 12:18 AM
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Since no one else has asked then I will... how did you make the rivet dents around the panel lines? Nice detail.
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Old Nov 05, 2011, 12:45 AM
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I may be able to answer
there is a picture of small head tacks and a picture of a depron circle with divided lines all around under neath the picture of the tacks I think the tacks are pushed in the circle at each segmented line then wheeled around the edges of the sections to get the distance then the tack head pushed into the foam as you wheel around the parts.

I could be totally wrong tho
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