Wednesday, 9 November 2011

MiG-31 Foxhound WIP #4

Just a little update today, no photos though. 

Done a little bit on the MiG at work, it's been one of those days and another late finish again. Thank you, you m#*#*s in the office who cannot route plan properly! 

Well, I started on the undercarriage so I can check the balance of the fuselage and see if it requires some extra nose weight. Firstly, for a large aircraft like this, the gear seems a little, delicate for the job. Anyhow, one of the front braces decided to break, so a repair job needed there. Now the main gear! This is where I wonder if they decided to throw tooling from two different MiG-31 kits together. Where they are meant to mount in the bays, they don't fit!!! The main struts are too wide to locate between the sides of the bay, the locating pins are too big in diameter to fit into the holes and too long to.

So, modification time again required once they're painted after I work out the best way to do it. So to be on the safe side, the plasticine is coming out and crammed behind the cockpit. 

More later.

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