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John Thompson
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« on: July 13, 2010, 02:40:15 AM »

Here's a very useful image which was created and posted on another forum by Konstantin Lesnikov:



This shows the use of metal and non-metal paints on the early MiG-3. I'd like to try this, but there's a catch. I want to use the HobbyBoss 1/72 late MiG-3, without going through the task of changing the details to convert it to an early MiG-3. I've checked numerous sources, but I haven't been able to find a photo of a late MiG-3 with the solid green upper surface camouflage, except for a couple of profiles in Massimo's book showing aircraft with no individual markings, only red stars. So the question is this: Can anyone provide a photo of a late MiG-3 in the early solid green (not green and black) upper surface camouflage which includes an individual aircraft number? Thanks very much in advance!

John
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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2010, 07:37:11 AM »

Hi John,
I've never seen such a photo, and suppose that the change in production type of miG-3 was contemporary or successive to the adoption of the new camouflage.

Profiles of mine in early style painting... which one? I suppose that they are later repaintings with AMT colors, no trace of different shades between wood and metal.
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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2010, 01:37:17 AM »

My apologies, Massimo - the one I was thinking of is at the bottom of page 103 of your book. I was looking too quickly for late MiG-3's in the early scheme, and didn't read the caption, which clearly says that this aircraft was probably painted in AMT colours. I'm sorry!  Embarrassed

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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2010, 08:21:25 AM »

Hi John,
no need to apologize. I'm displeased that you can't find what you are looking for.
Converting HB  late MiG-3 into an early one would require  the availability of some more exhaust stacks and a hard work on the sold plastic of the fuselage sides.
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