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MiG-25 RBT in 1/72 by ICM - real-world
« on: August 21, 2020, 12:22:23 PM »
I actually finished something!  :icon_surprised: Well, I finished this earlier this year. Also took some photos, but somehow never managed to upload them.
This is Foxbat Red 16 “Anatoliy Popov” of the 47th GvORAP in May 2011. AFAIK, the Foxbats were used for reconnaissance flights over Chechnya. For those flights, some of the markings would’ve been oversprayed. The red stars on the side signify missions flown.


ICM-72-MiG-25-RBT-Foxbat-by-ChernayaAkula-01 by Motschke, on Flickr


ICM-72-MiG-25-RBT-Foxbat-by-ChernayaAkula-02 by Motschke, on Flickr

Kit is the recent ICM kit. Fit was very good. The break-down is pretty complicated, but ICM engineered it rather well, with several bulkheads giving strength and precision. Didn’t have to use a lot of putty.

ICM-72-MiG-25-RBT-Foxbat-by-ChernayaAkula-03 by Motschke, on Flickr


ICM-72-MiG-25-RBT-Foxbat-by-ChernayaAkula-04 by Motschke, on Flickr


ICM-72-MiG-25-RBT-Foxbat-by-ChernayaAkula-05 by Motschke, on Flickr


ICM-72-MiG-25-RBT-Foxbat-by-ChernayaAkula-06 by Motschke, on Flickr

One thing I didn’t like were the convex lenses for the cameras. On the actual Foxbat, these are flat panes of glass. I think a better approach would’ve been to render the whole camera palette as a single clear piece and provide a few camera parts to put inside the nose. Nothing too detailed, but just enough to give the illusion of there being cameras behind the glass.
Only aftermarket was a pitot set by Master. I guess the ejection seat handle from an Eduard Fishbed doesn’t really count as aftermarket.


ICM-72-MiG-25-RBT-Foxbat-by-ChernayaAkula-08 by Motschke, on Flickr


ICM-72-MiG-25-RBT-Foxbat-by-ChernayaAkula-09 by Motschke, on Flickr


ICM-72-MiG-25-RBT-Foxbat-by-ChernayaAkula-10 by Motschke, on Flickr
Cheers,
Moritz

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Re: MiG-25 RBT in 1/72 by ICM - real-world
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2020, 12:24:20 PM »
Paints are mostly AKAN acrylics, some Tamiya blacks for the anti-glare panel and various AK Extreme Metal colours for the engine area.
I primed the Foxbat in UMP’s black Ultimate Primer and applied some mottling with white Tamiya paint using the ArtoolFX stencils. Applying the grey AKAN paint over that resulted in a slightly distressed finish that looked used, but not abused.


ICM-72-MiG-25-RBT-Foxbat-by-ChernayaAkula-11 by Motschke, on Flickr


ICM-72-MiG-25-RBT-Foxbat-by-ChernayaAkula-12 by Motschke, on Flickr


ICM-72-MiG-25-RBT-Foxbat-by-ChernayaAkula-13 by Motschke, on Flickr

The pilot used to drive a Zvezda MiG-21bis Fishbed.


ICM-72-MiG-25-RBT-Foxbat-by-ChernayaAkula-14 by Motschke, on Flickr


ICM-72-MiG-25-RBT-Foxbat-by-ChernayaAkula-15 by Motschke, on Flickr


ICM-72-MiG-25-RBT-Foxbat-by-ChernayaAkula-16 by Motschke, on Flickr

The in-flight display necessitated some re-working of the lower intake lips. These are dropped for the correct look when on the ground, but had to be adjusted for a flying Foxbat.


ICM-72-MiG-25-RBT-Foxbat-by-ChernayaAkula-17 by Motschke, on Flickr


ICM-72-MiG-25-RBT-Foxbat-by-ChernayaAkula-18 by Motschke, on Flickr

Decals are by ICM. A real joy to work with. Reacted well to Micro Set and Sol.
Watch out when using ICM’s decal guide. The Soviet and Russian options both use the side-view of the Russian version.


ICM-72-MiG-25-RBT-Foxbat-by-ChernayaAkula-19 by Motschke, on Flickr

Weathering is just some panel line washes in various greys and some Oilbrushers used to recreate some streaking grime.
The Germetik glass sealant was recreated with thin strips of painted clear decal film.

Cockpit as it comes from the box. Used some cut-up Eduard Fishbed decals for the instrument bezels.


ICM-72-MiG-25-RBT-Foxbat-by-ChernayaAkula-21 by Motschke, on Flickr


ICM-72-MiG-25-RBT-Foxbat-by-ChernayaAkula-20 by Motschke, on Flickr

I’m really happy with how this turned out.  :D Looking forward to further ICM Foxbat kits. The Wild Weasel MiG-25BM is already in the stash.
Cheers,
Moritz

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Re: MiG-25 RBT in 1/72 by ICM - real-world
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2020, 05:12:03 PM »
You should be pleased with this, Moritz! Came out looking great! 8)

Not a big fan of Russian/Soviet aircraft but your build, painting, detailing & weathering are excellent! :smiley:
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Re: MiG-25 RBT in 1/72 by ICM - real-world
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2020, 03:24:49 AM »
 :smiley:
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Re: MiG-25 RBT in 1/72 by ICM - real-world
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2020, 10:34:58 AM »
Great job! The paint job and weathering is fantastic. I like the pink/red seal around the canopy as well.

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Re: MiG-25 RBT in 1/72 by ICM - real-world
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2020, 01:52:43 AM »
Great job! The paint job and weathering is fantastic. I like the pink/red seal around the canopy as well.

Like he said! The weathering is nicely subtle - I especially like the wear on your anti-glare panel. Nice work Moritz  :smiley:
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Re: MiG-25 RBT in 1/72 by ICM - real-world
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2020, 12:21:09 PM »
Thank you, guys!  :smiley: Glad you like her.

Funny thing about the anti-glare panel is that when I was finished with it, I thought I had overdone it. Too much chipping, too stark colours. Some mottling with Tamiya's XF-85 Rubber Black toned it back down a bit.
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Re: MiG-25 RBT in 1/72 by ICM - real-world
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2020, 01:19:59 PM »
Great job! The paint job and weathering is fantastic. I like the pink/red seal around the canopy as well.

Like he said! The weathering is nicely subtle - I especially like the wear on your anti-glare panel. Nice work Moritz  :smiley:

I'm with them.  Panel lines add much.  Exhausts look like brut force power.  :smiley:

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Re: MiG-25 RBT in 1/72 by ICM - real-world
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2020, 09:03:27 PM »
Thanks, Bill!  :smiley:
You're right about that brute power aspect. To me, no other aircraft comes close. Sure, the Blackbird is faster, but the Foxbat looks more powerful.
Designing it must have been wild. "Okay, so...this is the biggest engine we've got, right? How about... we take two of them!"   >:D
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Re: MiG-25 RBT in 1/72 by ICM - real-world
« Reply #9 on: September 04, 2020, 02:53:40 AM »
"Okay, so...this is the biggest engine we've got, right? How about... we take two of them!"   >:D

And where was the guy saying "Нет. три!..." ;)

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Re: MiG-25 RBT in 1/72 by ICM - real-world
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2020, 03:57:12 AM »
Its all engine...

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Re: MiG-25 RBT in 1/72 by ICM - real-world
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2020, 07:27:55 AM »
Mig 25, just broods chunky power

Great job on that kit, the paint work is really nice

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Re: MiG-25 RBT in 1/72 by ICM - real-world
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2020, 07:07:34 PM »
Fantastic weathering and painting!

The 25 is really a cool looking machine!

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Re: MiG-25 RBT in 1/72 by ICM - real-world
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2020, 06:52:17 AM »
"Okay, so...this is the biggest engine we've got, right? How about... we take two of them!"   >:D

And where was the guy saying "Нет. три!..." ;)

Did I hear you volunteering to build that, Greg? ???

I'm sure I heard you volunteer for that! ;)
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Re: MiG-25 RBT in 1/72 by ICM - real-world
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2020, 02:20:52 AM »
You were saying:

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Re: MiG-25 RBT in 1/72 by ICM - real-world
« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2020, 10:10:36 AM »
"How many moles do you suppose they're keeping?;
Don't make a sound they're not dead, just sleeping"

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Re: MiG-25 RBT in 1/72 by ICM - real-world
« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2020, 03:35:12 PM »
You were saying:



It's a start but it ain't in the styrene, yet! ;D
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Re: MiG-25 RBT in 1/72 by ICM - real-world
« Reply #17 on: September 08, 2020, 09:06:16 AM »
You were saying:




It's a start but it ain't in the styrene, yet! ;D


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Any, this build was a terrific reminder on what could happen with the Mig 25 Platform

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Re: MiG-25 RBT in 1/72 by ICM - real-world
« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2020, 06:33:47 AM »
Thanks, guys!  :smiley:

You were saying:



Neat! I like!  :smiley:

So... the Soviet answer to the US SDI Star Wars program was..... Battlestar Galactica:icon_surprised:
Cheers,
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Re: MiG-25 RBT in 1/72 by ICM - real-world
« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2020, 02:09:00 AM »
Yep - I might split this thread off from your original one though if you like.
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Re: MiG-25 RBT in 1/72 by ICM - real-world
« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2020, 11:50:05 AM »
Nah, is fine. ;) No need to split it off. But do post it in the MiG-25 thread in Ideas & Inspiration so your profile doesn't eventually get lost/buried with this thread.
Cheers,
Moritz

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