by Jack Hollander
This 1/32 scale Mig 3 by Trumpeter went together quickly. There were no panel lines and no details from the wheels to the wingtips. I used a pounce wheel to etch the areas that were supposed to have rivets. I also scribed the panel lines on the fuselage behind cockpit.
I primed the model with Floquil Primer followed with a coat of Floquil Reefer White. After applying some Floquil Flat, I put the decals on. Then came two coats of Floquil Crystal Cote over the decals.
The decals were so good I didn’t have to trim them. There’s no insignia on the upper wing, just the bottom.
There’s lots of detail in the cockpit, which is held on with Micro Liqui-tape. It dries clear, yet stays tacky so you can remove the canopy. Brass wire was used for the antenna.
Photos by Jeff Junker