1/72 Hobbyboss F-86 & MiG-15

Gallery Article by Greg Kerry on Aug 3 2020



So, it's a dogfight double again this time Korean War vintage.

Both these Easy Assembly kits are better examples of Hobbyboss products.

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They have nice detail in cockpit, wheel- and airbrake wells - and they look good in their respective open nose intakes. Also, the F86 has a very impressive decal sheet.

I fixed the MiG here on a pair of metal rods securely stuck into a stout wooden block. Then used a single rod angled out of the fuselage on which to mount the F86. I had to work on getting undercarriage doors in the up position and finding pilot figures for both machines but otherwise they went together pretty well.

I made a mistake with (brush) painting though using Tamiya matt chrome - should have used gloss, it would have come out less grey-looking.

Greg Kerry

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Photos and text by Greg Kerry