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Mikoyan MiG-29 Fulcrum 1:33 scale
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After about 6 months of work I finished my first, big scale model. My intention was (as probably most of us) to make the best MiG-29 model possible, if I succeeded is of course matter of opinion, but I think that it’s a pretty good one, especially from accuracy point of view. Big thanks to Ralph and Alex Stein for inspiration.

About model

This model is a 1:33 (Jack Stone scale, but I don’t have a minifig at the moment) presentation of real MiG-29 Fulcrum number 111, from Polish Air Force . As usual in Fulcrum, the biggest problem was making a working landing gear, but right now it’s fully workable in proper way. Among the features are: working vertical and horizontal stabilizers, flaps, air brake, air intakes blockades, turbostarter doors, opening canopy, and a few panels for ground personnel (although not as many as I wanted). It carries two R-27R missiles and two R-73 missiles. All stickers are hand made by me.










History of Polish MiGs has a beginning in 1985. First talks with soviets took place between 23-26 October 1985 while planes were ordered in 1987- 9 Migs-29 version 9-12A and 3 Migs-29UB version 9-51A. 12 Polish pilots took part in training organized by soviets in 1989 and although it was rather fast and very demanding course, 6 of them were granted with instructors rights. First batch was delivered in July-August 1989 (planes #65, #66, #67, #70 and UB #15,#42 and #64) and second was delivered in October 1990 (planes #105,#108,#111,#114,#115). All planes were directed to serve in 1.PLM squadron from Mińsk Mazowiecki. First years were very difficult-all new pilots were trained by their more experienced colleagues without any help from Soviet Union, but after all on 13th January 1992, Polish MiGs for the first time started their watch in Polish air defense system. In July 1993, 1.PLM started long lasting cooperation with French 2eme EC squadron from Dijon (which were using Mirage 2000). It was first contact of our Fulcrums with NATO. In 1995 Poland got another 10 MiGs in exchange with Czech Republic for 11 PZL W-3 “Sokół” helicopters. This batch consisted of nine 9-12A planes (#38,#40,#54,#56,#59,#77,#83,#89 and #92) and one UB (#28). All of them were incorporated into 1.PLM. In 1996 for the first time, Polish MiGs took part in NATO training-“Cooperative Chance 96”. In 1997 our Fulcrums presented themselves during Royal International Air Tatoo in Faifford and trained with NATO forces during “Cooperating Banners 97”.Another, but much more secret presentation abroad took place in April/May 1997, when during 2 weeks period, 3 Polish MiGs (#105,#114,#115) were examined by Jewish pilots on Negev desert. Also in 1997, Poland organized its first NATO training- “Eagle Talon 97”. During next two years Poland and its air forces was preparing for being NATO member by extensive training during numerous exercises. In 1998 instructors from NATO’s Operational Procedures Harmonization Team gave a lecture about NATO’s tactics. On 19.O4.1999 Poland became part of NATO organization. Between 24th and 27th of May, Poland organized big NATO training “Ocelot 99”. In 2000, Polish pilots were training with instructors from Tactical Leadership Programme, to get NATO’s Combat Ready status. In 2001 1.PLM was reformed into 1.elt. As such, in 2001 1.elt took part in three big exercises: “Chopin 2001”, “Odax 2001” and “Sentry White Eagle”. Another big event was NATO Air Meet 2001, where 4 Polish pilots were rewarded for their abilities and professionalism. During next 5 years Polish Fulcrums trained around the Europe and in 2006 Polish pilots got their first mission-for three months they were protecting airspace of Lithuania ,Latvia and Estonia in an operation called “Orlik”. After this mission, commander of 1.elt ppłk.dypl.pil.Robert Cierniak got an Estonian medal:Distinguished Service Cross of EDF. In January of 2002, an agreement between Germany and Poland was reached. In effect, 22 German MiGs were delivered to Polish Air Force, for 1 euro per plane (God, I wish I got one for me). First planes came to Poland on 26.09.2003, last ones came on 04.08.2004. German Fulcrums, due to some changes made in Germany, were quite different from those used in 1.elt, so they were headed to another squadron-41.elt from Malbork. Not all of delivered planes qualified for service-some of them were used as spare parts magazines or donated to museums and army schools. (Qualified planes:#4116, #4111, #4118, #4101, #4113, #4103, #4104, #4120, #4121, #4122 and UBs #4110, #4115, #4105, #4123). Since beginnings of 2006 this unit is being used in air defence and took part in numerous NATO trainings. Today our MiGs are serving in Polish Air Force with F-16s, as most important parts of our air defence.
Unfortunately, after 22 years of intensive service, they’re still waiting for an upgrade. Between 1997 and 2005 big overhaul was conducted, all aircraft were re equipped to allow them safe operating in NATO air space and got new, individual camos , but no bigger modernizations took place. Right now there are about 30-32 Fulcrums in service(not sure of the exact number) and it seems that at least 16 of them will be used until 2029, so our pilots can only hope that they will see their beloved planes modernized soon.

#111

#111 was delivered in first batch from Soviet Union on 02.10.1990. It has been used in 1.elt from the beginning. On 04.06.2003 an overhaul in WZL-2 was finished and it got new camo, which can be seen until today (With small change in 2006). It’s one of three Polish Fulcrums to carry individual pilot’s marks-a black dragon and “Zugi” label can be seen under cockpit. This aircraft was used during “Orlik” mission what can also be seen on aircraft’s tail. This model represents a camo used after after 2006, so small differences between this one and that from my 1:58 scale model, can be seen.



Comments

 I like it 
  May 2, 2013
I posted my MiG now, mind taking a look at it?
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  January 7, 2013
Thank you mate.
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  January 2, 2013
Quoting Tomas Zelatkovnic Well nonetheless, still a beautiful model. Mind if I borrow a couple of your features for my MiG-29(missiles and possibly tailpipes)?
Of course, no problem.
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  December 31, 2012
Well nonetheless, still a beautiful model. Mind if I borrow a couple of your features for my MiG-29(missiles and possibly tailpipes)?
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  December 26, 2012
Quoting Tomas Zerebrovic Beautiful work! The Air Forces of most countries I come from have used this plane- Luftwaffe, East German Air Force, SFR Yugoslav Air Force,Serbian Air Force, and Czech Air Force. Any chance of making a Fulcrum in any of these markings?
There was a time I was thinking about such camo: http://www.mars.slupsk.pl/fort/mig/big/mig-29-poland-%5B77%5D.jpg which was a result of transaction between PAF and Czech Air Force, but I decided that cost of bricks in suitable colours (dark green, tan, brown) is just to big.
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  December 22, 2012
Beautiful work! The Air Forces of most countries I come from have used this plane- Luftwaffe, East German Air Force, SFR Yugoslav Air Force,Serbian Air Force, and Czech Air Force. Any chance of making a Fulcrum in any of these markings?
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  March 17, 2012
Quoting Achintya Prasad Love the work! I think that now you should start making these planes (better) rivals like the F-15, F-22, F-18, F-14, so on and so forth! I will be looking forward to your future MOCs!
To tell the truth I'm not a big fan of US planes, the only one I really admire is F-14, but there are numerous great models of it already. I think my next project will be french/swedish/russian.
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  March 17, 2012
Love the work! I think that now you should start making these planes (better) rivals like the F-15, F-22, F-18, F-14, so on and so forth! I will be looking forward to your future MOCs!
 I like it 
  March 13, 2012
excellent
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  March 11, 2012
Absolutely great! I'm glad you've built it with real legos.
Julius D
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Tyro Cook
  March 10, 2012
Beautifully designed and well executed! Feel free to check out some of my jets some time.
Julius D
Admiral Varkov
  March 10, 2012
Magnificent work! Very sleek plane! Very nice job!
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  March 10, 2012
Excellent work!
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  March 10, 2012
Thank you all guys, it's a great feeling to know, that your work is appreciated.
 I like it 
  March 10, 2012
great job on this MOC!
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  March 10, 2012
5/5 Thats a bad a** fighter.
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  March 10, 2012
You captured the Shape of the MIG-29 absolute perfectly! One of the best jet fighters i saw here. Impressive work! 5/5
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  March 10, 2012
Quoting Julius D My intention was (as probably most of us) to make the best MiG-29 model possible[..]
Yes, you succeed definitively. Great model, the cockpit is perfect!
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  March 10, 2012
Amazing!!
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  March 10, 2012
Quoting Achintya Prasad Nicely done! Now you should go back and make an F-15 Eagle. After all, when Eagles fly, MiGs die!
That's the main reason why I won't even try F-15, they shot down too many of my beloved Fulcrums. In fact, MiGs were always flying against eagle in very unequal situations,without ground support, outnumbered and on most occasion without some of the sensors working(for example without working radars on some occasions in Yugoslavia),due to generally bad situation of their owners.So the outcome was always easy to predict.
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  March 10, 2012
Nicely done! Now you should go back and make an F-15 Eagle. After all, when Eagles fly, MiGs die!
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  March 10, 2012
Nice model,nice colorscheme and overall look is excellent!Great job!!:-))
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  March 10, 2012
Your scaling and coloring is great. Your attention to details and accuracy is great.
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  March 10, 2012
A wonderful model packed with details. I love the studs and it still looks very clean. The nose is very clever and so is the landing gear – always a challenge when building planes. The payload looks great too. Very impressive stuff.
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  March 10, 2012
I would love to,but there is a problem of price- this model consists of about 1400 parts, so even if I stick to this scale, I would be able to make maybe two planes a year. I don't think there is a need do make Foxbat, after this one:http://www.flickr.com/photos/pmiaki/6768810175/ -no way to make better one.
  March 10, 2012
Excellent work, Julius. Great model. Will you be building to this scale from now on? Could we have a close-up of those missiles? How about having a go at the MiG-25 Foxbat?
 
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