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1:500 scale fighter jets [message #63276] Tue, 05 March 2013 16:46 UTC Go to next message
avatar Flight fan  is currently offline Flight fan
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I am interested in seeing if it's possible to make some 1:500 scale models of the Russian MiG-29 Fulcrum.
http://www.aviationnews.eu/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Mig-29.jpg

I have already been told that the landing gear can be a problem in such a small scale, but i am willing to sacrifice that for something like this:
http://i1075.photobucket.com/albums/w438/LeoMuse747/mirage3_zpsdb44ba93.jpg

Also, is it possible to get them printed in colour, or can they only be printed blank?

If it is possible, what material would it be, and what would a possible trial batch cost?
Re: 1:500 scale fighter jets [message #63343 is a reply to message #63276 ] Wed, 06 March 2013 13:22 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Dragoman  is currently offline Dragoman
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It definitely is possible to do it. There are a fair number of shops selling jet planes in 1/300, 1/600 or 1/700 scale, which are the most popular scales for them. These would also give you an idea of prizes for printing them.

Rescaling one of the existing models to 1/500 would not be much of a problem. However, as far as I can see, nobody offers a Mig-29 at the moment.

Here is a model of the Mig-35 project, which is derived from the Fulcrum. Maybe you try to contact the designer?

Greetings
Dragoman
Re: 1:500 scale fighter jets [message #63352 is a reply to message #63343 ] Wed, 06 March 2013 15:16 UTC Go to previous message
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Thanks for the tip! I'll send the designer a message. Smile

 
   
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