It Seemed a Good Idea At the Time
if you have questions or suggestion about Hobby Master models, contact
the company directly. So I did.
To my question about the possibility of getting the subject model
in something other than silver, the answer was, "There are a
few camouflaged ones that we should consider as you mentioned."
So there you have it. We can hope for a little camo.
In conclusion, I recommend that you skip this update: take a walk,
bath the cat, watch a game, take a drive, or take out the garbage.
I guarantee that any of these activities will be more productive,
and probably more enjoyable. In the meantime, I'm going to look for
anything with more color, even if it's the garbage.
(So far, HM has produced 11 silver and 1 camo MiG-15. Given that fact,
I thought the limited edition Wang Hai was a bit ironic: "Only
1,000? Hey, gotta get me one of those!")
|I started this
crazy project with the intention of showing how boooring silver MiG-15s
can get after the umpteenth iteration. I also wanted to see how well
the new blue background worked with a silver model. While the blue
worked better than expected (eye of the beholder, obviously), the
original intent of the project worked against me, and just getting
the original 400 pictures organized and edited down to 150 divided
into three sections became a mind-numbing chore. Through it all, this
fact was firmly established: too many silver MiG-15s is too many,
no doubt about it!
I read somewhere on what I call the British Diecast Forum ("The
Diecast Aviation Web Site and Forum") that the MiG-15bis hasn't
sold very well, and given the number of copies still on vendors' shelves,
I can believe it. However, while working on this project, I read on
the Hobby Master Collector web page (highly recommended for HM collectors),