Monogram MiG-15 – Operation “Landing Struts”

I still can’t figure out what I did wrong with the struts.

If you are a new reader to My Forgotten Hobby III, this was what went terribly wrong.

The only thing I could think of was that I had inverted the left strut with the right strut.


The only possible avenue I had left was to launch Operation “Landing Struts”…

The landing struts were cut off and holes were bored out.


I used my Dremel bought in the 1970s to do it.

The Dremel was also used to bore out holes in the landing struts.

Next, different diameter streched sprues were made. The more the better…

I then cut two small pieces and glued them to the struts letting the glue set overnight.

If everything goes to plan, tomorrow I will reassemble the struts.

4 thoughts on “Monogram MiG-15 – Operation “Landing Struts”

    • Pierre Lagacé December 18, 2020 / 7:53 am

      Glad I am not alone then. I was extra vigilant but to no avail Jeff…

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      • Jeff Groves December 18, 2020 / 9:27 am

        I’ve messed them up both ways – swapping right for left and pointing the back side forward. Usually happens when I’m sure I « know » which way they go and don’t check references.


      • Pierre Lagacé December 18, 2020 / 11:57 am

        I call it a learning curve… That’s how enjoyable this hobby is. Learning you are not perfect.

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