Like their BEF pals, I thought my 1940 French could do with some larger scale air support. It turned out to be surprisingly difficult at a sensible cost in 1/144th. £30 for one Curtis Hawk? No thanks.
So my thoughts naturally turned to a cheapskate bodge job, and peering at various photos of fighters it occurred to me that the Mig 3 bore a distinct resemblance to a Dewoitaine 520. The long nose /short tail configuration seemed quite popular in early monoplane fighters.
Soon one cheap-as-chips Zvezda Mig 3 arrived and after a degree of bodging took to the skies as this.