Another Airfix challenge. This is the 1/72nd scale MIG-21 kit. It was
cheap so I got it.
I had never built a MIG-21 so I chose a cheap one first. I was originally
make this a Russian one in natural metal finish, but the fit was so poor
that the metal
finish showed all the flaws at first and I was not satisfied with the kit
markings so I
striped it and found some real good reference shots of the Finnish Migs on
and the kit Finnish markings were better, so I opted for those markings
camoflage hides the little flaws nicely. Again I had to completely
cockpit as the hobby shop did not have a detail set or cockpit tub
Fortunately after much digging I found a Russian made after market resin
seat of the right type. I found that a good after market seat adds a lot
of realism to
jet models. I was also fortunate to get a lot of good color reference
cockpit shots for
scratchbuilding the cockpit Next time I will get a Hasegawa kit.
again were used. I kinda like the scheme. First Finnish plane I have built.