October 30, 2015 in Aviation
This was made from the outstanding Eduard kit, the gold standard for Mig-21s. The MT was an export version of the Soviet SMT. A small batch of 15 were built in 1971, but no customers were found. The aircraft were apparently put to use throughout the 70s and 80s by the Soviet air force in their designed ground attack role. I can’t speak highly enough about the Edurd Mig-21 kits. This particular one was built from a simplified “Weekend” boxing that I added Eduard’s own “Zoom” PE cockpit set to. The cockpit of all Eduard Mig-21s relies heavily on colored PE and they really do need it if you are going to open the canopies. If you are going to build one of these, get the full “Profipack” version. Everything you need to make a great model is in the box. The kit builds fabulously, everything fits precisely. It looks intimidating in the box, as it has a alot of sprues and a high parts count, but it really is a masterpiece. So much so, that it is my favorite jet kit. I finished mine with Humbrol enamels for the camo and general painting. One quirk of this kit is that you need to match a paint to the turquoise PE in the cockpit. I use a mix of hoarded Floquil RR color NYC Jade Green and Conrail Blue. 4:1 is a good starting ratio to mix small batches of this color. Now to finish my Angolan MF…….
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