IMC 1/72 Mig-21D “all weather fighter”
This is another model that’s older than most of you. The Mig 21D is one of the IMC “Battle Damaged Series”, which you could build “stock” or as a “battle scarred veteran”. It included parts for both, including two port sides, one of which was “battle damaged”. I chose to have some fun with the “damaged” half. Decals were included for both versions, but were so old, using them was by chance.
IMC was a division of Hawk Models (I guess) or so it says on the box. I’m not even sure how old this kit is, but a guess would be the 70’s. It’s been re-released within the past few years, at a updated price. Mine is the “old” one.
Most of what you see is the way the kit came. I added shards of “aluminum”, cut from the top off a wine bottle (vintage 2014), tacked on and painted. The rest is paint, some cotton and a lot of fun. There weren’t many parts, but I chose “gear up”, on a provided stand, along with the included, ejecting pilot. Considering it’s age, and lack of cockpit, etc., the Mig 21 came out ok, and gave me some entertainment as well as some challenges.
4 additional images. Click to enlarge.