Mig 21F-13 A Six Day War Survivor
This build is from quite some time ago and its one of my rare jaunts over to 1/48
its the Trumpeter kit and it is a really nice bit of plastic to say the least, detail is top notch
the cockpit in my opinion doesn’t need anything like after market resin its very well done
the only thing i did was to punch out the instrument dial faces and fit them in the appropriate
clock bezels and voila a great looking instrument panel as good as anything Eduard could do
if not better,
there are a few areas where you can leave panels open to reveal avionics and other internals but its not something i usually do i like to just build em buttoned up i might leave the odd flap down or air brake open but not often.
The rest of the build was pretty much straight forward no hidden vices, so on with the painting firstly primed with Alclad’s grey primer a slight rub down with 8000 micro-mesh
till all was lovely and silky smooth, i was going to do a BMF because at the time it was something i was into trying to perfect and get a result i would be happy with but whilst looking on the Hannants web site i came across a decal set by Aztec called Sky Guardians II with some really great schemes though not the most colourful this one caught my eye so that was it MNF out and in with the camo.
This particular aircraft took part in the six day war in October 1973 it was finished in a new scheme called the Nile Vally Scheme it survived the war unlike most Egyptian aircraft.
when ordering the Decals i also ordered a new brass Pitot tube as the kit one was a little heavy compared to the brass one apart from that its all out of the box.
so Thats it Guys Hope you like it.
P.S Sorry about the dust on it you just dont always see it as you take the photos 🙁
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