MiG-29A – The Last GDR Eagle
Recent addition to my collection of East German Air Force jets is their last fighter jet MiG-29A, which was commissioned on spring 1988. This particular airframe is the only one ever pictured with air to air weaponry within the LSK-NVA service. After the reunion of Germany in 1990, MiG-29s were transferred to Luftwaffe and served until year 2003, when each aircraft was sold to Poland for a single Euro each. Red 661 was borrowed to USAF in early 90’s for thorough testing, which took nearly two years.
I have used 1/72 model kit from Trumpeter with aftermarket from Eduard and Master. I also wanted to give a go to my own PE designs (gun muzzle, air vents and grills) and scratch built parts (open service panel). I have used Mr. Paint, Gunze and Valejjo colors. Weathering was rather simple as these birds did not seen much action nor long service life.
I have added pictures of the MiG-29A sitting on the display base made by my dear friend Alex Nevsorow from Belarus. I also took pictures of the first and last fighter jets of the LSK-NVA. And last but not least picture of my LSK-NVA jet collection so far.
I hope you will enjoy a little bit of history of the airframe and the pictures I took after 365 days of building progress.
19 additional images. Click to enlarge.
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