MiG-21F-13 “Fishbed-C” – 32nd Fighter Guard Regiment, VVS, Kublinka AB, USSR, 1962
Bonjour chers iModelers,
Please find my rendition of the MiG-21F-13 from Trumpeter at 1/48 scale. The F-13 is my favorite version of the MiG-21, very sharp.
Finish metal has been realized with Vallejo Metal Color paints with an undercoat of Mr Color GX Gloss Black (excellent base). Decals are a mix of Trumpeter (not too bad) and Begemot (hum…). Initially, I wanted to realize a Cuban version (during missiles crisis), but Begemot provides unfortunately an oversized flag for rudder. When I realized that, I had no energy to mask and paint a proper Cuban flag. So I went for the russian version.
The kit is quite easy, but Trumpeter did some mistakes, especially the bottom shape of the rudder and the position of the doors on the legs of the main gear. When I realized that, it was a little bit late to make the proper correction. Please don’t tell anybody 🙂
Thanks for watching, and stay safe all of you!
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