Academy /48 Mig 21SM
As I am not a Mig 21 expert, I will not say that all of what I did on this build, was absolutely correct. I based the markings on a profile (eek) of Mig 21s in Afghanistan in the 80's. I found a KMC Mig21 MF resin cockpit during one of my last trips to Bobe's Hobby in Pensacola, FL. Mike's shop was awesome, and will always be one of my best memories of Pensacola. Mike is a great guy, and he made Bobe's the great place it was.
The Academy kit has a number of issues, mainly the incorrect location of the bulge related to the main undercarriage wells. I had to use a putty type mold material to make a mold of the Port and Stbd bulges. I then shaved off the kit bulges, and replaced them with the resin casts in the right locations. I read that the SM had a slightly larger diameter nose, with more of a consistent cylindrical shape, so I layered plastic card around the kit nose to sand it level and reshape it carefully.
I also outfitted the kit with a ground attack load, using weapons from the OEZ Mig 21 kit.
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