1/48 Eduard Mig21PFM
This model I received as a gift from my friend who tragically passed away. I started doing it about a year ago, but it was very traumatically for me to continue with it. Finally, as a omage for my friend I decided to finish it.
I don't have much to say about Eduard's Mig21 family. Simply excellent. Only trouble was with undercarriage, but that was made by me. But, it could be easily repaired. Model for which I can tell that it will give you a joy and simplicity as a Lego.
I decided to do it in Vietnam colors. As a big history fan, especially in love with era until ‘70s I knew that this one is going to be dedicated to Vietnam.
This aircraft was flown by 921st Fighter Regiment „Sao Do“ (Red Star) in 1968. The first examples of MiG-21PFM were delivered to this unit during this year. Some sources say that this particular MiG was flown by Nguyen Van Coc, a fighter ace credited with 9 kills. I was into research when I found out that color callouts from Eduard's manual can be somehow poor. In fact, I thought that it would be more interesting to do the underrcariege in alluminium, and other part of the plane in green modifications.
I used Alclad II, Xtreme Metal, AK real colors, Vallejo… to finish the model.
I did the weathering with some color modifications, paneling and filtering to represent the discoloration of the camo scheme. I didn't want to overdo it and to strip the plane untill I reach the alluminium base. As I sad earlier, this was omage for my friend, and I wanted to do it as he would do it.
Very enjoyable model to build, highly recommended.
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