This is the 1/48 Academy kit finished with Model Master and Humbrol enamels. The light gray is MM Voodoo Gray that I added a few drops of white to in order to simulate WARPAC air superiority gray that was seen on some Polish and East German Mig[...]
I wanted to do something a little different on this build. I had run across several pictures of abandoned Mig-21's in warehouses, so instead of a warehouse I used a field. The kit is the Trumpeter 1/48 Mig-21 UM built OOB and painted with Life[...]
Another one finished this year. 1/48 Academy Mig-21MF with Wolfpack cockpit and wheel bays. The decals are from Syhart..
This was made from the outstanding Eduard kit, the gold standard for Mig-21s. The MT was an export version of the Soviet SMT. A small batch of 15 were built in 1971, but no customers were found. The aircraft were apparently put to use through[...]
This was from a 2013 group build for our Tulsa club - 6 of us ended up finishing 21's (sorry - can't find those pics at the moment). I had an aftermarket decal set, and chose the Afghan version as I just liked the color scheme. The kit (ebay pu[...]
In my earlier article about the 2014 IPMS Silverwings show ( I didn't point out my discouraging realization that I had only completed 2 projects in 2014. Both picked up 2d place trophies in their respective categories. One was the F-16 I shared[...]
Inspired by the outbreak of Desert Storm, or Gulf War One, I built this MiG-21MF in Iraqi markings and camouflage. So, it's been languishing in the display cabinet since way back then, with no airport pictures taken. Even though it's more than [...]
This was a crude kit, but little flash and not much putty work. The price was right (on sale), and I was fairly pleased with the build. The quality was that of a early 80's kit, that is to say, simple, with not much detail.
At first I was [...]
This is an Eduard "Weekend Edition" kit. It is an extraordinarily detailed model. Lots of parts and sub-assemblies, but they all fit perfectly. It's my first finished kit for 2014. The model was built straight from the box except for the a[...]
I am trying to build several from Polish Air Force and this is the first...Academy Mig-21. Built straight from the box except old ESCI decals. This kit goes together real well, might have a few fit problems bot not many. I forgot though that bar[...]