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Academy 1/48 Mig-21 MF, Finished

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    November, 2016
Academy 1/48 Mig-21 MF, Finished
Posted by elation on Thursday, October 26, 2017 9:17 PM

When I saw the "New Release" sign on this kit last year, I thought it was relatively a new tooled kit. But actually tooled in 1998.  I looked it up because of the lack of detail in cockpit area. But fit and finish is great so far. 

Since no detail in cockpit, I kinda cheated by printing out the Eduard's etching diagram after resizing in Photoshop.

I used the side panels, and the ejection seat levers. They are just paper cutouts.

 

After closing the canopy, I think it will look pretty decent for not spending extra money on it.

 

Not 100% sure which one I will go with. Thought about the Egyptian theme, but Eduard kit had the exact same one. So, I think I'll just go with the plain Russian body.

  • Member since
    March, 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Thursday, October 26, 2017 9:41 PM

Fishbeds man sometin' ' bout those little darts that is REALLY COOL. Yuor office looks good and yea under the glass it will be hard to tell. My MF is going to be in the North Vietnames aces finish. BTW I have the Eduard, ABSOLUTELY NOT BRAGGING. 'cause I have the Acadamy kit too. Please keep your WIP going. 21s RULEBig Smile

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  • Member since
    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Friday, October 27, 2017 7:43 AM

Great idea on printing out the Eduard sheet, Cockpit looks fantastic.  A very nice start!

Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

  • Member since
    September, 2017
  • From: western North Carolina
Posted by kensar on Friday, October 27, 2017 10:07 AM

That's a nice idea about detailing cockpits that wont be easily visible.

Kensar

 

  • Member since
    November, 2016
Posted by elation on Friday, October 27, 2017 6:11 PM

Thanks guys.

Always looking for the easy way out ;)

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    November, 2016
Posted by elation on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 11:00 AM

Tried silver base coat, and worked out great. Could definitely tell the difference from the part I didn't base coat.



So, I decided to go with the Iraqi camo


Holy!!


Applied for about an hour and I got to #38, and I think I spent the whole sunday to apply all of them.

 

Finished!

I used some masking tape to just remove the paint and reveal the silver undercoat.

Tamiya Brown and Black panel line accent, and a light black oil wash for weathering.








  • Member since
    March, 2017
  • From: Mid Michigan
Posted by shamoo on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 11:06 AM

That looks good. I think I will “borrow” your idea on the poor man’s photo etch.

  • Member since
    November, 2016
Posted by elation on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 11:53 AM

haha, go for it!

I tried to use this to get the patterns, but it won't stick at all after I sprayed tan color. So ended up free handing the brown.

 

Should I get a different brand one or just push in harder?

  • Member since
    April, 2013
  • From: Eleva, Wisconsin
Posted by Greatmaker on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 12:53 PM

With the blue tack I’ve found it dries out over time and sometimes it’s pretty dry coming right from the package. I found that adding some water and liquid soap and kneading it really softenens it up. I used it on my betty and it worked great 

Everybody's cute, everybody's cute, even me. But in purple I'm stunning

  • Member since
    March, 2007
  • From: Northeast WA State
Posted by armornut on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 1:14 PM

Gonna have to drool over my MIGs, yours turned out very well. So many kits so little time. Nice work.

we're modelers it's what we do

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    November, 2016
Posted by elation on Thursday, November 16, 2017 10:16 PM
Ah, I see. I'll try that next time!
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    June, 2017
Posted by UnwaryPaladin on Friday, November 17, 2017 6:10 AM

Looks fantastic! I really like the painting/weathering. Thanks for posting

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    March, 2015
  • From: Streetsboro, Ohio
Posted by Toshi on Friday, November 17, 2017 11:31 AM

You did a great job on this build!  It looks stunning.

Your friend, Toshi

 

Retired due to work related injury

Married to the most caring, loving, understanding, and beautiful wife in the world.  Mrs. Toshi

 

ON THE BENCH:

Revell B-17G Flying Fortress 

NEXT BUILD:

Mrs. Toshi just purchased for me a Tamiya 1/48 Ki-61 via eBay, when it arrives, as always, I’ll do a WIP.  Thanks to M.Brindos and Model Maniac for the heads up and the inspiration in obtaining this kit for my next build.

  • Member since
    June, 2017
Posted by Chemteacher on Friday, November 17, 2017 10:09 PM
Hey, that’s really nice. Great job!

On the bench: Revell P-51D

  • Member since
    November, 2016
Posted by elation on Friday, November 17, 2017 10:22 PM

Thanks a bunch guys!

You guys are too generous! Critics and feedbacks are welcome too since I am just starting up again.  ;)

 

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