Posted 02 May 2009 - 05:02 PM
Owing to my short attention span, I've taken a break from my work in progress T34-85 to build the Fujimi 1/72 Mig-21 SMT. The kit has a reputation for being innaccurate but is quick and easy to build and looks the part once finished. It's painted mainly with Alclad 2 duralumin, tinted with black or white enamel to produce the different shades. I think if I were to build another one there's a few things I'd do differently (like not dropping it halfway through painting).
Here's a few shots next to the Trumpeter Su-15 TM, another innacurate but still enjoyable model. As you can probably tell, I'm not too fussy about innacurate kits and I don't mind admitting it. I draw the line somewhere near the Hobbycraft Yak-38, which looks nothing like the real thing at all!
Posted 02 May 2009 - 07:47 PM
Edited by Paul A H, 02 May 2009 - 07:52 PM.
Posted 02 May 2009 - 10:18 PM
Nice mig 21
What variant is it? There seem to more variants than days in the month ha ha
Thanks for your kind words. It's the Mig-21 SMT 'Fishbed K' variant. Based on the Mig-21 MF 'Fishbed J" but with an enlarged dorsal spine designed to hold more fuel and thus increase range. Unfortunately it was found that other flying characteristics were adversely affected. It was only produced from 1971 to 1972 before the ultimate bis variant (Fishbed L/M) entered production. There are quite a few variants...!
Posted 04 May 2009 - 08:33 PM
I don't know how accurate it is but I like the look of it.
Thanks Martin. I think the accuracy issues are mainly around the nose and the panel lines, but I think it looks ok. The new Zvezda Mig-21bis is supposed to be the most accurate late model Mig-21.
Posted 07 May 2009 - 08:54 PM
An NMF a/c now that get's my attention for sure.
Sounds like you enjoy the hobby and subjects regardless of 'accuracy etc'?
Sometimes I think we forget that!
To an extent, yes. I still draw the line somewhere, but I don't have the confidence to start cutting up kits and inserting bits of plasticard yet. That said, I've just got the Maquette Lavochkin La-176 and intend to do a complete rescribe for the first time, so maybe I'll change my ways?!
Posted 07 May 2009 - 09:01 PM
Edited by Angels49, 07 May 2009 - 09:03 PM.