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Howdy all, thought I`d show some pic`s of my latest completion;

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My attempt at Trumpy`s 1/48 MiG 21

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Built 100% OOB, and even used the photo.etch ( though there isn`t too much )

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Painted with different shades of Humbrol Enamels and sealed with Johnsons Klear

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With the radome and undercarriage wells painted with some ancient Aeromaster Acrylics

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Lots and lots of inserts to do on it but they all fitted well.

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and posed here with my earlier effort: Academys later MiG 21 ( though I can`t remember the version )

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though I think I over did the weathering on that one

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Hope you enjoy looking at and enjoy the last of the good weather for a while

Thanks for looking, Cheers Russ

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Cracking job on both. They look every inch the well-worn and hard flown fighter 'planes of a small nation.

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Great stuff Russ,maintaining your usual high standard of paint and finish. I'm a bit envious of your crystal clear canopies, something I still haven't managed to achieve!

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Lovely looking pair and i dont think you overdid the weathering either.

Second one is a PF not a pfm (see brake chute position and forward opening canopy)

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Very nice. I don't think you over did the weathering either. There are far worse looking examples of MiG-21 neglect than that.

Excellent work.

Tom.

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Great stuff Russ,maintaining your usual high standard of paint and finish. I'm a bit envious of your crystal clear canopies, something I still haven't managed to achieve!

Thanks Dave, re- the canopys; I just wash them in the sink with washing up liquid and warm water, then when dry they`re just dipped in Johnsons Klear and drained onto a bit of kitchen roll sometimes I dip them again the next day. ( Trumpeter and Hobby Boss clear parts are very thin and clear anyway in my experience of them )

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Nice like the NMF finish as well, was it done with Alcad paints?

Cheers Knikki; No Alcad paints, It`s all Humbrol Enamels applied with hairy stick and sealed with Johnsons Klear/Future.

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Very impressive!

I keep meaning to do a Mig 21, your builds have inspired me!

Great work :)

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Thanks Dave, re- the canopys; I just wash them in the sink with washing up liquid and warm water, then when dry they`re just dipped in Johnsons Klear and drained onto a bit of kitchen roll sometimes I dip them again the next day. ( Trumpeter and Hobby Boss clear parts are very thin and clear anyway in my experience of them )

Thanks Russ-I think I've done that. I keep getting runs and lumps in my finish though..maybe I'm not washing /drying enough to start..ah well.. we'll see :) D

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