Mig-21 in 1/32 scale
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The converted Revell kits were finished with decalling and final cockpit detailing. Cockpit instruments came from a combination of kit decals and add on bits and pieces from card and rod. The canopy was made to be detachable through small metal pins and drilled holes to receive them. This enables the canopy to be cleaned periodically and save transport.
The cockpit canopy inner surfaces
were also detailed with de-misting tubing, the various locks and the windscreen
gun aiming screen and some instruments with dials were added. The mirror
in the middle of the canopy was drilled open and got inside a piece
a reflecting metal as mirror and a glass of "kristal clear"
The overall kit decals came from various
decals from the Revell kits as supplied in various kit versions. The decals
are not very good quality as they DO NOT adhere to a glossy surface
very well without "silvering". The trick here is to use water based glue!
Put on a water based (deletable) glue first on the location of the (small)
decals, and then apply the decal. Any residue can be roved with water and
a cloth. Press firmly the decal to the surface to avoid silvering, caused
by air trapped bubbles. Later on, additional stores will be added;
these will come from any left overs of the Trumpeter kits.
The final result is very pleasing of the camouflaged DDR Mig-21 MF plane!
note central fuel tank (from Revell kit) and undercarriage details
|INDIA AIR FORCE
The other converted Revell kit
was finished similarly. Cockpit instruments (assumed to be quite similar
to the soviet planes) came from a combination of decals and add on bits
and pieces from card and rod.
The decals came from various decals
from the "reserve" box. The Indian Air Force
roundels were based on Italian roundels with the yellow edges cut off.
(the decals were from a 1/48 Revell/Italeri Tornado kit).
right view IAF Mig-21 MF
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