1/72 Zvezda MiG-21Bis

Gallery Article by Dragan Cvetic on Dec 4 2013

 

 

MiG-21Bis Polish Navy

Hello guys.  Here is my latest build.  The good old MiG-21bis from Zvezda.  One of the best kits I have ever had a chance to work on (so far 8-9 MiG-21`s from Zvezda).  The kit represents a Polish Navy MiG-21Bis aircraft around the year 2000.  

 

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I only added some scratchbuilt seatbelts in the cockpit and added the fins on the pitottube.  I painted it with Tamiya chrome silver (one of the best paints I have ever used).  The decals are from the Polish manufacturer MODELMAKER and are not the best option, but for this particular aircraft are the only one.  They don't respond well to Gunze mark setter and softener.  

In the end the MiG is a little more dirty than usual clean NMF aircraft but I saw some pics of the real thing that looks similar to this so I managed to capture the worn and dirty look of it.  I hope you like it.

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Photos and text by Dragan Cvetic