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MiG-21MF
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Posted: Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 06:39 AM UTC
Eduard''s new MiG-21MF in 1/72nd is probably the best kit of this iconic aircraft produced. Andy Brazier builds this cold war fighter with a few extras.

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Thanks!
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Posted: Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 07:36 AM UTC
Hi Andy

Nice job! It's great to see a full build - especially with all the extra "gubbins" thrown in.

Having built Eduard's 1:48 MiG-21 yonks ago, I'm surprised to see they are still quoting a hopeless paint mix for the cockpit colour...

All the best

Rowan
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Posted: Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 09:52 AM UTC

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Hi Andy

Nice job! It's great to see a full build - especially with all the extra "gubbins" thrown in.

Having built Eduard's 1:48 MiG-21 yonks ago, I'm surprised to see they are still quoting a hopeless paint mix for the cockpit colour...

All the best

Rowan


Thanks Rowan, it was a fun build, and back to front build wise lol.
I think its strange how Eduard always go with Mr Color paints when they sell Mission Model paints on thier site .
As for the paint mix, I think its funny how they didn't even bother with a mix on the Brassin cockpit instructions sheet, but just went with Emerald Green, which is totally out.
Andy
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Posted: Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 10:16 AM UTC
Hi Andy

You're quite right - when I wrote about Eduard's "mix", it should have been "match" - and a hopeless one!

Looking back at my MiG-21SMT, I ended up using Citadel "Hawk Turquoise" with a dash of LifeColor "US Interior Green" lightened with white. That got really close to the colour of Eduard's etched parts - but, of course, their colour may have changed since.

All the best

Rowan