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Eduard 1:48 Mig-21MF

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Hello all!

I managed to finish the Mig-21 latest 1:48 Eduard release. I got the Subscriber limited edition, and after my wife decided the paint job I started building it.

Many times friends and family seeing my model planes ask: wow, how long do you need to build that one? My general reply is: 30-50h, I don't know. So as the Eduard kit is considered the "best fitting one you can get right now on the market", I decided to do kind of a build time log to see how much time it really takes. Here we go:

Start:

- Eduard Supscriber limited edition kit :whistle:

- Resin engine

- Resin wheels

- Limited edition decals

- Resin parts for cockpit

- Photo etch for many areas

Challanges:

- New paint (I switched to Gunze) :pray:

- New airbrush (I had to get zhat 0.2mm needle) :boohoo:

- New washes (Mig, because it goes on the Mig)

- Unknown kit (never built before, not many buildlogs available) :blink:

- Unknown subject, I don't know much about Russian fighters

Start date:

05.08.11

End date:

09.11.11

General impression of the kit:

- excellent, fit probably ultraperfect - but mine had some "issues" as I used the resin engine. There is kind of an error, don't know what exactly, but I had to "work" to get the fuselage halfes closed.

- Good decission to switch to Gunze

- I like the new washes

- the new airbrush allowed me to do all painting "free hand"

Building time in hours:

- 67:25 spread over 22 days :tumble:

Thanks:

- to my wife for choosing the paint job :wub:

- to my mother for the "birthday gift" that is :yahoo:

So enough "information", here the result:

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I'm still not the best photographer...

Hope you like what you see!

Thank you for watching

skyraider

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I'm lovin' it as I'm building this kit right now myself.

Camo freehand job and colors look beautiful. I'm viewing this on a small screen -eyephone- and can't see the weathering, so I'll look on a larger monitor later today.

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Simply OUTSTANDING! I've got the Mig-21 from Eduard that is screaming to be built with Polish markings. Though it's not the exact same kit you built, this definitely added a log to the fire for desire to build it.

Your build is very nice, very crisp. Very, very nice!

Mark.

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Thank you all! It's difficult to see the weathering in the "flash light" pictures. I'm not a photo artist, I still try to get the "jobs well done" on the photos, too. Believe me, in reality it looks great!

skyraider

PS: actually more "non flash pictures here:

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/1003/skyraider/

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Nice job.

Not many wifes are interested in our hobby. Mainly they are nerging (at least mine does not so offen but she does :angry: )

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Good choice by your wife :rolleyes:

A really nice Fishbed, indeed :woot.gif:

Gruess,

Sacha

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