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vesthepes

Nigerian Air Force MiG-21 MF

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Hi

My presented build is gonna be Nigerian AF MiG-21MF NAF 671 from 1975.

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I found a nice photo of the fishbed and it will be a nice ref for the build. The kit is a profipack MF by Eduard with an addition of Berna decals - African MiGs.

OK, let's kick off, nothing is glued yet just painted and tested for fitting, sry for the photo quality, did 'em with my phone and the lighting is weak...

the cockpit:

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for the exhaust I used an old IDE cable - you remember those :)/>/>/>

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I hatched the areas that will be cut out - I intend to scratch-build some avionics

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That's it for now, tbc soon

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Very nice to see an African Mig on the go, its looking good so far :thumbsup:

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Looking forward to seeing this one come together!

Vince

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Some new job on the tail and avionics. I used some old scrap parts. Details aren't as real ones but I'm satisfied...

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Hey Vince

I posted two in the banners thread, I thought that would be the right place for 'em ...

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Some progress has been made, some scratchbuilding partially seen here, prepared for priming and pre shading...

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and after some painting. I used Tamiya paint as primer and AKAN for the underside blue...

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The topside camo still has to come...

cheers

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I don't dare blink as I will miss something!

Regards,

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Some progress has been made, some scratchbuilding partially seen here, prepared for priming and pre shading...

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IMG_20131110_154353.jpg after some painting. I used

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Tamiya paint as primer and AKAN for the underside blue...

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The topside camo still has to come...

cheers

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topside painted and roundels placed...

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Looking very good, what paints did you use for the cammo?

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Thanks.

It's painted with a mix of Tamiya desert yellow and dark yellow for the sand color and the green one is tamiya dark green with a mix of field gray -which is actually green. I almost never buy exact colors by guidelines, I prefer mixing the ones I have and use paints by visual references..

Here's the follow up. Decals placed and faded, couple of protective coats applied, weathering done, landing gear assembled, ej. seat is done,...still some detailing and wiring to do. Currently working on UB-16s and S-24s

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Thanks for the paint info vesthepes, its truely looking very very good.

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Almost, almost done, still some silvering to deal with, some more details and that's it. This it how it looks by now...

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Please, feel free to comment, criticize or whatever...

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Great result. :woot.gif:

Nice details on the open bays.

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vesthepes your Mig is outstanding, I really like it well done!

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Absolutely magnificent. I love the weathering which makes it look used and beat up, but still a potetent weapon. Well done, sir!

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Thanks guys. I'm glad you like it. I hope I'll soon have some new photos for the gallery.

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This is a fantastic sun bleached and detailed MiG-21.

Patrick

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Excellent build, really love the extra detailing!

V/r

Ron

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Thanks for the compliments. I have no time to take any new photos so I posted the existing ones to display case. Anyway, there were no big differences made...

cheers

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