It is MiG-21 of the Academy. A special decal of Cartograf and photo-etched parts are attached. It is a very beautiful decal. I began making it for the silver fuselage to try again, so I believed that it would be silver painted at the beginning. When I put the left and right sides of the fuselage together, the body of this marking’s color is a light gray or light blue. I am a little sorry rather than metallic.
I have not been going fishing recently, I have lots of fishing weight to put in the nose. This MiG-21 needs 15g, so make 20g just in case. The mold of the cockpit and the side panel is very nice, but there is no mold on the side of the cockpit, it is a regrettable point. There is a strike pin mark on the side.
I removed the plastic thin plate on the top of the main wing with a nipper, cutter, and file and attached the photo-etched parts. Hurdles are high because I rarely do this kind of work in airplane modeling. Although I do not need to use it by force, The box said “Limited Edition”, I would like to build all the parts as much as possible.
In the meantime, I finally saw “exposure of Citizen Four Snowden”, but my wife dropped out in less than an hour. Personally, it’s pretty interesting, but this is definitely 0 entertainment because there is no thrilling scene in the image. Amazingly, original tapes are used. I’ll watch Oliver Stone’s movie near future. I wrote about it so much and I’m worried to be on their list, hahaha…
I tried the decal fitting perfectly to the plastic surface using a powerful decal softening agent and completely failed. Swordfish on the right side is better than the left but left too much use the softer, become Wrinkly. Next time, I’ll try to soften the decal with a steamed towel.
Here is the decal on the left. After drying it left a lot of wrinkles. Besides, while playing with the decal, I got to hit the metal parts of the very long Pitot tube and a small part on the vertical tail. I must breathe deeply and feel calm. I had not minded seriously softening agent too much use, from the successful experience that it was beautiful after drying even it became wrinkly while wet. In the future, I would like to be cautious about handling large format decals. I have never used such a big decal in the past. Impossible to repair, I wonder if it will be destroyed. Since work has progressed so far, discarding is a matter of concern.
I tried to paint the right and left swordfish with a brush like a painter, but it is difficult to match the original color. While drawing, it becomes wrinkled again and it is endless. I draw a picture of a fish, but unfortunately, I did not have good art scores. Stop it and do inking to finish it up. Now, it has become a terrible thing, It cannot be helped…
Is a large decal of the swordfish on both sides of the fuselage, I made wrinkles by using the Mark Softer too much and failed to paste them. MiG-21MF special marking of the unit’s 45th anniversary, 2002, markings of the 3rd Tactical Sqn, I suppose.
MiG-21 participated in the Viet Nam war, Indo-Pakistani war, Iran-Iraq war, and African conflicts and civil wars, used in countless combats. Because it is a supersonic fighter that is easy to maintain, demand has been high even in the former communist countries and African nations.
I do not want to show photos zoomed up because it is bad appearance decals, this time I scribed the panel line lightly, so I got a clear line with inking. Since the aircraft’s color is pale, it changed to a lively impression.
The decal was wrinkled by applying too much softening agent, but the closeness is perfect. I think half of the decal is melted and it is becoming one with a plastic surface. I thought about peeling the decal and trying painting over again with a different marking, but probably the surface would be rough and it might be quite difficult.
Although the decal became wrinkled, I got shocked like after the caterpillar in the AFV model was reversed and completely solidified. It was a little hand-drawn swordfish by a recovery and became truly the only one MiG-21 in the world. That’s horrible…
I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build it little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in the elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
Born in February 1970, I live in Tokyo. From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see here occasionally.