Dave Ws Trumpeter 1/48 Mig-21MF

Dave Ward

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I'm calling this finished........................
fin 01.jpg fin 03.jpg fin 02.jpg

It hasn't turned out as well as I expected, but when I make my next NMF jet I will avoid all the mistakes I made on this. Using an a/b for the NMF was a learning curve, Vallejo Metal Color works well.....................
The Trumpeter Mig-21MF is a good kit, simple construction, nice detail - no real options apart from the decals - NMF Russian, camo East German, Polish, Czech & Iraqi. The only thing I would change would be the two main undercarriage tyres. The nosewheel is plastic. the mains rubber, and I would prefer all plastic, just a personal preference.
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Hello Dave,
I've just completed a nmf myself and agree with you, the Vallejo metal paint works well. Your Mig came out nice in the end. I might be wrong but it looks like there were mercifully few decals on this on to place.
 

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Colin,
I was a bit cautious about decals over the nmf, I thought that the Decalfix I use, might have a bad effect on the finish, so I only really used the Stars, and the bort number. There didn't seem to be any adverse effect, so next time I will use more of the stencil decals.
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Hi Dave,, what aren’t you pleased with? I’m no airplane builder but it looks pretty darn good to me..
 

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Joe,
careful choice of photo angles hides the really bad bits! It's not that bad really, but I can see how much better it could be - watch out for the next nmf build ( I think a Su-7 ) :relieved:
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Very nice work Dave. I use Vallejo metal colour all the time for metal colours, I really do like it. I'ts a little more forgiving than Alclad.
 
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