Dave's 1/48th Eduard Mig 21R Profipack

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What shade of green did you use for the radome Dave?
I used the Mr hobby aqueous H46 Emerald Green,  the actual call out is for H26 Bright Green, but I cannot see the difference and they both give  Humbrol 2 as the equivalent.  I didn't see the point in buying H26 when I already had H46 to do the cockpit colour mix.
 

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A little more progress has been made, starting to look like an aircraft now. 


The workspace is only looking so tidy because I moved things around at the weekend and swapped my desk and modelling table around so the modelling table is now much nearer the window.


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I'm looking forward to thinking mine may be a joined fuselage at some point :smiling3:  


Nice to see some positive progress here, will it be undercarriage down?
 

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I'm looking forward to thinking mine may be a joined fuselage at some point :smiling3:  


Nice to see some positive progress here, will it be undercarriage down?
Yes it will be undercarriage down and the cockpit open.


Made some more progress, I need to finish off the seat and fit it, fit the cockpit and mask up and then I can start painting.  I may have overdone dirtying up the seat.


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Looking good, I have to post some progress pics on mine, not far off joining the fuselage now. Looking at the version you have chosen that camouflage is going to be interesting to mask out, looking forward to seeing that.
 

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That seat looks good to me Dave. Good work so far.
 

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Looking good, I have to post some progress pics on mine, not far off joining the fuselage now. Looking at the version you have chosen that camouflage is going to be interesting to mask out, looking forward to seeing that.
Thanks Neil,  I am not planning to mask the camouflage.  I will mask up the canopy and exhaust ports etc. and the underside/overside edge as needed but I intend to do the camouflage freehand with the airbrush.  it will be a basecoat of the Tan and then the patches of light green, green and brown.
 
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Thanks for taking part in this GB Dave, it's good to see everyone's builds progressing.
 

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Start has been made. All the sprues have been labelled with tags to make finding the right one easier (thanks to someone on here for that idea).  The paint mix for the cockpit colour has been made and stored in a dropper bottle.  Finally construction and painting underway.  Still more painting work to be done in the undercarriage bay.


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That looks great Dave, and has sort of answered a question in the back of my mind. I'm going to use printed PE on my next build, but it's nothing like the cockpit colour, so I think I'll have to modify the colour, as you have done here.
 

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Thanks for the comments.


 It has been a while since the last update.


No pictures ar the moment but the blue is on the underside and the tan is on the top surface.


That went well but despite testing on an old milk carton my freehand airbrush camouflage went a bit awry.  I got a lot of overspray .  I think the issue is I got closer to the milk carton as it is flat than I did to parts of the aircraft because of the shape and that caused some problems.  Having a play with the settings on the airbrush and have turned the milk carton into something more reminiscent of a model for the testing.  Once sorted I will have another go.  If not I have a few templates to cut out.
 

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This great build will get finished albeit a smidgen late.

Camouflage painted and the decaling done. Three evenings work on the decals, the general decal numbering is from S1-S129 and some of those are multiples, then there are the main decals for the particular scheme and payload. Now I know why I normally stick to WWII aircraft.

Gloss varnish (Humbrol Clear) over the decals so just some finishing touches to do before the final coat of varnish.

For those who are wondering the window is just out of shot on the left, so I can just put the exhaust for the spray booth out of the window as required.

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Nearly there Dave, look forward to seeing your completed MIG soon
 

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That is looking very nice indeed Dave.
 
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