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OEZ 1/48 MiG 21 SMB
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I recently took some time to photograph some of my older models that I had not photographed properly before. This one was completed about 10 years ago.
At the time the OEZ kit was originally released in the late 80s it was the best rendition and from behind the Iron Curtain, so they ought to know! It was to be expected that there would be some 'real modelling' required and the kit acquired a 'difficult' reputation, but it wasn't too bad. Location of many parts was vague, so you have to consult your references. The cockpit parts were chunky and required much fettling to fit, and filler was required in ejector pin marks, etc. But OEZ offered different canopies and spines for 3 versions. The kit later appeared in the Esci range.
I chose to build the large-spine SMB (not SMT, says Bill Gunston) from the original OEZ boxing.

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I added some refinements to the cockpit and the open canopy, including a resin seat. It was all a very tight fit!

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The fine stencilling came from the original decal sheet, but I can't remember where the major decals came from.

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I kitbashed the missiles to represent two different versions of the Atoll, and I was quite pleased with my effort to replace the front fins and mount them in an 'unloaded' state (they straighten up in the airflow).

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I don't have a range of authentic Soviet colours, so I did the best I could to make a close match from my Xtracolour enamels

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Is that a hot ship or what?
I am a bit of a MiG-21 fan, but this is the only survivor on my display shelves. (I now have one of the excellent Eduard versions, and a couple of 1/72 versions in the stash to tempt me).

Thanks for looking,

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Pretty dramatic result, I like it a lot and it begged to be well photographed.

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That is gawjus. I like the MiG 21 but don't have one in the stash. A problem I'll have to put right.

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Excellent modelling throughout and very nicely presented

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A splendid build - most appealing.


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Now that is a fantastic looking MiG-21, David, you really made a great job of that and clearly you have been building models to a good standard for quite some time 8-)

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That's nice, like the bigger -21's.

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Thats very tidy especially around the cockpit and the canopy framing. Love the three colour camo. I´ve got an Eduard in the stash too.

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That's a beautiful job you've done there SP. Good craftsmanship and nice sharp painting. Lovely scheme too.

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Many thanks, chaps; thrilled to get the nod from my peers.
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clearly you have been building models to a good standard for quite some time 8-)

Well, let's just say some are better than others! (We probably all have a shelf of doom!)

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My display case is my shelf of doom. Each year the older stuff is less and less up to snuff.

Clearly, your older stuff is much much nicer than my older stuff. Very well executed. I love the camouflage and the mixed missile armament


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