On the Bench: 1/144 Eduard MiG-21MF Dual Combo

I’ve recently been bitten by a desire to build a few things without propellers (or with propellers facing the wrong way), but I’m also kinda sorta engrossed in two big 1/32 builds.


Don’t want to crowd the bench with another big build…so instead I’ve decided to veer wildly in the exact opposite direction and build a pair of Eduard’s tiny 1/144 MiG-21MFs.

They don’t really look too tiny in that picture, do they? Small, but not “wait, what am I thinking?” small.

Yeah, about that.

These things are tiny. Seriously tiny. As in…about the size of a business card.

So why not toss in some intricate marking options? My plans right now are to build this Czech number with the goofy smile…

And this…dare I say it timeless example from the Polish Air Force.

You know, I like Poland and have a weird draw toward Polish subjects from World War II right up to today. But every time I see that insignia much first, kneejerk thought is “oh, it’s the Purina Air Force!”

Okay! Now that I’m sure I’ve offended someone, I have to admit tackling those schemes in kits the size of a business card is a little bit terrifying. But hey…that’s why I stand by this:

Stick around. Stay tuned for more, and be sure to follow Doogs’ Models on Facebook for more frequent updates, links to interesting things and lots of shared photos!

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Vivian Watts says:

    Great post. I like reading this blog! I also have this kit in my stash and am terrified by the camo waiting for me. Good luck! I’m looking forward to seeing how it develops.

  2. Dave Osborne says:

    A salute to you doogs for visiting your comfort zone outside your comfort zone. 1/144 airplanes- especially fighters- are an order of small that have me slowly backing away from the model, so I’m looking forward to your progress on this.

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