1/48 Trumpeter MiG-21F-13, Part IV

Part I | Part II| Part III | Part IV Welcome to Part IV of the MiG-21F-13 build. At the end of Part III, the Fishbed was painted, chipped, and had just had the markings masked and sprayed.   Now, it’s time to continue the journey with some weathering. Wash & Strut Handling the MiG-21…

1/48 Trumpeter MiG-21F-13, Part III

Part I | Part II| Part III At last! Welcome to this build’s big moment of truth. Making this: Look something like this: Or…similar. While I was tempted to go for 100% fidelity…the “AMS” side of the Force…I have found that stressing so much about complete accuracy doesn’t really do anything except suck the fun…

1/48 Trumpeter MiG-21F-13, Part II

Part I | Part II| Part III With the cockpit sorted, it’s time to move on to the build portion of the build. Overall, Trumpeter’s kit is straight-forward and hiccup-free. Still, there are a few areas to watch out for, and it’s probably a good idea to have a sanding stick or five on hand….

1/48 Trumpeter MiG-21F-13, Part I

Part I | Part II| PART III It’s amazing how our tastes and interests change over time, isn’t it? When I was a kid, the vast majority of the models I built were jets. Mostly 1/72 scale. It was only relatively late in the game – into junior high and high school, that I really…