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1:72 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 2000 "Globėjas", '02 Blue' of the Naikintuvu Eskadra, Lietuvos karinės oro pajėgos (LK KOP/Lithuanian Air Force); Zokniai airfield, 1999 (Whif/modified MiG-21-93 Condor kit) - WiP | by Dizzyfugu
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1:72 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 2000 "Globėjas", '02 Blue' of the Naikintuvu Eskadra, Lietuvos karinės oro pajėgos (LK KOP/Lithuanian Air Force); Zokniai airfield, 1999 (Whif/modified MiG-21-93 Condor kit) - WiP

This kit is the entry for the 2016 "One Week Group Build" at whatifmodelers.com, which runs from 29th of April until 8th May (so, actually ten full days...). I had this project earmarked for the recent "Cold War" GB, but it fell outside of the build's time horizon. But despite the dubious kit as basis, I tackle the build since I had anything else already at hand.

 

The basis is the MiG-21-93 demonstrator kit from Ukrainian manufacturer Condor, one of the many reincarnations of the venerable KP MiG-21bis, but with some updates. You get, for instance, engraved, very fine panel lines, some typical details were added like the wraparound windscreen (wrong shape, though) and the radar warning fairing on the fin as well as an extra sprue with modern Russian ordnance – apparently from some other kit!

 

On the downside, there's overall mediocre fit due to the molds' age, some dubious details (anything appears softened or blurred…) or the simple lack thereof (e. g. there’s no ventral gun fairing at all). But there’s nothing that could not be mended, and after all this is just a whiffy version.

 

Stay tuned...

 

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Taken on April 28, 2016