MiG-21 MF Jayfighter

Fujimi’s MiG-21 has provided some much needed balance during my two current builds. It was nothing short of a spectacular model. While I complained about Airfix, Fujimi didn’t leave me disappointed.
Construction went in the normal fashion. Cockpit detail was as expected. I added my usual details, of course. I included ejection handles and the canopy actuator, along with some tagging along the fuselage wall. The fuselage seamed together nicely. As a bonus, there was no need to fill and sand the spine due to the electronic hump. The wings couldn’t have had a better fit. There was no need for any filler whatsoever. All the other prep work went normal.
The painting process proved to be the hardest part of the build. I sprayed the underside with Model Masters Duck Egg Blue. Unfortunately I thinned it a bit too much resulting in a few runs. I was able to correct it without having to reshoot the plane. I used 600 grit sand paper to knock the runs down followed by 1000 grit. For the other two colors I used Model Masters Dark Tan and Dark Earth. Overall a great build. Fujimi continues to set the standard in quality model kits.

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10 thoughts on “MiG-21 MF Jayfighter

  1. What a great hobby you have. My Tween (daughter) went through a phase where she loved planes and anything to do with them. She would have adored your blog then 😉
    My brother used to build semi-trailers when he was younger. He enjoyed it so much so I can imagine the joy and satisfaction you get from doing this.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog 🙂

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