More MIG-21 'Fishbed' progress to report. The kits went together as well as I'd hoped, with only a tiny amount of filler being required to meet my (pretty low) standards. I need two MIGs 'in flight', so decided to build the third with it's wheels down.
Following a previous disaster with trying to paint a 'bare metal' finish, Rich - he of westmodelsandfigures suggested I try the Revell (acrylic) silver. A pot was duly sourced and I gave it a try on the MIG-21s. Despite a decent undercoat of matt white (applied by spray can), the models each required three and a half coats of silver to produce an acceptable finish. Is this normal?
Never a fan of trying to paint on framing and the like on transparent parts, I decided to paint over the canopies as I do on 1/144 and smaller aircraft models. This has the added benefit of saving me having to paint pilots or internal detail. These are wargames toys after all.
Coming soon - the finished models.
The three 1/100 scale 'Fishbeds' and some smaller chums.