The latest issue of
Airfix Model World (July cover date) has a news story covering Eduard’s new-tool 1/72 MiG-21MF. Here, though, is extra imagery of styrene parts and other in-box delights.
Mainwheel hubs and the exhaust nozzle. The instructions state that part 40 (sporting flash) is unused in the build.
The KM-1 ejection seat is good from the box, and benefits from pre-coloured photo-etched metal belts and firing handles.
The afterburner flame holder and mainwheels.
An open or closed airbrake can be portrayed, and here is the fairing (centre) for the open setting. To the right is one of the mainwheel bay linings.
The fuselage has superb engraved panel lines and rivets.
A one-piece mainplane underside part will ease assembly and set the correct wing angle.
Fishbed betters its 1/48 alternative with a one-piece spine and vertical tail component.
UB-16 and UB-32 rocket pods are present, although they are not slated for use with the colour schemes provided. Great for spares though!
Other stores include AA-2
Atoll missiles, S-24 rockets and fuel tanks…
…along with AA-1
Alkali beam-riding missiles.
Rocket-assisted take-off (RATO) bottles.
The pre-coloured PE is superb, with a good representation of the famous cockpit turquoise shade, and well-rendered instrumentation.
The decals cater for aircraft operated by Poland, Czechoslovakia, the German Democratic Republic, Romania and the Republic of Mali.
There’s also an absolute wealth of stenciling.
For further details visit:
www.eduard.com. Look out for a full build in a future edition of Airfix Model World.