Photos Mig-21 F-13 1/72 IAF very first Mig-21s


The Glue Sniffer
MI.Net Member
Apr 9, 2019
I always wanted to build this Mig-21 F-13 as it was the very first Mig-21 we got, It first arrived in 1963 and the one am building arrived in 1964. The BC824, is a rare aircraft as only a few were bought and only one or two survived. I decided to build the aircraft using the Revell kit, but getting it was a huge problem due to covid lockdown and postal service not working. At first, the vendor was not sent to the place I was residing, so I asked a friend to get the kit for me and send it to me when the thing improved a little bit. He was kind enough to do it for me and I am very thankful to him.

Honestly, it was one of the fastest builds I have done. It took me just a day and a half to complete it. It was a smooth sail, the only problem was the weapon that came with it which I didn't use and borrowed a pair of K-13 from another kit. The biggest and only major problem I faced was the wing root took some dry fit to correct it, and the minor one was the canopy it was hard tracing it. For painting, I use only one silver color, and the rest was modulations by adding different paint to the silver mix. My printer broke down again so for the serial number, I used leftover decals, cut the individual number and alphabet, and stick on it.

I am so happy with the result and glad I could make it for the 15 August 2020, perhaps a little good news in these extraordinary times.

Thanks for looking, Cheers.



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