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The Pasta War 1980

The origins of the MiG-21 can be traced back to the swept-wing Ye-2 in 1954. Its successor the Ye-4 first flew on 16 June, 1955 and featured the delta-wing configuration so synonymous with the “Fishbed”. After years of development, the design eventually entered service with the VVS as the MiG-21F in 1959. Since that time, over 11,000 aircraft have been built, serving with nigh on 60 air forces. All variants of the MiG-21 are fair game here, including the license-built Chengdu J-7 “Fishcan”.
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The Pasta War 1980

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Well actually I voted for the Harrier!!!

Anyway I have got hold of the Eduard MiG21 SMT. It is a very fine kit and so far builds like a dream.

Here are the obligatory sprue shots and some of the paints abused in making a non RAF model.
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An explanation and more pictures to follow.

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What paint are you using for the cockpit color?

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Its Revell Aqua Color Light blue code 36150. I have no idea how accurate it is just seems close enough from the pictures I have seen.

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Sorry its been so long in coming....

Anyway in events overshadowed by the Falklands crisis, the EU had a spat between Italy, France and Germany. The Italians wanted to reclassify French pate as skinless sausage, as you might imagine this horrified the Germans and things took a turn for the Wurst.

With the UK tied up in mid Atlantic only RAF Germany could react to the new crisis. To prevent tensions from boiling over, a covert operation to overfly Turin, was proposed. So that no blame could be placed before the French, Germans and Brits a MiG21 held by 92 Squadron after a defection in 1981 was used.

In an effort to prevent world war 3 the Mig was decorated as a 92 squadron machine.

Look I KNOW this is rubbish but I wanted a Harrier GB!!!!

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The kit is complete shake and bake and a delight to build. Pity its not a Harrier.

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David everything about that post made me smile. Beautiful build too. I too hope for a Harrier next.

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Tally ho, it’s a Harri ... a Lightni ... a Fishbed? A fun bit of Whiffery and a damned fine build to boot! ;)
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