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Croatian MiG-21UM

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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Croatian MiG-21UM

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Hey All,

Here's my first entry into the GB. This is the RetroWings MiG-21UM conversion for the Eduard kit. I took a slightly different approach. Due to a really badly warped fuselage and my desire to not drill out the resin fuselage, I grafted the rear end of the Eduard kit. As you can see, this required a little plastic filler (measure once, cut twice right?). The wheel well also required significant cutting/sanding to fit inside the fuselage.

So far so good though. I hope to make more progress over the weekend. I also have a Czech MiG-21MFN started.

Cheers,
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MiG-21 Wheel Wells.jpg
MiG-21UM Initial Assembly.jpg

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Nice start.
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Wow! That is fairly major surgery .... carried out extremely well indeed.

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Nothing like some decent scalpel work to get a Group Build rolling. Well done! ;)
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Well, I don't have much progress to show, but I'm slowly moving the UM and an MFN along. I'm hopeful I can get the canopies on and hit them with a coat of primer this weekend.
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20191114_MiG-21 Progress.jpg

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