Building the Eduard MIG 21MPF for novices 1/72 scale

by David Guardia © Modeler Site

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Eduard is characterized by making authentic jewels, both in aftermarkets and full kits. The 1/72 scale is being seen often, benefited with the appearance of models like this one. Inside the boxes called "profipack", which include masks and photo etches, we find kits with some exquisite pieces.


With a high level of detail and a perfect fit. Some of the pieces, due to their size, are suitable only for people who do not suffer from heart disease. The objective of this tutorial is to share my experience during the construction and painting of this model, with problems and solutions I found.


As usual in most of the airplane models, assembly starts with the cockpit. However, and due to previous experiences I had, in the last models that I have built I started with the clear parts, as canopy, etc. Damaging a clear when the model is almost ready has caused more than a nervous breakdown among modelers, so protecting or eliminating moulding lines in these pieces, first of all, is highly recommended.

In this case, there was no mould line to remove, so all I had to do was put the adhesive masks provided with the kit. But, in addition, I used a simple method to protect the clear part also from the inside. It's so simple, I use the "scraps" as a template. To do this, I place what remains of the masks on a masking tape, and after spraying primer on it, I trim with a blade, preferably a new one.

The placement must be done carefully so as not to deform the mask.



A quick spray with primer will give us the shapes to cut. I use primer, to ensure a good subsequent grip of the paint and thus prevent it from running under the masking.

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