Mig-21 - work in progress

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    Re: Mig-21 - work in progress

    Post  iCocker on Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:06 pm

    Willie ask the USA pilots how it managed to dart between their planes in Vietnam ... MIG21s are magnificent birds and seeing one in the exotic middle eastern scheme shall be a treat, ejja Guz lestieh ghal Katanja!

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    Re: Mig-21 - work in progress

    Post  J.Fenech on Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:11 pm

    William wrote:I've heard that the Mig 21 had short wings but seeing pics of a model............. Question
    It's a wonder that that plane even flew. Surprised  Surprised
    Still looking good Joseph. Smile

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    it flew and is still flying in parts of the world. It was an export success for mig, with most of the eastern bloc countries and to all that russians assisted in the world.

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    Re: Mig-21 - work in progress

    Post  J.Fenech on Tue Oct 20, 2009 9:11 pm

    will try to finish it for catania, but not completely sure.

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    Re: Mig-21 - work in progress

    Post  AdriaN on Tue Oct 20, 2009 10:07 pm

    Small wings... which is why it was bad for dogfighting! i was lucky enough to see 4 in Riat05 Smile it was the mostly exported airplane ever..

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    Re: Mig-21 - work in progress

    Post  J.Fenech on Tue Oct 20, 2009 11:01 pm

    the mig 21 might not be state of the art today, but it was a respectable oponent in its days. It has been shoot down in combat in numbers but in its defense it has shot down also a respectable number of aircraft. It was the work horse of the warsaw pact and its allies as much as the phantom was to the west in its day, and like the F-16 today.

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    Re: Mig-21 - work in progress

    Post  iCocker on Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:47 am

    Was the lightning influenced by the MIG design as I see a lot of similarity especially in the nose part?

    Regarding the MIG21 as Joe said was a very respected oponent, find out what the Israelis felt especially when they managed to have one for trial ... and to here an Israeli fighterpilot say that he enjoyed and respect this oponent surely it means a lot ... like the T55 tank this is an icon of postwar production.

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    Re: Mig-21 - work in progress

    Post  Ray on Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:02 pm

    William wrote:I've heard that the Mig 21 had short wings but seeing pics of a model............. Question
    It's a wonder that that plane even flew. Surprised  Surprised
    Still looking good Joseph. Smile

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    William, one of my "regrets" of switching to the "dark side" was that I never managed to build a MIG21 during my heydays as it is one of my favourites Sad the FW190 is another "regret" Sad as is the Hurricane to name a few Sad
    However thanks to your Dad and whenever a DECENT PILOT is available, I can patch up those "regrets" as best as I can cheers

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    Re: Mig-21 - work in progress

    Post  William on Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:44 pm

    Ray wrote:
    William wrote:I've heard that the Mig 21 had short wings but seeing pics of a model............. Question
    It's a wonder that that plane even flew. Surprised  Surprised
    Still looking good Joseph. Smile

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    William, one of my "regrets" of switching to the "dark side" was that I never managed to build a MIG21 during my heydays as it is one of my favourites Sad the FW190 is another "regret" Sad as is the Hurricane to name a few Sad
    However thanks to your Dad and whenever a DECENT PILOT is available, I can patch up those "regrets" as best as I can cheers

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    So..............

    MAKE A COMEBACK AND BUILD YOURSELF A Mig21, an Fw190 and a hurricane

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    Re: Mig-21 - work in progress

    Post  Ray on Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:17 pm

    William wrote:
    Ray wrote:
    William wrote:I've heard that the Mig 21 had short wings but seeing pics of a model............. Question
    It's a wonder that that plane even flew. Surprised  Surprised
    Still looking good Joseph. Smile

    Wil alien

    William, one of my "regrets" of switching to the "dark side" was that I never managed to build a MIG21 during my heydays as it is one of my favourites Sad the FW190 is another "regret" Sad as is the Hurricane to name a few Sad
    However thanks to your Dad and whenever a DECENT PILOT is available, I can patch up those "regrets" as best as I can cheers

    Uncle Ray affraid



    So..............

    MAKE A COMEBACK AND BUILD YOURSELF A Mig21, an Fw190 and a hurricane

    William, I leave those in your hands, while I paint their respective pilots cheers

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    Re: Mig-21 - work in progress

    Post  alexbb on Thu Oct 22, 2009 11:36 pm

    the mig 21 was an excellent aircraft as regards to flying but it had a major drawback when it came down to the reason it was built for, an unreliable weapon system.

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    Re: Mig-21 - work in progress

    Post  iCocker on Fri Oct 23, 2009 8:28 am

    Mela d-dockyard [l-ex] kienu jibniwhom dawn?????????? Shocked

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    Re: Mig-21 - work in progress

    Post  Guest on Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:01 pm

    Due to its small wingspan(small fuel tanks) it also had a problem with range and small weapon load area. During dogfights if the pilot rolls the aircraft too fast it could easily enter an auto rotation which was very difficult to recover from.

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    Re: Mig-21 - work in progress

    Post  bcauchi on Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:18 pm

    Prosit, i have finally managed to see the photos on this build, that is some excellent pit detailing.

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    Re: Mig-21 - work in progress

    Post  Ray on Fri Oct 23, 2009 7:43 pm

    iCocker wrote:Mela d-dockyard [l-ex] kienu jibniwhom dawn?????????? Shocked

    Bhala Bormliz ghandek titkellem ahjar fuq id-dockyard Shocked

    Apparti l-"hazin" li kien hemm, l-element "tajjeb" kienu nies tas-sengha ta'veru li ma jergghux ikun hawn bhalhom Shocked

    Kif qed naqbez fuqek Ivan diga darbtejn fuq zewg threads cheers Suspect I love you

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    Re: Mig-21 - work in progress

    Post  iCocker on Sat Oct 24, 2009 2:14 pm

    Siehbi nofs familti hadmet fid-dockyard u doqt it-tajjeb u l-hazin taghha, nahseb ghad fadalli kilo grit blasting fil-pulmun lol!

    U l-ahjar nies ilhom li telqu siehbi!!!!!!!!!

    imma kif tkellimtu fuq il-production tal-MIG qieskom gibtuli deja vu ...

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    Re: Mig-21 - work in progress

    Post  Ray on Sat Oct 24, 2009 2:21 pm

    iCocker wrote:Siehbi nofs familti hadmet fid-dockyard u doqt it-tajjeb u l-hazin taghha, nahseb ghad fadalli kilo grit blasting fil-pulmun lol!

    U l-ahjar nies ilhom li telqu siehbi!!!!!!!!!

    imma kif tkellimtu fuq il-production tal-MIG qieskom gibtuli deja vu ...

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    Ivan AGREED 100% lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!

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    Re: Mig-21 - work in progress

    Post  iCocker on Sat Oct 24, 2009 2:34 pm

    x'int diplomatiku farao

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    Re: Mig-21 - work in progress

    Post  Ray on Sun Oct 25, 2009 12:48 am

    iCocker wrote:x'int diplomatiku farao

    lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!

    Qed nixjieh qabel iz-zmien nahseb Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad Sad

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    Re: Mig-21 - work in progress

    Post  Guest on Mon Oct 26, 2009 5:37 pm

    Hi Guys! What do you think about prepainted photoetch parts? I was considering buyinh revell's eurofighter. What do you think about the kit?

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    Re: Mig-21 - work in progress

    Post  J.Fenech on Mon Oct 26, 2009 6:28 pm

    RAF wrote:Hi Guys! What do you think about prepainted photoetch parts? I was considering buyinh revell's eurofighter. What do you think about the kit?


    What scale are you considering about the eurofighter, if it is 48th scale, revell eurofighter is a modern tooling and reasonably detailed. About prepainted photoetch parts, really do not like them very much personally.

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    Re: Mig-21 - work in progress

    Post  Guest on Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:27 pm

    yes the 1/48th scale. I heard that trumpeteer are going to release a typhoon in 1/48th scale. Is it true?

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    Re: Mig-21 - work in progress

    Post  bcauchi on Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:48 pm

    I have never used the prepainted parts myself but from the builds i have seen, they look damn good and the result is very nice indeed. i was thinking of getting some to try out.

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    Mig-21, minor update - wheel bays.

    Post  J.Fenech on Sun Oct 17, 2010 8:43 pm

    Added some piping detail with copper wire and plastic.




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    Re: Mig-21 - work in progress

    Post  Alex Kontiveis on Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:40 am

    Brilliant work J.!

    I'm pinned on this!

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    Re: Mig-21 - work in progress

    Post  Ray on Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:52 am

    Looking great JF as always Twisted Evil

    Along with the Phantom, this is my favourite jet Cool

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