Regarding the build, I think that the Eduard’s kit is one of the most accurate MiG-21 MF I’ve ever seen, first of all you have the RS-2US air to air missile which you can see on my “9806”, other kits have only the R-3S, also this looks really like a MiG-21 MF, other kits represent the BIS variant, you can see the difference behind the cockpit, the BIS variant has a larger spine than the MF. Regarding the decals, the Romanian markings are from Parc Models, the kit comes with the Slovak Air Force and the “Fortele Aeriene
Romane” decal from the spine was not used during that period with the MFs until the Lancer variant…anyway I found it very nice so I applied it.
I hope you like my kit, the MiG-21 is the backbone of the Romanian Air Force for more than 40 years, I think we should post the MiG-21 holiday on the calendar, it is and it probably will remain the longest jet fighter in the Romanian Aviation History.
Photos and text © by Lucian Capraru