1/32 Revell MiG 21 PF

Gallery Article by Polly Singh on Nov 12 2015

 

      

MiG 21 PF converted to an Indian Air Force MiG 21 FL

This is the 1970s Revell kit I picked up for $20 at a small aviation Museum between Seattle and Squim. 

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I used a Pavla SKS-1 resin seat and a modified French Air force pilot and Johnnie Johnson's dog from the Master Box 'Famous WWII Pilots" set, the Ground crewman, ladder and R-13 missiles are from Trumpeters 1/32 MiG 21 MF. The rest are 1/35 Italeri German field workshop WW II and scratch. The scene depicts a 29 Sqn (Scorpions) pilot waiting while a rushed camouflage is applied to his mount during the Dec 1971 Indo Pak war at Jamnagar. 

I've also placed a plastic "Centy toys" Oxford Ambassador staff car next to the aircraft. This was the standard issue Staff car for all Indian armed forces. A completed pic of the actual aircraft is attached. The base is card and pain and the camouflage on the tarmac is typical of the period.

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Photos and text by Polly Singh