Sky Hussars Display Team Capeti Red 1904

Gallery Article by Tom Thounaojam on Aug 15 2018

India Independence Day



Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21bis Fishbed-L Hungarian Air Force Sky Hussars Display Team Capeti Red 1904, February 1983.

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The kit was from Academy Mig-21MF and it was really nice and simple kit. The details was satisfactory and Academy decals are getting better and better. What I like was the Orange+ Yellow style paint of the Mig-21, so I decided to do it. Building the kit was quick, however, I had a major problem with Canopy, so I need to figure out a way to fix it. Since it was missing and substituted with Eduard one problem is the dimension where not fitting and it was a great challenged for me to cut the clear parts as I was not very familiar with it. Once I cut the canopy, it needed a lot of sanding to fit and eventually it fit. Next was trying to achieved the orange/yellow tone, I almost finished a bottle of Tamiya Yellow and Red trying to match it. But when you know you almost got it the feeling was priceless.

This was part of the GB started by Murli Rajan of ISM for August 15th Independence.

Tom Thounaojam

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Photos and text by Tom Thounaojam