Author Topic: DONE +++ MiG-21 2000 "Globėjas", '02 Blue' of the Lithuanian Air Force, 1999  (Read 7849 times)

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Re: MiG-21 2000 "Globėjas", Lithuanian Air Force, 1999
« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2016, 12:08:39 am »
Kudos for taking on this rough kit! :thumbsup:
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Re: MiG-21 2000 "Globėjas", Lithuanian Air Force, 1999
« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2016, 09:33:10 am »
It's a fight... I know why I "just" submit this single build for the GB. At the moment I am not certain if things turn out well.

BTW, painting started Sunday afternoon - rather simple. I settled for Humbrol 111 (German Uniform Grey) as basic tone, since it is rather greenish and not close to any FS tone you frequently see on aircraft. In order to add some contrast I decided to paint (only) the wings' undersides in blue grey (Humbrol 115). FS 36076 is used on the radome and the fin's leading edge, Olive Drab will later be used for the shading process.

1:72 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 2000 "Globėjas", '02 Blue' of the Naikintuvu Eskadra, Lietuvos karinės oro pajėgos (LK KOP/Lithuanian Air Force); Zokniai airfield, 1999 (Whif/modified MiG-21-93 Condor kit) - WiP by dizzyfugu, on Flickr

1:72 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 2000 "Globėjas", '02 Blue' of the Naikintuvu Eskadra, Lietuvos karinės oro pajėgos (LK KOP/Lithuanian Air Force); Zokniai airfield, 1999 (Whif/modified MiG-21-93 Condor kit) - WiP by dizzyfugu, on Flickr

1:72 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 2000 "Globėjas", '02 Blue' of the Naikintuvu Eskadra, Lietuvos karinės oro pajėgos (LK KOP/Lithuanian Air Force); Zokniai airfield, 1999 (Whif/modified MiG-21-93 Condor kit) - WiP by dizzyfugu, on Flickr

1:72 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 2000 "Globėjas", '02 Blue' of the Naikintuvu Eskadra, Lietuvos karinės oro pajėgos (LK KOP/Lithuanian Air Force); Zokniai airfield, 1999 (Whif/modified MiG-21-93 Condor kit) - WiP by dizzyfugu, on Flickr

1:72 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 2000 "Globėjas", '02 Blue' of the Naikintuvu Eskadra, Lietuvos karinės oro pajėgos (LK KOP/Lithuanian Air Force); Zokniai airfield, 1999 (Whif/modified MiG-21-93 Condor kit) - WiP by dizzyfugu, on Flickr

1:72 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 2000 "Globėjas", '02 Blue' of the Naikintuvu Eskadra, Lietuvos karinės oro pajėgos (LK KOP/Lithuanian Air Force); Zokniai airfield, 1999 (Whif/modified MiG-21-93 Condor kit) - WiP by dizzyfugu, on Flickr

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Re: MiG-21 2000 "Globėjas", Lithuanian Air Force, 1999
« Reply #17 on: May 02, 2016, 12:48:18 pm »
Nice work ! Great job working past the problems !

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Re: MiG-21 2000 "Globėjas", Lithuanian Air Force, 1999
« Reply #18 on: May 02, 2016, 01:24:00 pm »
This will be finished tomorrow, just wait and see...  ;D  Great work on what seems like a very poor kit.  :thumbsup:

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Re: MiG-21 2000 "Globėjas", Lithuanian Air Force, 1999
« Reply #19 on: May 02, 2016, 11:35:13 pm »
Hmm, not finished today, but progress is good, actually better than expected. Even though painting has been a fight, too. Humbrol's 111 is one of those re-released enamels with a dubious structure and lack of opacity. Stir it up as you might, I could not make the stuff workable. Took at least three coats of paint in order to get rid of any thin/translucent spots, and the stuff dried up glossy/spotty.  :-\

Applied a black in wash yesterday, and I hope that things become better/less obvious when I start panel shading.

Looks a bit odd in this uniform, greenish-grey livery? I am curious how the markings change this murky appearance - and, on the other side, it is a good basis which lets small, colored highlights stand out.

Stay tuned...  :tornado:

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Re: MiG-21 2000 "Globėjas", Lithuanian Air Force, 1999
« Reply #20 on: May 03, 2016, 07:41:09 am »
I read that Humbrol were having production control problems with their paints a year or so ago, so they bought production back to the UK and the quality is far, far better. Unfortunately I don't think you can tell where the paint was made and there's still a lot of the poor stuff out there.
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Re: MiG-21 2000 "Globėjas", Lithuanian Air Force, 1999
« Reply #21 on: May 03, 2016, 07:43:59 am »
That would explain some things. The RLM enamels I bought last year are also rather dubious and not really user-friendly, and I recently opened a tin of flat black that is rather a pudding than paint... :(

As another shocker it seems that Testors is somehow retreating from the European market - the Modelmaster enamels are listed out everywhere! Dire times!!!  :-\


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Re: MiG-21 2000 "Globėjas", Lithuanian Air Force, 1999
« Reply #23 on: May 03, 2016, 07:44:56 pm »
It's looking sexy, Dizz, though I have always been a fan of the 21's family.
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Re: MiG-21 2000 "Globėjas", Lithuanian Air Force, 1999
« Reply #24 on: May 04, 2016, 09:21:51 am »
Decals!

Main markings come from a Blue Rider Publishing aftermarket sheet for modern Lithuanian aircraft. This set also includes the small Air Force crests, which I put on the nose, as well as the typical, blue tactical codes.
 
The stencils come from the scrap box, the small Lithuanian flag stripes on the tail rudder were created from single decal stripes, a personal addition inspired by Lithuanian C-27J transporters. They add some more color to the otherwise murky Baltic MiG fighter.

The silver ring around the air intake as well as the stripes at the flaps and the rudder were created with simple decal stripes instead of paint.

1:72 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 2000 "Globėjas", '02 Blue' of the Naikintuvu Eskadra, Lietuvos karinės oro pajėgos (LK KOP/Lithuanian Air Force); Zokniai airfield, 1999 (Whif/modified MiG-21-93 Condor kit) - WiP by dizzyfugu, on Flickr

1:72 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 2000 "Globėjas", '02 Blue' of the Naikintuvu Eskadra, Lietuvos karinės oro pajėgos (LK KOP/Lithuanian Air Force); Zokniai airfield, 1999 (Whif/modified MiG-21-93 Condor kit) - WiP by dizzyfugu, on Flickr

1:72 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 2000 "Globėjas", '02 Blue' of the Naikintuvu Eskadra, Lietuvos karinės oro pajėgos (LK KOP/Lithuanian Air Force); Zokniai airfield, 1999 (Whif/modified MiG-21-93 Condor kit) - WiP by dizzyfugu, on Flickr

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Re: MiG-21 2000 "Globėjas", Lithuanian Air Force, 1999
« Reply #25 on: May 04, 2016, 09:52:18 am »
Looking very good! :thumbsup:

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Re: MiG-21 2000 "Globėjas", Lithuanian Air Force, 1999
« Reply #26 on: May 04, 2016, 11:38:15 am »
Are they 'roundels', or 'squarels' or maybe 'crossels'?  :unsure:
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Re: MiG-21 2000 "Globėjas", Lithuanian Air Force, 1999
« Reply #27 on: May 04, 2016, 03:22:38 pm »
Are they 'roundels', or 'squarels' or maybe 'crossels'?  :unsure:

According to Wikipedia they are Roundels https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lithuanian_Air_Force, however I would think that they are some form of cross.

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Re: MiG-21 2000 "Globėjas", Lithuanian Air Force, 1999
« Reply #28 on: May 04, 2016, 06:14:55 pm »
According to Flags of the World it is the Vytis cross.

Link: https://flagspot.net/flags/lt%5Eair.html
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Re: MiG-21 2000 "Globėjas", Lithuanian Air Force, 1999
« Reply #29 on: May 05, 2016, 12:51:56 am »
Thank you very much. at the moment, no (further) pics of the WiP kit. Did some soot stains around the jet pipe and other small retouches, and a coat of matt varnish is to be applied.
Then the ordnance will be mounted, and then the photo sessions can start.  :lol:

The thing looks interesting, though. The simple livery emphasizes the Fishbed's clean lines, and the color is somewhat disturbing: somewhere between grey and olive drab, really unique and "different", IMHO.
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