Eduard 1/48 Mig-21SMT/MT Weekend Edition
This weekend edition kit is the standard Eduard Mig-21SMT/MT ProfiPACK offering (Cat. No. 8233) without the photo-etch sets, masks or multiple markings.offered. Complete the cockpit by adding the seat and add the canopy in the open or closed position. This is followed by adding the external pylons and building the plethora of under wing stores. Under wing stores include drop tanks, unguided rockets, air-to-air missiles, bombs and Rocket-Assisted Take-Off (RATO) bottles. The unique IAB-500 Soviet Tactical Nuclear Weapon is missing, but available from Eduard as a separate resin item (Brassin Number 648047). Page 11 of the instructions provide comprehensive external stores configurations. That's it for construction. Paint and decal per the instructions (or find another scheme that you like) and you have a sharp-looking Mig-21SMT/MT.
This kit is exactly what Eduard advertises for its 'Weekend Edition' kits: One version, all plastic (no etched, masks or 'extras') and a 'no frills' instruction sheet. You do get plenty of external stores for the spares box. Highly recommended, especially if you want to build a quality out-of-the-box Russian Federation Air Force Mig-21SMT/MT.
Thank you Eduard for providing the review sample.