Eduard 1/144 MiG-21bis
By Matt Bittner
Since I've already written First Looks on the MiG-21MF and MiG-21SMT, the MiG-21bis is similar, except for the different spine. Everything else between the kits is the same. There are decals for four versions:
- MiG-21bis, 1st Air Division of Polish Navy, late 90's, Gdynia – Babie Doly airbase, Poland, finished overall in a natural metal finish/aluminum
- MiG-21bis, Izdelye 75B, 3rd Air Base, Graf Ignatevo, Bulgaria, from 2002, finished with Light Green, Dark Green and Red Brown upper surfaces, with Light Blue undersides
- MiG-21bis, Izdelye 75B, 31st "Kapos" Tactical Fighter Wing, 2nd "Boszorkany" Squadron, Taszar AB, September 1991, finished with White, Green and Brown uppers, and Light Blue and white undersides
- MiG-21bis, Izdelye 75A, 31st Fighter Squadron, Kuopio airbase, Finland, 1980-1981
If you haven't picked up any of the Eduard MiG-21s, and you build 1/144, you're really doing yourself a disservice. They're not difficult to build, the detail is excellent and you get two in a box. If you want to go even further with the build, then you can pick up the photoetch set for it as well.
I definitely thank Eduard for providing the review kit.