EDUARD’S FANCY FISHBED PACKAGE
The Weekend Edition kit range from Eduard now has a new 1/72 MiG-21 Fishbed product, with four attractive colour schemes.
If you place value for money high on your kit purchasing agenda, you’d be bonkers not to consider the new Weekend Edition package from Czech company Eduard. The MiG-21MF Fighter Bomber (7458) comprises Eduard’s delightful kit, which in styrene alone presents the opportunity to build a superb replica. These parts display some of the best detail so far seen on a 1/72 kit from Eduard (or anyone else for that matter!); the cockpit in particular is excellent, with moulded instrument panel and side console features…the former being produced in clear plastic.
There’s also the facility to portray the airbrake open or closed, employ alternative wheel hub designs, and select from a generous array of stores:
• 800lit and 490lit fuel tanks
• UB-16 rocket pods
• R-3S, R-13, R-60 and RS-2US air-to-air missiles
• FAB 250 bombs
• S24 heavy rockets
The four liveries (Polish, Czechoslovakian, East German, Egyptian) differ greatly and offer interesting choices… two special schemes being among them... see below for the colour sheets. Besides the large main decal sheet you also receive a vast number of stencils for the airframe and weaponry. At just £8.99 from Eduard direct (www.eduard.com), or £11.99 from Hannants in the UK (www.hannants.co.uk), it’s fantastic value for such content. Eduard also offers a collection of aftermarket additions for its MiG-21s, if you're so inclined.