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Old Revell/Monogram 1/48 Mig-21 PF

Postby portman » Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:31 pm

What are your thoughts on the old 1/48 Revell/Monogram PF? Obviously there are better 21's out there but how does this stack up - Does it actually look like it's supposed to?

I found one for less than £10 and wondered if it would make a good quick build.

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Re: Old Revell/Monogram 1/48 Mig-21 PF

Postby speedgraflex » Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:39 pm

Great reviews online for both the original release and the re-release! Optional wing chords, etc., and correct shape.
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Re: Old Revell/Monogram 1/48 Mig-21 PF

Postby Stikpusher » Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:45 pm

portman wrote:What are your thoughts on the old 1/48 Revell/Monogram PF? Obviously there are better 21's out there but how does this stack up - Does it actually look like it's supposed to?

I found one for less than £10 and wondered if it would make a good quick build.

Cheers!


I built a couple back when they were new releases, and the only game in town for a 1/48 Mig-21. It is originally a pre merger Revell mid to late 70’s molding, and pretty much a simplified and scaled down version of their older 1/32 Mig-21P/PF kit.
I don’t know how it stacks up against good actual scale line drawings, but it will look like a Fishbed once built. The trailing edges on flying surfaces are thick, and the cockpit is overly simplified. Replace the Atoll missiles with some good AIM-9B Sidewinders (the original Atoll was a reverse engineered copy of the B Sidewinder). Depending on which boxing you get, and what finish you want, you may want to look into AM decals.
And yes, there are far better newer tooled Mig-21 P/PF kits out there, Academy and Eduard being better and best respectively. But if you can get one for a good price, why not? It is a simple build that you can have fun with.
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Re: Old Revell/Monogram 1/48 Mig-21 PF

Postby portman » Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:57 am

Thanks for the thoughts Carlos, much appreciated. As long as it looks the part that's the main thing. :hmm:
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Re: Old Revell/Monogram 1/48 Mig-21 PF

Postby Stikpusher » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:00 am

For a price of under £10, that sounds to me as a fair value for this particular kit. I think that it fits your requirements to look like a Fishbed and be a quick simple build.
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Re: Old Revell/Monogram 1/48 Mig-21 PF

Postby portman » Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:01 am

Thanks Carlos!
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