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MiG-21 F-13
1/32 scale Cockpit Set for Trumpeter




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Catalogue Number and Description Pavla 32003 - MiG-21 F-13 Cockpit and Canopy Set
Price: From GBP21.10 available online from Hannants and specialist hobby retailers worldwide
Scale: 1/32
Contents and Media: 21 parts in pale yellow resin; 1 printed acetate sheet; 1 clear vacform part
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Great detail and casting; clever design with simple parts breakdown; vast improvement over Trumpeter kit parts; cast-on harness; decent donor kit.
Recommendation: Highly Recommended


Reviewed by Brett Green

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Pavla's continues the Soviet theme with their 1/32 scale cockpit and canopy set for Trumpeter's MiG-21 F13 kit

The set comprises only 21 resin parts. This relatively small parts count does not imply any compromise in accuracy. Each part is beautifully detailed, with many features cast in place, including the seat harness.



Casting quality is excellent, with no pin holes or other imperfections apparent on either of my samples. There is some wafer-thin flash present, which can be tidied up with a swipe of a sharp hobby knife.

Resin parts are mainly cast to each block via fine strips, so removal will not be a great chore. The only exceptions are the main cockpit tub, instrument coaming and the seat, which will require a few minutes each with a razor saw.

The vacform canopy is well formed and very clear.



The final element of this cockpit set is the instruments. These are printed on clear acetate sheet, and are intended to be punched (or cut) out and glued on to the instrument panel. Although this will require a bit of time and effort, the effect should be quite authentic.

Trumpeter's big MiGs can be picked up very cheaply these days, and they are not bad kits. The addition of these cockpits to the kits will represent a major enhancement, especially under that shiny new canopy!

Highly Recommended

Thanks to Pavla for the review sample

Text and Images Copyright 2006 by Brett Green
Page Created 02 October, 2006
Last updated 02 October, 2006

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