Quoting Wikipedia, "The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 (Russian: Микоян и Гуревич МиГ-21; NATO reporting name: Fishbed) is a supersonic jet fighter aircraft, designed by the Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau in the Soviet Union. It was popularly nicknamed "Balalaika", from the aircraft's planform-view resemblance to the Russian stringed musical instrument or ołówek (English: pencil) by Polish pilots due to the shape of its fuselage.
Early versions are considered second-generation jet fighters, while later versions are considered to be third-generation jet fighters. Some 50 countries over four continents have flown the MiG-21, and it still serves many nations a half-century after its maiden flight. The fighter made aviation records. At least by name, it is the most-produced supersonic jet aircraft in aviation history and the most-produced combat aircraft since the Korean War, and it had the longest production run of a combat aircraft (1959 to 1985 over all variants).
The Eduard kit in 1/48 scale comes in a sturdy top opening box. Surfaces are nicely molded and rich of details. Flash is not present. Neverthless I found the build not so easy: instructions are sometime a little vague (albei very nicely and luxury printed with colors on glossy paper), and in some areas i found a very poor fitting, that forced me to use a generous amount of filler.
Paints used: Gunze Aqueos.