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MiG-29 A/B/G Fulcrum A



Hi Decal Line



S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: 48-013
Scale: 1/48
Price: USD$6.96 from Squadron.com
Contents and Media: Waterslide decals
Review Type: First Look
Advantages: Thin. Good registration. Good variety of nations and paint schemes.
Disadvantages: No stencils included.
Recommendation: Recommended


Reviewed by Dave Williams

Hi Decal's 1/48 scale Fulcrum A Decal Sheet is available online from Squadron



Like some of its predecessors, the MiG-29 has been exported to a number of countries and has appeared in a variety of paint schemes other than the standard Soviet paint job. Hi-Decal Line’s 1/48 scale sheet, designed for the Academy kit, provides markings for seven non-Soviet MiG-29 Fulcrum A birds. One item to note is that the “MiG-29B” designation in the instructions refers to a slightly downgraded “export” version of the MiG-29A and is not the two-seat MiG-29UB Fulcrum B trainer. HDL has a separate sheet (48-015) for the UBs. The aircraft covered on sheet 48-013 are:

  • “Red 66”, MiG-29A, 1st Fighter Regt. “Warszawa”, Polish A.F.; Minsk Mazowiecki A.B., 1999. This aircraft is painted in a modern NATO camouflage scheme of FS 36118 and FS 36270 over FS 36375.

  • “Red 68”, MiG-29A, 1st Fighter Regt. “Warszawa”, Polish A.F., “Eagle’s Talon ‘97” exercise, September 1997. This aircraft is one of the ex-Czech machines passed on to Poland after the MiG-29 was phased out of the Czech Air Force and still retained the tan/brown/green/black-green tactical camouflage of its former owners. A white band is painted around the rear fuselage to identify the aircraft as part of the Pyrland Blue Force during the joint Polish-American “Eagle’s Talon ’97” exercise.

  • “18112”, MiG-29B, 127th Sqn. “Knights”, 204th Fighter Regt., Yugoslav Republic A.F.; Batajnica A.B., 1997. The aircraft is painted in the standard Soviet light grey and grey-green camouflage pattern.

  • “910”, MiG-29B, 231st Fighter Sqn., “Playa Giron” Guard Brigade, Cuban Revolutionary A.F.; San Julian A.B., 1997. The aircraft is painted in the standard Soviet light grey and grey-green camouflage pattern.

  • “KB720”, MiG-29B 28th Sqn, “The First Supersonics”, Indian A.F.; Poona A.B., 1991. The aircraft is painted in the standard Soviet scheme modified with yellow tail surfaces containing red triangular shapes for ACM training.

  • “3-6115”, MiG-29B Islamic Republic of Iran A.F., 1998. The aircraft is shown painted in a scheme of light grey and pale stone.

  • “29+06”, MiG-29G, 1st Sqn, 73rd Fighter Wing, “Steinhof”, German A.F.; Laage A.B., Autumn 1997. The aircraft is painted in the Luftwaffe Norm 90J camouflage.

The decals are very thin and have excellent registration. No stencils are included; instead the instructions refer you to HDL sheet 48-018. The painting instructions provide color matches and formulas for Humbrol and Model Master paints. A supplemental sheet includes replacements for the nose badges on the Polish aircraft and the intake number for “Red 89”. Although no mention is provided on the instructions, it is assumed that the intention is to use the decals on the small supplement sheet instead of the corresponding decals on the main sheet.

All in all, this sheet provides a number of interesting decal schemes for your Fulcrum. Recommended.

Review sample kindly provided by the manufacturer.

Dave Williams
IPMS/USA 19050

Review Copyright © 2003 by Dave Williams
Page Created 17 February, 2003
Last updated 14 August, 2003

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