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||Thin. Good registration.
Good variety of nations and paint schemes.
||No stencils included.
Reviewed by Dave Williams
Decal's 1/48 scale Fulcrum A Decal Sheet is available online from
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.
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