||DD32001 - MiG-3 (late
||Waterslide decals plus
instructions and notes
from Data Decals website
||Worthy donor kit;
great selection of colourful marking options; informative instructions and
helpful diagrams; well-printed decals in perfect register; minimal and thin
Reviewed by Brett Green
Data Decals' 1/32 scale MiG-3 decals are
available online from
Data Decals is a new company that released a set of decals for Trumpeter's
1/32 scale MiG-3.
The choice of subject is very sound. By many accounts it would seem that the
new MiG-3 kit is the best of Trumpeter's large scale WWII releases to date.
The MiG-3 sported some attractive colour schemes and markings, and Data
Decals has captured a good cross-section for late-version variants.
Specific subjects are:
"Black 12" - overall winter white except for the
possibility of a bare
"Smert nemetskim okkupantam!" ("Death to the
German occupants!") - Green and Black or possibly Green and Dark Green with a
"Red 02" - a winter white aircraft with
red or green outer wing panels and a black spinner - a very good look! Note that
this aircraft was not fitted with leading edge slats, so these parts will have
to be glued in place and the panel lines filled.
"White 54" - an interesting disruptive scheme of
Green and Light Brown with a demarcation line of a darker shade
"Za rodinu" ("For Homeland") - my
particular favourite, in Green and Black upper surfaces with a giant slogan on
the port fuselage side and an overpainted star on the tail.
Instructions comprise a double-sided A4 colour diagram sheet and a second A4
page with a text description of each aircraft, modelling tips and a list of
references. The colour illustrations include very helpful plan and profile
The decals are well printed and in perfect register. This is especially
important for the option with a narrow white outline to the red stars.
Data Decals' premiere production offers some very colourful and interesting
options for Trumpeter's big MiG-3. I will look forward to seeing what else they
have in the pipeline!
Thanks to Data Design for the review sample.
Data Decals' MiG-3 Decals are available from
website at http://www.datadecals.com.pl
and from hobby outlets
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