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TUDM Mig-29N Fulcrum
with bonus


1/48 scale


Scale Nutz



S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number and Description:

Scale Nutz A48016 TUDM Mig-29N Fulcrum with SU-30MKM Bonus

Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: See text below
Price: USD$7.00 from http://www.twobobs.net
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Decals in register and with minimal carrier film; legible and comprehensive stencil data; helpful instructions; bonus markings for Su-30MKM
Recommendation: Recommended.

Reviewed by Mike Reeves

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One day while I was perusing through Two Bobs website I came across a decal company I had never heard of called Scale Nutz. I scanned through their few releases of decals and sheet A48016 caught my eye. I love the Mig-29 and they offered a sheet of Mig-29Ns in Malaysian service so $7.00 USD later here I sit with them.

Upon opening the envelope I was very pleased to find a very nicely laid out instruction sheet and some very good looking decals. Scale Nutz also give you a break down on how to modify the Academy Mig-29 into an “N” model as well as common weapons loads that the Malaysian Mig carries. Very helpful stuff. Next comes the bonus!! Included with the Mig-29 decals are markings for the forthcoming SU-30MKM Super Flanker which Malaysia will take delivery of in mid 2006. Scale Nutz admit to speculating on the paint scheme and eve go as far as providing “fake” pilot names including one pilot named “Scale Nutz”!! Very funny. To make an accurate SU-30MKM from the Academy kit you need the SOL SU-37 conversion and the Neomega cockpit along with some squaring up of the tip of the vertical stabs.

Click the thumbnails below to view larger images:

So here is what you get decal wise on the sheet:

1 Mig-29N TUDM 17 Squadron M43-06 “Typhoon” May 1995, Kuantan Malaysia.

2. Mig-29N TUDM 19 Squadron M43-14 “Cobra”, LIMA 2001, Langkawi Malaysia

3. Mig-29UB TUDM 17 Squadron M43-01 “Taufan Ganas”, May 2004, TUDM Kuantan, Malaysia

4. Mig-29N TUDM 19 Squadron M43-03 “Tedung Selar” LIMA 2003, Langkawl, Malaysia

All four of the Mig-29s carry the Russina Grey Green base color with FS34226 over FS36314 camouflage scheme. The anti glare panel is flat black and the nose cone is FS36118 (except on the UB model).

For the SU-30MKM markings you get the following:

1. TUDM Proposed 11 Squadron “Golden Cobra” TUDM Subang, Malaysia

2. TUDM Proposed 17 Squadron “Typhoon” , TUDM Kuantan, Malaysia

3. TUDM Proposed 12 Squadron “Scorpion”, TUDM Butterworth, Malaysia

The paint schemes on the SU-30s pretty much follow the same colors and general layout of the Mig-29s. Please remember that these are speculative schemes of aircraft that have not yet entered service.

The decals themselves are quite well printed and are very thin. There is minimal carrier film and the fin flash checkers have very good color density. The tail artwork is also quite well done. There appear to be enough stencils and National Markings to do one of each type of aircraft.

All in all this is quite a nice sheet of decals. If you are interested in smaller air force markings then this sheet should not be passed up. For $7.00 USD I find it to be quite a bargain. I purchased mine from Two Bobs at www.TwoBobs.net but I think you are also able to order them direct from Scale Nutz at www.scalenutz.com

Highly  Recommended.


Images and Text Copyright 2005 by Mike Reeves
This Page Created on 29 March, 2005
Last updated 28 March, 2005

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