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Tu-134A

Avia Decals 1/144 Tu-134A Part 1 Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review September 2012 Manufacturer Avia Decals
Subject Tu-134A Part 1 Scale 1/144
Set Number 14401 Pros Seven colorful options for the Tu-134A
Cons None noted Skill Level Novice
MSRP (Euro) TBA

First Look

Avia Decals is a new decal line associated with Begemot Decals from Russia and their first release covers the 1/144 scale Tu-134A airliner in Aeroflot and Kaliningrad Avia service. As with Begemot's decals, these are really nicely laid out and printed, and this set also includes a set of vinyl masks to help with one of the paint schemes.

Tu-134A Tu-134A

The instructions cover three schemes:

  • Tu-134A, 65655, Aeroflot, USSR, 1970-1974, 'Blue Bird'
  • Tu-134A, 65769, Aeroflot, USSR, 1980, 'Official Olymic Carrier'
  • Tu-134A-3, 65090, Kaliningrad Avia, Russia, 1993-2003

The decal sheet has another four aircraft which give you more flexilibility on your chosen subjects:

  • Tu-134A, 65951, Aeroflot, USSR
  • Tu-134A, 65024, Aeroflot, USSR
  • Tu-134A, 65950, Aeroflot, Russia
  • Tu-134A, 65845, Aeroflot, Russia

This set will work with the Zvezda kit though you can adapt them to the AZ Model or other Tu-134 kits in 1/144 scale.

For more information about this set and the other releases from Avia Decals, check their website at http://www.aviadecals.com

My sincere thanks to Begemot Decals for this review sample!

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