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MiG-21

Begemot 1/32 MiG-21 Fishbed Complete Stencils Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review September 2007 Manufacturer Begemot
Subject MiG-21 Fishbed Complete Stencils Scale 1/32
Set Number 32001 Pros Maintenance markings for virtually every MiG-21 variant
Cons   Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) $17.00    

First Look

Begemot Decals is an interesting decal company from Rostov-on-Don, Russia that offers a nice array of markings for Russian-built aircraft. In this release, they've provided THE most complete set of stencils ever produced for the MiG-21. We've seen the previously released 1/72 scale and 1/48 scale versions of this set and I kept hoping that Begemot would produce their MiG-21 decals in 1/32 for the Trumpeter and Revell kits. My prayers are answered. As with the previous releases, this set provides accurate stenciling and placement instructions for:

MiG-21 MiG-21 MiG-21
  • MiG-21F-13
  • MiG-21PF
  • MiG-21PFS
  • MiG-21PFM (Block 15)
  • MiG-21PFM (Block 16)
  • MiG-21R
  • MiG-21SM/MF
  • MiG-21bis
  • MiG-21U
  • MiG-21UM

In addition, the set provides markings for the external pylons and weapons including:

  • APU-7
  • APU-13
  • APU-13MT
  • APU-13U
  • APU-60-1
  • APU-60-2
  • R-13 series
  • R-60 series
  • Type D Reconnaissance Pod
  • Type R Reconnaissance Pod
  • PTB-490 External Fuel Tanks
  • PTB-800 External Tank
  • UB-16-57 series rocket pods
  • UB-32-57 series rocket pods
  • S-24 rockets
  • UPK-23-250 gun pods
  • PBK-500
  • ODAB-500P
  • FAB-500M
  • ZB-500Shn

The decal printing is perfectly in register. The instructions are printed on two sheets that provide decal placement for each aircraft type and external stores placement.

If you're wanting to busy up the surface details of your Trumpeter 1/32 MiG-21F-13, MiG-21MF, MiG-21UM or Revell 1/32 MiG-21PF or MiG-21MF, here is exactly what you've been waiting for. The diagrams will also show you some of the key differences in versions should you be contemplating some mods to your stock kit to render a yet-to-be-produced variant. You'll at least have the stencils for any of the production variants in this set.

For more information about this set and the other releases from Begemot Decals, visit their website at http://www.begemotdecals.ru.

My sincere thanks to Begemot Decals for this review sample!

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