Begemot 1/48 MiG-21 Fishbed Decal First Look
|Date of Review||April 2006||Manufacturer||Begemot|
|Set Number||48002||Pros||Markings for 18 different aircraft|
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 a wealth of markings for the MiG-21 that spans the aircraft's lifespan. Since the artwork is identical to their 1/72 release, some of the versions here have not yet been released in 1/48 scale, but I hope someone will rise to the challenge!
There are 18 aircraft covered in this set:
- MiG-21F-13, 23, 32 Guards Ftr Regt, Kubinka AB, Soviet AF, June 1962
- MiG-21F-13, 23, FAR (Cuban AF), Santa Clara, December 1962
- MiG-21F-13, 415, North Korean AF, May 1967
- MiG-21F-13, 10 FS, Syrian AF, 1969
- MiG-21PF, 'Trenazher', Krasnodar, Soviet AF, 1964
- MiG-21PF, 1851, JG 8, Peenemuende AB, EGAF, late 1960s
- MiG-21PF, 257, 31 IAP, Falkenberg AB, GSFG, August 1968
- MiG-21PFV, 4326, 921 Ftr Regt, Noibai AB, NVAF, summer 1968
- MiG-21PFM, 6122, 927 Ftr Regt, Da Nang AB, Vietnam, 1974
- MiG-21PFM, 54, 234 GIAP, Kubinka AB, Soviet AF, 1967
- MiG-21PFM, 03, 136 Fighter-Bomber Regt, Kanahar AB, Soviet AF, 1980
- MiG-21bis, 1 FS, Pieso AB, Croatian AF, 1993
- MiG-21SM, 18, 234 GIAP, Kubinka AB, Soviet AF, 1974, 'Komsomol Guarantee'
- MiG-21MF, 2500, 22 Ftr Regt, Caslav AB, Czech AF, May 2005, '45 Years of AFB Caslav'
- MiG-21bis, 03, prob 797 Tng Regt, Krasnodar, 1991
- MiG-21bis, 40, 234 GIAP, Kubinka AB, Soviet AF, 1983, '17th Congress of Komsomol'
- MiG-21UM, 160, 706 Tng Regt, Volgograd, Soviet AF, 1986
- MiG-21UM, 165, 1 FS, Pieso AB, Croatian AF, 1996
The decal printing is perfectly in register. The instructions are printed on four sheets that provide not only decal placement for each aircraft, but also a nice color reference for each aircraft as well. Decals include the distinctive aircraft markings as well as appropriate national markings. A set of wheel masks are also included in the set for our convenience.
My sincere thanks to Begemot Decals for this review sample!