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MiG-21

Begemot 1/48 MiG-21 Fishbed Complete Stencils Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review August 2006 Manufacturer Begemot
Subject MiG-21 Fishbed Complete Stencils Scale 1/48
Set Number 48003 Pros Maintenance markings for virtually every MiG-21 variant
Cons Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) $10.95

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. While I've only scanned two of the variants covererd in this set, this pair of stencil sheets provide accurate stenciling and placement instructions for:

MiG-21 MiG-21 MiG-21

MiG-21The 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 wondering if these tiny stencils are even readable, the image to the right is a blow-up of the Cyrillic text.

  • 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

Begemot Decals are now available with free shipping in the US from HobbyZone USA. 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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