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MiG-29

Caracal Models 1/72 MiG-29 Polish Air Force 'Heroes of Kosciuszko' Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review May 2013 Manufacturer Caracal Models
Subject MiG-29 Polish Air Force 'Heroes of Kosciuszko' Scale 1/72
Set Number 72010 Pros Three very distinctive aircraft
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Experienced
MSRP (USD) $13.99

First Look

Here is the latest release from Caracal Models, this time rendering some impressive markings for your favorite 1/72 MiG-29 (9-12) or MiG-29UB kit. This set covers the Polish Air Force's commemoration of the 'Heroes of Kosciuszko', a Polish Air Force squadron which became 303 Sqn (Polish) of the RAF during World War 2 before reforming in Poland after the war. This commemorative aircraft carries the Kosciuszko badge atop the airframe and two likenesses of each subject on each of these three aircraft..

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The subjects include:

  • MiG-29 (9-12), 111, 1 ELT, Minsk Mazowiecki AB, 2012, 'F/O Miroslaw Feric'
  • MiG-29 (9-12), 56, 1 ELT, Minsk Mazowiecki AB, 2012, 'Wing Commander Marian Pisarek'
  • MiG-29UB, 15, 1 ELT, Minsk Mazowiecki AB, 2012, 'Group Captain Zdzislaw Krasnodebski'

The markings are nicely printed (by Cartograf) and provide national markings, distinctive commemorative markings, as well as a nice set of airframe stencils. The decals are all single-layer - none of them require you to stack one decal atop another to recreate complex art as with some other decal manufacturers.

For more information about this set and the other releases from Caracal Models, visit their website at http://caracalmodels.com.

My sincere thanks to Caracal Models for this review sample!

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