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 MiG-29SMT Hunchback Fulcrum

Begemot 1/48 MiG-29SMT Hunchback Fulcrum Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review February 2019 Manufacturer Begemot
Subject MiG-29SMT Hunchback Fulcrum Scale 1/48
Set Number 48014 Pros Excellent resource
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) $21.95

First Look

Begemot Decals is an interesting decal company from Rostov-on-Don, Russia that offers a nice array of markings for Soviet and Russian aircraft. In this release, Begemot provides another comprehensive decal set, this time for the MiG-29SMT. Let's take a look:

 MiG-29SMT Hunchback Fulcrum MiG-29SMT Hunchback Fulcrum

This set provides markings options for 14 examples:

  • MiG-29SMT prototype, Bort 777, Dubai Airshow, 2005
  • MiG-29SMT prototype, Bort 777, MAKS 2009 Airshow
  • MiG-29SMT prototype, Bort 777, MAKS 2015 Airshow
  • MiG-29SMT, FC-14, 3rd Fighter Wing, Buspher AB, Algerian AF, 2006
  • MiG-29SMT, Bort 23, 929th Main Flight Research Center, Akhtubinsk AB, 2009
  • MiG-29SMT, Bort 23, 929th Main Flight Research Center, Akhtubinsk AB, 2016
  • MiG-29SMT, Bort 05, 6963rd Aviation Base, Kursk AB, 2010
  • MiG-29SMT, Bort 05, 7000th Aviation Base, Kursk AB, 2013
  • MiG-29SMT, Bort 21, 116th Center of Combat Employment, Astrakhan AB, 2016
  • MiG-29SMT, Bort 22, 929th Main Flight Research Center, Akhtubinsk AB, 2009
  • MiG-29SMT, Bort 20, 968th IISAP, Lipetsk, 2010
  • MiG-29SMT, Bort 11, 14 IAP, Kursk AB, 2009
  • MiG-29SMT, Bort 21, 116th Center of Combat Employment, Khmeimin AB, Syria, 2017
  • MiG-29SMT, Bort 23, 116th Center of Combat Employment, Khmeimin AB, Syria, 2017

As you can see in the images above, this decal set is provided on three sheets, and provides a options for other bort numbers and for other MiG-29SMTs not covered in this set. In addition to the distinctive markings, this set also provides a full airframe and weapons stencil set.

Note that Begemot released the MiG-29SMT set in 1/72 scale last year, and while 12 of the subjects are identical to that release, this 1/48 set also includes two examples that were deployed to Syria in 2017. This set is for the 1/48 scale Great Wall kit.

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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