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Bell P-63 Kingcobra

Begemot 1/48 Bell P-63 Kingcobra Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review July 2018 Manufacturer Begemot
Subject Bell P-63 Kingcobra Scale 1/48
Set Number 48046 Pros 51 marking options
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) $24.95

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 a super set of decals for the Dora Wings 1/48 P-63 Kingcobra series kits. Let's take a look:

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This set provides 51 markings options including:

  1. P-63A, 42-66939, Bell flight test aircraft
  2. P-63A, 42-68861, NACA flight test aircraft
  3. P-63A, 42-69037, unknown sqn, 627, USAAF
  4. P-63A, 42-69066, unknown sqn, B3, USAAF
  5. P-63A, 42-69188, Soviet flight test aircraft
  6. P-63A, 42-69332, 1000 Bell fighters commemorative aircraft
  7. P-63A, 42-69450, unknown sqn, B60, USAAF
  8. P-63A, 42-68937, RAE flight test aircraft
  9. P-63A, 42-69423/FZ440, RAE flight test aircraft
  10. P-63A, 42-70610, 'Little Toots', ferry to USSR
  11. P-63A, 42-70642, Bort 42, unknown unit, VVS
  12. P-63A, 42-70685, Bort 5, VVS
  13. P-63C, 44-4118, 5-RL, GC II/5, French AF, 1950
  14. P-63C, 44-4142, G, GC I/1, French AF, 1951
  15. P-63C, 44-5158, 5-LA, GC I/1, French AF, 1951
  16. P-63C, 43-11169, Bort 17, Soviet AF
  17. P-63C, 42-11193, Bort 19, Soviet AF
  18. P-63C, 42-70798, Bort 40, Soviet AF
  19. P-63C, 44-4011, Bort 08, Soviet AF
  20. P-63C, 44-4037, GC 2/9, French AF, 1946
  21. P-63C, 44-4028, GC 3/6, French AF, 1950
  22. P-63C, 44-4006, 5T-L, GC I/5, French AF, 1945
  23. P-63C, 43-11229, Bort 50, Soviet AF
  24. P-63C, 43-11314, 'Delma X', delivery markings to Soviet AF
  25. P-63C, 43-11387, Bort 41, Soviet AF
  26. P-63C, 43-11591, delivery markings to French AF
  27. P-63C, 43-11607, M, GC 3/6, French AF, 1951
  28. P-63C, 43-11614, R, GC II/6, French AF, 1950
  29. P-63C, 43-11666, S, French AF, 1946
  30. P-63C, 43-11676, 'Bell Booby Trap', delivery markings to Soviet AF
  31. P-63C, 43-11697, F, GC I/5, French AF, 1949
  32. P-63A, 42-70226, 'Katya iz Klondika', delivery markings to Soviet AF
  33. P-63C, 44-4077, D, GC I/9, French AF, 1951
  34. P-63E, 402, Honduran AF (FAH)
  35. P-63C, 44-4315, Bort 17, Soviet AF
  36. RP-63A, 42-69647, 'Frangible Sal', USAAF
  37. RP-63A, 42-69654, 'Pinball', USAAF
  38. RP-63A, 42-69654, 'Pinball, USAAF
  39. RP-63A, 42-69888, IL80, USAAF
  40. RP-63C, 43-10959, FM36, USAAF
  41. RP-63C, 43-10972, FM11, USAAF
  42. RP-63C, 43-10939, TY139, USAAF
  43. RP-63C, 43-11074, PL074, USAAF
  44. RP-63G, 43-11724, USAAF
  45. RP-63G, 45-57303, USAAF
  46. P-63UTI, 42-69304, Soviet AF
  47. P-63UTI, 42-70503, Soviet AF
  48. P-63UTI, 53-11334, Soviet AF
  49. P-63, N9009, 'Crazy Horse', Race 90
  50. P-63C, 311233, Bort 1, Soviet AF
  51. P-63, N62822, 'Tipsy Miss', Race 28

This set provides a nice selection of aircraft from flight test, USAAF service, Soviet AF service, French AF service, one FAH example, and two air racers. The decal set also includes a nice set of airframe stencils to add that additional level of detail to your model.

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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