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 MiG-29SMT Hunchback Fulcrum

Begemot 1/72 MiG-29SMT Hunchback Fulcrum Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review February 2018 Manufacturer Begemot
Subject MiG-29SMT Hunchback Fulcrum Scale 1/72
Set Number 72034 Pros Excellent resource
Cons Nothing noted Skill Level Novice
MSRP (USD) $12.95

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 12 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

As you can see in the images above, this decal set is provided on two sheets plus a small correction insert, and provides a options for other bort numbers and for any of the other MiG-29SMTs delivered to Algeria (though the specific identification numbers were not available at printing time, so as new information emerges, you're ready). In addition, this set provides an extensive airframe and weapons stencil set, so everything you'll need to render the visual detail for your MiG-29SMT project will be available. This set is for the 1/72 scale kits and Begemot will be releasing this set in 1/48 scale for the Great Wall kit in the next month or so.

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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