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Russian AF

Begemot 1/72 Russian Air Force Insignia 2010 Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review January 2012 Manufacturer Begemot
Subject Russian Air Force Insignia 2010 Scale 1/72
Set Number 72048 Pros Two sheets with a wide range of sizes for all types of aircraft
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-built aircraft. In this release, Begemot provides a super set of decals for the Russian Air Force red star national markings in the 2010 style. Let's take a look:

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This set is produced on three sheets of decals. Begemot has taken an interesting approach to these markings as the standard Soviet/Russian red/white stars are printed separately from the blue outlines that overlay the inner star. While I am usually opposed to multilayer decals, this is an exception since you can use the basic red/white stars for any pre-2010 projects and add the blue outlines for current subjects. With the large quantity of stars in a variety of sizes, this is one set you'll want to have handy for all future Russian/Soviet AF projects!

For more information about this set and the other releases from Begemot Decals, visit their website at

My sincere thanks to Begemot Decals for this review sample!