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Eduard Decals

Eduard Decals 1/48 MiG-21SM/MF Stencils Russian Decal First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review September 2012 Manufacturer Eduard Decals
Subject MiG-21 Fishbed Scale 1/48
Set Number 48009 Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $14.95

First Look

Eduard is a very prolific aftermarket hobby company based in the Czech Republic that produces a wide range of kits and detail sets for the advanced scale modeler. Eduard has extended that production into the decal market and here is one of their latest releases. This is a set of airframe maintenance stencils found on the MiG-21MF and MiG-21SM in Soviet Air Force service. This set provides those modelers that have other Eduard (or other manufacturers') MiG-21MF kits with the distinctive maintenance stenciling lettered in Cyrillic. Unlike some of the previous stenciling that has been included in Eduard (and other) MiG-21 kits, this set has nicely printed and readable maintenance stenciling, so at last you can label your MiG without gibberish.

MiG-21 MiG-21

The instructions provide detailed placement instructions for each stencil and as you can see in the diagram and decal sheet, there are quite a few to be placed on the standard MiG-21. This set just makes that job much easier as the instruction sheet also provides left/right side views on the other side of the instruction sheet.

You can purchase these decals from a number of online retailers or directly from Eduard Decals.

My sincere thanks to Eduard for this review sample!