Linden Hill Decals 1/72 MiG-21PFM Decal First Look
By Michael Benolkin
|Date of Review||April 2014||Manufacturer||Linden Hill Decals|
|Set Number||72033||Pros||Colorful alternative subjects for the Zvezda kits|
|Cons||Nothing noted||Skill Level||Basic|
Alright you fans of Soviet & Russian military aviation, Linden Hill has released another nice set of markings, this time for Zvezda's 1/72 MiG-21PFM kits. This set covers fifteen MiG-21PFM/SPS examples in service with a cross-section of Soviet, Warsaw Pact, and allied air arms.
The subjects rendered in this set include:
- MiG-21PFM, Bort 01, 192 IAP, Ivano-Frankovsk AB, USSR, 1968
- MiG-21PFM, Bort 20, 192 IAP, Ivano-Frankovsk AB, USSR, 1968
- MiG-21SPS, Bort 730, JG 8, Marxwalde AB, EGER, 1966-76
- MiG-21SPS, Bort 560, JG 1, Holzdorf AB, EGER, 1986-89
- MiG-21RFMM, Bort 8011, 86 RdeVB/BA, Fetesti, Romania, 1970s
- MiG-21RFMM, Bort 8110, 86 RdeVB/BA, Fetesti, Romania, 1985-90
- MiG-21RFMM, Bort 8006, Fetesti, Romania, 1995
- MiG-21PFM, Bort 35, 1/15 IAE, Ravnets AB, Bulgaria, 1965-69
- MiG-21PFM, Bort 77, 2/15 IAE, Balchik AB, Bulgaria, 1980s
- MiG-21PFM, Bort 002, 137 AB, Sainshand, Mongolia, 1982
- MiG-21PFM, Bort 012, 137 AB, Sainshand, Mongolia, 1980s
- MiG-21PFM, Bort 351, 122 IAP, Bagram, Afghanistan, 1978-79
- MiG-21PFM, Bort 352, 122 IAP, Bagram, Afghanistan, 1980-89
- MiG-21PFM, Bort 5408, 1.SLP/3 Letka, Plana AB, CSSR, 1968-69
- MiG-21PFM, Bort 5406, 1.SLP/3 Letka, Plana AB, CSSR, 1969-70
The instructions provide good color and paint information to replicate these various color patterns.
Linden Hill has produced another nice set of markings and really provide some excellent subjects from the Soviet and allied air forces. This decal set will definitely give you some great alternatives so your aircraft won't look 'out of the box'.
Linden Hill Decals can be purchased directly from their website at http://www.lindenhillimports.com/.
My sincere thanks to Linden Hill Decals for this review sample!