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MiG-21 BD3-60 Pylons

Zactomodels 1/32 MiG-21 BD3-60 Pylons First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review September 2010 Manufacturer Zactomodels
Subject MiG-21 BD3-60 Pylons Scale 1/32
Kit Number 32027 Media Resin
Pros First-ever conversion for the humpback Fulcrum in 1/32 scale Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $20.00 + Postage

First Look

Zactomodels is a small aftermarket company that does some of the most incredible engineering and casting to correct or convert selected beloved subjects. This time around, they've introduced a nice option for the Trumpeter (or Revell) 1/32 MiG-21MF Fishbed J kits. This set replaces the kit pylons with more accurate details, especially on the bottom, and come in two types - early and late.

MiG-21 BD3-60 Pylons

The early pylons are more distinctive than the stock parts, while the late pylons add some reinforcing plates and anti-sway braces to the inboard pylons. Each pylon comes with a set of optional brackets which will help you recreate the look of the aircraft you're building from photo references.

As usual, this is a nice bit of engineering from Zactomodels to enhance the Trumpeter and Revell kits.

You can learn more about this and other project from the Zactomodels website at

My sincere thanks to Zactomodels for this review sample!