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  1. After the MiG-29 (9.12) "Fulcrum-A" late version - http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=234925828&hl=fulcrum - , Yufei (Haneto) and Great Wall Hobby are working on a new variant of this fighter aircraft, the MiG-29 (9.13) "Fulcrum-C". In the meantime Yufei has also announced the MiG-29 (9.12) early version... Here are the first pictures Source: http://s362974870.onlinehome.us/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=255187&st=500 V.P.
  2. Llatest Great Wall Hobby announcement, a 1/48th MiG-29SMT 9-19 "Fulcrum-E" - ref. L4818 Release in May 2015? Sources: http://www.hyperscale.com/2015/reviews/kits/gwh4818previewbg_1.htm V.P.
  3. After its MiG-29 (9-12 late type) (http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234925828-new-mig-29-fulcrum-148-from-great-wall-hobby/?hl=fulcrum) - ref.L4811 - and MiG-29 (9-13) (http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234933095-148th-mig-29-913-fulcrum-c-by-great-wall-hobby-released/?hl=fulcrum) - ref.L4813 - in 1/48th, Great Wall Hobby is to release in November 2013 the first generation of this famous Russian fighter: the MiG-29 (9-12 early type) "Fulcrum-A" - ref. L4814. Source: http://www.aeroscale.co.uk/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=15255 V.P.
  4. Fun build, took almost a year to complete on and off due to uni. The HUD was lost during construction and despite my best efforts, couldn’t scratch build one to fit. Anyways, hope you guys like it. http://MIG-29UPG by Pranay Kumar, on Flickr http://MIG-29UPG by Pranay Kumar, on Flickr http://MIG-29UPG by Pranay Kumar, on Flickr http://MIG-29UPG by Pranay Kumar, on Flickr http://MIG-29UPG by Pranay Kumar, on Flickr http://MIG-29UPG by Pranay Kumar, on Flickr
  5. Evening all, My latest completion hot off the bench, Trumpeter's lovely little MiG-29. A mostly trouble free build, the only real effort required was around the intakes and nose. Finished as a Czech example using Hataka Orange Line lacquers, my first foray away from enamels, I won't be looking back! They were infinitely better to use compared to my usual Xtracolor. The decals have silvered in places which is really annoying and takes the shine off the finished model, but it looks OK from a few feet... 1/72 Trumpeter MiG-29A Fulcrum by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr 1/72 Trumpeter MiG-29A Fulcrum by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr 1/72 Trumpeter MiG-29A Fulcrum by Shaun Schofield, on Flickr Thanks for looking, comments welcomed Shaun
  6. So my dad bought the Tamiya 1:72 MiG-29 a while back and I am building it for him soon, I have a question about the cockpit though, is the MiG-29 cockpit turquoise like earlier Soviet/Russian jets or is it grey like newer cockpits. I am asking because I checked on the internet and I came up with mixed results, some not even the MiG-29. Thanks in advance
  7. Trumpeter is to release a 1/32nd MiG-29 "Fulcrum" family in 2016-2017 - ref.03223 - MiG-29A 9.12 "Fulcrum-A" - ref.03224 - MiG-29C 9.13 "Fulcrum-C" - ref.03225 - MiG-29SMT 9.17 "Fulcrum-F" - ref.03226 - MiG-29UB 9.51 "Fulcrum-B" Source: http://scalemodels.ru/modules/news/img_9587_1449140962_10.jpg.html V.P.
  8. Zvezda is to release in 2015 a 1/72nd MiG-29 (9-13) "Fulcrum-C" kit - ref.7278 Source: http://scalemodels.ru/news/8359-katalog-zvezda-2015.html V.P.
  9. Sources: https://www.facebook.com/Scratchaeronautics/posts/2151888431510869 https://www.ebay.es/itm/MIG-29K-KUB-RUSSIAN-NAVY-RESINA-ESCALA-1-72/253927936088?pageci=e946b0f5-566f-4986-a7ff-690a14c1b536 V.P.
  10. Hard to believe but its been 25 years to the day since the Mig-29 crash at IAT Fairford. I still have vivid memories of that day as it was my first visit to Fairford. I've been wanting to make a model of one of the Migs for years but never quite got around to it. I figured the 25th anniversary would motivate me to build it. The kit is the Zvezda 1/72 Mig-29S with decals from the Hasegawa special. The yellow, blue and black were all masked and sprayed as the Hasegawa markings didn't fit the Zvezda kit. The build went together really easily and my only complaint about the finished model is that it seems to sit far too 'nose up'. Some surgery is needed on the front u/c leg I feel. The biggest challenge was the heat, its too hot to spend any extended time modelling at the moment. As i only finished this yesterday I only had time to take a couple of photos outside. I'll do some 'studio' photos when its a bit cooler! For added symmetry the base its on is one I made 25 years ago out of an old cornflakes packet! Any comments or questions welcome John
  11. MiG-29s are backbone multirole fighter aircraft of Myanmar Air Force. Great Wall Hobby is making very nicely detailed MiG-29s so I gave a try. It is built and painted in Myanmar Air Force Camo. The Air Force markings and numbers are from Caracal Decals printed by Cartograf. I left one engine cover removed and one engine displayed on a stand. This model will be at Malaysia Miniatures and Hobby Show 2018 very soon.
  12. Let me begin by saying that there is a much simpler way to make a MiG-29 9-12 in 1/72. Just buy the Trumpeter kit, accessorise to taste and budget, et voila! However, where would be the fun in that?! I had built an Italeri Fulcrum some time ago that I was never really happy with. It’s a nice enough kit but somehow, it just didn’t look … well… sufficiently Fulcrum-y; especially around the canopy and front fuselage, which I find too wide and ‘squashed’. I also had an Airfix MiG-29 in the stash that looked interesting, despite an over-long fuselage and (as a result) wings that were too broad in chord. The Airfix decals also looked great, covering a Czech and a Polish scheme. So, I decided to combine the two and see what I could produce. The end result is by no means perfect but it looks more like a Fulcrum than either source kit (to my eyes anyway) and I like the Czech scheme. Some of the changes I made included: Tailplanes – reduce chord by 1mm, reshape tips reducing span by 2mm Fuselage – replace open upper louvres with closed Attack Squadron set (for Italeri). Shorten the upper fuselage by 3mm after the panel line at the rear of the BVP flare launchers, just ahead of the engine bulges. Shorten the lower fuselage by 3mm ahead of the airbrakes. Jet pipes – shorten by 4mm by sawing vertically through the middle of parts 53, replace the ‘skirts’ over the top of the pipes and replace with the corresponding Italeri parts. Jet nozzles are Airfix. Radome – remove Airfix nose at second panel line (losing another 2mm in length), replace with Attack Squadron radome (for Italeri), sanding back the fuselage so the radome is no longer on the same horizontal axis as the fuselage. Pitot tube is from Master. Nacelles – roof in the tops with plastic card, add open FOD screens from an old Eduard set. Wings – remove Airfix wings and replace with Italeri (rescribed) supported by metal rod spars. The Italeri wings are deeper than the Airfix ones so the fuselage needs to be built up and blended in at the roots. Cockpit – detailed with a combination of Airfix parts, Airwaves details (for Italeri), and a Neomega seat and control column that had been installed in the (now cannibalised) Italeri kit Tailbooms – reshape. Windscreen – round off the front of the pointed Airfix screen and blend in. Pylons – R27 pylons from Italeri and scratchbuilt R60 pylons. Wheels - Eduard Brassin (for Trumpeter) Fuel tank - Attack Squadron PTB 1500
  13. This set intended to improve Great Wall Hobby 1/48 MiG29 (9-12, 9-13, SMT) exterior details. Made of steel with a thickness of 0.05 mm.
  14. Had started this one quite a while ago and was planning to do it for the recent MiG-29 group build but did not get around to finishing it up until a few days ago. Great kit, which builds much better than the 9.13 which had some fit issues. As with the 9.13, my main gripe is the separate wingtips which are very delicate and hard to get a perfectly smooth fit. Fit is still worse overall than the Trumpeter but it is more accurate, and includes the characteristic "pinch" behind the canopy. What's best about the kit, however, is the weapons. It's a veritable weapons set in its self with plenty of AA and AG goodies of which the only omission are R-77 missiles. Tired of the overuse of Kh-31s, I decided to arm this Fulcrum with a pair of Kh-29s along with KAB-500s. It looks menacing. I also built the fuel tank but I doubt that the aircraft could have taken off with this weapons load. Note that the Trumpeter only includes just one Kh-31 (!) which is quite lame, although it does come with R-77s. For painting, I was disatissfied with the Akan SMT paint set when I built the Trumpeter, and so used my own mixes. For this one, I used the Akan paints for the T-50. They came with a greenish rather than blueish hue which I think was appropriate. My bet paid off, as I think they look spot on. Up to you to decide! Overall, highly recommended kit.
  15. MiG-29 SMT Photo Etch and Masks for Zvezda Kit 1:72 Eduard Trumpeter aren't the only model company releasing state of the art kits of modern Soviet/Russian subjects. Zvezda have a long tradition of producing accurate, buildable kits of these subjects, and their MiG-29 kits are no exception. Well received by the modelling community, the kits are accurate and compete well with the (also very good) kits from Trumpeter. Now Eduard have released a set of photo etched parts to complement the MiG-29 SMT variant. This set includes two frets of photo etched parts. The first fret contains pre-painted parts for detailing the cockpit and includes harnesses, pull handles and a cushion for the ejection seat, as well as details for the instrument panel, cockpit sidewalls, control column, rudder pedals, canopy and HUD unit. A range of pre-painted electroluminescent strips are also included on the fret. The second fret is unpainted and contains further parts for the cockpit, such as the rear cockpit decking, as well as details for the rest of the airframe. The landing gear gets hydraulic lines and a mud guard, there are the automated guards for the engine air intakes and afterburner flame holders for the other end of the engines. There are also details for the missile rails, which is helpful if you wish to finish your model without a full load of weapons. Smaller details include a host of small aerials and plates to dot around the airframe. MiG-29 SMT MiG-29 SMT Zoom Set MiG-29 SMT Pre Cut Masks Conclusion This is a sensible and worthwhile upgrade for Zvezda's rather excellent kit. It includes all of the extra details that you would want, with the added benefit of the cheaper Zoom set if you just want to jazz the interior up a bit. Recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  16. Hello! Question about the loadout of a MiG-29SMT. I'm on the verge of finishing the Zvezda 1/72 kit which despite a few issues is a crackin' kit and with so many weapons that it's worth the price of the kit alone. I wonder what a realistic loadout would be, although the instructions have various options, I wanted to include a pair of Kh-29s, a pair of KAB-500s, and R-73s However, would this be too heavy for the centerline drop tank? AFAIK the SMT has a payload of 4,500 kg which isn't huge. The instructions have loadouts which include 2 x Kh-29/31s + 2 x R-73 (no tank) or 4 x KAB-500/rockets + 2 x R-73 (no tank). In fact, the only option for a tank is just one with 2 x R-73s Tempted to just not care about realism since it looks awesome with a lot of things under wings, but wanted some opinions first
  17. This is my Fujimi 1/72 Mig-29, painted the digital camo pattern using Tamiya tape and Hataka acrylics. Thanks for looking.
  18. From chinese sources, Trumpeter is preparing a 1/72 MiG-29UB "Fulcrum-B" kit - ref.01677 Sources: http://tw.weibo.com/supertomcat21/3769166404707559 http://www.weibo.com/u/2975465393 http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?showtopic=279455 http://tw.weibo.com/2975465393/3763098760831080 $µ V.P.
  19. Gosh I now have 4 builds on the go at once plus some other projects as well (F-111, Bf-109, Mirage 2000C, A-222 Bereg, F-16CK, Gripen, OSA-1…better stop now before I scare myself!)….and to top it off I’m hosting as well. As I keep saying who need a life outside modeling! So in keeping this build inline with a few planned and completed I’m going to do this one, it’s been in the stash for a wee while. It doesn’t look to bad at all though I do know there are a few issues with the base model I’ll need to correct. As with all of my builds there are a few extras to be thrown in…. The exhausts and the radome will correct two of the main issues with this model. For some unknown reason I ended up with two cockpits!! The Aires one is much nicer in detail then the Wolfpack one. I’m really not to sure of the differences in the cockpit between the two version, I’ll have to do some further research. If the difference is really minor (noticeable to rivet counters only) then I may use the Aires one because it’s so much nicer….of I might mix and match between the two. These are the decals for the scheme, it should or should have made the scheme much easier to produce. But I have heard rumors that there are colour issues with these decals. So to make life more difficult as I have a want to do I’ve managed to find a set of masks for this scheme, they’re from Scale-pro. Not sure what they’re like but I’ll give them a go. So I’ll now be painting her in the digital scheme…..simple really! …and just because I think I was a bit bored on my first shift back at my normal job I have the following coming as well; Karaya – PTB-1500 fuel tank Aires – Wheel bay set Plus some resin AA-10’s and AA-11’s I know there lots of AM stuff thrown in but the build should be nice and simple, unlike the painting!!! Once the F-111 is out of the way the mayhem will commence!
  20. It looks like the 'Heroes of Kosciuszko' will be a popular scheme in this Group Build, and I plan on a adding a couple more - the man and the squadron can not get enough recognition in my opinion. Here is where my 1/72 Kosciuszko squadron collection stands so far. I guess it's time to add some jets to the mix, and this Group Build is the perfect opportunity. I'm planning on using the Italeri and Trumpeter kits. I've got a few aftermarket bits winging their way here now as well. Can't wait to get started!
  21. Long delayed since I finished this over a month ago but here are pics of a 1/72 Zvezda MiG-29S. The aircraft depicted is Red 24 which has the nice Russian flag on the fins and an odd patch of dark green on the nose which offsets the otherwise standard Fulcrum gray/gray-green came scheme. All paints were Akan from their basic MiG-29 set. Decals were from the kit although the specific Red 24 markings came from the very comprehensive Begemot sheet. Now having built both the Zvezda and the Trumpeter MiG-29 (as well as the previous standard-bearer, the Italeri), the obvious question: which is the definitive Fulcrum? The answer is... neither. Both are great kits but both also fall short in some areas. Where Trumpeter wins: - Surface detail. It's gorgeous, riddled with rivets that are small enough to not look overdone. Zvezda doesn't have a single rivet. - Better fit. There are no problematic areas at all. The Zvezda doesn't snap together perfectly in all areas: the wings need some clamping among other things. - Overall better engineering. The exception is the front fuselage joint which is carried over from the Italeri kit. Requires putty and sanding off and re-scribing the delicate panel line detailing. However, the fit of the fins and horizontal stabilizers is much better; the Zvezda has issues with the fins which leave a big gap with the fuselage, almost as big as the Italeri's. Also, the wing is a single piece unlike the Zvezda where the wingtip is separate and has a stub barely one mm thick! Not only does it need filling and sanding since it runs where there is no real life panel line, it means that grabbing the aircraft accidentally by the wingtip is almost asking for a tragedy. - Intakes are a single piece. Zvezda's are a two-piece which leaves a seam on the outer side which is visible. Had the seam been on the inner side it would be less apparent. - Has the open fuselage intakes which IMHO looks better on a Fulcrum even though they're usually not open on the ground (then again, most planes don't have open airbrakes when parked and we still build them as such...) - The decals are easier to handle although may not be 100% accurate - Correct nose neutral profile (see pics below). Zvezda really screwed up the front landing gear as it leaves the aircraft with a nose up profile that is not evident in the real thing. - Cockpit. Aside from the inferior instrument panel decals, Trumpeter's ejection seat is better, the thing with lots of knobs behind the seat (is it the radio equipment?) looks more realistic, and the upright HUD is accurate; Zvezda's is a generic transparency slanted diagonally. Where Zvezda wins: - Accuracy. Trumpeter has a slight bump where the wing meets the fuselage. The rear canopy is too narrow as well (my main gripe). The spine of the MiG-29S is too skinny, whereas Zvezda's has a proper rounded (fatter) shape. This may be a carry over from the canopy issue. - Instrument panels. Ok, both use decals but Zvezda's decals are way nicer in this regard and are also split into various pieces for all the different raised bits. Trumpeter's is just one which means you need to cut it up manually or else it'll be a mess. I also don't understand Trumpeter's obsession with outlines on these decals, makes them look very toy-like. The rest of the cockpit, however, is a bit disappointing. - Decals appear to be more accurate although there seems to be an excess of decals near the engines that I don't seem to notice on the real thing. That said, Zvezda's decals are a PAIN to apply. They are extremely thin and curl easily, and on top of that, there are so many that the decal sheet is packed tight. Note that Trumpeter does not have decals for its fuel tanks which is annoying. Trumpeter is also obsessed with the big black bands around the missiles which don't seem to be used that often these days; Zvezda has the more subtle markings which IMHO look better. - Things under wings: both have fuel tanks and standard Fulcrum AA ordinance, but Zvezda adds some AG ordinance as well. - The engineering of the front fuselage is better: it's a two piece that is sepearate from the rest and joins at the middle rather than the side, thus avoiding having to sand off panel details. Unfortunately, the fit of this is a bit iffy and I found that the starboard side would have needed some thinning otherwise it doesn't align properly with the fuselage. A shame since otherwise this was quite a creative way of avoiding the ugly side seams that are the only main engineering issue in the Trumpeter. - Price. The Zvezda MiG goes for around £18-20. Trumpeter's originally sold for slightly less than that but they've jacked up the price recently and now it's at around £22 or more. - Availability. Very easy to find. Trumpeter's distribution in the UK is very erratic: their basic MiG-29 quietly disappeared a few months after release and their SMT was hardly ever stocked here at all. The MiG-29S has had better availability though. So there it is. Which to pick? If you are an accuracy buff above all else, Zvezda is the obvious choice, the nose up profile being the only obvious fault (and which I suspect could be corrected). However, Trumpeter is the more pleasurable build and if you're willing to look beyond its inaccuracies, looks better once built. P.S. avoid the Revell reboxing of the Zvezda kit. It has only markings for the Russian Falcons, no stencils, no missile markings, etc. It's an absolutely pointless rebox if you ask me. Btw, apologies for my terrible phone camera. One day I'll use a real one istead...
  22. MiG-29M '23rd AFB' 1:72 Mistercraft The Mikoyan MiG-29, known in the West by its NATO reporting name 'Fulcrum' is an air superiority fighter designed and built in the Soviet Union in the 1980s. As with other comparable aircraft of that period, such as the Su-27, F-16, F-15 and Panavia Tornado, it was produced in significant numbers and is still in fairly widespread service with air arms around the world. The MiG-29 was developed as a lighter, cheaper aircraft compared to the Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker, an aircraft with which it is broadly comparable in terms of layout and design, if not size and weight. As with the Su-27, the engines are spaced widely apart, with the area between the engines being used to generate lift and improve manoeuvrability. The MiG-29 is powered by two Klimov RD-33 Turbofans, each of which is capable of generating over 18,000lb of thrust in reheat. As with many Soviet types, the aircraft is well suited for use from rough airstrips, particularly as the engine air intakes can be closed completely when on the ground, allowing air to be drawn through louvers on the upper surfaces of the wing roots. Armament is covered by a combination of Vympel R-27 medium-range air-to-air missiles and R-73 or R-60 short-range air-to-air missiles, as well as a GSh-30-1 30mm cannon. The aircraft can be used in a range of roles and is capable of carrying bombs and rockets as well. The MiG-29 has been widely exported and is still in widespread use by a variety of air arms, including several NATO member states such as Poland. There have been quite a few kits of the MiG-29 over the years, with many of the major manufacturers covering the type at one time or another. For many years, the best of the bunch were those released by Airfix and Italeri - although neither was without fault – followed by Hasegawa with a kit that is easy to build but not particularly accurate. All of that has changed over the last year, however, with both Trumpeter and Zvezda investing in brand new toolings of this important fighter. As a result, modellers may now choose from two ranges of modern, accurate and high-quality kits. So where, you might ask, does Mistercraft fit in to all this? The usually reliable Scalemates is rather circumspect about the origins of this particular kit. Some modellers say, however, that the moulds were discovered by Bedouin shepherds in a cave on the shores of the Dead Sea, tucked away behind some old scrolls. I could certainly believe that, but for the fact that the MiG-29 entered service in the early 1980s. Inside the compact top-opening box, complete with deceptively promising box art, are six sprues of plastic parts. The box states there are 60 of them, but it's hard to check this as every time I pick one of the sprues up, a part of the kit falls off. The kit sits at the basic end of the spectrum (or 'classic', if you wish to impart a positive spin), with prominent raised panel lines and fairly basic detail. Looking for positives, the instructions are absolutely first class. I mean really, really very good indeed. As you may expect of a kit with such a low part count, construction is very straightforward. If you wanted to build the whole thing unpainted, you could have it together in 30 minutes tops. Before joining the fuselage halves together, you just need to fit the cockpit. This is made up of 3 parts, but you can reduce that by a third if you omit the pilot. The fabulous instructions show a reasonably accurate looking pilot, but in the flesh/plastic, I reckon he looks more like a cross between a snooker referee and a First World War Tommy. See what you think. A similar situation exists with the K-36 ejection seat, which looks great in the instructions but... well, you know. Mistercraft have included intake covers, which is good as there is no detail inside the engine air intakes. The instructions really are superlative. The vertical tail and wings are each moulded in top and bottom/port and starboard halves, while the elevators are solid parts. The otherwise outstanding instructions are slightly confusing when it comes to the landing gear legs. This is because you are looking for a part that, when you finally locate it on the sprues, looks somewhat less impressive than they would have you believe. There is no nose gear bay at all, but on the positive side, the wheels are round. Things take an interesting twist when it comes to the finishing touches. The otherwise fantastic instructions show the addition of small parts such as the IFF and temperature probe which are not actually numbered. Presumably this is because they don't actually exist. R-27 and R-60 missiles are included. The canopy exists. Decals are a high point. You get a generous five options spread across three small sheets: MiG-29A, 1st Regiment, Polish Air Force, Minks Mazowiecki AB, 1997; MiG-29A, 73rd Jagd Geschwader, Lagge AB, Germany, 1997; MiG-29A, Ukrainian Air Force, Ivano-Frankovsk AB, 1992; MiG-29A, 1st Flight, 1st Fighter Regiment, Czech Air Force, Zatec AB, 1997; and MiG-29A, Russian Air Force, Andreapol, 2002. I really couldn't say how well the decals are likely to perform, but given the nature of the kit, I really wouldn't worry too much about it. Conclusion It's a plastic model kit. It probably is the cheapest MiG-29 on the market, but for that bargain price, you must accept one or two compromises. The instructions are fabulous though. Review sample courtesy of UK distributors for
  23. Hi everyone, Have not posted much lately but that has not stopped the modelling. I'm on a bit of a Fulcrum spree and here's a go at the 1/72 Trumpeter MiG-29S painted in Ukrainian markings. I was aiming to build one of the gorgeous blue/gray camo birds but could not find decals to make any of the units that I have photographic proof of their existence. The next best was to build a possibly fictitious Blue 02 based on the Blue 01 in one of the Hasegawa kits and with the decals coming from the wonderful (and huge!) Begemot set. Comments on the kit and the build: Build: I love Trumpeter's Fulcrum kit. It has fantastic fit although some accuracy issues, namely a non-existent "step" between wing and fuselage, as well as a canopy that tapers too much in the rear, although this is not too obvious if left open. I don't think these are kit killers, and I strongly recommend it otherwise. However, my main gripe is the fit of the nose, the one area that truly deserves attention. It inevitably requires filling and sanding which will annihilate the panel detail and require a delicate rescribe. Zvezda found a much more convenient way of engineering the nose that avoids this. Aside from that, most of everything falls in well. Camo: I have the AKAN kit for the standard MiG-29 which provides the camo gray as well as the radome gray. The question was how to make the lovely Ukrainian light blue. After mulling over mixes I realized that it looks a lot like USAF Air Superiority Blue. Unfortunately, only Lifecolor makes it in acrylic and it looks a bit dull vs the Ukrainian shade. I then saw that Gunze has it in its Mr Color range (sadly not in its Aqueous range). I'm not a fan of spraying anything other than acrylics but I had no choice this time. The result was great and it is certainly a brighter shade than Lifecolor and closer to the real thing. Decals: Markings come from the Begemot set from an unrelated unit. The stencils come from the kit. Trumpeter's decals were excellent: went down like a charm after a single coat of Microsol and no silvering either. They were also super thin. Unfortunately, I am not quite sure whether they are 100% accurate. For example, there are no nose stencils (aside from the radioactive warning) even though these appear in pics. Also the prominent semi-circular stencil on the starboard fin is not included. Most annoying was that there were no fuel tank decals. I borrowed them instead from a MiG-29SMT kit. Conclusion: It's a great kit with the only major issues being the nose fit and the inaccurate decals. In this sense, the Zvezda is the kit to beat for a truly accurate MiG-29S. Unfortunately, the Zvezda has no rivet detail and therefore looks a bit plain in comparison to the beautiful detailing on this one (I have the Zvezda but have not built it). It also annoys me that Zvezda has the upper air intakes molded closed. Yes, I know they are typically closed when on the tarmac but they look so much cooler open. That said, there are no air-to-ground weaponry on this kit, which the Zvezda does include to represent the MiG-29S's modest ground attack capability. I hope to do a Zvezda kit in the near future and compare side by side. In the meantime, enjoy:
  24. Hey everybody, Does anyone know if there is a difference in shapes between the two noses provided in Trumpeter's MiG-29 kits? I have a very bad eye for shapes, and as far as I can tell, the only difference is that one has the diverter strips molded on, and the other does not.
  25. hello everyone,as you can see in the images below i'm trying to paint a mig-29K, however i have encountered difficulty while trying to add panel line wash. i used enamel oil paint for the job, but while trying to clean it off, the paint mark is still present. i'm not sure how to fix this problem properly in the best way possible. can anybody give me a suggestion on what i can do to resolve this painting issue?
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