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Mig-29 SMT (9-19) Interior 3D Decal (QD48024 for Great Wall Hobby)

1:48 Quinta Studios




When Quinta Studio’s innovative products first came to our attention a few months ago they caused quite a stir, as well they should.  The replacement Instrument Panels and internal details are mind-boggling to look at, because we’re used to seeing simplified styrene instrument panels, or Photo-Etch Brass panels with either two layers of etch, or laminated parts that can be tricky to glue together, even though they are pre-painted for your ease.  But decals?  These aren’t your run-of-the-mill decals though, they’re 3D printed in many layers and colours on a flat carrier film, having as much in the way of elevation as is needed to complete a realistic panel printed in the correct colours, complete with shiny dial faces and metallic-effect hardware, and often including cushions and seat belts in the set.


Each set arrives in a ziplok bag with a folded instruction booklet protecting the decals, which are also separately bagged, so they should reach you in good condition.  The pictorial instructions are printed on glossy paper, and are shown in full colour as befits the awesomeness of the sets, showing exactly where each part should go on the actual model, so there’s no confusion due to the “pictures speak a thousand words” maxim.  Additional hints and instructions are also included, marking out parts needing bases, kit parts and other useful tips.  The technical instructions in the text-based, giving additional tips to the new user about maximising adhesion and preventing lift at the edges by wicking in super glue.




Application is much the same as your standard decal, but you will need to remove any raised detail that would be underneath the location depicted in the instructions, and some new parts will need small backing panels or bases on which to apply the decal.  A slim piece of sheet styrene would perform that task, and painting the edges a matching colour should minimise its appearance or turn it completely invisible.




This set is patterned for the lovely/ugly Great Wall Hobby (GWH) Mig-29SMT (9-19), with its distinctive spine hump that houses additional avionics.  The set comprises one relatively small sheet, containing instrument panel sections, and two large MFD panels surrounded by buttons and other instruments, the former having a deep green shiny finish, just like the real displays when switched off.  The background to the panels are in the more modern bluish shade, and includes the side consoles plus the electronics panel, part C66.



The detail on the parts is incredible, even down to the infinitesimal switches and impressive crispness of the set.  This cockpit really needs a crystal-clear or opened canopy to show off the details.


Very highly recommended.




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