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Evening all,

 

I've just finished building this as a mojo-mender as with a few long term projects on the go, I'd become bogged down and in need of something that went together without problems - this 1/32nd scale twin-stick MiG-29UB proved to be just the medicine. I picked this up at Telford for £25 which proved to be very good value for money. 

 

It's quite simple kit but in truth that's why I chose it - the cockpit lacks detail and the undercarriage bays are very basic, but the overall fit and construction is excellent and I encountered no construction issues at all.

 

I used the decals from the box, which represent a MiG-29UB of 120 IAP based at Domna, Siberia, in the summer of 2003. Revell's colour guidance could only be interpreted by someone with a masters degree in colour mixing, so instead I just used pictures on the net for guidance, using mainly US equivalents from Xtracolour to get a close-enough match to the real thing. Other than that, it's as it comes in the box.

 

Mikoyan MiG-29UB, Domna Air Base, Siberia, 2003.

 

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Jet pipe detail isn't too bad at all:

 

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Cockpit detail is pretty basic but some Airscale placards and dial decals and a belt set from Eduard means it's passable when peering through the canopy:

 

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The overall quality of the surface detail is excellent in my opinion:

 

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Wheel bays are basic but when sitting on its undercarriage very little is visible anyway:

 

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If you're thinking about a good value, large scale modern-era jet fighter, then I'd recommend this kit wholeheartedly...

 

Tom

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