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MiG-21 Decals
1/32 Scale

Cutting Edge Modelworks 

 
 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: CED32022, CED32023 & CED32024
Scale: 1/32
Contents and Media: Three decal sets designed for the new Trumpeter MiG-21 single-seat & trainer twin-seat kits (previewed elsewhere on Hyperscale).  Each set includes single decal sheet, colour instructions (with colour callouts) and insert sheet containing notes, colour cross references & bibliography
Price: USD$11.99 each
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: 12 aircraft covered across the three sets; each set covers both single seat and trainer twin-seat variants; variety of schemes (both natural metal & camo) and markings (eg. Russian, Eastern European, North Vietnamese & African); perfect registration; national insignia included; useful colour callouts.
Disadvantages: Stencil data not included (kit decals will need to be used until Cutting Edge or another decal producer releases a dedicated MiG-21 decal set in 1/32 scale)
Recommendation: Highly Recommended 

 

Reviewed by Brett Green  
 


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F i r s t   L o o k

 

Considering the splash made by the Trumpeter A-10, their 1/32 scale MiG-21 kits should be popular. These kits will be more affordable than the Warthogs, and offer a far greater range of options for colours and markings.

Reliable sources advise that the model is even higher quality than the A-10 Thunderbolt (both the MiG-21 MF and the MiG-21 UM have been reviewed in detail on HyperScale).

Cutting Edge has released a 1/32 scale MiG-21 cockpit already, and now has added three sets of decals to the range:


 

CED32022 MiG-21 Fishbed Part 1 (5 aircraft)


MiG-21 SM "Red 16" from August 21, 1968 Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia - overall natural metal with two red ID stripes on tail

MiG-21 bis "Blue 40" Russian presentation aircraft from Komsomol  (Soviet Communist Youth Organisation) which was part of a propoganda visit to Finland in 1974 - overall natural metal

MiG-21 MF flown by Egyptian Air Force based at Al Manzilah Air Base, 1981 - four colour camo scheme

MiG-21 US (twin-seat) flown by Egyptian Air Force based at Al Manzilah Air Base, 1981 - four colour camo scheme

MiG-21 SM "White outline 17" flown by Russian 1st Squadron of 18th Vitebsk Guard, 303rd Composite AD, Ast Air Army, Galyonki Air Base, 1985 - complex six colour camo scheme with white lightning bolt on fuselage.

 


 

CED32023 MiG-21 Fishbed Part 2 (3 aircraft)


MiG-21 MF "Red 5121" North Vietnamese Air Force, it's believed the red star kill markings were applied only after a/c retired - overall natural metal

MiG-21 US "Blue 10" (twin-seat) Russian AF at Akhtyunisk, June, 1995 - five colour camo scheme

MiG-21 bis "Red 1007" 1st Section, 2d Section (Chinese) 1 Naval Aviation Division, 34. Pulka Lotrictwa Mysliwskiego Gyndia-Babie Doly, Poland 1995 - overall Light Grey FS 36622 with Polish national insignia.

 


 

CED32024 MiG-21 Fishbed Part 3 (4 aircraft)


MiG-21 bis "Red 957" Afghan Air Force as flown by defecting pilot to Pakistan in 1989 - complex six colour camo scheme

MiG-21 MF "Red 7812" 41st Fighter Regiment, Poznan, Ploand - overall Light Grey FS 36622

MiG-21 bis "Red 8859" 1st Section (Sioux) 1 Naval Aviation Division, 34. Pulka Lotrictwa Mysliwskiego Gyndia-Babie Doly, Poland 1995 - overall Medium Grey FS 35630

MiG-21 bis "Red 8705" 1st Section (Sioux) 1 Naval Aviation Division, 34. Pulka Lotrictwa Mysliwskiego Gyndia-Babie Doly, Poland 1995 - overall Medium Grey FS 35630.

 


 

These three sets of decals provide plenty of variation in national insignia, colour schemes, unit markings and nose-art.  Any of the schemes will look great on your new Trumpeter 32nd scale MiG-21 kit.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Cutting Edge Modelworks for the review sets.


Cutting Edge Modelworks products, including Cutting Edge Decals, can be viewed at
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Review Copyright 2001 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 12 August, 2001
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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