The Revell model in 1/32 scale needs modifications to really represent an accurate model of this fascinating aircraft.
Revell issued two kit versions: a single- and two seater. For this model, I used the two seater version as it has a nice look and clear lines with the old box #4751 seen here:
Decals in this kit were for 4 schemes of the DDR, later West German scheme, Soviet and Czechoslovakia.
(probably ACE model kit copied this
The model of the two seater MiG-29UB is more accurate than the one seater version model, especially on the lower fuselage and tail area.
But the nose section of any of the Revell MIG-29 Fulcrum 1/32 kit requires major modification as the "upper fairing" at the sides with the "intake louvres" of the cockpit is much to high.
The local fuselage cross-section was changed here to get a lower profile as seen in this picture from the rear. Cuts were made and lots of putty used. Although I thus "lost the intake louvres", this was not a problem as these louvres are closed when the engines are not running.
Otherwise, only details made from bits and pieces were added to this kit.
This model was made decades ago!
Assembly gave no problems.
check out also the 1/72 kits....
This upper view shows the two seater trainer version of this aircraft with open canopy and missile load.
The cockpit was scratch built with new instrument panels and the seats detailed with plastic card.
The canopy itself was OK but the periscope was detailed. I also added some hydraulic lines and mirrors.
The main undercarriage and its bay required more depth and detailing.
.... with a view showing also the side console and front seat.
The tail section with fixed area of tail plane on the flush fuselage.
The stores with missiles.
The tail with flush sides; the kit incorrectly has a step at the base of the fins. Set the fins a little bit more outboard and use filler.
A fine upper view of the Fulcrum on the grid.
Note the slightly applied weathered effect done by lightly overspraying with the basic paint with some white added.
Although the camouflage is not spectacular, this extra work results in a very realistic impression.
The nose section with closed louvres and revised section contour.
the Fulcrum "somewhere in the Ural"...
A nice model in the 1/32 collection.
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