ArtModel 1/72 MiG-23 UB Flogger C
|PRICE:||$20.31 SRP from modelua.com|
Six dark grey sprues with 73 parts, clear sprue with one-piece canopy &
HUD and 3 green resin pieces. The parts look rough at first glance, but a closer
inspection reveals wonderfully restrained panel line & rivet details, which
perfectly capture the “agricultural” look of the Flogger without being
overstated like many new kits. The canopy is thin & clear, and the resin exhaust
and cockpit tubs with integral seats provide ample detail in focal areas. Note
the images shown are NOT to scale, collated via PPT.
A4, the front has history in English & Cyrillic and a parts diagram, the inner two pages contain exploded assembly diagrams with all parts clearly identified and numbered and excellent multi-view schematics for more complex areas such as open airbrakes, nose gear and main gear and the back has a 3-view line drawing of stencil placement with enlargements of various stencils. Folded inside on a glossy A4 sheet are full colour painting/decal placement guides for 17 of the 18 schemes offered.
18 schemes, all wonderfully varied, provided on two small sheets with a separate comprehensive stencil sheet. The decals are matt with minimal separate carrier film, the colour & registration is spot on.
1 – Libyan Arab Air Force, Black 8217
2 – Russian Air Force, FGUP Corporation, Moscow 10 Aug 2002, Red 210
3 – Russian Air Force, 120IAP, Bagram Afghanistan, Nov 1986, White 210
4 – Iraq Air Force, 84th FS, Black 33033
5/6 – East German Air Force, JBG-37, Black 104/Black 20-62 (after reunification)
7 – Algerian Air Force, 28/9 Sqn
8 – Romanian Air Force, 1st/93rd Fighter Bomber Air Base, White 135
9 – Indian Air Force, 10th Sqn, Black MS211
10 – Angolan Air Force, Red I-21
11 – Hungarian Air Force, 47th PTFR, Red 15
12 – Ethiopian Air Force, Black 1205
13 – Ukraine Air Force, White 97
14 – Cuban Air Force, Red 704
15 – Polish Air Force, 28 Fighter Regiment, Red 842
16 – Czech Air Force, 41STL RIAT 97, Black 8325
17 - Polish Air Force, 28 Fighter Regiment, Red 845
18 – Polish Air Force, Red 831 (not shown on painting/decal placement guides)
Wow, what an amazing little package, and at a great price too! This is my second ArtModel kit (also have their BV 155) and they just get better and better with each new release. Gone are the days of expensive and rare resin conversions to get a Sparka, here it all is in one box! The decals provide a full range of schemes for the type across the globe, in all of its many and varied colour schemes, and the few resin parts round it all out nicely. If you are into Soviet/Russian/WARPAC aircraft, esoteric air forces or trainers get one now, you will NOT be disappointed
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