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1/72 Mig-29A : best kit?
« on: September 04, 2017, 05:42:41 am »
im thinking of getting a few 1/72 Mig-29A's, but the Trumpeter kit is quite expensive here.
i was wondering what the best 1/72 fuclrum is, is it ICM, Italeri or Airfix?

its the early model Mig-29A im looking for, as i know the best affordable one is the Zvezda SMT version.
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Re: 1/72 Mig-29A : best kit?
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2017, 11:21:19 am »
The Italeri kit is quite a nice one, had one in the stash for ages along with the 2 seater version. I can't see it being too inaccurate myself but I am sure there will be someone here who can verify that.
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Re: 1/72 Mig-29A : best kit?
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2017, 04:44:35 pm »
The Tamiya 1/72 '29 is the Italeri one re-boxed.
It builds up quite well but the seam along the nose cone is a PitA.
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Re: 1/72 Mig-29A : best kit?
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2017, 02:51:47 am »
I have built the ESCI, Italeri and Revell (Kangnam) kit. Of these, I found the Italeri/Tamiya kit to be the overall "best". Looks like a MiG-29.
The Kangnam thing is rubbish, unless you want a REALLY whiffy thing, and IIRC the ESCI kit comes with moulded/fixed air intake louvers, and I found the cockpit section to be oddly wide.

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Re: 1/72 Mig-29A : best kit?
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2017, 04:11:05 am »
I have a couple of the Kondor versions of the MIG-29, awkward to build in places and the detail is very soft. Cheap to buy though, and they do several other versions of it too, so ok for wiffing. I built one of their MIG-31's and did it as a Strike-Hound armed with SEAD ordnance. I have nearly finished it too  ;D
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Re: 1/72 Mig-29A : best kit?
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2017, 04:25:33 am »
According to scalemates, the Condor and the ICM kit are the same - what makes me wonder a little. Even the Zvezda kit is the Italeri mould! The Trumpeter kit seems to be the only "different" option.  :-\

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Re: 1/72 Mig-29A : best kit?
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2017, 04:40:58 am »
According to scalemates, the Condor and the ICM kit are the same - what makes me wonder a little. Even the Zvezda kit is the Italeri mould! The Trumpeter kit seems to be the only "different" option.  :-\

Actually the Zvezda Migh-29 9-13 and Mig-29 SMT are there own new tools and are supposed to be the most accurate. They are supposed to be working through the family so the Mig-29A will be replaced by their own tool sometime in the future.
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Re: 1/72 Mig-29A : best kit?
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2017, 11:34:00 am »

According to scalemates, the Condor and the ICM kit are the same - what makes me wonder a little. Even the Zvezda kit is the Italeri mould! The Trumpeter kit seems to be the only "different" option.  :-\


What about the Airfix one, or is that someone else's in disguise? To my utter amazement I find I have one in The Loft.  :o :o
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Re: 1/72 Mig-29A : best kit?
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2017, 01:03:45 pm »

According to scalemates, the Condor and the ICM kit are the same - what makes me wonder a little. Even the Zvezda kit is the Italeri mould! The Trumpeter kit seems to be the only "different" option.  :-\


What about the Airfix one, or is that someone else's in disguise? To my utter amazement I find I have one in The Loft.  :o :o
I used to have one of those too Kit, I think it got destroyed over the years of moving house though.
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