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Mark I. LTD, “Dozen Set”
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17
Colours & Markings

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S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number:

Mark I. LTD, “Dozen Set” MKD48005 & MKD72005 - Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 Colours & Markings

Scale:

1/48, &1/72 (one scale per booklet)

Contents & Media

1 x 28-page A-4 landscape format Booklet & Decals for 12 subjects

Price:

Available on-line from Hannants for £17.99

Review Type:

First Look

Advantages:

Great for those who need a handy all-in-one reference and decal package, have several MiG-17 kits to build, or as a group buy. Would also appeal to decal collectors because of the very attractive high quality format.

Disadvantages:

Relatively expensive if all you want is decals for one or two models.

Conclusions:

Excellent production quality, clear walk-around photos (most in colour) and decals for 12 attractive schemes to choose from that are supported by photo evidence.


Reviewed by Mark Davies

 
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This is the third of Mark 1 Ltd’s “dozen set” Colours & Markings I have reviewed. This series includes decals in most of the popular scales for individual aircraft types. The format consists of a very nicely produced A4 landscape booklet and decals for a dozen different aircraft of the type covered. The booklet has an attractive front cover, whilst the rear cover has colour profiles of the 12 schemes covered by the colour plans and decals.

 

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Inside consists of two pages dedicated to each of the 12 colour schemes. The first page for each set of markings has a photograph of the subject scheme and some brief notes concerning its background. Also on this same page are walk-around photos of a museum example and/or photos of service aircraft. The second page on each scheme has clearly printed and attractive 4-view colour plans.

The last three pages of the book have clear colour close-up photos of the cockpit and wheel wells. A very useful point about this issue is that several different versions of MiG-17 are covered, and the clearly captioned photographs draw attention to some significant external differences between the versions.

The 12 schemes offered are for the Soviet Air Force (3 subjects), Czechoslovakia (2 subjects), and one each for Poland, East Germany, Bulgaria, Egypt, North Vietnam, China and a USAF evaluation example.

 

 

The quality and attractiveness of production of the “dozen set” is plain to see. It’s appeal and value will no doubt lie with those who want a simple all-in-one decals and reference package to finish their MiG-17 model. I suspect that decal collectors will also be tempted where this “deluxe” combination of decals, colour plans and photos. The package is not the cheapest solution to decaling your MiG-17, but to be fair the price is comparable to other premium presentations of decal packages.

 

 

Conclusion

 

Mark 1’s MiG-17 “dozen set” is an ideal solution for modellers who want an all-in-one reference and decals. They will be able to complete their MiG-17 kits in attractive schemes supported by photos, and may want to exploit the walk around to add more detail to their finished model.

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Review Copyright 2010 by Mark Davies
Page Created 17 February, 2010
Last updated 17 February, 2010

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