Begemot Decals Flanker Stencil Sheets

The Russian decal company of Begemot have just released two sheets of stencil data for the Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker family in three scales - Sheet No 72-030, 48-009 and 32-002.

The sheets include FULL stencil data for the Su-27 single-seater, the Su-27UB combat trainer and the Su-33 shipborne naval fighter. In addition, stencils are included for most of the weapons carried by these aircraft - the air-to-air missiles such as the R-27T/R/ET/& ER, the R-73 and R-77, the various ground-attack ordnance - Kh-29, Kh-58, Kh-31, numerous 'dumb' bombs plus the laser-guided KAB series.

There are even decals for the KAB-500KR(U) training pod, the UPAZ-M IFR pod and the wingtip-mounted 'Sorbtsya' ECM pod.

The accompanying instruction 'sheet' comprises FOUR sheets of A3 paper with full placement guides for all three aircraft types - even including details of production batches and listing the airframe differences between batches.........

Comprehensive colour notes for the Flanker airframe are provided - with notes about weathering for modellers.

The instruction sheet for the armament includes colour notes for all the weapons - keyed to FS numbers where appropriate...

This is a very comprehensive, well-produced package that no serious modeller of Sukhoi's Flanker should be without.

Ken Duffey

May 2008