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Question regarding a DPRK MiG-29 camouflage
Posted by Aphid on Thursday, February 08, 2018 4:14 PM

Hello everyone!

First post on the forum so I hope I can fit right in Smile 

I've got a question regarding this camouflage scheme for the MiG-29 which I found online. It looked really nice so I decided to paint my MiG in this scheme, but I'm wondering if this is just a fantasy scheme or if the KPAF actually used it since I was unable to find any real photos of it. I realise KPAF MiG photos aren't exactly a plentiful resource, however all I saw were the all green ones, or the camouflage that they ripped-off from the ROKAF F-16C Block 52's. So if anyone knows if this scheme was ever actually in use, and if it was then when, I'd really appreciate if you would share that information with me.

Other than that if anyone wants to know It's the 1/72 scale MisterCraft MiG-29A kit that I'm building. It's, well a rebox of something very old, it has raised panel lines and very little detail. However it went together surprisingly well. And at a price of around 8$ it is probably the cheapest 29 kit I can get in my country, with a gigantic amount of decal options as well. Somehow I just couldn't pick one of the six included options though Big Smile.

I hope this doesn't belong in a different section on the forum or something.

Thanks for any potential answers

  • Member since
    February, 2003
  • From: Thailand
Posted by Model Maniac on Sunday, February 11, 2018 1:11 AM

I have a MiG-29 1:32 with Russian markings that has the same colors (green & grey) and similar camo scheme to your images. You may take a look here and start building the kit:

https://www.google.co.th/search?q=mig-29+1:32+site:www.falconbbs.com&domains=www.falconbbs.com&hl=en&dcr=0&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjHyIjCpp3ZAhWItI8KHdQJAyUQsAQIJg&biw=1280&bih=893

 

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  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, February 11, 2018 1:30 AM

Running a quick image search for ”mig 29 Korea” and no such scheme shows up in those colors. There are photos of a light gray & medium gray over light blue, or a solid medium green over light blue. Or a light gray/medium gray pattern along the lines of the f-15 Eagle style pattern. 

 

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  • Member since
    May, 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Sunday, February 11, 2018 4:04 AM

Hello!

I believe this is the factory scheme with Korean roundels added. Polish MiGs were painted this way at first, now they are all repainted.

Those MisterCraft kits can be really funny at times. Glad to hear you didn't have too many problems with yours.

Good luck with your build and have a nice day

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All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

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  • Member since
    February, 2018
Posted by Aphid on Sunday, February 11, 2018 11:02 AM

Thank you for the answers guys!

 

So if I understand this correctly, it's possible that the aircraft were painted like this in the factory, delivered in this scheme and then repainted right after they arrived to Korea? That's the only thing I can think of. I'd like to contact the author and ask how he came up with the scheme, but even though there is his name written in the corner I can't really find any way to get in touch.

 

MisterCraft kits seem to be a lottery Big Smile. I've build two kits from them and both were, except for the lack of detail in the model, completely fine. A friend of mine however, built two and both were really tricky. I've been lucky so far.

 

Thank you for the answers so far, but I hope I can find at least a little bit more information.

 

  • Member since
    July, 2004
  • From: Sunny So. Cal... The OC
Posted by stikpusher on Sunday, February 11, 2018 6:18 PM

The factory scheme was an overall light gray with a disruptive gray green patter on the upper surfaces. The scheme in the profile you posted has a light blue lowers, which is not standard. Perhaps it is an early North Korean modification of the factory delivery scheme, but it would be nice to see a photo to support it... 

 

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U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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