The Polish publisher’s new standalone decal range now offers markings for five Ukrainian Air Force combat aircraft, in 1/48 and 1/72 scales.
Kagero has made a welcome foray into standalone decal production, having already taken tentative steps in this direction by offering small selections with some of its books. Its recent releases catered for the P-51D and Mitsubishi Zero, but now it has taken a more topical stance by providing markings for modern Ukrainian Air Force assets.
Sheets KD 48 007/KD 72007 – Modern Ukrainian Aircraft at War 2022 – provide decals for a Frogfoot, Fulcrum, Flanker and Fencer, all in differing shades of digital pattern camouflage. However, you must source suitable masks or decals for the digital décor yourself; Foxbot Decals has produced relevant masks for these types, but HAD Models is to release digital masks in 1/48 for the Flanker at least, but does already produce actual decals replicating the pixelated Ukrainian Flanker camouflage.
There’s also a bonus set of markings for the Bayraktar TB2 drone, which has found considerable fame through the conflict in Ukraine. The options are:
• Su-25M-1, Blue 21, 29th Tactical Aviation Brigade, Kubakino AB
• MiG-29 (9-13), Blue 43, 40th Tactical Aviation Brigade, Vasylkiv AB
• Su-27P1M, Blue 58, 831st Tactical Aviation Brigade, Myrhorod AB
• Su-24MR, Yellow 59, 7th Tactical Aviation Brigade, Starokostiantyniv AB
• Bayraktar TB2, Red 403, 383rd UAV Aviation regiment, Khmelnitsky AB
The UAV wears an overall pale grey scheme so there’s no need to worry about digital paint for that. Kagero’s decals themselves are superb, being thin and printed on thin, gloss carrier film with perfect register. You can never have too much choice with decals, so it’s great to see this new product line from Kagero, which has already forged an enviable reputation for its quality reference books. And with a new promotion, the 1/72 sheet currently costs €5.97 and the 1/48, €8.97, from Kagero’s website