Mushroom Model Publishing’s new Single No 44 publication will be highly useful if you’re planning to build a MiG-15bis, regardless of the scale.
Mikoyan-Gurevich’s MiG-15 Fagot is a perennial favourite among many modellers of Cold War aircraft. If you are new to the subject and need reference material, the new Single No.44 by Mushroom Model Publishing offers a handy gathering of photos (black and white/colour), scale drawings in 1/72 and 1/48, and colour illustrations. While not exhaustive, this 24-page softback begins with the plans in both scales, before presenting 17 pages of revealing imagery and factory drawings, with various close-up views of the MiG-15bis to help you get the detail just right.
Large colour profiles and plan studies (upper surfaces and undersides) end the book, the aircraft in question being a multi-toned camouflage North Korean airframe, Red 1998, flown by nine-victory ace Mikhail Mikhin in 1953.
The close-ups show areas such as open airbrakes, antennas, flaps, undercarriage and the cockpit, while the colour artwork of the instrument panel has all its items annotated for detail-hungry MiG fans. At just £9 this is a great investment, especially if you are building multiple kits. This and other Single volumes are available direct from MMP.
Suitable kits include the following:
1/72 Airfix, Eduard/Academy, KP, Dragon
1/48 Bronco/Hobby 2000, Monogram/Revell, Tamiya
1/32 Hobbycraft, HpH Models, Trumpeter
Single No 44 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15bis
By: Dariusz Karnas and Andrej M Olejniczak
Format: A4 portrait