L-29 RS Delfin - Conversion

Published: February 18th, 2017     
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Reviewed by: 
Clarence Wentzel, IPMS# 1096
Scale: 1/72
Company: Aires Hobby Models
Price: $6.99
Product / Stock #: QB 72 535

The L-29 Delfin was a jet-powered trainer airplane that was designed by the Aero Company of Czechoslovakia. An excellent kit of the Delfin has recently been released in 1/72 scale by AMK. Although this kit, in my opinion, is very good, our friends at Aires/Quickboost have found some areas to give modelers some additional options.

The L-29 Delfin was produced in several variations, including a photo reconnaissance version. This was accomplished by installing a specific conversion package under the fuselage. This version was used by the Czech Air Force and other Warsaw pact countries as well as by several export customers including Egypt and Vietnam.

AMK only produce their L-29 in the standard version so modelers who want to produce the photo recon version can now do so with this conversion set. This is a single part which fits on the bottom of the fuselage. The instruction sheet shows that the rear of the conversion is lined up with a panel line. What could be a simpler conversion?

Modelers wishing to produce this version will have to do some research to get the proper color scheme and markings. That would be the time to crank up the computer for some research and to dig into the decal box to get all of the markings. It appears that a plastic model of the RS version is available in 1/144 scale. This could be used as a reference item.

Although the AMK kit of the Delfin is a good kit, this conversion will allow the modeler to produce a different version. This conversion should be available from any dealer who sells the Aires/Quickboost line. Well recommended. A big thank you to Aires for providing this great product and to IPMS for letting me have this review.

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