MiG-15 bis Canopy

Published: May 9th, 2015     
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Reviewed by: Jim Pearsall - IPMS# 2209
Scale: 1/144
Company: Brengun
Price: $6.80
Product / Stock #: BRL144108
Product provided by: Brengun

This is a pair of vacuformed canopies for the Eduard MiG-15. It's great that you get two, because the Eduard kit is a double, so you NEED two.

I was working on the Brengun PE detail set for the Eduard MiG-15bis, when Dave made this canopy set available for review. I begged and pleaded a little, and they sent it to me.

The Brengun detail set makes a number of changes to the cockpit interior of the MiG. And this canopy is a wonderful add-on to that detail set.

The Eduard canopy is nicely molded in clear styrene. But the Eduard canopy is therefore much thicker than a vac-form canopy.

Since I was already building the Eduard kit, I had the Eduard canopy. I discovered that the Brengun canopy fits quite nicely over the Eduard one. This is a huge help for me because it allows me to handle the Brengun unit with much less fear of crushing it, because it's thin and fragile. The other huge plus is that the wonderful Eduard mask works just fine on the Brengun canopy.

So I masked up a Brengun canopy and the Eduard one, and painted both.

Both turned out just fine. The other big advantage to the Brengun canopy is that you can cut it with a pair of decal scissors and make it an open canopy. Thus showing off all the extra work you did in the interior.

Highly recommended as a add-on for the Brengun detail set for the MiG-15. Or possibly also the Eduard detail set. Or if the carpet monster has eaten one of your Eduard canopies.

Many thanks to Brengun for this canopy, and to IPMS USA for the chance to review it.

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