Begemot 1/48 Petlyakov Pe-2/3 (Buck) Family Decals
By Matt Bittner
When Zvezda announced their 1/48 Petlyakov Pe-2 I was, admittedly, jealous. We have yet to see a decent release of this aircraft in 1/72, the best so far being that from Hobby Boss, and it has its faults. Be that as it may, it's still great that Zvezda saw a need for a definitive version of this important Great Patriotic War aircraft and brought it to market in 1/48.
After the release of the Zvezda kit it wasn't too long until aftermarket companies started producing items for it, this time Begemot jumps into the fray with a staggering decal sheet. Staggering because there are over 100 separate aircraft, with decals provided for all of them. Yes, you read that right. Over one-hundred aircraft are catered for in this release. There are decals for the following countries:
- Soviet Union (naturally)
So if the kit markings aren't to your liking, there's no doubt you'll find something interesting with this release. Plus, if you truly fancy the Pe-2/3 then you have the opportunity to build over 100 models with just this set of decals. Did I mention this was staggering?
Huge thanks to Begemot for sending this set to review.