ICM has a growing line of 1/72 soviet jets and now it is providing modelers with a simple and cost effective way to enhance how to display our models: PAG-14 Airfield plates. I must confess, I don’t know anything about those plates nor I was able to find any online reference so I cannot speak as to their accuracy.
You get 32 individual plates, each one with dimensions of 82 by 27 mm. The plates have some nice texture which gets highlighted with either a wash or drybrushing. The parts have medium size attachment points to the sprue (typical of ICM) and some sanding is required to clean up the parts.
There are no decals nor instruction provided with this set, but the back of the box includes some recommended paint color and a generic configuration for the plates. Of course you can set them in any configuration you want, but the recommended one will likely match the general shape of any modern jet. Using the recommended configuration the base has dimensions of 362 by 216 mm
I glued the plates side-by-side to each other but the whole base was a bit flimsy. To provide some strength to the whole base, I cut a cardboard base and attach it to the back of the base with double-sided tape. I’ve applied some pre-shading and post-shading with my airbrush, as to add some depth to the base.
I would recommend this kit to modelers of any skill level that want to highlight their 1/72 scale modern jets.
I would like to thank ICM, Hobby Terra and IPMS/USA for the review sample.