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  1. - SUKHOI Su 30MKM - 1/48

    - Now the end result for this part . - As can be seen I'm rather satisfied with the result, the few remaining bugs are peanuts, now let's go for the other side.... - The masking tape is here to protect the engraved grill to prevent any damages ....
  2. - SUKHOI Su 30MKM - 1/48

    - You are right Romain, just have a look.....
  3. Mig-31 1/48 AMK

    - Amazing work. on the 31 and the melting snow in a superlativ adding......What else to say...? .. may be just one word...WELCOME.....
  4. - SUKHOI Su 30MKM - 1/48

    - What may it happens to me without your support my dear Uncle, I really appreciate........Good luck for your new Sukhoi..
  5. - SUKHOI Su 30MKM - 1/48

    -It seems it works , these parts are the largest to be installed and the most important for the succes of the transformation which depends upon the unavoidable problems with such transformation being fixed reasonnably well and most of all ,in the frame of what I'm able to do .
  6. - SUKHOI Su 30MKM - 1/48

    - Here comes the time of the Truth ...... The resin apex needs to be thinned by the inside ,first to ease the fitting and second to reduce the weight applied to the nose wheel gear of the completed model - The best tool for this job is once again the dremel, don't forget to wear a dust mask, open wide your window and forbid the entrance of your working place during the operation to your cat or dog, (apllied this eventually to your wife)......... they don't need breathing resin dust - More on next post.......
  7. - SUKHOI Su 30MKM - 1/48

    - Many thanks Marlin, I keep going somewhat stubornly but it doesn't matter. - My process of working step by step make me discover troubles I didn't suspect at the begining of the work. Obviously modifying a two seater with a transkit taylored for a singler seater added to the usual imprecision of such transkit and those of the kit by itself lead to inevitable difficulties to cope with so it s mandatory to proceed slowly and logically. Gluing the nose part before the gloves is a good clue to install the gloves themselves and the necessary adapting work. - I hope my building should be an useful help for your MKA. J.M
  8. - SUKHOI Su 30MKM - 1/48

    - Vielen Danke Werner - Your support is a great help for me, without you I would feel somewhat lonely.......I'm a poor lonesome cowboy.......
  9. - SUKHOI Su 30MKM - 1/48

    -Here begins the furnishing the space behind the rear seat , it will be completed more precisely at a later stage to avoid unwanted damages . the moment approaching to fit the front fuselage part approaching, to easy the handling , I ve drilled holes each side to install the forward warning receivers - The front fuselage part is glued after a lot of trial, the fitting is rather good it requires a few puttiy or some plastic stripes to be sanded once glued
  10. - SUKHOI Su 30MKM - 1/48

    - Logical step, installing the cockpit in the top fuselage - The photos are taken right from the work bench as can be seen with the surrouding sanding dust -It fit easily, whch allows gluing the lower fuselage to the top, but a few putty is required in this step, I firs t contemplate using sopme evergreen to fill the gap , but owing tothe necessary sanding I rely on the good old putty The back of the rear seat has very few commonality with the real thing as the canopy will be shown open as I usually do each time it's possible, I will take care of it in the next step. The photo has been taken before gluing the under fuselage and intakes.
  11. - SUKHOI Su 30MKM - 1/48

    - Following the opérations I work on the rear warning receivers on the intakes. Those of the kit does not match the ones on the real thing, so I have to sand the exixting and built new ones.
  12. - SUKHOI Su 30MKM - 1/48

    - I've followed the drawing of the Aires kit notice , instead I should have made my cuts using the transkit part dimensions, but the mistake is easy to fix and just a minimum care is to be taken as the blankings are hidden by the intakes parts once installed, I can even says that the correction is not mandatory , but to be done just in case..
  13. - Some smell of Soviet era time after the immediate years of WW-2 -This is a Lavotchkine La-11 - 1/48 6 MIKRO- MIR kIT - Few week ago I built the La-9 of the same brand with the same transkit from Komplekt Zip wich have provided a good experience for building this one. - Taht gives me some fresh air after some tough moments spent with my W.I.P Su 30 MKM - I hope you'll like it
  14. - SUKHOI Su 30MKM - 1/48

    - It could be called some kind of madness as well.......
  15. - SUKHOI Su 30MKM - 1/48

    - Well , work is going on around the wheel wells, with the nose gear well installed -As can be seen, the job is signifcant but not not very difficult, it just ask for some adjustments with plastic strips and a few sanding, putty is not neccessary all in all, nothing to get scared with. - The next big affair is around the bureau of the crew which begin by painting the whole thing. Then the cockpit will be installed before gluing the big nose part - I hope you find some interest in watching... .