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  1. Su-25UB/UBK Upgrade Sets (for Smer) 1:48 Eduard Smer's kit isn't new by any stretch of the imagination, the originals having their roots in the 1980s. Over the years the basic sprues have been updated, adjusted and reboxed in other people's boxes from the initial OEZ through Kopro and even in some Eduard special editions, from where these sets probably began. Eduard's new range of sets are here to improve on the kit detail in the usual modular manner. Get what you want for the areas you want to be more of a focal point. As usual with Eduard's Photo-Etch (PE) and Mask sets, they arrive in a flat resealable package, with a white backing card protecting the contents and the instructions that are sandwiched between. Interior (49835) Two frets are included, one nickel plated and pre-painted, the other in bare brass, plus a small piece of clear acetate with a blast screen shaped pre-printed for cut-out. A complete set of new layered instrument panels in both cockpits and side consoles are the primary parts on the painted set, with sidewall inserts; new rudder pedals; ejection seat details; HUD on the coaming, and canopy internal structure also supplied, which facilitates splitting the twin-opener canopy into individual sections for posing open, with sill inserts and bulkhead details added. Zoom! Set (FE835) This set contains a reduced subset of the interior, namely the pre-painted parts that are used to improve on the main aspects of the cockpit, as seen above. Whatever your motivations for wanting this set, it provides a welcome boost to detail, without being concerned with the structural elements. Seatbelts STEEL (FE836) In case you don't already know, these belts are Photo-Etch (PE) steel, and because of their strength they can be etched from thinner material, which improves realism and flexibility in one sitting. Coupled with the new painting method that adds perceived extra depth to the buckles and other furniture by shading, they are more realistic looking and will drape better than regular brass PE. As well as the two sets of crew belts, you also get seat cushions; headbox details; leg-restraints, and a set of pull-handles either side of the pilot's knees that gets him out of there in case of an emergency. Exterior (48926) This larger bare brass set contains some important upgrades, such as a complete new section of the nose gear bay that is squared off, rather than rounded like the kit part, as well as detail parts for the remaining forward section; fuel tank fillers; a mass of additional and replacement aerials, sensors and panels around the nose, under the chin, and at the rear of the aircraft; an entire set of nose gear bay doors with shaped and folded hinges; chaff and flare details on the tail, plus additional panels there and around the engine exhausts; a new bay doors for the main gear in the engine sponsons, and finally, enhancements to the wingtip pods. Masks (EX553) Supplied on a sheet of yellow kabuki tape, these pre-cut masks supply you with a full set of masks for the canopy, with compound curved handled by using frame hugging masks, while the highly curved gaps are in-filled with either liquid mask or offcuts from the background tape. In addition you get a set of hub/tyre masks for all the wheels (including the out-riggers), allowing you to cut the demarcation perfectly with little effort. Review sample courtesy of
  2. Best Su-25 in 1/72nd Scale?

    I'm busy selling my old stash off for a new stash, and one kit that is on my list for my new stash is a good kit of the Su-25 Frogfoot ('Grach') in 1/72nd scale. Specifically I'm looking for the single-seater. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Best Regards, Jason
  3. Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot. Pics thanks to Dave (Shar2) taken at the Prague Aviation Museum, Kbley.
  4. Kovozávody Prostějov is to re-release in 2017, in its Premium Line, its classic two-seats 1/48th "Frogfoot" kit. Source: http://www.modelarovo.cz/novinky-kpaz-pro-rok-2017/ V.P.
  5. In my opinion, the ArtModel Su-25K is the most accurate Rook currently available in 1/72 but it is by no means an easy build. It’s a limited-run, mixed-media kit and that comes with some compromises in terms of fit. Also, the plastic seemed to have an inconsistent texture in places, which made it difficult to re-scribe straight panel lines after the repeated heavy filling and sanding sessions. Nonetheless, the shape is right and there is some really nice surface detail. I augmented the kit with HR Model etch, which provided some nice details for the cockpit and airframe. The B8M rocket pods came from a Dragon weapon set (slightly lengthened for accuracy), the S24 heavy rockets came from an ICM set, and the R60s are from Streem; the load-out is intended to be representative of that used during Russian ops in Chechnya. I used Authentic Decals Su-25 Part 1 for the markings, which I am sorry to say were a disaster. I think the decals must have had no carrier film as they disintegrated on contact with the water, especially those that were just a single layer of ink ie the white numerals. In the end, I cobbled together the necessary markings from the kit decals and what I could salvage from the Authentic Decals sheet by using some Microscale liquid decal film. By the way, the kit decals were entirely usable and behaved well, although the stencils lacked a little finesse. I’ll admit to not being 100% confident about the colours I’ve used for this particular machine (from the 960th ShAP at Primorsko-Akhtarsk in 2009) but I think it looks just about OK overall, although not my best work.
  6. Su-25 Frogfoot STGB

    Ok I know we have had a big run with Jet STGB's and that the STGB calendar is closed until November but Enzo, bless his little heart said we can still come up with Ideas, so.... The Sukhoi Su-25 "Frogfoot" This is an aircraft that has been in service for close to 35 years and probably been used in conflicts around the would for probably as many years as well, and still is! A design of the 70's, it made it's first flight in 1975 with series production starting in 1978 before entering service with the Soviet Air Force in 1981. In a few peoples minds it was a design "stolen" from the US...as it shares similar design cues with the Northrop designed YF-9 from the A-X Program, in which the eventual winner was the Fairchild Republic A-10. It's a popular "Ground Pounder" that has served in 28 countries and is still in front line service with most of them! There are lots of interesting colour schemes to choose from including some amazing ones from Central Africa. For me I have a Digital one in mind from the Ukrainian Air Force. If this one gets the numbers, it won't be until 2018, so plenty of time to think about it. ok, now time to get a list started: 1, trickyrich - host 2, exdraken 3, Ilking 4, Peter W 5, Radleigh 6, Skids 7, CliffB 8, Rob G 9, vesthepes 10,
  7. ArtModel has just released a new variant from its 1/72nd two-seat "Frogfoot-B" kit, the Sukhoi Su-39 (Su-25TM) - ref. 7217 Source: http://www.jadarhobby.pl/art-model-am-7217-172-su39-p-44491.html http://modelsua.com/Sukhoi-Su-39-Su-25TM-Frogfoot-1-72-ArtModel-7217.html V.P.
  8. Su-25SM "Frogfoot" Information Wanted

    I'm thinking about building a 1/72 model of the Su-25SM, probably using the Zvezda Su-25 kit. I'm aware that the Su-25SM is an upgrade to existing Su-25's pulled out of service and refurbished with improved avionics, weapons control systems, etc. These details would (I think) be confined to the cockpit, and therefore not obvious on a model with a closed canopy. So far, the only external difference between the -25 and the -25SM I've found is that the -25SM has only 4 pylons on each wing, versus 5 for the standard Su-25. I've found a couple of walkarounds of the Su-25SM, so I suppose I could work my way through those, comparing the kit parts with the photos; on the other hand, if anyone can offer some guidance, it would be very welcome! Thanks in advance; John
  9. SU-25K Wing Pylons 1:48 Eduard Brassin (648054) The SU-25 modeller has had two choices of kit in 1:48 for a long while now, both of which are quite aged and simplistic by current standards. The Revell/Monogram issue is more representative of the prototype, while the Kopro/OEZ kit has its own flaws with simplistic detail and blank areas where there should be detail. Of the two, the new KP Models kit, which is an update of the Kopro model is probably your best bet as it includes a new resin cockpit and some Photo-Etch (PE) detail. It is also easily available again now that KP Models have taken up the batton. This set arrives in Eduard's familiar clamshell box, and aims to upgrade the pylons of either kit to a high standard, which it achieves well. A complete replacement set of resin pylons are included, totalling 14 pylons in all, with optional components for the outermost station on the wings. Further munitions adapter rails are provided for four pylons, on the outermost and innerpost stations on each wing. A set of sway braces make up the final resin parts of the set – eight of each fore and aft. Six tiny PE detail parts are required for the longer adapter rails, and these will be found on the postage-stamp sized fret that is trapped behind the black card on the upper part of the package. Two spares are included in case of mishap, but care will still be the order of the day for both removing the parts from the fret, and handling them prior to attachment to the rails. Conclusion The smaller details are what adds a significant degree of realism to a model, and the resin pylons perform that task well. They improve on the comparatively featureless kit parts, and if you choose to leave some pylons un-laden, the detail of the mounting surface will impress. Highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
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