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  1. Recap - ref. KH80163 - Sukhoi Su-27 "Flanker-B" - ref. KH80168 - Sukhoi Su-27UB "Flanker -C" - ref. KH80169 - Sukhoi Su-30MK "Flanker-C" - ref. KH80171- Sukhoi Su-30SM "Flanker-H" - ref. KH80175 - Shenyang J-11 family - ref. KH80176 - Shenyang J-16 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Kitty Hawk is to release in 2019 a 1/48th Sukhoi Su-27 "Flanker-B" kit - ref. KH80163 Source: https://tieba.baidu.com/p/5966177390 Box art But it's a Su-27SM in the box art 😜 https://russianplanes.net/id198962 https://russianplanes.net/regs/RF-95255 Schemes Source: https://www.facebook.com/groups/369828906819827/permalink/665630623906319/ V.P.
  2. Rumour: Great Wall Hobby (GWH) is reported working on a 1/48th Sukhoi Su-27 "Flanker" family. Source Yufei Mao aka Haneto facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=530620570788306&set=a.243061249544241&type=3&theater Wait and see. V.P.
  3. Zvezda's next Flanker is a 1/72nd Sukhoi Su-30SM "Flanker-H" - ref. 7314 Source: https://vk.com/wall-29859496?own=1&w=wall-29859496_2259338 V.P.
  4. This was made using the Kinetic Su-33 with the Dream model J-15 Conversion set. The set includes the necessary glass cockpit and wingtip missile pylons (which are the main difference visually between the Russian Su-33 and the newly built J-15s) as well as some other items. I used the Skipper PLA Navy J-15 decals and some Caracal J-15 decals. Weapons were from the Hobbyboss J-11B kit and as well as FAB Scale YJ-83K anti ship missiles and pylons, FAB Scale AGM data link pod and FAB Scale WS-10 Engine nozzles. There are a lot of subtle differences among the sensor suite of the J-15 and Su-33 so a lot of photos were referenced to get something fairly accurate. It took a while as Flankers do, lots of metal areas, gear plumbing and panels on the big kits. As much as I like the colorful Russian aircraft cockpit colors I really liked the all black glass cockpit of the J-15.
  5. Just started the Heller 2014 release SU-27, searched round found Ukraine color scheme, and now guess what -yes Heller announce the 2023 release of a Ukrainian Digital Camo version Grrrr. Ah well remember Niven's revelation - the perversity of the Universe tends to a maximum! Anyway searching round I couldn't find any reference to Nose weight for this. There's nothing mentioned in the instructions. So after taping the main structure together and some careful balancing on a kitchen scale, I estimate about 30g is needed (1oz in old money). Fortunately there's plenty of room in the nose cone and under the cockpit. Incidentally the instructions are a seriously confusing mix of color numbers and part numbers, with every part labelled with a color number and a part number.... Some people may welcome this but I find it annoying and unhelpful, especially since the color numbers are all for a Russian version. The ukrainian version is different in several respects - the cockpit colors, etc. Still we struggle on. I mean really if that's the worst we have to deal with, we're pretty lucky. Pics to follow. Slava Ukraini!
  6. Great Wall Hobby (GWH) is to release a 1/72nd Sukhoi Su-35S "Flanker-E" kit - ref. L7207 Sources: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MilitaryModelingSRG/permalink/2441443966071479/ https://www.facebook.com/yufei.mao.940/posts/756092534907774 And a bunch of pics: https://www.facebook.com/yufei.mao.940/media_set?set=a.756092464907781&type=3 V.P.
  7. After the Su-33 "Flanker-D" (link), Minibase is to release a 1/48th Sukhoi Su-30SM "Flanker-H" kit - ref. 8003 Source: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=365945798646002&id=100056917538903 3D renders V.P.
  8. Building period Aircraft: 5 months (Dec 2021- April 2022) Accessories and diorama: 3 months (April 2022- July 2022) Aircraft mostly OOB except D&W landing gears, resin nozzles, Master metal dischargers. WIP thread:
  9. Hi all, Here are some pictures of my another Flanker project "Su-27KIB/Su-33IB (No:733) - Fullanker", a "what if" build in 1/72 scale using Revell/Zvezda/Italeri Su-33 and Su-34 kit rest parts in my junkyard: I did a lot of modifications in this build. Also the decals are custom printed with ALPS MD-5500. The color scheme is very eye catching to me and I am very satisfied having such unique aircraft in my collection. I hope you will like too. The entire build report can be found here (which took around three years to complete): Thank you for looking, Serkan
  10. Hello all, Here is another Flanker "what-if" project I would like to share with you. After casting the front upper and lower halves of Su-27IB modification, a funny "what if" project came into my mind: Su-27KIB/Su-33IB!... A little update to original post: Су-27КИБ/Су-33ИБ "корабельный истребитель-бомбардировщик" Su-27KIB/Su-33IB "Korabyelny Istrebityel Bombardirovshchik" - "Shipborne Fighter Bomber" The idea is to combine Su-27IB nose with Su-33 rest parts left from T-10M conversion butchery: The casted Su-27IB parts seem to fit Su-33 rear fuselage halves without having big issues: To be continued 🙂 Serkan
  11. Simply the BEST Flanker kit in any scale: Great Wall Hobby GWH Flanker family, with adequate detail level by easy+straightforward building experience. I simply hate those over-engineered mode kits(if you still call them model kits) because it's simply waste of my precious time and energy. Afterall the final effect is up to your skill, not the so called "details" from kit part number!! Will definitely build more of GWH Flanker kits. Have a nice weekend~
  12. Morning all Being a good way through my first 1:48 Tamiya kit (F15C) I’ve been bitten by this ‘big’ bug ! So starting to look for my next kit and being very green I’m not sure what goes together nicely and what doesn’t ? I’ve only ever built airfix, tamiya and revell before so know little aboutthe plethora of other manufacturers out there and their kit/moulding/instruction quality. I’m thinking either Flanker or Mig 29 at present but I’d also look at anything from late 70’s on too - Growler and Gripen have caught my eye as well. After the Tamiya kit (which for an old mould I have been really impressed with in the main) my main focus is quality mould and fit and a good (but not insane, I’m still learning!!) level of detail - complete authenticity and accuracy are (at this stage at least) slightly less important to me. Top on my list so far are one of the GWH Mig 29’s (though they seem a pig to find in the shops) or the Meng EA18 Growler. But I’d really appreciate some more experience on what else you guys have built and can recommend looking at Have a good weekend and Thanks in advance !
  13. Aviation Art (or another new brand) Minibase Hobby Corp. should release a new tool 1/48th Sukhoi Su-33 "Flanker-D" kit. The developpers team is reported to be the same having designed the Su-33 kit project purchased and produced by Kinetic. They are now fixing several details and errors and expect/hope to produce their own new kit from the "Flanker-D". The devil is in the details... To be followed. Hence my question: do we really need another Su-33/J-15 kit after the Kinetic efforts (Su-33 J-15) and Trumpeter soon to release models (link)? Source: http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?/topic/300334-gwh-su-33-148/&do=findComment&comment=2876381 V.P.
  14. Great Wall Hobby is to release a 1/48th Sukhoi Su-35S "Flanker-E" kit - ref. L4820 Sources: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10154746140309147&set=gm.1933263940222820&type=3&theater http://www.greenmats.club/topic/3850-su-35s-в-148-от-gwh-анонс/ Though THE question: Is there a new tool complete "Flanker" family in design by GWH? Considering the quality of the GWH MiG-29 "Fulcrum" family... V.P.
  15. Hi all, Here are some pictures of recently finished project "Su-30MK (No:603) in 1/72 scale based on Heller Su-27UB kit. I did a lot of modifications in this build and used resin casted and 3D printed bombs as loading. Also the decals are custom printed with ALPS MD-5500. This is my first Flanker in RFI out of dozen in progress. The others will follow soon (hopefully!). The entire progress report can be found here: Thanks for looking. Serkan
  16. Hi all, Here are some pictures of my another Flanker project "Su-27FSM (No:731) - Flankerstein", a "what if" build in 1/72 scale using Revell/Zvezda/Italeri kit rest parts in my junkyard. I did a lot of modifications in this build. Also the decals are custom printed with ALPS MD-5500. The color scheme is very eye catching to me and I am very satisfied having such unique aircraft in my collection. I hope you will like too. 🙂 The entire build report is here (which took around three years to complete): Thank you for looking and I wish you and yours happy and healthy new year. Serkan
  17. Hi all, This will be my last RFI for this year. I have finally finished another Flanker build out of other dozen. This build was based on Italeri kit and although the kit has a lot of known dimension problems, in overall the finished model looks pretty well. Here are some pictures of my Su-27SKM model. You can find the build progress report here: Thanks for watching and happy new year!.. Serkan
  18. While I was sorting out the kit rest and spare parts left from massive kit butchery for various Flanker conversions reported in my other topics here, I have realized that I can build my own Flanker version by combining these parts. It will be a kind of creating a Frankenstein, therefore I have called this project as "Flankerstein". I hope you will like it. Serkan
  19. Here is an another Flanker restoration project. I had a partially built Italeri Flanker which I got as a part of auction. Although this model has a lot of known shape issues (incorrect air intakes, too big canopy, very fat radome etc...) still I decieded to give it a chance (at least to test camo pattern templates and custom made decal). Serkan
  20. Here is another Flanker project I have launched recently. If you follow my other topics that I have started in this forum, you may ask why I am launching a new one before completing existing ones. Each of these projects has some specific issues to be solved to continue (mostly based on casted parts with aged bleeding resin which was my fault not to check it's shelf life) and therefore they have to wait until the problem does not exist anymore. I hope it will not last too long 🙂 Here the aim is to build Su-30MK No:603 using Heller Su-27UB kit with minimum modifications (we will see 🙂 ) I have already made 3 view drawings of Su-30MK No:603 as given below: The next step will be to map camo onto model. Serkan
  21. After its Su-35S "Flanker-E" (link) Great Wall Hobby (GWH) is to release a 1/72nd Sukhoi Su-27 "Flanker" family. Source: http://www.arcforums.com/forums/air/index.php?/topic/319406-great-wall-hobby-gwh-l4830-148-su-30sm-“flanker-h”-multi-role-fighter/&do=findComment&comment=3063658 Merry Christmas! Very soon I believe. The 1/72 scale MiG-29 3 variants are already under mold cutting(we already revised errors in the original 1/48 ver.), and 1/72 Su-27 will follow next. Happy holidays. Yufei Mao V.P.
  22. Hi mates, I would ask if there is any after market decals set who included the St Michael Icon showed on various Russian Flankers in 1/72 or 1/48 scale. To my knowledge, obly the GWH SU-35 in 1/72 scale presents it would ask if there is any after market decals set who includes the St Michael Icon showed on various Russian Flankers in 1/72 or 1/48 scale. To my knowledge, only the GWH SU-35 in 1/72 scale presents it. St Michael icon on Russian SU-35
  23. Hi everyone,this is my latest finish.simply oob.great wall's kit is very nice with great detail and above 600 decals.
  24. Since long time I was looking for a resin conversion set to build Su-27M series and Su-35UB (which was a movie star of "Mirror Wars: Reflection One") and finally I found a set with Academy Flanker kit included in ebay... Both the kit and conversion set were in top condition and I was really happy what I got for 60€: For this twin seater conversion I will use one of my MHM kit waiting in basement for several years. It won't hurt much if I ruin the kit after such massive butchery... Serkan
  25. Stencil Decals for Su-27 (D48082) 1:48 Eduard Decals Eduard’s stencil range has been growing steadily of late, providing sharp, detailed stencilling for numerous types, some of which are lacking from the originating manufacturer’s box. The latter can come in handy for your average modeller, as sometimes the kit doesn’t include a complete set of stencils for expediency or whatever reason. Some folks, myself included, think that the inclusion of a full suite of stencils adds extra realism to a model, although there is of course the time element and the extra carrier film edges to hide. Eduard have been busy of late and have released this comprehensive set we have to review. It arrives in a clear foil re-sealable envelope with a card stiffener, a cover page with instructions, plus the decals with wax paper protecting the delicate printed surface. This set arrives on two sheets, and will fit any of the Academy, Kitty Hawk, Hobby Boss or Great Wall Hobby kits, and over the course of six profiles from overhead, underneath, and the sides, plus a page of pylon profiles, the locations of all the many stencils are shown clearly on coloured line drawings. There are also scrap diagrams detailing the placement of decals on the inside faces of the engine nacelles, fins, gear bay doors and the air-brake for ultimate detail. The decals are printed in-house by Eduard and have good register, sharpness and colour density, with a glossy carrier film printed close to the edges of the printed areas. Highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
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