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  1. Su-25 Wheels (648780 for Zvezda) 1:48 Eduard Brassin Kit wheels are generally in two halves, which means you have the resultant joins to deal with, possible mould-slip issues on single part wheels, and sometimes less than stellar detail due to the moulding limitations of styrene injection technology, especially in the tread department and even more so on older kits. That's where replacement resin wheels come in, with their lack of seamline and superior detail making a compelling argument. They are also usually available at a reasonable price, and can be an easy introduction to aftermarket and resin handling, as they are usually a drop-in replacement. These wheels are patterned for the new Zvezda kit although it could equally be used for the Kopro or Monogram kits, adding incredible levels of detail to the landing gear and its prominent front mudguard, with almost drop-in replacement parts. Inside the shallow Brassin box are three resin wheels on separate casting blocks, all of which have a slight sag at the bottom to replicate the weight of the aircraft, a 3D Printed mudguard in one piece with fabulous detail and finesse, a small Photo-Etch (PE) sheet with two parts on, and a sheet of pre-cut kabuki tape masking material to allow you to cut the demarcation between tyres and hubs with little effort. The three wheels are drop-in replacements for the kit parts, offering improved detail over and above what is achievable with injection moulded styrene. The mudguard is 3D printed, and will need to be clipped off its printing base, after which you add the bottom guard using one of the PE parts that you should bend to fit the shallow curve of the resin part. There is a spare in case you mess one up or lose it. The colours are called out in Gunze Aqueous and lacquer codes using their H and C numbers. Very highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  2. Sukhoi Su-25 Upgrade Sets (for Zvezda) 1:48 Eduard Zvezda’s new Su-25 kit arrived at an awful moment in history, but taken in isolation it is an excellent kit and we can hope that more variants follow on in due course. 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. Upgrade Set (491277) Two frets are included, one nickel-plated and pre-painted, the other larger one in bare brass. A complete set of new layered instrument panels, sidewalls and side consoles with added levers for the cockpit are in full colour, with a skin for the sides of the consoles and either side of the control column; sidewall skins with appliqué details; ejection seat details with rear and seat cushions and leg-restraints; replacement rudder pedals; a new support for the kit HUD glazing, and plenty of additional parts for the consoles. Moving externally, a number of strakes are added to the engine nacelles, joints are fitted along the seamlines internally, saving you a job, plus small parts to detail the exhaust on the way out; more piano-hinge plates on the underside of the exhaust; antennae and dielectric panels under the nose; AoA probes on the sides of the nose; appliqué plates over the intakes, with more under the tail; a detailed replacement “shade” over the pilot’s head; instruments on the windscreen sides; replacement bay doors for the nose gear; strakes and static wicks on the instrument pods at the wingtips. Inside the canopy is detailed with rear-view mirrors; a central detail strip; rear framework, plus a crew ladder, its door and crew step attaching to the side of the nose, with a scrap diagram showing the correct location for these assemblies. Zoom! Set (FE1277) 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. SPACE 3D Printed Cockpit Decals (3DL48070) The Eduard SPACE sets use new 3D printing techniques that lay down successive layers of different colour resin, creating highly realistic almost full complete panels that are supplied on a decal sheet. They can depict metallic shades, plus glossy, satin and matt colours too, which really ups the detail on everything they print. In addition, a small sheet of nickel-plated and pre-painted PE is included for the aspects of the set that lend themselves better to this medium, such as seatbelts and rudder pedals. Some of the PE parts are familiar from the set above, such as the replacement HUD frame; rudder pedals; rear-view mirrors in the canopy; leg-restraints, crew belts and pull-handle for the ejection seat, and small parts for the side consoles and sidewalls. The 3D decals include a complete main instrument panel in three sections, side consoles, sidewall details and other small instruments dotted around the cockpit. Seatbelts STEEL (FE1278) 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 a full set of crew belts, you also get a set of the pull-handles between the pilot's knees that gets him out of there in case of an emergency. Masks (EX858) 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, allowing you to cut the demarcation perfectly with little effort. Masks Tface (EX859) Supplied on a larger sheet of yellow kabuki tape, these pre-cut masks supply you with everything above, but also give you another set of canopy masks tailored to fit the interior of the glazing so that you can paint the interior and give your model that extra bit of realism. Review sample courtesy of
  3. Hello! Sometimes Trumpeter make awesome kits and this is one example... This is my Su-25 built almost out of box with Eduard cockpit and Master Model pitots. Painted with GSI paints and homemade masks(sharkmouth/numbers/RF+BBC POCCNN/red stars). Hope you like!! Cheers from Brazil! Ralphy
  4. Thanks Tali/Greenmats! http://www.greenmats.club/ Clearprop Models is to release new tool 1/72nd Sukhoi Su-25 "Frogfoot" kits: - ref. 72017 - Sukhoi Su-25 "Frogfoot" - ref. 72018 - Sukhoi Su-25UB "Frogfoot-B" Source: http://www.greenmats.club/forums/topic/6389-clear-prop-172-su-25-–-анонс/ Source: http://scalemodels.ru/news/14347-anons-ClearProp-1-72-su-25---3D-rendery.html V.P.
  5. This is old kit from 80's, but with rich set of addons First time, cockpit: Seat - resin from Quickboost, panel - pe from Eduard. How to use unused screws from Ikea? -) Fit fuselage panels with putty: Enhanced vertical stabilizer: Almost ready cockpit:
  6. Some rumours say the next Great Wall Hobby (GWH) 1/48th kits might be a family of Sukhoi Su-25 "Frogfoot". Same rumours for Kitty Hawk. Wait and see and fingers crossed. V.P.
  7. Pics thanks to Jozef Horvath who worked on thee aircraft in the Czechoslovak then Slovakian Air Force. The Su-25UB, UBK, UTG and Su-28 are identical except for a few details. Su-25UB and UTG they have a rear canopy with a periscope. Su-25UTG and Su-28 are unarmed and have only 4 racks for drop tanks. Su-25 horizontal stabilizers. At the top is UBK. It has a negative profile and is larger than a single seater.
  8. Not a bad model from Trumpeter, but definitely one that can be improved upon. The nice things about the kit are; adequate detail in the cockpit with photo etch seat belts, lots of weapons with clear inserts for guided weapons seeker heads, plenty of detail if you want to leave panels open and a nice decal sheet. Metal undercarriage legs are also included along with plastic. Shortcoming of the kit are; difficult to eliminate seam in the engine air intakes and exhaust (unless you use covers like me). Trumpeter completely forgot to include the outer hard points for the air to air missiles despite drawing them into the box art and having the locating holes for them. It is also meant to be built with slats, flaps and all undercarriage doors down, which is incorrect for the Su 25 when on the ground. I have fixed all but the two main gear doors which would take extensive modification to correct. It also pays to drill out the locating tab holes as the fit of the parts is sometimes just too tight and test fitting can rip off the locating pins when you try to separate the parts again. Along with the slats and flaps, I also closed the gun bay, the engine access compartment, the cockpit ladder and speed brakes. These however were easy to do with minimal cutting. All up, it does make into an impressive model, I may still buy the aftermarket outer hard points to mount the K60 aphid missiles as it doesn't look complete without them.
  9. After the two-seats Su-25UTG/UB(K) "Frogfoot-B" kits (link), Kovozávody Prostějov is to release in 2018 1/48th Sukhoi Su-25K & SM "Frogfoot-A" kits These kits are base on the old OEZ/Smer "Frogfoot" models. Source: http://www.kovozavody.cz/2018/01/kovozavody-prostejov-v-roce-2018/ - ref. KPM4805 - Sukhoi Su-25K "Frogfoot-A" Source: http://www.kovozavody.cz/produkt/su-25k/ - ref. KPM4806 - Sukhoi Su-25SM "Frogfoot-A" Source: http://www.kovozavody.cz/produkt/su-25sm/ V.P.
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot. Pics thanks to Dave (Shar2) taken at the Prague Aviation Museum, Kbley.
  14. 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.
  15. 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,
  16. 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.
  17. 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
  18. 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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