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  1. Any idea how much work is involved in turning a normal SU-35 into the aforementioned? go t yearling to do the splinter Camo version which I believe was the 10BM according to Begemot? Thanks ,Chris
  2. Announced about a year ago, the new tool Zvezda's 1/48th Sukhoï Su-2 kit (ref.4805) should be soon in the shops as it is now already proposed on pre-order at Lucky Model for GBP +/- 15.70, P&P incl. Su-2: http://en.wikipedia....iki/Sukhoi_Su-2 Source: http://www.luckymode...tem_no=ZVE-4805 V.P.
  3. Hi everyone This is my second su-30sm by Zvezda. I thought I would do a second one so I could correct the mistakes I did on the last one. The kit had nice details and Shallow panel line. I was going to add rivets but I could not find blueprints which h showed them so I only applied some on the metal bit in front of the gun as I could see them clearly in pictures. The kit did not need much filler and went together easily. I saw this camo online and thought that it would be fun to try and recreate. is first sprayed the engine colours before painting the whole model as it was easier than doing it after like I did last time. Then I sprayed the whole plane in AK's Blue Grey. I then masked the white camouflage using blue tac and then the same for the gunship grey part. I then sealed it in a gloss varnish as the plane in the pictures looked gloss. I kept the plane clean as I think it was a prototype which didn’t see much action. Thanks for looking.
  4. Finally completed the flapship flighter of the Indian Air Force after years of it being on the wishlist. Built mostly OOB with some custom riveting, and IAF decals from spares. A big deviation from the norm is building it wheels up- So much fun flying it around the house with my son while making jet sounds and my wife rolling her eyes in the background :D Waited for a perfect spring evening to finally click photos in the golden sunshine at the park. Natural light makes for perfect photos! Thanks for watching! :) Cheers, Alex.
  5. Hi everyone this is my 1/72 Zvezda Su-57. The kit had a lot of great detail and had the option to have the flaps at the front and elevators down. I used Rc251 Dark ghost grey and Rc234 aggressor blue as the instructions weren't clear on the colours. For the camo, i printed of a picture which i resized to be the same size as the aircraft. I then placed masking tape over the picture to make a mask. The kit fitted well together without the need for a lot of filler. The only problem that i had was tht some of the panel lines needed rescribed as they were very hard to see. I found this a very challenging kit as i had never attempted a camoflage like this but i think it came out well. Thanks for looking
  6. Hello to all.Here is my latest 1:72 SU-25UB model.If you want to know more you can watch the full build process on the following link https://youtu.be/GRhZYxBl9Zc
  7. 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.
  8. In 1972 the Sukhoi design bureau began work on another variant of the Su-17, it was known only by its in-house designation S-32MK "гибридный" or hybrid, this mated the wings of the Su-7BMK to the fuselage of the Su-17M. The aircraft first flew in February 1973 piloted by Vladimir Krechetov. The only known photo of the S-32MK to exist in the west, note the large bomb load able to be carried. Also note how the gun blast plates are still installed but the twin NR-30 cannons are not. The S-32MK's fuselage was taken from the new into production Su-17M, for the S-32MK the uprated AL-21F-3 engine was fitted which provided more thrust compared to the standard Fitters then in production. During tests the performance of the Hybrid was better than the Su-17 then in service, the S-32 reached a height of 1800M, 1500M higher than the standard Su-17M. The fitting of the Su-7BMK wing had positives and negatives, the removal of the complicated and heavy Su-17 swing wing system allowed for not only a lighter airframe but a Increase in the fuel capacity (400kg extra fuel) the removal of the swing wing also allowed for maintenance to be much easier. However a drawback of the wing was a return to the Su-7s high landing and takeoff speeds, poor agility at low speeds and a high stall speed, however the more powerful engine helped to improve the handling. The test machine also had a 100mph higher top speed compared to the Su-17M due to all the weight saving. A side view of the aircraft, again showing the large number of pylons, and highly swept wing. The aircraft was planned to be armed with the standard twin NR-30, 30mm cannons in the wing roots with 80 rounds per gun, the standard six Su-7 pylons (two under each wing and two under the fuselage) were joined by two inner pylons from the standard Su-17 creating a total of eight pylons, two more compared to standard Su-17s, the weight saving allowed for the increase in weapons. The soviet Airforce although interested in the design favoured the Mig-27 and Su-17M, therefore Sukhoi offered the jet on export. It was given the export name Su-20, Egypt was the first country to show interest in the new Sukhoi. However Egypt opted for the Su-17M, as it had bad past experiences with the Su-7 and saw the swept wing Su-20 as a throwback to past experiences, Syria also showed interest however they soon withdrew interest. With the lack of interest by both Soviet and overseas airforces finally meant to a scrapping of the project and in mid 1975 the aircraft was withdrawn from tests and sent to Tula and used as a mechanic practise aircraft until the 1990s, the airframes existence after 1990 is unknown however it is rumoured that it was more than likely scrapped. Artwork of the S-32MK during tests. The 17 red was only applied for later flights.
  9. Khibiny ECM Pods for Su-34 (Hobby Boss & Kitty Hawk) 1:48 Zactomodels Some of you may have heard of Zactomodels before, especially if you're into Soviet/Russian jets in 1:32, but if you haven't already, now you have. The owner, Chris Wilson is a perfectionist, and strives for the ultimate in detail, with little things meaning a lot to him, but he doesn't let that get in the way of the enjoyment of his hobby, which is always nice! Based in the US of A, he has decided that the ECM pods that are attached to the wingtips of every 1:48 Su-34 needed to be more accurate, and off he went. The set arrives in two thick Ziplok bags, one of which has a heat-sealed partition to prevent the parts from getting damaged, and accompanying them is a Photo-Etch (PE) brass fret, a slip of pre-cut vinyl masking material, and small sheet of very detailed instructions. There are four resin parts, comprising two pods (one for each wing), and two nose cones if you want to depict your Fullback with the new nose cones that were rolled out in 2018 (check your refs, as always). That means you'll need to cut the noses off the pods, but Chris has you covered with a dotted line on the diagrams guiding the way. The PE parts are fences that were added to the pods in 2015/16 to prevent/reduce flutter. They need to be folded to right-angles before they are glued onto the pods with CA, and again the location is shown from two angles for your convenience. The rest of the instructions detail the alterations to the kits that will be needed for the two kits. The Hobby Boss kit needs the wings thinning a little, a section removing from the tip to accommodate the radiused fillet, the attachment tabs removing, and the vinyl stickers adding to the wingtip. For the Kitty Hawk kit it's a little more simple – you just need to shorten the pins a little. That makes me glad I'm building (or trying to find time to at least) the KH kit. Engage smug mode For the HB kit you might want to add some brass pins to the wingtip to line up with the holes in the resin, which will strengthen the joint no end. As usual with resin, take the precaution of wearing a mask when cutting or sanding resin, as the tiny particles are harmful to your health if breathed in. Washing the parts in warm water will also improve the adhesion of paint, as there may still be some moulding release agent on the parts when you receive them. Conclusion A simply lovely set from Zactomodels, and the first time I've seen their stuff in the flesh after many years of admiring from afar. Needless to say it's totally in line with expectations, and will look great when applied to the model – whenever that might be on my part at least. The shame of it! Happily he's now got a website, and accepts PayPal payments, so what's keeping you? Review sample courtesy of
  10. HobbyBoss is to release a 1/48th Sukhoi Su-34 "Fullback" kit in 2016-2017 - ref.81756 Source: https://www.facebook.com/TrumpeterModel/photos/a.103538733138062.8169.103526326472636/537476479744283/?type=3&theater V.P.
  11. 17 years ago I emailed Flankerman and asked if he had any pictures of the 1988 Su-27M/Su-35 prototype that was later left at Monino. He very kindly got back to me with a goldmine. The reference photos he sent me were a game changer as he had discovered the disruptive scheme was mirrored underneath and had a bundle of photos to illustrate it. I loved the Ferris like camouflage but also the new Su-27M nose profile with the traditional cropped fins as later Su-27Ms had the squared tips. I did all the hard work expected of an Academy and Sol conversion way back then and put it away; it sat in the box (with the occasional peeks) until this year. I've made a real effort to finish unfinished projects and clear the stash a bit. I'm pleased to say it's the last 1/48 Academy for me (7 built)! I'm now looking forward to all the newer companies much improved kits. Colors were mostly AKAN mixes, Neomega cockpit, Eduard etched details, DANmodels intake covers, Armory wheels and one of Haneto's (Fairy-Hobby) beautiful corrected canopies. The decals were from Begemot except for the stars which were hand made. I s I spent the last few days repairing my Su-37 Terminator so I could take a photo similar to this one of 711 and 701 together. i And finish with a hat trick.
  12. So I have a general question for the group and those that know... I have some of the Hobby boss 1/48 flanker series, Su-34, Su-27 Flanker B I am going to order the Su-30MKK and I was wondering what options for other than PLAAF variants are buildable from the kit. I don't want to make a Chinese version or at least paint scheme, I could cannibalize the decals from my Academy Su-30 kit but I have plans for that kit. also is anyone coming out with any upgrades for this series? and lastly is HB planning to release an Su-35/37 with canards series? I have the SOL conversion kit for academy but that's a lot of work thanks A~
  13. Soviet/Russian Ejection Seat Handles (49911) 1:48 Eduard Those red handles that enable pilots to take the quick vertical exit from their aircraft in the event of catastrophe must be one of the most welcome sights at the time. A swift pull of the handles and a few seconds later you're dangling at the end of your parachute, hopefully safe from harm other than a sprained ankle (other landing injuries are available). This one includes lots of types of handles, and 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. The set is nickel-plated and pre-painted, predominantly with red, but with a smattering of black and white here and there. There are four basic types of seat catered for, with subvariants having slightly different handle designs, with a total of 26 sets (you can see the suggested aircraft in the pic above). Each one folds along the line of symmetry so that the colour is on both sides, and some of the two-handled variants are bent to a slight angle vertically, presumably to allow an easier grip by the pilot. As well as each type having the suggested aircraft etched under/over it, the instructions also show the location on the seat that the part should be glued, which can be done after painting, as the plating represents the bare metal sections of the parts. A quick and useful upgrade to the detail of any ejection seat, regardless of whether the canopy is to be open or closed. highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  14. Time for my first build here on Brit modeller, I've gone for a Su-17M2 by mistercraft (formerly master craft). he kit is supplied on five sprues of decent flash free plastic. Included in the kit are drop tanks, rockets,bombs and a reconnaissance pod (although the M2 rarely carried them). To helm the kits overall look I've ordered myself some resin pilots as the kit doesn't have one :(. I'll also be borrowing some bombs etc from the spares box.
  15. I began this with the 2017 Sukhoi Flanker STGB group build but wasn't able to finish in time. To recap it is the Academy Su-30MKK kit with the Sol Su-35 (Su-27M) canards, scratch built instrument panels with the Neomega Su-30MKK cockpit, Aires wheel wells, new resin nose, A.M.U.R. Reaver burner cans, AKAN paint and Begemot decals. Bort 01 Neomega cockpit with MKI instrument panels being made. Tried to make some resin extras as backups but my casting wasn't very good. Canopy mechanism work Days of putty and sanding to come. I ended up filling it with foam to give it some internal strength to compensate all of the cutting of both fuselage halves. A.M.U.R. Reaver exhausts are a lot bigger than the original Academy pipes but look great. No complaints with AKAN's Su-30MKI demonstrator colors. The overall pale blue the dark blue were perfect, I grayed the middle blue just a bit to get a better match. I always use little 1/144 kits as color testers G Gear is on it's way. I found some photos where that wonderful Russian pink sealant was used on this plane's gear which certainly adds a bit more color. I'm using the resin Armory wheel set with the nice sagged tires. Thanks for looking, more to come.
  16. Sukhoi Su-7B Fitter-A, Pics taken at The Ukraine State Aviation Museum Zhulyany, Kiev. Pics thanks to Dave Haskell. http://www.britmodeller.com/walkarounds/aircraft/su-7/b/b18.jpg
  17. Modelsvit 1:72 with Linden Hill decals. Although a 'short-run' model, one of the better models I have ever built - its details surpass those of 1:48 offerings, yet it builds really nice due to clever design.
  18. Hello everyone. This is my first build article here in Britmodeller, starting on my Su-33... First up is my crude attempt at a cockpit, the colors are Testors RLM 78 and basic colors, I didn't realize how crappy the instruments looked while the Future is still wet. hopefully they will get better as it dries. I am replacing the K-36 seat with the long out of production KMC resin item as I didn't want to make belts like I did on my MiG-31. I added the red handles (park brake???) and the gear handle with wire. I still have to paint the seat and the back wall. Airscale instrument decals. hopefully it starts to look better. More to follow... ~A
  19. I won't make a big introduction this time, as this deadline will kill me. But I was thinking should I jump in or not? And here I am... I made one back in 2000 or something, as bort "43". Maybe I could dig a picture of it. Still not sure about bort number and weapons, but one thing is for sure: I HATE THIS NEW GREY CAMO !!! Basic Italeri mold + few scratches planned + Eduard PE + Pavla cockpit + AKAN paints I'm missing joysticks from Pavla - never got them Pictures are talking for themselves...
  20. Latest off the stocks: a slightly basic kit, but a fun build nevertheless! FredT
  21. Hello, this is my quite converted Amodel 1:72 Su-15T T-58T Prototype. Red 37. This plane was in Solntsevo, then in Khodynka museum first standing in the meadow and i hope it is now salvaged in Medyn. The Amodel is superdetailed to the standard of the VES one...
  22. Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot. Pics thanks to Dave (Shar2) taken at the Prague Aviation Museum, Kbley.
  23. Up next on the workbench, the recently released HobbyBoss rendition of the Su-27 Flanker. I will be adding a resin seat and using decals from Begemot. The kit seat is rather lacking in detail so I'll be using a resin replacement. And progress so far involves the construction of several sub-assemblies including the missiles. The R-73s provided in the kit are too long. I had to lop off the segment aft of the last panel line and attach the thrust vectoring controls to the end of the missiles. And the loadout I will be using: 4 x R-27ERs, 2 x R-27ETs and 4 x R-73s. That's the AA-10 Alamo-C, AA-10 Alamo-D and AA-11 Archer in NATO parlance respectively. Mark
  24. Su-35 Flanker E 1:48 KittyHawk Simply put, the Su-35 is an updated Su-27, but as is often the case with Soviet/Russian aircraft development, the gestation wasn't linear, and included a still-born Su-35 with canards of which only a few examples were built. Second time around the design was changed to remove the canards as they were no longer needed due to advances in aerodynamics, which also allowed the designers to reduce the radar cross-section of the airframe into the bargain, leading to claims of the design being gen 4++. The aircraft also took advantage of thrust vectored versions to improve its manoeuvrability, and as such sits in the gap between the Su-27 and the forthcoming fifth generation Pak-Fa, or T-50 as it is also known. A complete overhaul of the avionics was included in the re-vamp, and more modern materials were used in construction to provide enhanced capabilities as well as more durability in service. Its engines are similar to those of the Pak-Fa, and have an extended service life and significantly higher thrust that should allow it to supercruise, which seems to be de rigeur with modern jets, and will certainly lead to better fuel efficiency. Around 50 aircraft were ordered initially, ramping up production as the years went by, and another 50 were ordered later to bring the total up to almost 100 once deliveries have completed. China has also ordered a number for testing and development to gain experience in operating thrust-vectoring airframes before their own 5th gen project reaches fruition. Other buyers are in negotiations, which could result in the Su-35 being quite a success. The Kit A brand new tooling from KittyHawk, who have done their best to make it the best Su-35 in 1:48, taking on board criticism and support from the modelling community through its gestation period. The kit arrives in a traditional top-opening box, and you guessed it, it's full of plastic. Not brim full, but you'll struggle storing much aftermarket in there. The sprues are all bagged separately to protect them, with the two main fuselage parts together on the top of the rest. The styrene is all the usual KH pale grey and there are another eight in the same colour, a clear sprue, a sheet of Photo-Etch (PE) brass, and three decal sheets of varying size. The booklet is sub A4 with colour painting and decaling guide folding out from the centre pages. As with a lot of modern fast jets, the construction begins with the ejection seat, which is very nicely detailed straight from the box with an ejection seat that is made up from a substantial number of parts, includes some rather better seatbelts than previous kits, with decals for the side consoles and instrument panel. The complex HUD has two clear panes, and a PE hood over the top, which should result in a great focal point with careful painting. There is some confusion as to whether the seat is the correct one for the mark, but I will endeavour to take some close-ups of the parts, so that those that know can check. This and the gun insert are added into the upper fuselage along the refuelling probe bay, while in the lower fuselage the main bays are built-in using individual panels for added detail. The nose gear bay is constructed into a curved roofed box, and that fits into the nose of the lower fuselage, held in place by some quality bracing Ls in the corners. The exhausts are next to be installed, after being built and painted. The aft sections are made up from two detailed cylinders, with commendably thin lips, while the forward section is built from two halves, into which the rear engine face and afterburner assembly are fitted. Once both are assembled, each exhaust is surrounded by a shorter set of petals and then dropped into the lower fuselage before being enclosed by adding the upper. The Su-27 family all have pronounced stingers between the engines, and the -35 is no different, made up of two separate parts that fit into the rear fuselage and are joined later by an open or closed parabrake fairing. The gun trough is also completed by an insert with the busy mesh venting well depicted. With a blended fuselage, the wings are always smaller than conventional arrangements, and the wings here are made up from top and bottom halves, plus separate leading edges and flaperons. The wingtip rails aren't added until much later in the build, leaving the tabs visible in the meantime. Two more tabs at the root ensure a good strong joint with the fuselage, but as always test-fit before you apply the glue to get the best joint you can in this prominent area. The elevators are of the all-moving type, and are slim enough to be moulded as one piece, with only the hinge cowling a separate part, fitting into the aft of the wing-blend on a single peg for each one. The stabs are single-thickness for most of their height, with an additional layer below the separate rudder at the root. A number of tiny sensors are embedded in the trailing edge above the rudders, with small optional parts supplied for each one. Unusually, the canopy is shown installed with its interior detail parts and big IRST bulge in front of the windscreen, plus a choice of stowed or deployed refuelling probe, with the tiny AoA probes on each side of the single piece nose cone, which hides a full radar assembly, so perhaps you might want to leave it open? I said unusually, as the airframe doesn't yet have its engines finished, so there's a lot of work to do with the model flipped on its back, which never bodes well for the "fiddlies". The Flanker's intakes are widely spaced under the fuselage, and before they are installed, there is an amount of preparation, including placing the front engine faces inside, some detail parts for the main gear bay, a roof to each nacelle, a choice of open or closed auxiliary intake louvers, plus aerodynamically shaped "bumpers" for the gear legs. Again, check fit against the fuselage before you glue things in, as lining up cylindrical shapes always has an element of risk involved. Now for some wheels to allow her to stand on her own three (4 actually) shoes. The nose gear leg has a twin stack of tyres, plus the typical mudguard so often seen on these types, while the main gear legs are dressed with single wheels that have a simple single strut with smaller retraction struts. The two part main wheels have PE centres added, and have wall detail moulded-in, although the tread promised in the instruction diagrams isn't present on the plastic, but having seen more than a few Russian tyres, you probably won't worry unduly. Changing out part-worn tyres doesn't seem to be a priority for most squadrons! Each bay has its bay doors included, after which the pylons are added to the wing undersides, with PE sway-braces on each of the ten mounting points (excluding the wintips). Weapons. The Flanker D has a substantial carrying capacity, and following the avionics upgrade is cleared, or will be cleared to deliver a wide variety of munitions, and KittHawk have supplied four sprues for just such purposes. Take note, Hasegawa! It's list time: 2 x KAB-500KR smart bomb 2 x KAB-500SE/L smart bomb 2 x KH-29L/T Kedge Air-to-Surface missile 2 x R-73 Archer AtoA missile 2 x R-77 Adder AtoA Missile 2 x KAB-1500L/KR/SE laser Guided Bomb 2 x KH-31 Krypton Air-to-Surface missile 2 x KH-25-MT Karen Air-to-Surface missile 2 x R27ER/ET Alamo A-to-A missile 2 x R27-R/T Alamo A-to-A missile 2 x KH-58ME Kilter Anti-Radiation missile 4 x R-60 Aphid short-range A-to-A missile There are also a whole host of other weapons included on the sprues from iron bombs to sensor pods, which should be very useful if you're a frequent builder of Soviet/Russian aircraft. We're bound to see these used in a few more kits from KH for sure. As well as the missiles/bombs, all the required pylon adapter rails and carrier are included on the sprues, with the rear page devoted to showing you where the various munitions options fit. Check your references for real-world load-outs if you're going for accuracy though. Markings With three individual decal sheets provided in the box, and six painting options offered in the central glossy pages, you can bet there are some colourful choices, and you'd be right. Three of the options are dark grey over light blue, which includes two Chinese options, while the rest are all shades of blue in either freehand or splinter patterns, which can look superb when carefully done, so let's see what the options are. From the box you can build one of the following: Russian Air Force Su-35S Red 05 – dark grey over light blue. Russian Air Force Su-35 Red 31 – mid, light and pale blue came over light blue, with dark grey on the leading edges of the elevators. Russian Air Force Su-35BM 902 – Light blue all over with dark blue and white splinter camo. Chinese Air Force Su-35 – light blue all over with mid and pale blue wavy-edged camo. Chinese Air Force Su-35 – dark grey over light blue, with Chinese flag on the fuselage sides. Chinese Air Force Su-35, Cang Zhou Flight Tes & Training Centre - dark grey over light blue, with Eagle wreath motif on the fuselage sides and tail fins. There are a further four pages devoted to the painting and decaling of the weapons, their adapter rails and pylons, which takes up the larger of the three sheets. The rest of the decals are supplied on the mid-sized sheet, including a great many of the sensor patches, while the badges and instrument panel decals are printed separately by a different method on the small sheet. The decals are printed in-house, and on first inspection are of good quality, but under magnification there is a slight misalignment of the white base, which will show up most in the red numerals with white borders on main markings sheet. Check your box before you start, as some spare numerals may be required, depending on whether it bothers you or not. Otherwise, registration on the other sheets is good, the decals appear crisp and have good colour density. Conclusion A comprehensive box of Su-35 goodness that will doubtless find its way into many stashes. Given the sales already made and the possibility of more in the future, coupled with the consensus that it is a very capable aircraft, we're going to see a lot more of the Flanker E in the years to come. The kit shows a lot of promise in terms of detail, and as long as you test-fit the assemblies together before you get glue-happy, it should build up into a fine looking model with a little paint-and-patience. Highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of and available soon from major hobby shops
  25. Sukjoi Su-24 Fencer. Pics taken at The Ukraine State Aviation Museum Zhulyany, Kiev. Pics thanks to Dave Haskell.
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