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1/48 - Sukhoi Su-27/ Shenyang J-11 "Flanker" family by HobbyBoss - released - new "Flanker-B" boxing released


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  • 11 months later...

More 1/48th Flankers and their chinese versions are now announced by HobbyBoss.

ref. 81711 - Sukhoi Su-27 "Flanker-B"
ref. 81712 - Sukhoi Su-27 (early version) "Flanker-B"
ref. 81713 - Sukhoi Su-27UB "Flanker-C"
ref. 81714 - Sukhoi Su-30MKK "Flanker-G"
ref. 81715 - Shenyang J-11B

Source: http://tieba.baidu.com/p/2804569608



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  • 11 months later...

Update in the 2015-2016 catalogue
Source: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234972796-hobbyboss-148-for-2015/

ref. 81711 - Sukhoi Su-27 "Flanker-B" - RELEASED
ref. 81712 - Sukhoi Su-27 (early version) "Flanker-B"
ref. 81713 - Sukhoi Su-27UB "Flanker-C"
ref. 81714 - Sukhoi Su-30MKK "Flanker-G"
ref. 81715 - Shenyang J-11B - RELEASED
ref. 81748 - Shenyang J-16




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Apart from the J-16, that lineup of Flanker variants is exactly the same as those so far released by Trumpeter in 1/72 scale.

If these HB 1/48 Flankers are scaled up from Trumpeter's 1/72 scale versions then that is no bad thing.

Whilst not perfect, Trumpeter's 1/72 Flankers are reasonably accurate .........

Trumpeter J-11B.

Trumpeter Su-27 Early

Trumpeter Su-30MKK & Su-27UB

Trumpeter Su-27


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  • 9 months later...

And the first to be released will be the 1/48th Shenyang J-11B "Flanker-B+" - ref.81715

Release announced for late November 2015 in China.

Source: http://www.hobbyboss.com/index.php?g=home&m=article&a=show&id=51&l=en

"In action" box art !!!!



HobbyBoss 1/48th Su-27UB test shot and sprues:



Box art from ref. 81713 Sukhoi Su-27UB "Flanker-C" should be more "peaceful": http://tw.weibo.com/yimingart/3897894841224776



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  • 2 months later...

wow! I did not really expect this one... good choice!

but quite some long desired big kits in 1/48 this December!



new Su-27 in J-11 guise

Super Etendard

what a turn out for 12/2015


hard choices....

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  • 3 weeks later...

Hobbyboss SU-27 Flanker 1/48

on my hands!

NZPost Delivered it this morning

Wednesday the 30th of December at 9:00am (GMT+13)

For UK that is Tuesday the 29th of December at 8:00pm.

Purchased through Hobby Link Japan on pre-order a couple of weeks ago.

The Box:


The Contents


Next to the Academy kit:

We know the Academy kit is a bit to short...



When they are put together, the Hobbyboss kit looks quite a bit bigger

but most importantly, it seems to capture that Flanker shape heaps better than the Academy kit...

I hope you fellows know what I mean... The hump behind the cockpit is well pronounced and got the nose pointing down as a Flanker should...

I`m very excited... by looking at this picture, it looks like a winner.


The difference in length is 14mm without the nose cone and 16mm with the nose cone, both measured without the pitot.

The nose, looks very close to the resin after market that I have on hand


Some nice details around the cockpit, something Academy missed completely.


Hope to get more pictures later in the day...


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Could you please take the photo with clear parts on from few different angles so we can see the forward fuse shape?



Hi Petarvu:

Sorry about the poor quality... phone pictures.

You can see a nice capital omega shape in the canopy



Once fitted I think looks good, don`t have any scale drawings to put it against but here are a couple of pictures




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What about the wheel wells? Are they correctly aligned?

The 1/72 version from Trumpeter suffered a bit there IIRC.

Hi Christer A

Not sure what alignment you are talking about but I took a picture of the wheel wells for you. They look ok.

An improvement over the Academy kit.


What do you think?


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looks quite good to me!

is it also bigger in the other dimensions? (wingspan, height, etc?)

i orderex the Su-33, I am really interested how thee 2 will compare! (size wise, and of course the important shape!)

does anyone have pictures of the real weel bays?

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