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Hi

 

I am currently building the above mentioned kit and am not far from the painting stage. However, like the last flanker I built I am struggling to get my head around some of the colour call outs. 

 

I think I have the greys covered but for one of the main three camo colours it calls for a metallic black? Is that right, just sounds a bit odd to me. 

 

Google searches haven't helped much apart from showing me lots of pictures of the box art for said kit. 

 

Any help in what colours I should go for would be great.

 

Thanks

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Try searching for the Su-33, which is what the kit actually depicts. Italieri somehow managed to totally screw up the name (it was originally known as the Su-27K and entered service as the Su-33, the NATO reporting name is Flanker-D)

The Metallic black might be for the engines (which are a darker metallic colour or colours), the base scheme should be two tone blue with some white.

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This may help: 

 

http://img.wp.scn.ru/camms/ar/652/pics/1_88_a1.jpg

 

The Italeri kit does, incidentally, not accurately represent a Su-33 since the canards are simply stuck on the leading edge of the Su-27 style chine, instead of the built up 'shoulders' of the real thing. 

 

Cheers,

 

Andre

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Thanks for help. Not sure what to do now. Follow these colours and ignore the fact that the canards are not the same, try and follow box art colours or just go with the flanker colours I've got and almost do a whif instead. 

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As the Italeri 'Sea Flanker' is totally inaccurate (apart from the canards, the intakes are way too shallow...etc) - I'd be inclined to go with the last option.

 

If you want to model a Su-33, the best, most accurate, is currently the Zvezda kit - which is spot-on :- http://www.flankers-site.co.uk/model_su-33_zvezda.html

 

Happy Flankering

 

Ken

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5 hours ago, Flankerman said:

As the Italeri 'Sea Flanker' is totally inaccurate (apart from the canards, the intakes are way too shallow...etc) - I'd be inclined to go with the last option.

 

If you want to model a Su-33, the best, most accurate, is currently the Zvezda kit - which is spot-on :- http://www.flankers-site.co.uk/model_su-33_zvezda.html

 

Happy Flankering

 

Ken

Thanks flanker man. I'm not too bothered about accurately depicting an accurate version of a particular flanker. Just wanted to build the kit out the box but was confused by the colours so a little relieved about your agreement with maybe doing a what if. 

 

I'll see what I can conjoure up. 

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On 15/11/2016 at 11:21 AM, Flankerman said:

I did the same with an old, inaccurate Nakotne Su-30 - turned it into a US Navy WHIF.......

 

Flankercat%20005.jpg

 

Nosewheel, missiles and markings from an old Airfix Tomcat.

 

More photos (and background) here:- http://www.flankers-site.co.uk/modl_flankercat.html

 

Happy Flankering!

 

Ken

 

... I didn`t see that coming Ken!!

I`ve been following your work since I was a teen and I had never seen that beauty.

I think is brilliant.

 

Adrian

 

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