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Serkan Sen

Su-27M (T-10M Series) in 1/72 scale -Revell/Zvezda Su-27SM and Revell/Zvezda Su-33 conversion

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On 1/13/2019 at 5:16 PM, paulsbrown said:

You've been busy! 

Yes indeed it was a bit of detailed work 😀

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Just brilliant work Serkan, I look forward to more! 

 

David

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Thanks for your encouraging posts. All these mods require time and seems sometimes endless to me. May be I should build one Flanker OOB and come back to this business with more motivation. 😀

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31 minutes ago, Serkan Sen said:

May be I should build one Flanker OOB and come back to this business with more motivation. 😀

I hear you, I'm only a canopy interior away from finishing my own Su-27M T10M-1. I long to start the GWH Su-35 or Zvezda Yak-130 OOB and have a result from hours of sanding, scratchbuilding, etc.

It's fun to get dirty and creative but I really look forward to a break and make some great fitting, well engineered kits.

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On 1/16/2019 at 9:56 AM, paulsbrown said:

It's fun to get dirty and creative but I really look forward to a break and make some great fitting, well engineered kits.

Fully agree. With minor upgrades I am planning to build either Su-30MK "501" or Su-30M2 "504" (based on Trumpeter Su-30MKK kit with self printed decals) just to give a short break in my major mod projects 👷

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Hi

I am bery impressed by your work.

 

I Always wanted to build a 710 T10M.

I also built a 48th scale Su-35BM. But with some scratchbuilding.

 

Have fun!

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Just to give a short break last few days I was busy with drawing Su-30MK "501" and Su-30M2 "504" artworks. Most probably I will build both of them very soon as they look so attractive 🙂

 

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On 1/20/2019 at 11:15 PM, Serkan Sen said:

Most probably I will build both of them very soon as they look so attractive 🙂

 

You're not wrong! 

 

Cheers,

 

Andre

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Back to progress report:

 

The tail boom of "701" is different than others and was modified already as reported before. Now the stinger boom of T-10M series has to be built. This has been built using unused parts from spare box.

428.jpg

 

After having my own copy of Yefim Gordon's Su-27 book (which is a great reference for Flanker modelers) I have seen that my previously built "701" stinger boom was not shaped correctly,

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Now the tail boom seems better than before...

425.jpg

 

Finally both tails booms are now ready to duplicate...

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The next step will be "cloning" the tail booms...

 

Serkan

 

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Here are the duplicated tail booms of "701" and the others:

429.jpg

 

and more clones...

430.jpg

 

The next step will be 2D Thrust Vectored Nozzle actuator cowling for "711"...

 

Serkan

 

 

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The "711" 2D Thrust Vectoring Nozzle (TVN) actuator cowling has been formed using original part with "cold extrusion" as shown below:

 

431.jpg

 

In the above picture the right lower image shows the comparison of "Su-30MKI/MKM" 3D TVN versus "Su-27 Terminator (711)" 2D TVN.

 

The below images show the comparison of reference pictures versus produced one:

435.jpg

 

As usual, the ring has been cloned to have a pair for both sides (yes I know that I have duplicated more than needed 🙂):

432.jpg

 

The next step will be the modification of small fairing between engine and tail boom for "711".

 

Serkan

 

 

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Thanks Stuart.

 

Here are the modified fairings between "711" boom and nozzle cans:

436.jpg

 

The next step will be Main Landing Gear (MLG) Downlock fairing modification.

 

Serkan

 

 

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Except "701" all T-10M aircrafts have longer Main Landing Gear (MLG) Downlock fairing.

441.jpg

 

As first attempt I have started to modify existing Su-27SM fairings:

437.jpg

 

And the result is as follows:

438.jpg

 

Although the result seems not so bad I have realised that Su-35S has the same downlock fairing as T-10M airframes have. I have decided to duplicate and modify Hasegawa Su-35S parts:

440.jpg

 

The bottom left and right  images show "701" and the others respectively.

 

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To be continued...

 

Serkan

 

 

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After spending few weeks with my "Flankerstein" back to progress on real aircraft.

 

The nose part has been cloned to build "703", "709" and "711". The "701" nose will be made from this part as well:

566.jpg

 

The lower and upper front fuselage halves have been also "cloned" to build all aircrafts listed above. First lower fuselage half with registration keys. The positive and negative keys will register the two halves of the finished mold together for casting:

575.jpg

 

First outer mold half:

576.jpg

 

Then inner half:

577.jpg

 

Now it is time to cast the part:

578.jpg

 

Similarly for the upper front fuselage half:

579.jpg

 

And the casted part:

580.jpg

 

I have glued all the casted parts together with the kit parts to build "709":

581.jpg

568.jpg

 

One can see another Flanker lower half in above "lower-left" picture which is my ongoing Su-30KN project based on Heller kit (most probably will be reported soon here in this forum).

 

The next will be the "701" and "711" aircrafts.

 

Serkan

 

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I admire modelers who can immerse themselves so much into their subject to do all this molding and stuff.

I want to build so much but I don't think I've got the years left...

 

Stuart

 

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The next is to build "711". Note that the engine panel masks have been created and cut from vinyl self adhesive film to avoid massive masking work during building multiple aircraft:

569.jpg

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And here are the completed main assemblies of "701", "709" and "711":

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What is still missing is the "701" slats and nose.

 

To be continued... 🙂

 

Serkan

 

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1 hour ago, Courageous said:

Great stuff.

Anybody would think that you love Sukhoi's...:wub:

 

Stuart

Thanks Stuart,

I love all planes as I am aeronautical engineer 🙂

But Flankers have a special place because of their aerodynamic characteristics and manoeuverability...

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One of the point that I did not like in Revell/Zvezda kit was the nozzle detail. Although the feathers are fine, the aft part of the nozzle is not detailed well. I have decided to go with Aires resin parts but the nozzle feathers are a bit "funny" in a form of cylindirical rod halves...

Then I have decided to build my own "hybrid" nozzle by combining kit feathers with resin part nozzle root:

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This improvement leads another modification: The exhaust resin part has to be fit to kit nozzle diameter:

585.jpg

 

Now the exhaust fits well to nozzle feathers:

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And here is the result:

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The next step is to build nozzle outer part.

 

To be continued... 

 

Serkan

 

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On ‎04‎/‎03‎/‎2019 at 21:56, Serkan Sen said:

After spending few weeks with my "Flankerstein" back to progress on real aircraft.

 

The nose part has been cloned to build "703", "709" and "711". The "701" nose will be made from this part as well:

566.jpg

 

The lower and upper front fuselage halves have been also "cloned" to build all aircrafts listed above. First lower fuselage half with registration keys. The positive and negative keys will register the two halves of the finished mold together for casting:

575.jpg

 

First outer mold half:

576.jpg

 

Then inner half:

577.jpg

 

Now it is time to cast the part:

578.jpg

 

Similarly for the upper front fuselage half:

579.jpg

 

And the casted part:

580.jpg

 

I have glued all the casted parts together with the kit parts to build "709":

581.jpg

568.jpg

 

One can see another Flanker lower half in above "lower-left" picture which is my ongoing Su-30KN project based on Heller kit (most probably will be reported soon here in this forum).

 

The next will be the "701" and "711" aircrafts.

 

Serkan

 

Nice work, but I think the Nose of the T-10M is a little

more pointed ...What do you think ?    

On ‎11‎/‎02‎/‎2019 at 12:52, Serkan Sen said:

Here are the duplicated tail booms of "701" and the others:

429.jpg

 

and more clones...

430.jpg

 

The next step will be 2D Thrust Vectored Nozzle actuator cowling for "711"...

 

Serkan

 

 

Super !

 

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On ‎13‎/‎01‎/‎2019 at 16:00, Serkan Sen said:

Back to progress report:

 

Except "701", all T-10M serie aircrafts have flat tip fins with bigger rudder area. The best matching fin is Trumpeter Su-30MKK one as shown below.

407.jpg

 

Although in general Su-30MKK fin is not so bad there are some areas to be improved:

1. Aerial antennas

2. Rudder tip (must be enlarged)

3. HTP actuator and fin root

417.jpg

 

First I started with fin root&htp actuator modification. These parts have been taken from Su-27SM fins as shown below:

409.jpg

 

Here are the pictures which compares before and after modification:

410.jpg

 

The fins fit perfectly to Su-27SM fuselage...

411.jpg

 

Next comes the aerials and rudder tip modifications. Again Su-27SM fin remaining parts are the donors:

412.jpg

 

The fin modifications have been completed and the result looks not so bad 🙂 (yes I know that the tail boom is for "701" and fins for all others...)

272.jpg

 

Hence I want to build "703", "709",  "711" and "801" (T-10UBM-1) aircrafts, I need at least 4 set of these fins. The easiest way is to "clone" the fins. First step is to prepare master pieces with proper cast stands:

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Using 2 component (1:1 mixture ratio) soft silicone I have created molds and replicated the parts:

415.jpg

 

And now I have enough copies of modified fins to build the whole family I want to have:

416.jpg


You may wonder why I have drilled the circular holes on resin stands. These holes prevent closing the casting vent due to silicon mold deformation (and therefore ensures correct thickness of duplicated part) during casting and curing. 

 

The next step will be the tail booms for "701" and the others...

 

Serkan

 

 

Extra !!! Great job !

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