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Wee Beastie

1/48 HobbyBoss Su-30

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Seats, missiles, undercarriage, exhausts, and pylons done.
Plastic canon barrel replaced with some metal tube.
Seat belts are Fine Molds plastic. Exceptional detail on them.
The added detail in the Kh-29 head, is the rear end of a 1/35 tank shell, painted gold.

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Some pre-shading done, and the metal colours on the engine covers done.
Then the first camp colour applied, Hataka Orange Line Light Ghost Grey.

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Blu-tac sausages used for masking the camouflage lines, ready for the darker grey. I use randomly shaped card, as opposed to spending ages with Tamiya tape. With care, it works well.
The masking tape was removed from the engine covers.
Everything is then given a gloss coat, ready for the decals. Speedbrake, and exhaust can are dry fitted for the photos.

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very nice progress so far. i have a Su-30 in stash plus the Caracal decals. i want to build the Indonesion version.

how was your decals? mine is just slightly out of alignment on few of the decals.

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On 3/8/2019 at 12:06 AM, Alex SZ1996 said:

very nice progress so far. i have a Su-30 in stash plus the Caracal decals. i want to build the Indonesion version.

how was your decals? mine is just slightly out of alignment on few of the decals.

 

Hi Alex

My decals look ok. They are a bit on the thick side, though, so I used plenty of Micro Sol. 

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Looking at your camo masking, there's a video on Youtube of an SU-27 build where he uses an intriguing method. He prints the paint page from the manual, measures a known length, measures that on the model, scales up and reprints the page, then cuts out the various camo sections and tapes them down to mask the areas. He says the paper being slightly off surface at the edges gives a nice feathered edge. Good video overall, I think his Youtube ID is max-afterburner.

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Just now, MR2Don said:

Looking at your camo masking, there's a video on Youtube of an SU-27 build where he uses an intriguing method. He prints the paint page from the manual, measures a known length, measures that on the model, scales up and reprints the page, then cuts out the various camo sections and tapes them down to mask the areas. He says the paper being slightly off surface at the edges gives a nice feathered edge. Good video overall, I think his Youtube ID is max-afterburner.

 

I’ve seen that method used, and it does work. I’m tempted to give it a try sometime. 

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Decals done, then sealed with a gloss coat. 
Followed with a Mig panel wash, and some AK Fuel and Oil staining.

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On 3/12/2019 at 9:50 PM, CaracalModels said:

Looks great so far!

 

Thank you. I’m very tempted to get another Su-30 to build one of the Vietnamese schemes, from the decal set.  

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Some subtle weathering done, and sealed with a couple of matt coats. 
Missiles are also attached.
Now into the home stretch.

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Such a great looking flanker!

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great work!

 

:):):)

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Very nice Ian I like the base you've made for the Flanker!

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Excellent!! Well done Sir!

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