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Serkan Sen

Su-27FSM - "Flankerstein" (T-10X Series) in 1/72 scale - Revell/Zvezda/Italeri Combination

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As a member of the KPPA (Kit Parts Protection Association) I'm forced to ask if you anesthetized all parts before such major surgery.

As an average modeller, I just say "Wow".

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On 6/10/2019 at 6:11 PM, PattheCat said:

As a member of the KPPA (Kit Parts Protection Association) I'm forced to ask if you anesthetized all parts before such major surgery.

This was not necessary. Because all parts have been taken from graveyard 😁

 

The real butchery happened in my other mad projects such as T-10M series and Su-27IB conversions. The parts I have used here were the rest parts left from those conversions.

 

Serkan

 

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On 6/10/2019 at 6:11 PM, PattheCat said:

As an average modeller, I just say "Wow".

Thanks 😁

 

Yesterday I have applied several coats of Future/Pledge with very light passes. I have not used Future/Pledge before as a gloss coat. Due to surface tension it was not so easy to have uniform coat. I have read that few drops of dishwashing liquid soap helps to break surface tension. Has anyone experienced this?

 

Anyway here are some pictures with gloss coat:

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Also I  have prepared the artwork for decals to be printed with Alps MD5500:

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I have some doubts about the visibility of dark blue markins and labels on aircraft. Therefore I have created in two sets, dark blue and black. I will use the one which is more visible on the model.

 

Serkan

 

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Your DIY decals look great.:yes:

Don't understand why nobody has produced an ALPS replacement. :shrug:

 

Stuart

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2 hours ago, Courageous said:

Your DIY decals look great.:yes:

Don't understand why nobody has produced an ALPS replacement. :shrug:

 

Stuart

Thanks Stuart,

The main problem with Alps is the very limited colour gamut (besides the unavailability of repair support in Europe).

As alternative I have bought an HP printer with Ghost white toner cartridge (costed same price as the printer!..) and the opacity is not acceptable for decal printing. Besides white underlay is not possible due to RGB Raster Image Processor (RIP) of HP printer. The white background has to be printed separately (like two bobs decals) and this leads the markings twice thicker than the normal one.

Another try was to have high quality inkjet printer to improve color gamut especially for gray tones. Therefore last year I bought an Canon Pixma Pro 1 (costed around 700€) but till now no time even to unpack this beast (A3 sized and weighted around 28kg!..) . My hope is thanks to pigment based inks the prints will have better opacity than the standard ink based inkjet printouts.

 

Serkan

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Now the decals have been printed. I have created various combinations of "731" labels and use the most visible ones on camouflage.

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Some close views of markings...

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The next step is to apply decals on model...

I will also partially use Revell's high quality decals provided with Su-27SM and Su-33 kits.

 

Serkan

 

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On 6/14/2019 at 7:43 AM, Serkan Sen said:

I have not used Future/Pledge before as a gloss coat. Due to surface tension it was not so easy to have uniform coat. I have read that few drops of dishwashing liquid soap helps to break surface tension. Has anyone experienced this?

 

With Future/Pledge floor polish I mix 50/50 with Tamiya x20 thinners. Then spray at least 3 thin coats, if you dont thin then its dries before it levels out

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Now the most exciting  part of model  build starts, applying decals:

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Here all custom designed decals have been placed:

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Some close views:

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The next step is to apply Revell decals for stencils...

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Serkan

 

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22 hours ago, neil5208 said:

With Future/Pledge floor polish I mix 50/50 with Tamiya x20 thinners.

I am assuming that you refer X-20A which is acrylic thinner based alcohol, but not the X-20 which is for enamel paints based mineral spirits.

Serkan

 

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Serkan, you have chosen well regarding which colour decals to use.

 

Robert

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Hi Serkan

 

Been enjoying this unusual build. Just wondered if some Mel Brooks inspired Nose Art would fit?

 

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😁

 

For those who can't read Russian (and that includes me!) the caption is "Putin on the Fritz" 🙂

 

Kev

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My wife was also very impressed with my self decal printing results and assigned me a task to prepare gifts for grandparents, uncles and aunts...

I had to first finish this task to be able to continue my progress (peacefully 😇)...

The task is not so different than model plane decal work: print, cut, place...

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Job completed... Now I  can continue Flankerstein work... 😁

 

Serkan

 

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1 hour ago, Neffan said:

😁👍...Hi Serkan, what will be the next SU T-10 ? 

 

One of the 701, 703, 709 or 711 which have been deformed in upper tray in oven...

 

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Serkan

 

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4 hours ago, Neffan said:

😁👍...Hi Serkan, what will be the next SU T-10 ? 

Ok, here I launch a one week survey to decide which T-10 to build first!..

Make your  choice from below pictures:

The aircraft that gets most "like" will be built first... 😁

Here are the candidates:

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The light/dark brown 👍

 

You must have a very understanding other half to allow you to bake kits !

 

Robert

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32 minutes ago, Robert said:

You must have a very understanding other half to allow you to bake kits ! 

I made this desperate attempt to cure/stop sweating resin issue while my wife was sleeping... 🤫😴🤭

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35 minutes ago, Robert said:

The light/dark brown 👍

So your choice is Su-37 (T-10M11). Am I  right?

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The one marked with 344 on the intake.

 

Robert

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Hi Serkan, for me, the first choice is 709 then 711, 703 and 701 to close the T-10M Familly 😉    

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Yesterday I have applied all Revell Su-27SM stencils. Now it looks more beautiful than before...

First top and bottom views:

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Close views will follow...

 

Serkan

 

 

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Here are the upper surface close views:

 

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The slightly damaged port side "731" has also been replaced:

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And some more complete aircraft pictures:

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Serkan

 

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