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Su-27KIB/Su-33IB "Fullanker" (T-10X Series) in 1/72 scale - Revell/Zvezda/Italeri "What-If Project" (WIP)


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Hello all,

 

Here is another Flanker "what-if" project I would like to share with you.

 

After casting the front upper and lower halves of Su-27IB modification, a funny "what if" project came into my mind: Su-27KIB/Su-33IB!...

 

A little update to original post:

Су-27КИБ/Су-33ИБ "корабельный истребитель-бомбардировщик"

Su-27KIB/Su-33IB "Korabyelny Istrebityel Bombardirovshchik" - "Shipborne Fighter Bomber"

 

The idea is to combine Su-27IB nose with Su-33 rest parts left from T-10M conversion butchery:

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The casted Su-27IB parts seem to fit Su-33 rear fuselage halves without having big issues:

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To be continued 🙂

 

Serkan

 

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12 hours ago, Muzz said:

Interesting build, is it really a ‘what if’? You are aware an Su-33KUB exists albeit not in production........

 

https://images.app.goo.gl/pWx93YdPTjLBsxS7A

Yes, I am aware of Su-27KUB (or Su-33UB) which has side by side seat configuration with ogive nose cone. But Su-27IB (or Su-34) has "duckbill" shaped flattened nose cone. 🙂

 

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The resin casting parts fit reasonably well to rear fuselage halves. The parts were glued together using super glue:

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The result of upper and lower fuselage halves fit test including nose landing gear bay and cockpit resin parts looks not so bad:

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The next step is to paint cockpit details and add main landing gear bay side walls before glueing the fuselage halves together.

 

Serkan

 

 

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56 minutes ago, Serkan Sen said:

The resin casting parts fit reasonably well to rear fuselage halves. The parts were glued together using super glue:

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The result of upper and lower fuselage halves fit test including nose landing gear bay and cockpit resin parts looks not so bad:

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The next step is to paint cockpit details and add main landing gear bay side walls before glueing the fuselage halves together.

 

Serkan

 

 

Hi Serkan, please, what kind of tool do you use to cut the plastic ?

 

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13 minutes ago, Neffan said:

Hi Serkan, please, what kind of tool do you use to cut the plastic ?

Depending on part and cut type I use:

1. X-acto blade

2. Trumpeter panel line scriber

3. Hasegawa Photo Etched fine razor saw

4. X-acto precision razor saw blade

 

For example below I have used Hasegawa PE fine razor blade:

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Finally I have painted the cockpit details and assembled all the fuselage parts together:

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Also all parts have been put together with magic tape to see the whole aircraft:

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The next step is to apply primer coat.

 

Serkan

 

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4 hours ago, Serkan Sen said:

Finally I have painted the cockpit details and assembled all the fuselage parts together:

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723.jpg

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Also all parts have been put together with magic tape to see the whole aircraft:

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737.jpg

732.jpg

 

The next step is to apply primer coat.

 

Serkan

 

Hi Serkan, this SU-33UBM is very interesting ...What kind of camo do you use for this one ? 

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On 5/13/2019 at 3:47 PM, Neffan said:

Hi Serkan, this SU-33UBM is very interesting ...What kind of camo do you use for this one ? 

Hi Neffan,

I am planning to use splintered camo pattern:

su-33ubm-blue-733-fullanker-what-if-buil

su-33ubm-blue-733-fullanker-what-if-buil

su-33ubm-blue-733-fullanker-what-if-buil

 

I think this camo is very eye catching isn't it? 🤔

 

Serkan

 

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Here is the camo mask fit test:

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Some contours had to be modified due to 2D/3D mapping effect.

 

Also the nose, panels and fairings were painted to white:

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The next step is to mask these areas and apply next colour.

 

Serkan

 

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From my another ongoing Flanker project I have now cloned canopy copies.

 

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I have prepared masks using cutter/plotter:

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Now the canopy will be painted from inner side. Once it is painted and glued the aircraft will be ready to apply primer and camo colours.

 

Serkan

 

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1 hour ago, Robert said:

That is a lot of Flanker projects. As you are into what ifs how about a 4 seat stretched Flanker or is that just silly ?

Do you mean something like EA-6 Prowler? 😁

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To be able to do it the the canopy must be designed similar to EA-6 or maybe in Su-24 way...

 

What about this one?

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Su-34 Fullcat... 🐈🐈🐈

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The engine areas were masked and painted with various shades of Alclad metallic paints:

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And here is the result after removing all masks:

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There will be final touches at engine areas. But this will be done after painting the entire camouflage.

 

Serkan

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The painted engine areas were masked with vinyl masks:

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Also the seam lines on wing outer wing lower surfaces were filled with Mr. Surfacer 500 and the excessive filler was wiped off with Q-tip moistened with Nitro thinner:

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Next step is to apply first camouflage color.

 

Serkan

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