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Reini78

Yom Kippur War...1/48 Sukhoi Su-7BMK Fitter, Iraqi Airforce

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After the refreshed Latin American subjects from 2016, now on to a few from the Middle East.

Kopro kit, Wolfpack Design ejection seat (had to cut away several mm of it´s bottom because it is too tall), IFF antennas with plastic rods, Linden Hill decals,  the underside color was an older selfmix my dad had standing around for some years (also used on the MiG), don´t know anymore what´s in it 🙂
the sand color was a "gut"mix with Tamiya XF-55 Deck Tan, XF-59 Desert Yellow and XF-60 Dark Yellow
the green was Gunze H405 Olive Green
Vallejo Metal Color Aluminium for the drop tanks and rocket pods.

Build thread here:

https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235009478-yom-kippur-opponents-2nd-edition148-su-7bmk-vs-a-4e/&tab=comments#comment-2492345

 

The model shows an aircraft of No.1 Squadron, IrAF, stationed in Syria during the October War in 1973.

 

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Very neat.

 

One comment, I was under the idea that ejector seats have different colour straps for the parachute and seat parts,  as mixing them up could cause problems...

 

I note also the big drop tanks, having red about Su-7 operations in the Arab MiGs books, seems they were almost fuel critical from take off!   

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31 minutes ago, Troy Smith said:

Very neat.

 

One comment, I was under the idea that ejector seats have different colour straps for the parachute and seat parts,  as mixing them up could cause problems...

 

I note also the big drop tanks, having red about Su-7 operations in the Arab MiGs books, seems they were almost fuel critical from take off!   

Thanks!

My dad didn´t give it much thought then. Don´t know anymore if he used a pic of a real seat or a model for reference.

Big thirsty engine....range with droptanks was only about 250km.....well, Soviet frontline fighter/bomber concept.

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Very nice Fitter!

Especially colors and load out make it extremly realistic!

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Oooh, that is nice!  I especially like the sun-bleached look to the finish.  Well done

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Wonderful job on this kit, love the job on the camo!

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On 2/10/2020 at 6:35 PM, exdraken said:

Very nice Fitter!

Especially colors and load out make it extremly realistic!

 

On 2/10/2020 at 7:51 PM, Vultures1 said:

Oooh, that is nice!  I especially like the sun-bleached look to the finish.  Well done

 

23 hours ago, binbrook87 said:

I love that! Superb Fitter. Thanks for sharing 👍

 

23 hours ago, John D.C. Masters said:

Outstanding!

 

15 hours ago, Harold55 said:

Wonderful job on this kit, love the job on the camo!

 

10 hours ago, Hobo said:

Well done Reini. Another beautiful build.

 

 

 

Thanks gents!!

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Oh yes 

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Very nice rendition of this well travelled mould. Looks great - Love the colours - not sure that anyone could argue as to accuracy and they look just how I imagine they should look. I've got a couple of these knocking about and I think you have inspired me to get one built. Just love the shape of the Fitter.

 

Cheers

 

Malcolm

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You've done a very nice job of that old OEZ kit! Even panel lines looks better than on "so called -modern" Airfix kits.

I like your restrained approach to the weathering, which become some kind of obsessions lately.

Zig

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Great work, that really looks the part

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Super cool!   Another great project Reini!  :clap2: I really like the Su-7 and formerly taught with an expatriate Russian who had once served as part of the ground crew for Su-7s.  He told me "They were very tough airplane.  Very tough!" 😀

 

Your plane make an ideal companion for my ex-OEZ Iraqi MiG-21MF, seen on these pages recently. 😉   Thanks for sharing your great scale model here! :worthy:

 

Iraqi MiG-21MF

Edited by Gary Brantley
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19 hours ago, Baldy said:

Very nice rendition of this well travelled mould. Looks great - Love the colours - not sure that anyone could argue as to accuracy and they look just how I imagine they should look. I've got a couple of these knocking about and I think you have inspired me to get one built. Just love the shape of the Fitter.

 

Cheers

 

Malcolm

Go for it 😉😀

 

10 hours ago, zigster said:

You've done a very nice job of that old OEZ kit! Even panel lines looks better than on "so called -modern" Airfix kits.

I like your restrained approach to the weathering, which become some kind of obsessions lately.

Zig

Airfix has improved a lot but their panel lines are still a bit "crude", yes.

 

That´s my dad´s style, he´s no friend of heavy weathering or the so called spanish school.

 

9 hours ago, desert falcon said:

Mabrook !! Very nice job 👍

 

6 hours ago, mark.au said:

Very nice indeed.

 

5 hours ago, F-32 said:

Great work, that really looks the part

 

2 hours ago, Gary Brantley said:

Super cool!   Another great project Reini!  :clap2: I really like the Su-7 and formerly taught with an expatriate Russian who had once served as part of the ground crew for Su-7s.  He told me "They were very tough airplane.  Very tough!" 😀

 

Your plane make an ideal companion for my ex-OEZ Iraqi MiG-21MF, seen on these pages recently. 😉   Thanks for sharing your great scale model here! :worthy:

 

Iraqi MiG-21MF

Soviet/Russian built aircraft are mostly very tough, at least for sure tougher than western aircraft.

 

Seen it and liked it 😉

 

1 hour ago, TonkaGuy said:

Superb, absolutely superb job! 

 

 

 

Thanks guys for your kind words, appreciated a lot!!

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10 hours ago, Wulfman said:

Great job on a very old and very basic kit !

 

Wulfman

 

9 hours ago, dragan_mig31 said:

Lovely build.Great work on the okd kit.

 

Yes, would be time for a new Su-7 kit family....

Thanks a lot!!

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