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Finally completed the flapship flighter of the Indian Air Force after years of it being on the wishlist. Built mostly OOB with some custom riveting, and IAF decals from spares.
 

A big deviation from the norm is building it wheels up- So much fun flying it around the house with my son while making jet sounds and my wife rolling her eyes in the background :D

Waited for a perfect spring evening to finally click photos in the golden sunshine at the park. Natural light makes for perfect photos!

 

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Thanks for watching! :)

 

Cheers,

 

Alex.

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Far from shoddy!!! Downright fantastic is closer to the truth!!!

Congrats.

 

JR

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Yeah utterly incredible build...I want one...

Brilliant weathering on the back and the cans are great 

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Wow, not gunna lie, I thought the first pic was a real aircraft initially.

 

Superb model, superb weathering, superb photography 😍

 

 

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Alexander that is superb - not my scale but it looks really convincing.

 

I have taken the liberty of doing some very quick work in Photoshop - what do you think?

 

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Cheers

 

Malcolm

 

 

 

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That is excellent work Alex, well done.  The weathering and 'hot' areas are superb

 

With the acrylic rod removed with Photoshop (nice job Malcolm) it looks just like the real thing

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Just... wow 🤯

 

I was going to suggest exactly what @Baldy has done. Photoshop out the stand and those pictures could have been taken at an air show.

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Wonderful result! Are the Zvezda kits difficult to build?

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8 hours ago, SAT69 said:

Wonderful result! Are the Zvezda kits difficult to build?

Having a 90% done Su-33 on the bench, no they aren't. In fact they're very pleasant to build.

 

I also meant to say earlier, we need more "in flight" displayed builds, so big thumbs up from me for doing that way (in addition to general praise for quality).

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This is simply stunning! The most realistic looking aircraft model I have ever seen.

 

Add a bit of jet exhaust and remove the stand and these are photos of the real thing.

 

Amazing job.

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That's superb, paint and weathering is awesome

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Great! Looks  realistic! Well done! :yes:

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23 hours ago, Baldy said:

Alexander that is superb - not my scale but it looks really convincing.

 

I have taken the liberty of doing some very quick work in Photoshop - what do you think?

 

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Cheers

 

Malcolm

 

 

 

That's awesome! :D Thanks for that :)

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Hi Alex,

that weathering is extremely realistic, maybe the most realistic I've ever seen. Can you explain how you did it?

 

Thanks!

 

Cheers

Markus

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