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Wow, stunning, that paint work is  exceptional. Especially around the engines. I have the Su-27 in the stash and love all the detail in the box. But that exhaust area painting scares me...

J

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Congratulations on the final outcome!

Simply outstanding!

Love the difference surface texture especially the bare metal/nozzle area, really inspiring!

Look forward to more Flanker builts from you.

 

Yufei

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3 hours ago, exdraken said:

Wow, incredible!

And basically oob :)

 

Any ohoto of those improved compressor blades? Can ist still be seen after completion?

 

 

cheers, 

 

:partytime:

 

 

Here you go: 

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....and in place 🤣 :

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1 hour ago, paulsbrown said:

Good work! Is there a build log?  You've employed some interesting techniques and wondered what your thoughts were with the paint comparisons (Akan/MRP).

 

There is a "Work in Progress" on another forum but I don't think Mike would appreciate me posting a link to it. 

I did order the Akan paint sets for the Su-35 and for the Su-27 but when I saw the size of the bottles I really didn't think that there would be enough to cover a 1/48 kit (I would be interested to hear others views on that). Comparing the colours in the bottles they look quite close to the MRP colours though. Not exactly a scientific method of comparison....

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10 minutes ago, JeffreyK said:

Wow, stunning, that paint work is  exceptional. Especially around the engines. I have the Su-27 in the stash and love all the detail in the box. But that exhaust area painting scares me...

J

 

I haven't looked too closely at the Su-27 yet so couldn't say if they 'suffer' from as much discolouration as the 35 does, I know the tailplanes don't have as much bare metal on them as the 35. Honestly, I had no idea how I was going to replicate what I was seeing in photos and just took my time building up the layers of colour. It took me a whole month just to paint the actual nozzles but less time to paint the engine covers. I wish I had started on the lower side first because by the time I got to the lower side (which I think looks much better than the top) I kind of knew what I was doing after making it up as I went along on the top.

 

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21 minutes ago, haneto said:

Congratulations on the final outcome!

Simply outstanding!

Love the difference surface texture especially the bare metal/nozzle area, really inspiring!

Look forward to more Flanker builts from you.

 

Yufei

Thanks Yufei, as you know I was following your brilliant work most of the way. I look forward to following your work again when I build the Su-27 and UB already in the stash (and I'm really excited about getting the Su-30SM too when it makes it to Europe).

 

Duncan B

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1 minute ago, Jamie @ Sovereign Hobbies said:

That's gorgeous Duncan, and it's clear to see the amount of time and effort you poured into painting this beastie - particularly around the hot end.

At the expense of everything else it has to be said 🤣. I did have to take a couple of breaks from it over the 10 month period so all in all I think it was about 6 months actual building time. A lot of that time was spent trying to find good reference photos and just staring at Yufei's (haneto) build log wondering what magic he used to produce his amazing example.

 

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That's exceptional! The metal paint work around the engines is superb and I can't believe how detailed the engines are from the box, they're better than the resin engine exhausts in the Kitty Hawk kit. I think if I build another Flanker it'll have to be this companies offering.

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10 hours ago, Deano353 said:

That's exceptional! The metal paint work around the engines is superb and I can't believe how detailed the engines are from the box, they're better than the resin engine exhausts in the Kitty Hawk kit. I think if I build another Flanker it'll have to be this companies offering.

The exhaust petals were in four pieces which I didn't like because the inside joints were difficult to clean up (partly my own fault because I sanded too much off the sprue gates and created gaps for myself to fill). That it probably my worst criticism of the whole kit! I would possibly invest in a set of ResKit exhausts if I was doing another one.

 

Duncan B

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Astounding work overall, and incredible paint work on the exhaust areas!  I've got a nice SU-33 in the stash, and if I can accomplish even half as impressive an engine area, I'll be well pleased.  Now I can tell the wife I've been ogling an attractive rear end on the internet, and she can't hit me!  She still will, though...

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Thanks very much for all the comments, I'm glad you all like it.

The big question for me now is do I start another Flanker (I currently have the GWH Su-27 and Su-27UB along with the Minibus Su-33 in the stash) or do I take a break from such a big project and do something a bit smaller? I've just drooled my way through @haneto's work in progress on the new (to Europe) 1/48 GWH Su-27 and am sorely tempted to break it out of it's box.

 

Duncan B

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  • 2 months later...

A wee update, I entered Red 25 into the competition at the Scottish National Scale Model Show and came away with winner in class 4 for 1/48 scale aircraft.

 

 

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Duncan B

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