Berkoot model in 1/72 scale
Italeri kit made by Meindert de Vreeze
The Sukhoi Su-37 Berkoot is a modern Russian prototype of a fighter with forward swept wings. It's concept resembles that of the Grumman X-29, but it is much larger. Italeri issued a kit #1212 in 1/72 scale in the summer of 2001. So my scratch build Berkut was "superceeded by this model".
The Italeri kit follows the usual style of this manufacturer and the kit is very simple with only a small number of 40 parts. The total model is huge though, catching the shape of the real plane quite good. The decals are OK.
Decals are simple but adequate.
Assembly was done straight out of the box. Some putty is needed with sanding.
tips on this kit:
Add some extra detail in the cockpit area with sprue and rod.
All in all a very nice model is obtained of this spectacular plane. modelling time was only about 15 hours.
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