Sukhoi Su-27K / Su-33 "Sea Flanker" model in 1/32 scale (conversion based on the Trumpeter kit)
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After painting, the model was weathered a very little as the actual plane was very well maintained and hardly flew from the carrier.
Next step.... the Decals. These were applied on a glossy surface, achieved by using gloss Xtracolor paint and an extra coat of Johnson Future.
The marking details of this model were checked with actual pictures. The aircraft depicted was very clean and seemed to be very well maintained.
could be used from the Trumpeter
kit which were OK, but also a number of home made decals were put on the
model. The red
numbers came from spare decals. For the walkway panels, the decal film
was trimmed / removed to get a better result.
canopy needed some extra detail as seen here.
On the cockpit edges, small hooks can be seen on the Flanker; these were made from a " U " profile rod, cut in half.
Detail of the changed left fin tip,
using thin card and thin wire. Static dischargers were fitted on the surfaces
as seen on the Su-33.
The missiles were painted using real
foto's, some of these seem to be dummies / test missiles. Some of these
missiles came from the Trumpeter Mig-29K naval Fulcrum 1/32 kit as these
missiles (particularly the R27) are much more accurate.
The wing tip missile pylon is a bit
undeep, I did not notice this on time. It should be a bit higher. Some
detail was added from decal and strip.
After all details were added, the overall model was cleaned up and got an overall coat of Johnson Future with the airbrush.
The model is
ready!!! Unbelievable but true.. a 1/32 scale Navy Flanker !!
A summary of what was done with this
Hope you like the end result!
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Created November 5, 2006