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  1. Many thanks for your response! So, that's why "Red 03" & "Red 10" are specifically included in this late-type kit #4823. I, in fact, bought a KH Su-35 just so I could do an "eggplant" scheme. - We had the same intention in the beginning.....I'll think about if I'm going to sell it.....
  2. Okay. Understood. Thanks for the clarification. I have a follow up question. While looking at the box art on the thread by Haneto, the "eggplant" scheme is included in the painting options for the kit #4823; I thought several peoples had already mentioned that that scheme was suitable only for the prototype version, that's why KH''s kit is a better one to use primarily due to its make-up/configuration. Now since it's included in this upcoming kit, is it suffice to say that that scheme could also be built now on the production versions of the kits which are found on #4820 & 4823?
  3. Hi everyone! I'm not sure if I will be asking the right question and maybe I was just out of the loop; I was wondering if anybody has any idea about the difference/s between G.W.H. Su-35 kits #4820 & the upcoming 4823. Are they completely two different variants or something else? Thanks in advance!
  4. Oh no, here we go again.....another best kit in town again.....another pre-order scheme again.....
  5. Could we surmise that two lines are worse than one?
  6. I wasn't too negative at all. In fact I kept myself in the neutral ground because the only time one can truly tell if it's a fantastic/accurate/best kit or not is when the kit is released, assessed and built, especially by the knowledgeable modelers..
  7. Hi Haneto! Do you have a WIP site? Could you share to me the exact /correct colors/paints you used for the wheel bays, gear struts & intake ducting?

    1. haneto


      Sure, refer to here:


    2. flybywire


      Hi Haneto! Scanning through your 7-page fantastic work energizes my whole system and making me wanting to start my Su-35 right away! Thank you very much for sharing your work especially on those areas where I really have tremendous problem finding the right colors/paints to use! I will definitely use your model as guide when I started building my own Su-35!

    3. haneto


      You are welcome.

      Enjoy the built! It's a gorgeous kit!

  8. Hi Paul! Do you have a WIP site? Would you like to share what exactly the paints you used for the wheel bays, gear struts and intake trunking? 

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    2. flybywire


      Thanks. I have huge problem when it comes to the colors for Russian jets on those areas.

    3. paulsbrown


      Here's some WIP shots, they might be helpful. I hear you on the color problems with Russian jets, I've spent more time than I'd like to think about comparing photos and working out colors. 


      I'm a big fan of AKAN paints, the water based ones, they aren't perfect but the really specialized colors have been far more accurate than other brands I've compared (MRP's lacquer Su-35 colors are good, MIGs are terrible) and I've had no trouble with them. They need a bit more curing time than other acrylics but harden up fine.


      These discussions are helpful https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235032930-eggplant-greypurple/  

      AKAN's eggplant 73166 was much better to my eye as is the light blue 73170 underneath, I ended up weathering with lightening the eggplant with white in stages and then using Dk Ghost Gray for the most faded. 

      The cockpit color, 73069 is perfect although needs just a little lightening for the Su-30/34/35 and a lot more lightening for Su-27s, particularly early ones.


      As for gear, I ended up making a mix and using it on all of them. It's pretty much one of the flanker blues mixed into light gull gray. The gear color looks different in every photo of Flankers but when you see close ups with the light blue body color nearby you can see that the gear and wheel wells are a warmer gray, hence adding a little flanker blue to Light Gull gray. 

      I made some kind of mix and put it in an old Testors bottle and just keep using it.


      Flanker intakes I always painted some kind of aluminum. There are photos out there that show the insides being bare metal, even in the Su-35.


      Good luck!




    4. flybywire


      Thank you very much for your help Paul! I really appreciate it!. I already have several Akan paints in my hobby room but haven't started using on any single modern Russian jet yet for the primary reason that I wasn't sure yet of what's the correct colors/paints to use on those areas I mentioned. 

  9. I'm not an expert in this fighter jet, but isn't it the kit is sitting quite low as the missiles are almost touching the ground on the finished kit shown? Just wondering.....
  10. End of august? Which year? I'll wait for a decent review from any of the rivet-counters or experts here before dipping my finger into it; otherwise I'll stick with my tamigawa.
  11. Hi Niels! There is nothing on the box. I tried the link you gave me but it seems like it is not accepting and sending my message correctly.
  12. Hi! Does anyone know to get in touch with AFV for replacement parts? I didn't check the parts when I received the kit and when I'm about to build it, I found out that one of the main wing section of the lower fuselage half was decapitated, just like a congenital abnormality on human being, the middle section of one of the wings was completely dissolved & missing. Thanks in advance!
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