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Finally finished - my Su-27IB conversion - combining the front end of an Italeri Su-34 mated to the back end of a Heller Su-27UB trainer to make the prototype Su-34.... (exactly what Sukhoi did! - grafting a new front end onto a Su-27UB) The WIP is here...... I wanted to make my 'Platypus' as it was displayed to the leaders of the CIS countries near Minsk, Belorussia in 1992.... fully tooled up with a full load of dummy weapons... Note the differences to the final production Su-34 - no fat tailboom, single main wheels, tal
As I am building the latest iteration of the Sukhoi Su-34 - I thought I'd have a go at the earliest version - the T-10V1 Su-27IB. I originally thought of just grafting the original Su-27 tailboom onto the Italeri Su-34 kit - but the biggest problem I faced was filling in the mainwheel wells - they are huge on the Su-34 and cut into the intake sides - the whole area is totally different between the Su-27IB and production Su-34. So I have adopted the method that Sukhoi used - grafting the new side-by-side cockpit section front fuselage onto the rear of a tandem two-seat S