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Hi all, this is the Academy twin seater which will be painted as a Russian Knights display bird.

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I have the Begemot Russian Knights decals, the quickboost nose and Neomega cockpit, however the engine cans are on the shopping list. Interestingly the quickboost nose only appears to be a few millimetres longer, but if its more accurate I'm happy :whistle:

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And here is the fuselage taped together with the nose cone installed, for a 1/48 model its a big beastie indeed !

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Here are the compressor fan faces with a layer of Alclad gloss black base

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...and with a Alclad polished aluminium

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Here is the beautifully casted Neomega cockpit tub with a splash of paint and jazzed up with Mike Grant's superb jet dials decals for the instrument dials :cheers:

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:cheers:

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Nice start, Skii! Very nicely looking 'pit, keep it up!

Cheers!

Alexander.

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cheers Alexander and Ken

Re- painting , The Begemot decals set is incredible and you get a lot of material for your money, especially as these were on special offer from Hannants for less than £8 ;) However the red-striped decals that extend (in 3 parts) the entire wingspan of the airframe are huge and doubtless I'll be losing a lot of surface detail under these considering how finely it is represented on the Academy kit, so main markings will all be masked and painted. The set even includes a paint mask for the blue and yellow/gold sun motif on the vertical stabilisers :)

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oh yeah!!

very nice pit!!

bye

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Nice cockpit there! The Su-27 is also 1 of my favorites out here! Keep the updates coming man. I'll be watching this one with great interest! :wub:

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Cockpit is very NEAT.and just PERFECT. :whistle:

I love the shiny polished Fan faces... :jaw-dropping:

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Many thanks guys :woot.gif:

More progress - fuel lines - lead wire with small sections of vinyl tube to represent the cable clips :woot.gif:

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Insides of main gear wells improved with plastic card and wire

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More cabling..

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I improved the sill around the cockpit edge - adding a scribed line around the cockpit edge and a small vertical wall, also the locking lugs to seal the canopy shut

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More to come peeps :D

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Great work so far John!

Another stunner in the making here. :woot.gif:

Jeff.

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Amazing start, but i didn't expect anything less from you. I really like that detailing along the canopy edge, really "lifts" the area up.

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impressive...

i love it!!

bye

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Many thanks guys :salute:

More to come peeps :wave:

Hi.

Thanks for sharing !!! Very nice work, I love to see all the Flanker models being built.

Still struggling with a 1/48 F 16C, and while doing so am thinking which to build first, my Su 27 B, or -27 UB...

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Impressive work in those wheel bats and the cockpit looks just about perfect ... :D

Gregg

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