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A friend of mine is offering me a plane to build because he know I love Flankers. He wants me to choose between this two:

1/72 Heller Sukhoi SU-27 UB


So far I know the only difference is the size but maybe someone can tell me more about the detail, accuracy, esay to fit, etc.

Thanks in advance!

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Heller UB is almost the same as Airfix Su-27. (well, with two seats obviously). Regarding the Heller UB, i haven't heard any bad things about it regarding accuracy. Academy one is actually a few mm too short, but it isn't a bigge imho. The nose should be replaced with a resin one, better shape. In terms of fit, academy is better from what i have seen. I guess it really comes down to scale preference.

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I was going to ask almost the same question of what does the Academy kit require, so a new resin nose, who makes that? Also who makes a good resin cockpit set or is the Eduard PE cockpit set good enough?

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By the way...Where may I find reviews of this two Flankers by Tamiya?:

Tamiya 60757 1/72 Warbird SU-27 B2 Sea-Flanker

Tamiya #60743 Sukhoi SU-34 - 1/72


Both are italeri kits.

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I thought that Tamiya being such a big name will be doing something new from scratch and accurate.

Nope. They rebox Italeri kits for the Asian market.

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