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EAF Su-7 BMK - Yom Kippur/Ramadan War 1973

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is this a hard kit i was looking at gessing one

Well I've built easier ones, but this is quite a fun build.

It just take a bit more work than, say a Tamiya/Hasegawa kit.

/Bosse

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Hi,

Time for an update on the exhaust.

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It doesn't fit ! :deadhorse1:

Soo I donned my thinking cap, read all articles about the Su-7 here on ARC and elsewhere to find a solution for this.

After that I took out some knives and files and started to get rid of the inner one of the two ridges.

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Test fit.

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OK, on the topside, but not on the bottom.

Soo, I did some more thinking and came to the conclusion that the ring on the bottom of the exhaust tube is to large.

So I trimmed it about 1mm with my trusty Stanley knife.

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And that did the trick.

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Now the exhaust is glued in place.

Hopefully the nosecone and cockpit will fit better...

To be continued...

/Bosse

WOW... it wouldve been nice for there to be a mention of that issue by Eduard in the Instructions since they did release this kit with their PE for a milited edition build.... i have the kit at home and their is no mention..... for the $$ they charge for this rebox, good instructions are a requirement.

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Dry-fitting is a MUST. Most major issues can be solved that way, especially exhaust and wings-fuselage joints. This goes to everybody who is planing to do this kit or Su-17/22. Those fitters don't fit :D . Apart from that, it is a very nice kit and like Marlin said, a very fun build.

very nice progress Marlin...

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Thanks Guys,

Like I said, this isn't a shake´n bake kit.

It takes some effort and It'll fight you every time.

It's almost like fishing....

It's a battle of will(s)

The nosegear is almost finished.

I'll do an update on this during sunday....

/Bosse

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Hi gang.

This isn't a fast build as I think you know by now.

I've done the PE airbrakes and armed my Su-7 now.

Not much to write home about, so I'll let the pictures speak for them selves.

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There are still some more bits to do, but I can smell the finnish line by now.

To be continued....

/Bosse

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Hi Gang.

My Su-7 is now finished.

I've added the last few piece to it during this week.

This build took me six months and I had lots of fun.

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On to the next one.

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/Bosse

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