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Thanks for posting Nacho and welcome to the ARC forum!!! Great build! :cheers:

Looking forward to seeing more of your models in the future!

I edited your post and fixed the IMG tags so that your pictures showed.

For those not familiar with posting pics on the forum, you need to have your pictures hosted on an outside website like Photobucket. When you post them you need to copy the address they provide and paste it into your reply/post without changing it at all.

The resulting address should look like this (without the spaces):

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Super happy with the speed of delivery to Australia enabling me to AIM-9X up my Rhino on the weekend.

The instruction leaflet made for amusing reading too ! Now to finish the Superbug !

Thanks Chris

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Here's another Su27 with Zactoman canopy, nose and intake corrections. Unfortunately no pylons and missile that were released just as I finished the model. They'll be on the next one

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The progress thread can be found here

http://forums.europe...?showtopic=3215

A simple yet awesome diorama 271.gif !

Very well executed indeed 377.gif !

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Hello,

here are some picture of my Flanker.

I used Zacto Nosecone.

Rom

I've seen that one for real at Hyères Model show (On the riviera in southern France) last week end 13 october. Excellent advertisement for zacto's products.

Great Job, I hope Rom has got a reward

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I've seen that one for real at Hyères Model show (On the riviera in southern France) last week end 13 october. Excellent advertisement for zacto's products.

Great Job, I hope Rom has got a reward

Thanks Grizzly,

but no rewards for this one... :-(

Meanwhile, I was awarded for... a 1/72 Uboot and a 1/35 KVII... both Silver

Cheers

Romain

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Hi!

for my latest build, Tamiya F-4J in 1/32, I used Zactomodels AIM-9 Sidewinder. They are great Chris!!!

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Spent a lot of time doing mods to the Trumpeter kit. Final result would not have been possible without the Zacto nose, canopy and intake fixes. Just needed to dirty-up your nice white intake Chris.

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Know this plane quite well, I was in VS-22 in CAG-3 on the Kennedy during Desert Shield and Storm.

Nice job!

Tracy

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Im new here to the site, but have been active in posting at and building LargeScalePlanes.

As requested by Chris, I am posting my version of the Sukhoi SU-30 MKK Flanker in Russian Pre-delivery livery, scheme 504, using Chris's intake trunks, pylons and missiles. ALL are amazingly molded, and exquisite in detail.

The only problem I had is I should have gotten them off the bat instead of messing the Trumpy's OOB intakes!

This is my version of the Russian test bed Sukhoi SU-30 MKK Flanker as it existed prior to delivery to the PLAAF.

The Russians took this opportunity to use the airframe to test every system the plane has prior to delivery. It was painted only in Russian yellow primer with minimal markings, and stencils, much fewer than the normal Flanker might have had.

They used this thing to test every missile system, radar system and internal system including the canon over and over.

It was used on un-prepared, dirty, wet and/or icy runways, and hence the real thing got incredibly dirty and oily, with the Russians obviously not concerned about cleaning it, even prior to the Russian MAKS air-show in 2003.

There are some things I would have liked to do differently but I'm not worried about them at this point. I may have gone a bit bonkers with the pics but hey-ho, after 8 months build time, I'm using all the pics as reward/justification for all the work :lol:/> ………OR just skip to the end if you get bored! :lol:/>

Here is the almost 8 month WIP journey on LargeScalePlanes.com, for those interested -

Sukhoi SU-30 MKK Russian Pre-Delivery scheme 504 WIP

Here is the finished RFI on LSP.com with more pics as well -

Sukhoi SU-30 MKK Flanker Pre-delivery scheme 504 RFI

Hope you like her, and thanks for stopping in on me. Thanks to Chris and his wonderful resin products too –

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Thanks for looking in, and thanks to Chris for such great products!

Cheers,

Brian

Would love to pick your brain on your engine finishes. Nice effect!

Tracy

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Here's one more testimony to the quality of Zacto's parts

These parts have stayed long enough in the stash. They can now see the light 

 

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Posted (edited)

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I could probably write a book on this model, I have well over 250 hours into it and am VERY HAPPY to finally have it completed. The cost alone of the kit with improvements was over $400 and the number of times I wanted to toss it in the trash is too many to count. I followed the builds of a number of masters on Aircraft Resource Center, but gave up wanting to super detail the landing gear and instead just finish the model.

 

This was by far my most difficult project. Re-scribing, re-riveting, and correcting other portions of the fuselage and wings took hours upon hours. The construction and detail painting of the cockpit was 25 hours of work. Properly fitting the Nosecone to the fuselage was the most difficult portion and I had to contact Chris “Zactoman” Wilson directly for advice and for encouragement to continue on.

 

 Multiple Aftermarket sets used to complete an accurate looking Flanker including:

1.     Zactomodels – Nose correction , Canopy correction, Intake correction and wingtip pylon correction.

2.     Aires - Cockpit, Wheel Wells and Exhausts

3.     Linden Hill Decals -  Ukrainian Flankers. This Flanker (Blue 56) is depicted with splinter scheme from 2008. (Some Shattered on application)

4.     Akan Paints – Water based acrylics of actual colors. Unfortunately, these have very poor adhesion and caused many temper tantrums.

 

Gold Medal Winner at our local IPMS show.

 

 

Photo Credits to Eric Jay.

 

 

 

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21 hours ago, Mr Matt Foley said:

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I could probably write a book on this model, I have well over 250 hours into it and am VERY HAPPY to finally have it completed. The cost alone of the kit with improvements was over $400 and the number of times I wanted to toss it in the trash is too many to count. I followed the builds of a number of masters on Aircraft Resource Center, but gave up wanting to super detail the landing gear and instead just finish the model.

 

This was by far my most difficult project. Re-scribing, re-riveting, and correcting other portions of the fuselage and wings took hours upon hours. The construction and detail painting of the cockpit was 25 hours of work. Properly fitting the Nosecone to the fuselage was the most difficult portion and I had to contact Chris “Zactoman” Wilson directly for advice and for encouragement to continue on.

 

 Multiple Aftermarket sets used to complete an accurate looking Flanker including:

1.     Zactomodels – Nose correction , Canopy correction, Intake correction and wingtip pylon correction.

2.     Aires - Cockpit, Wheel Wells and Exhausts

3.     Linden Hill Decals -  Ukrainian Flankers. This Flanker (Blue 56) is depicted with splinter scheme from 2008. (Some Shattered on application)

4.     Akan Paints – Water based acrylics of actual colors. Unfortunately, these have very poor adhesion and caused many temper tantrums.

 

Gold Medal Winner at our local IPMS show.

 

 

Photo Credits to Eric Jay.

 

 

 

WORD.

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2 hours ago, B.Sin said:

WORD.

 

You are too kind Brother......:worship:

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Thanks again to those sharing their builds! :cheers:

Until the day comes when I have time to build something for myself, you guys are providing me my model building 'fix'.

Vicarious modeling... :boohoo:

 

 

On 3/5/2018 at 3:18 PM, Mr Matt Foley said:

 Re-scribing, re-riveting, and correcting other portions of the fuselage and wings took hours upon hours.

Very nice build and congrats on your Gold!

Any close-ups you can share? I'd love to see some of the additional correction work you mentioned.

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12 hours ago, Zactoman said:

Thanks again to those sharing their builds! :cheers:

Until the day comes when I have time to build something for myself, you guys are providing me my model building 'fix'.

Vicarious modeling... :boohoo:

 

 

Very nice build and congrats on your Gold!

Any close-ups you can share? I'd love to see some of the additional correction work you mentioned.

 

I probably overstated some of that Chris. The movement of the stabilators to their correct position to enable the droop. Re-riveting and scribing portions of the fuselage and wings after sanding et.al. The nose work with your replacement probably would have gone better had I carefully watched the gap between the Aires cockpit and nose gear bay. That amplified the fit correction and it wasn't until I sent photos to you and your suggestions that the "light bulb" went on and I was able to make the correction. The Zacto nose and canopy corrections add so much to the kit, I honestly do not know how anyone with AMS could avoid using them on this kt. I wish I could have afforded the missiles and all of the pylons. The wingtip pylons are so much better than the kits, it is ridiculous. As I said, I am very happy the build is over with. Now...where the heck do I put this thing?

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