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Su-27 Early

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A Flanker at rest has the stabliisers drooped

And flaps and slats ;) Cut, cut, cut :D

I haven't built this kit yet, but the UB didn't have the misaligned canopy/windshield seam as opposed to J-11B. I guess the problem lies with their singleseater moulds. How was the Su-30MKK canopy?

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And flaps and slats ;)/> Cut, cut, cut :D/>

You are correct - I am just getting lazy...

I haven't built this kit yet, but the UB didn't have the misaligned canopy/windshield seam as opposed to J-11B. I guess the problem lies with their singleseater moulds. How was the Su-30MKK canopy?

Now you mention it, I don't recall having the same issue with the MKK/UB canopy.

It also has the seam - but sanding it down did not reveal any misalignment.

Ken

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Model now painted - and decalled........

Su-27%20022.JPG

.... ready for some slight weathering and a satin topcoat.....

Su-27%20023.JPG

I've just spent a day masking & painting the 24 front fins on the R-27 missiles :bandhead2:/>

As they are 'live', the missile bodies are white - but the fins (all 48 of them!) are dark titanium - the front ones have white leading edges. :woot.gif:/>

I'm also not convinced that Tsymbal's machine carried six missiles - I can't see the noses of any centreline missiles in the few photos that are available - see discussion here

I think Trumpeter's boxart is correct showing 2 X R-27T on the inner wing pylons and 2 X R-27R on the intakes.

Anyone care to comment ???

Ken

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Oh that's tricky. With this image you can see the tip and fin edge peeking out from between the intakes...

su04_010.jpg

but not in this one

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you must do what you feel is right, of course....

but other than the missile questions, KEN! this is turning out really nice! it'll be a gem when the weathering hits. :D/>

Edited by nicholassagan

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I am not so sure that top picture is from that event. I have another picture and that doesn't show middle pylon being used. IMHO it was carrying 2x R-27R's and 2x R-27T's.

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all r27s without r73s becasue there where not allowed to flight with them.

Ken great work again!!

Edited by mario krijan

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