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Hobbyboss Su-34 OOB build

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  I got the new Su-34 and have been wanting to see how it actually looks in real life. So Here my first ever build posted on ARC.  Today I primed the cockpit and painted it using AKAN acrylics.  I need to get a better light source, but the cockpit photsos I fond online showed a lighter blue interior than the Su-27. 

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Watching with great interest. I think a large number of us are hesitant to spend the money until we have seen a build and get an idea of the amount of fixes required. 

 

Thanks for putting this up and congrats on your first in progress build log.

 

Cheers, 

 

Dave

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Count me in too. I have the HobbyBoss kit, I'll probably buy the Kitty Hawk as well, but I am all eyes on this build.

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hi

 

thank you for starting this build!

i'll watch it closely.

 

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  I made some more progress on the front gear bay, instrument panel areas.

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34 minutes ago, Mr Matt Foley said:

Excellent. The fit looks so far so good eh?

Well, I'm wrapping up the Tamiya F-14 as well so I've definitely been spoiled.  But overall so far it's been pretty good.  Top and bottom fuselage fit really well.  I'm interested to see how the intakes come together.

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Have they made any provision for the shutter blinds inside the cockpit???

 

They are quite prominent in photos - there are blinds down the curved side windows and a semi-circular blind that folds flat across the top of the coaming.

 

I scratched them on my Italeri 1/72nd Su-34......

 

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You can see the rails in this photo I took at Zhukovsky - and part of the folded blind..... the one on the coaming is not quite so visible.

 

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A search of the internet will find more photos....

 

This one is quite good :- http://i.imgur.com/bMP6G16.jpg

 

There's a hint of the front fold-down one in this photo :- http://i.imgur.com/fZnJooe.jpg

 

Happy Flankering!

 

Ken

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Nice to see this build. I do not have the kit as yet and waiting to see what the KH version might look like.

 

As for those blinds I wonder if it is similar to those anti-flash curtains like the F-111?

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So after some cold temps kept me out of the garage to do any painting, I made a little more progress on the build. Installed the cockpit into the fuselage and installed the gear bays. the front one was a little tight, but so far everything has gone together with pretty good fit.  Next up, closing up the fuselage halves.  

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Gotta see the halves closed up and the subsequent fit. Curious to know if you're going to try to re-profile the nose and which seams to fill.

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41 minutes ago, Mr Matt Foley said:

Gotta see the halves closed up and the subsequent fit. Curious to know if you're going to try to re-profile the nose and which seams to fill.

 

 Yeah we'll see how it looks and if the work required will make a difference without taxing my skills. I don't want to end up making it look worse. 

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10 hours ago, Vaildog said:

 

 Yeah we'll see how it looks and if the work required will make a difference without taxing my skills. I don't want to end up making it look worse. 

Keep up the good work brother...I'm rooting for ya!

 

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Fuselage halves assembled and canopy masked and attached.  I don't see how Kitty Hawk can improved on this aspect of the kit, especially if they break the fuselage into multiple sections.

 

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  Hopefully these are giving you an idea of the nose section.  Not ever having been around the plane, I can only say it looks Su-34ish to me.

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1 hour ago, Mr Matt Foley said:

Nice work! What paint scheme are you planning?

 

I will be doing the three tone blue using the Mr Paint colors. I will probably do the eggplant scheme when I pick up the Kitty Hawk version.

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Primed and painted the intake trunks

 

 

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Added  the vertical stabilizers and stinger assembly

 

 

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 Every thing has been pretty gap free to this point except here. Shouldn't require too much filling.I'll try not to lose the detail for the flare dispensers.

 

 

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On 1/13/2017 at 0:13 AM, Vaildog said:

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Great build...

 

It is not a huge deal but I think both the nose and the front of the canopy should have been more pointier. So this is an area where kittyhawk can upgrade..

 

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