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I think the shape is close, but you're right about that vent on the starboard side and, as mentioned, the outlet cover on the rear top is missing (might be a good candidate for PE correction though fitting it to the compound curve would be problematic).

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It depends on the a/c:

 

exhaust on the right:

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Exhaust on the bottom:

 

 

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Same exhaust, better view:

 

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Exhaust on the left:

 

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And of course, the pointy tip.

 

So, KH did their homework.

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46 minutes ago, shion said:

So, KH did their homework.

Producing an injected plastic kit is engineering and engineering is the art of making compromises. If KH wanted to depict accurately the stinger tip, they would have had to use slide molds to represent the top and bottom surface details (à la AMK "single-piece" missile ) or provide a resin part. Less ideal option would have been to make a separate part for the tip but then perhaps there wasn't enough space left on the sprues.

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52 minutes ago, shion said:

It depends on the a/c:

 

exhaust on the right:

Exhaust on the bottom:

Same exhaust, better view:

Exhaust on the left:

 

And of course, the pointy tip.

So, KH did their homework.

 

Touche 😅

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1 hour ago, shion said:

It depends on the a/c:

I stand corrected Sir. Your Su-34 Foo is better than mine :worship:☺️. I guess Sukhoi couldn't make up their mind when it came to the tail :whistle:

So, seriously, timeline wise, what are we looking at on the KH kit? On facebook, someone mentioned it was a mish mash of old and new versions of the aircraft and could not, as is, be built as one of the aircraft used in the Syrian campaign. Obviously the tail boom has been modeled to capture one specific version, and that there have been a number of changes made.

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1 hour ago, flybywire said:

Did they include the curved wingtip fillets mentioned by Flankerman earlier? Is it an integral part for the Su-34?

 

From kit photos so far, no, no fillets. There are Su-34s without the fillet. I don't know if those are an earlier version or what.

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3 hours ago, Laurent said:

 

Producing an injected plastic kit is engineering and engineering is the art of making compromises. If KH wanted to depict accurately the stinger tip, they would have had to use slide molds to represent the top and bottom surface details (à la AMK "single-piece" missile ) or provide a resin part. Less ideal option would have been to make a separate part for the tip but then perhaps there wasn't enough space left on the sprues.

 

Hello,

 

sorry, but i don't understand the need of slide molds for this part.

KD made a 3 part-assembly, with exhausts in PE.

For me, it's enough, accurate and the best design you can choose.

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45 minutes ago, shion said:

sorry, but i don't understand the need of slide molds for this part.

KD made a 3 part-assembly, with exhausts in PE.

For me, it's enough, accurate and the best design you can choose.

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It depends on the a/c too:

 

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5 hours ago, flybywire said:

Did they include the curved wingtip fillets mentioned by Flankerman earlier? Is it an integral part for the Su-34?

 

Same thing here:

 

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My main concern is that I want a current production model, not a pre-production or prototype. This aircraft has spent well over a decade in development and there have been many prototypes built. Many of the photos out there are of prototype/pre-production airframes that were built over the years. I would like to have a kit that represents what we were seeing in Syria. Caveat: I know there have probably been changes since the initial "full scale development" run and I am not sure if those effect what we would be seeing in a production aircraft.

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31 minutes ago, shion said:

It depends on the a/c too:

 

4.jpg

I'm no Su-34 specialist but I believe that the plane on the photo is not equipped with an APU.

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2 hours ago, shion said:

It depends on the a/c too:

 

4.jpg 

 

 

Same thing here:

 

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Looks like it depends on whether the aircraft equipped with ECM suite or  just wingtip pylon.

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