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Su-27IB - 1/72 scale Su-34 prototype conversion

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Finally finished - my Su-27IB conversion - combining the front end of an Italeri Su-34 mated to the back end of a Heller Su-27UB trainer to make the prototype Su-34.... (exactly what Sukhoi did! - grafting a new front end onto a Su-27UB)




The WIP is here......


I wanted to make my 'Platypus' as it was displayed to the leaders of the CIS countries near Minsk, Belorussia in 1992.... fully tooled up with a full load of dummy weapons...






Note the differences to the final production Su-34 - no fat tailboom, single main wheels, taller fins and metal radome.


Underside view showing weapons.....




I was trying to replicate this configuration as seen during the presentation to CIS leaders at Machulischi, near Minsk, Belarus.....




This is what I ended up with.....




Decals are from the stash - as are some of the weapons....






A few more images - including build photos - here.






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