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JFVicente

1/72 Trumpeter Su-27UB with some aftermarket

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Hi again! With my  Phantom conveniently stored and put on hold for some time I quickly was able to start with a new project.

 

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This kit has been on my stash for some time and I always have a feeling for this aircraft and I really like those twin seat versions of some fighters. The kit itself is well know and has its detractors and bad reviews, but I think you can get a good result from it... I will be using some aftermarket: Dream Model photoetched set for cockpit and exterior details, Master pitot:

 

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Aires buener cans, quickboost ejection seats and nose cone:

 

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As you can see on  a previous pic, some PE parts (from the Dream Model set) were added to the seats.

 

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Here they are primmed:

 

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work quickly started by the cockpit, with the help of the photo etched parts, and I also added some details from scratch:

 

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I removed the floor from the original cockpit and lowered it as I feel that it was too high as it was.

 

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Sorry for this poor pic.

 

Some details were also reproduced on the interior side walls of the cockpit:

 

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Also the instruments panel cover was improved, although this part is not yet finished...

 

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Some photoetched parts were added around the fuselage, following the instructions:

 

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All for now! Hope you like this new project. Comments are welcome.

 

Rgds

 

Juan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi again and Happy New Year all! After the Christmas season I was able to resume the work on this kit.

I started by  detailing the main landing gear wells. Removed the casted detail on the upper fuselaje that conform the roof of the bay,  and I replaced it with these photoetched  parts from a set of Wolfpack-d.

 

 

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As you can see,  in the lower of the pic  I began to add some detail made of copper wire and plastic card and strips. Here some more:

 

 

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And this is other section of the right wheel well fully detailed:

 

 

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Finished and primed:

 

 

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Here, the rear part  of the left well almost in its original appearance, for comparison.

 

 

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And the same right well finished and primed:

 

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I also detailed the front wheel well:

 

 

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More to follow...

 

 

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Some detail were added to the external side walls of the intake trunks, since these are part of the main wells:

 

 

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Next step was the detail painting of these areas, in anticipation of installing the air intakes:

 

 

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Also painted the front wheel bay:

 

 

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And that,s all for now. As always comments and sugestions are welcome.

 

Cheers.

 

Juan

 

 

 

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Hello Juan,

 

I will follow with huge interest knowing that you will add a lot of details to this kit.

To be honest I like Trumpeter kits a lot.

Many people are complaining about issues in size and shape at many new kits.

If I compare current modelling with modelling 25 years ago...well,things are just getting better.

I remember very well to the age when exotic types were available only from short run production or WERE NOT AVAILABLE AT ALL.

KP company for example was the only one making an acceptable MiG-19.

Acceptable meant that it was made with raised panel lines,some warpage,no cockpit,no fine details,nothing.

However at the end with some work it was looking like a MiG-19.

Keep the pictures coming.

 

Regards,Laz

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I'm enjoying watching your project. Nice detail you're adding. 

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Hello Juan,

 

Any news about the build?

 

Regards,Laz

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Working hardly on it but no pictures...

I will post some progress next weekend.

Thanks for your interest.

Juan 

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hi again. Well, more than a mounth has passed since I said that I was going to post some update the next week... I, m really sorry for this long delay, again.

So it,s time for a new update. 

After the work on the bays and intakes I painted the cockpit:

 

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Here the instruments panel of the front cokpit in place:

 

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And the rear atached to the bathtube:

 

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With this I was able to close the fuselage:

 

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Pics of this area are some blurry, but it looks much bette in person...

 

With all the previous work done  I was able to install the intake trunks:

 

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Here a closer look:

 

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As you can see, I have added some tiny altought evident details more from scratch.

More to follow...

 

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Hi again. Some more pics to follow.

 

Here you can see the oval exhaust that I have added behind the left main landing gear bay:

 

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You can also notice from the previous pics that I have cut both the front and rear flaps, with the intention of depict them on extende position. Also I have drilled those little holes on the engine bays as I have found the on some walkarouns...

Some more tiny details added from the photoetched set and from scratch on the rear fuselage:

 

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And also, some detail instaled on the inetrior of the intake trunks:

 

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I installed the Quickboost resin nose cone and masked and dryfitted the canopy:

 

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In the area just in front of the gun nozzle I engarved some tiny rivet. As this area will be finished in metalic colour thgis will add some more interest. Also replaced the plastic casted 

gun nozzle for a brass rod.

 

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Also some riverts were engarved on the dielectric area of the right vertical fin, and a distinctive antena were made from scratch on the top of the fin:

 

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And here is it, ready to be primed:

 

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That,s all for now. As always coments and suggestins are welcome.

 

RGDS


Juan

 

 

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Hello Juan,

 

You have made a good progress.

Did the resin cone make the difference?

I am a big fan of resin things but to be honest I am not sure sometimes that the effort is really worth to change the original shapes.

 

Keep the pictures coming.

 

Regards,Laz

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