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paulsbrown

Su-27M T10M-1 Prototype 701

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17 years ago I emailed Flankerman and asked if he had any pictures of the 1988 Su-27M/Su-35 prototype that was later left at Monino. He very kindly got back to me with a goldmine. The reference photos he sent me were a game changer as he had discovered the disruptive scheme was mirrored underneath and had a bundle of photos to illustrate it.  I loved the Ferris like camouflage but also the new Su-27M nose profile with the traditional cropped fins as later Su-27Ms had the squared tips.

 

I did all the hard work expected of an Academy and Sol conversion way back then and put it away; it sat in the box (with the occasional peeks) until this year. I've made a real effort to finish unfinished projects and clear the stash a bit. I'm pleased to say it's the last 1/48 Academy for me (7 built)! I'm now looking forward to all the newer companies much improved kits.

 

Colors were mostly AKAN mixes, Neomega cockpit, Eduard etched details, DANmodels intake covers, Armory wheels and one of Haneto's (Fairy-Hobby) beautiful corrected canopies. 

The decals were from Begemot except for the stars which were hand made. 

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My two favorite Flankers in real life and in scale.

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I spent the last few days repairing my Su-37 Terminator so I could take a photo like this one of 711 and 701 together.

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I may as well go for the hat trick to finish.

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Amazing! I love the scheme. That is one cool looking airframe. Well done Sir!

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wow, this is great. Both models are awesome. I want to build these too but too lazy for conversion. 🙂 I have hope that Great Wall hobby will come up with some of these flanker variants. 

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Utterly gorgeous!

 

What are the squiggly lines on the wings and vertical stabs?

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Thanks everyone!

 

1 hour ago, DDC said:

What are the squiggly lines on the wings and vertical stabs?

 

They are some kind of stress sensors that are held in place by putty. 

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Thanks, it is a cool and awesome scheme! It's always been my favorite of all the Flanker schemes, and there's a lot of Flanker schemes that I like a lot. The recently published photos of it in flight and all sides plus excellent help from friends made finally finishing it possible.

 

I've added a couple more photos for fun of Su-27M 701 along with some later ones, 710 and 711 "Su-37 Terminator" (T-10M-10 and T10M-11).

 

Enjoy!

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Unique collection you have there, well done build.👍

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