Jump to content

Su-27 G.W.H test build with difference


Recommended Posts

OK so here we go! A test build of the new Su-27 kit in 48th scale from G.W.H

An enormous box with lots of plastic parts and really big 2 sprues for the upper and the lower fuselage halves.

 

lOnIeVx.jpg

 

 

Speaking of test build not much work so far, cut few bits and pieces of course for the cockpit and the seat to see what it is like.

 

0vm3piC.jpg

 

 

Here are some views of the forward cockpit, out of box, nothing added, just the plastic parts as they are provided. All you need some paint and a good fine brush.

 

xKDUcIw.jpg

 

 

OuVvLHM.jpg

 

 

3pYwJvF.jpg

 

 

3blYW9O.jpg

 

 

fei0DOM.jpg

 

 

HbgyQKl.jpg

 

 

 

LKmUVWf.jpg

 

Best regards

Gabor

Link to post
Share on other sites

Little work with the ejection seat last night. Built one straight from the box. Still needs to add the harness system and the leg restraints. No fuss, straight forward build.

 

igkTZB3.jpg

 

 

94frlCi.jpg

 

 

dzsGu5z.jpg

 

 

8MNNkH2.jpg

 

Did a dry run with the forward cockpit adding the ejection seat guide rail to see what it looks like. Here is something that I don’t like. There is no positive placement for the guide rail part (Part T1). OK it should be in the middle but some form of a tab would have helped in positioning it. Is the kit unbuildable because of this . . . ???

 

baVkgQY.jpg

 

 

O3BaOVR.jpg

 

 

2UaMGOD.jpg

 

 

x9YFiM5.jpg 

 

 

 

Here is a look at the after cockpit with its instrument panel, side consoles and the back wall details.

 

 

KU8RiDN.jpg

 

 

osCKKSY.jpg

 

 

CiSqX4d.jpg

 

 

Best regards

Gabor

Link to post
Share on other sites
On 9/12/2020 at 3:26 PM, Falconxlvi said:

I’m going to have a brief moment of shame when I sand that all off to fit the Quinta 3D decals 😂

 

Hi Steve!

 

I have pretty much just seen the ads and whatnot about these Quinta 3D decals, and that's about all I know about them.  I must say, though, that from that minimal exposure to these products, they appear to be a big step up from the Eduard Color/Pre-painted cockpit panels.  Do you have any additional info about these?  I'm inclined to think that I"ll be spending a MONSTROUS amount of money on these 3 D decals in the future, if they turn out to be as good as they appear to be.  Thoughts?!

Link to post
Share on other sites
5 hours ago, Curt B said:

 

Hi Steve!

 

I have pretty much just seen the ads and whatnot about these Quinta 3D decals, and that's about all I know about them.  I must say, though, that from that minimal exposure to these products, they appear to be a big step up from the Eduard Color/Pre-painted cockpit panels.  Do you have any additional info about these?  I'm inclined to think that I"ll be spending a MONSTROUS amount of money on these 3 D decals in the future, if they turn out to be as good as they appear to be.  Thoughts?!

I don’t have any additional info- this is the first set I’ve ordered and I don’t have them on hand yet, but they look amazing! 
 

sorry for the thread drift...

Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, steel_tiger1 said:

Ok now I'm mad! Why is they can get this exquisite detail in a 1/48 scale kit and all we got was basics from Trumpeter in 1/32. It's not fair!!! I need to set something on fire.....

 

Because GWH is not Trumpeter???

Link to post
Share on other sites

gabor, how, in your opinion, does this cockpit detail compare to the GWH SU-35s kit cockpit?  Is the detail significantly better, or are the two cockpit's comparable?  The parts, thus far, look pretty spectacular, and I'm looking forward to the rest of this build!

Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Curt B.

 

It is possible that I am biased (of course I am) but I think this is better. : )  : )    The reason is simple there are years between the two kits. If it was the same or worst level then that would mean that the producer (and also the research work in the background), tool making, manufacturing has not developed further or got even worst. That would be bad in my opinion.

 

With time progressing each product should improve and integrate lessons learned from previous ones and try to introduce innovation! There are still so many new developments even as we speak which can be incorporated into new products! But let’s not forget also observing new trends and developments with other producers kits. Any manufacturer denying this is lying!

 

Sorry I still have some other projects so this build is slow and I have some ideas for this also which need some further research and solving some technological problems. Hope it will be worth waiting for. : )   : )

This is not a race and I don’t really agree with people who want to be FIRST with a brand new kit and finish it ahead of everyone else. I like more the fun of doing the build and since it is a hobby, that should be the most important motivation! But this is only my personal opinion.

A pure plastic first build is available anyway on-line to look at if someone is into that kind of thing.

 

Best regards

Gabor

Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry I dont have a direct link, but in Jet Modeling section in a topic about the G.W.H kit there was somewhere a link to Haneto's test build of a pure plastic version. I believe it was on a Chinese site. But I am sure someone will have better coordinates for that build. 

 

Best regards

Gabor

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Bob Beary said:

I thought it was on this site. Just found it.

 

Thanks,

 

Bob

 

 

 

Bob, can YOU post the link, now that you found it, please?

Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm not sure now if this is the link he referred to, but there is very little of his build on it. Skip to page 19 for the build.

 

If anyone can find a better build, please let us know with the link.

 

Here's what I found...  

 

 

Hope that worked,

 

Bob

 

 

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • 2 weeks later...

Yesterday received some Quinta Studio 3D instrument panel decals. WOW all I can say. Three things are included in the plastic bag. First of all the decal, a detailed instruction as to how to use these 3D decals (in English on one side and in Russian on the other) and of course the instruction sheet for the particular decal. It has photos of actual plastic parts from the given kit with the 3D decal applied, giving exact position for every numbered decal.

 

wrCisSH.jpg

 

 

pWUAF6D.jpg

 

aJ9fojd.jpg

 

The instrument panels are simply sensational.

-  beautiful instrument faces, perfectly glazed! I love the beautiful “glazed” instrument surfaces, they are almost 100% perfect “glass like” flat finish (I don’t mean texture but surface level) while under it you have the delicate dial details in colour.

-  nice fine details

-  no need to get out the ten Zero brushes and the electron microscope to paint the panels

-  and of course all the switches and dials are as they should be, a true 3 dimensional feel!

Simply WOW!

 

yqG3fW6.jpg

 

Here the shadows give a hint of the three dimensional surface.

 

Dvns3lf.jpg 

 

Now I am faced with a very difficult choice. Should I use the instrument panels as they are in the kit and do some painting or sand it all down to flat surface and use the Quinta decal. These are the difficult questions of life!

 

 

GecNia0.jpg

 

 

Of course the G.W.H kit is in 48th scale but I also have some 72nd Hind’s to build in the near future and have a look at this. The same level of three dimensional effect on the small scale panels. You get all those circuit breaker panels, dials, knobs, switches . . .   Yes the pre-painted photoetch had some fine details but it was all flat and in some cases a raster effect of the paint was visible. The latter is almost none existent here since the technology is completely different from the tampon printing of pre-painted etch parts.

 

FJFu5pF.jpg

 

FkvLXiy.jpg

 

I will show any developments with this as I go along.

 

Best regards

Gabor

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...