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Happy new year of Ox everyone!

Today is the first day of the Ox year, so here to share with you some good news. 😉 

 

The upcoming Great Wall Hobby G.W.H L4824 1/48 Su-27 “Flanker B” Heavy Fighter, to be released in Q1 2021!

Here is the box art and mold pictures(yep showed before since the mold was already cut in summer last year).

 

Box Art airframe:

 

Su-27P “Red 01”
Russian Navy Baltic Fleet 689th Independent Red Banner GvIAP
Kaliningrad Chkalovsk naval air base, Russia, May 2003

 

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More details will be shown step by step.

Have a nice day!

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I really love what I am reading to be the Russian demo version of the Su-27SKM (from wiki):

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I believe this is a one-of scheme. Is it possible to build this version out of this new GWH kit? I looked around a bit but all I see is the mention of a new engine for the SM and I also see the IRST placement is different. Not sure if differences in the engines are internal or if the cans are also impacted. So, while this looks like a no-go, I'm curious to hear what other differences there are.

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On 2/13/2021 at 2:50 AM, Janissary said:

I really love what I am reading to be the Russian demo version of the Su-27SKM (from wiki):

 

I believe this is a one-of scheme. Is it possible to build this version out of this new GWH kit? I looked around a bit but all I see is the mention of a new engine for the SM and I also see the IRST placement is different. Not sure if differences in the engines are internal or if the cans are also impacted. So, while this looks like a no-go, I'm curious to hear what other differences there are.

 

IRST is moved as you have noted, there is a refuel probe, the triangle RWR's on the intakes are removed and different instrument panel. Probably a few antennas here and there too. Moving IRST would be the hardest, but probably doable in theory. The other things should be pretty easy. Maybe GWH will do a SM version, that could cover that demo bird, Russian SM and SM3's and the Indonesian SKM's. But that is a question to Haneto and GWH.

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On 2/15/2021 at 10:12 AM, Berkut said:

 

IRST is moved as you have noted, there is a refuel probe, the triangle RWR's on the intakes are removed and different instrument panel. Probably a few antennas here and there too. Moving IRST would be the hardest, but probably doable in theory. The other things should be pretty easy. Maybe GWH will do a SM version, that could cover that demo bird, Russian SM and SM3's and the Indonesian SKM's. But that is a question to Haneto and GWH.

Thank you Berkut! Awesome info as always. 

 

 

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On 2/13/2021 at 6:55 PM, Alpagueur said:

What's wrong with that Academy kit?

It is a little short (by a pitot tube) and the nose needs replacing. Any other issues are minor.  And despite what anyone says you'll never notice the shortness, I've built nearly a dozen Academys and they look fine next to more recent models of 1/48 Flankers.

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9 hours ago, paulsbrown said:

It is a little short (by a pitot tube) and the nose needs replacing. Any other issues are minor.  And despite what anyone says you'll never notice the shortness, I've built nearly a dozen Academys and they look fine next to more recent models of 1/48 Flankers.

I think the under sized canopy could be quite critical, which I had to make some vacuum ones 11 years ago.

Academy 1/48 Su-27 Flanker family correct canopy

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13 hours ago, haneto said:
23 hours ago, paulsbrown said:

 

I think the under sized canopy could be quite critical, which I had to make some vacuum ones 11 years ago.

Very true. Several of mine have your canopies on them.

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32 minutes ago, paulsbrown said:

Very true. Several of mine have your canopies on them.

Thanks for choosing it. Yes I know it's not an easy product to use, the cutting/trimming/dry fitting could take so much time and effort and no tolerance for mistakes, but it's the best solution at the time 10 years ago.

Glad that now we can build a decent Flanker out of box without any hard work in a very short time period, to enjoy the built itself, finally. 🙂 

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4 hours ago, haneto said:

Thanks for choosing it. Yes I know it's not an easy product to use, the cutting/trimming/dry fitting could take so much time and effort and no tolerance for mistakes, but it's the best solution at the time 10 years ago.

No but if you are investing all that time like with one of these Sol conversions it was good to have your canopies and IRST, I still have one of each that I'll use on renovating some older kits.

 

I'm happy to see all the under canopy plumbing finally addressed on these new kits, I was getting bone tired of making them for each Flanker.

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Posted (edited)
Hi guys
 
So here is the upcoming GWH 1/48 Su-27 "Flanker B" kit test shot.
I received it last weekend but finally found some time to take photos of the set.
 
As I have emphasized many times:
the design concept of this kit, is to take the best balance between good details/accuracy and user friendly.
We hope you can enjoy not only the final result, but also the building process of it!
 
Please refer to the photos and comments I added, and hope you will enjoy it.
 
Have a nice weekend!
 
P.S: the photo quality has been decreased due to automatic compression of the forum, you can visit my Facebook album for original ones here:
 
Main parts for airframe

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Armament parts including 4 B-13L rocket launcher, 4 R-27ER AA missiles, 2 R-27ET AA missiles and 4 R-73 AA missiles

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Photo etching parts: stainless*1(no bending needs) and brass*1 (easier bending), clear film, metal pitot tube and clear parts

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One piece upper fuselage part

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Vertical fin details

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Details on wings

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Nose details

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Pay attention to the 3 gun maintenance panel holding spots mold on left front fuselage

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Full details on HUD cover and canopy actuator floor

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APP-50 Chaff dispenser mold

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One piece lower fuselage part

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Lower fuselage details

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Flap is designed as down position defaultely(parking condition)DSC_0577.JPG

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Raised rivets on inner side of gear doors

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Two types of tailboom lower parts for selection(either early batch or late batch)

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Intake upper wall

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Leading Edge slat is also designed as down position defaultely(parking condition)

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One piece side fuselage by slide molds

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One piece engine pod part, inheritanced from Su-35 kit in 2018.

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One piece intake part, inheritanced from Su-35 kit in 2018.

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Intake inner details

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Raised rivets on airbrake inner side

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Different shaped wingtip P-72 pylon compared with Su-27UBDSC_0595.JPG

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Different shaped parachute cover compared with Su-27UB

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Nose gear bay wth roof cover

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Nose gear bay side parts for easier painting and weathering

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Single seater type nose gear door

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Seperated exhaust nozzle parts for thinner edge

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Seperated exhaust nozzle parts to replicate petal inside details

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Main gear bay

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Full structure main landing gear

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Sharp details on main wheel hub(you can also add PE parts but I don't think necessary)

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Main wheel

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Cockpit bathtube details to be replicated by kit decals

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Cockpit back wall

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Main instrument panel also details to be covered by kit decals

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Full structure nose gear

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Gun and intake parts with holes by slide mold

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IRST with full details

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Back mirror and IFF antenna parts(also offer stainless PE parts to replace)

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Seperate gear bay pipe parts for easy painting and weathering, inheritanced from Su-35 kit in 2018.

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Rivets also on altitude antenna base

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Sharply molded pitot tube and HUD(both can be replicated by metal/PE parts)

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"Fish folk" antenna with crisp detail

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K-36DM ejection seats by mininum parts but great details

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One piece ejection seat rail part by slide molds which has different shape than Su-27UB ones

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One piece mud guard part for nose gear by slide molds

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Raised rivets on surface

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One piece ejection seat headrest part by slide molds

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Raised rivets on the part

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One piece radome part by slide molds

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One piece radome part allows to show radar equipment

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One piece tailboom side parts to avoid sanding

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B-13L rocket launchers

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BD3-USK-A pylons for unguided weapons(e.g. B-13L)

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APU-470, AKU-470 and P-72 pylons for AA missiles

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Su-27 customized twin launcher beam

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Extremely thin canopy part

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No distortion due to extreme thin thickness

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No distortion on windshield part too

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Windshiled with panels around for easier masking and gluing

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Other clear parts

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High quality decal by precisely printed and thin thickness

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Most accurate and complete stencil decal dased on real aircraft reference

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Cockpit instrument decals to match the panel, no more need to paint cockpit

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Armament accurate and complete stencil decal included as well

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Looks amazing, nice to have early single seat and two seat Flankers of this quaility. Makes sense that the Su-30SM will be next with the amount of commonality with the Su-27UB. 

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