Academy (Easy kit) 1/144th SU-25 Frogfoot
The SU-25 Frogfoot is the Russian equivalent of the USAF A-10. It's not graceful looking, but is pretty much "purpose built". I guess that's what has always attracted me to it. In this particular case, I had little choice but to build it.
In our IPMS club, we have what's known as our $1.00 club. Any members who choose to participate, pay $1.00 per month. The club purchases a dozen models, at sale prices, and sells them back to the members at $1-2 profit to the club. Win-win for everyone. These can be built any way the modeler chooses. This happens 2-3 times a year, depending on the kit and the cost. After a few months, there's a small contest. We try to keep this simple as to not take time away from other projects. This little offering was one of those kits.
I chose an odd scheme, and tried to duplicate it. I traded some of the bomb/rocket load, with a fellow member, in an effort to make it a little different from the rest of the entrants. The Frogfoot was a nice, little kit, and went together without too much difficulty. It was supposed to be for fun, which it was, not too complicated, which it wasn't, inexpensive, $2-3, and something out of the ordinary, which 1/144th scale was. Mission accomplished !