1/48 Sukhoi Su-11
This is the recent Trumpeter kit. This project was just plain fun! I never thought we’d see a mainstream Fishpot, let alone three. Trumpeter has kitted the -9, -9UM, and the -11 that you see here. I was fascinated by this plane as a kid, when western intelligence would often misidentify it as a Mig-21 variant. Finally got a chance to build one!
It’s a pretty simple model of conventional design. The canopy is designed to be installed in the closed position, but I wanted it open. I scratchbuilt some details for the areas behind the seat and under the windscreen. I also used Eduard fabric seat belts for the KM-1 installed in the Mig-21, close enough. I painted it with Tamiya spray can TS-30 silver leaf and various Humbrol enamels. Kit decals were used, but I left off some of the smaller stencils because I think they would’ve just looked like cloudy little blemishes on the NMF.
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