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Richard Mcstay
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Sukhoi Su-27 UB

May 23, 2018 · in Aviation · · 35 · 9.9K

Hello again!

This is the limited edition kit in 1/48 scale. The mouldings are originaly from the Flanker C, but Eduard have worked their magic and included various photo etch and resin aftermarket parts, plus a correct nose cone.

On top of this, I purchased a host of other aftermarket sets. The ladders, tow bar, resin wheels, covers and metal pitot tube all came from different corners of the world (via eBay) to go into the build.

I did a work in progress report over in the groups section, feel free to check that out for more information on the sub assemblies and the painting. Thanks to everyone who followed the WIP, very much appreciated!

As always, thanks for looking!

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  1. OMG, this model just blew me away! I really also enjoy your cockpit work. The weathering in the cockpit is awesome. Really take it to another level!

    • Thanks mate! Much appreciated.
      I couldn't get the lighting right in the cockpit on the final photos so I included a couple of pics from the WIP. Cheers!

  2. Stunning work, build!

  3. I've followed the thread, and was waiting to see this one posted. Excellent work - she's a real beauty! Love the weathering - has a perfect realistic look to it.

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    Great looking build Richard.

  5. I'm not much of a modern jets guy, but this just knocks me on my assets. Truly amazing result, a demonstration of real talent, skill, and ability.

  6. Richard, this is magnificent. I'd recommend a look at the WiP if you haven't seen it - it's a superb thread.

  7. Cool looking Flanker, Richard! It was fun following your progress!

  8. Beautiful job, Richard. That kit is not easy to pull off. I started one and gave up on it.

  9. Arguably the most beautiful aircraft in the world. Great build, Richard,

  10. Just WOW! amazing model of a beast of a plane. Impressive by all accounts. Congratulations Richard. I missed the WIP but will surely read it. I have a friend that is mad about Sukhois so will share a link of your post just to make him drool a bit

  11. Fabulous Flanker!

  12. It looks really great, Richard, well worth all that hard work.

  13. Great build Richard, you nailed her.
    Fine variation on the paint work and good weathering too.
    Great pics to add to it.
    Well done mate.

  14. Richard, I'm going to use the terribly overused word here, but it fits: Awesome!

    The Sukhois are very purposeful looking aircraft and seem to ooze deadliness..

    Well done, Richard! Great looking painting and the accessories really set the model off well.

  15. Richard, Very nice, I have to admit I'm not much of a jet guy, but I'm pretty sure I have a grasp on good modeling, and this is good modeling, especially the fantastic looking paint work ! Well done !

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