GWH’s new 1/48 Su-35 ‘Flanker-E’ – The Russian Beasty
This is my (somewhat late due to box and kit complexity intimidation) attempt at GWH’s new and monstrous Sukhoi Su-35S ‘Flanker-E’ in 1/48th Scale. With the characteristic metal heat staining, subtle three tone camo scheme and huge armament this was one I’d been excited to try and I feel it came out really well in the end.
The detail on the kit is excellent and the fit (which is often a nightmare with Flanker kits) is absolutely flawless – amazing engineering! However, the instructions are badly presented and the decals are almost un-usably thick despite being nicely printed. As a result of the latter I bought aftermarket decals from Begemot which were beautiful and thin, albeit fragile. I also bought a Russian Air Force acrylic paint set from AKAN which sprayed very oddly with a gritty texture and tendency to pool badly, but actually dries nice and thin with decent coverage.
Build video here:
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