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Zvezda Su-2 1/48

Zvezda’s Su-2 is a decent kit, with lots of detail for a fair price.
It has its drawbacks, such as the void of detail bomb bay, but goes together without major issues.

For this project I used Eduard’s p.e. set as well as parts from Mars Models’ set. The latter is quite interesting as it contains 2 identical frets. Most of the detail is already covered by Eduard’s set so I opted for them as they are of better visual quality. The bomb bay was detailed with some artistic licence. It’s a pity the majority of internal detail at the rear cockpit is lost because it’s very cramped, especially when you add the gun turret.

I ran into problems with the canopy. Either my masking set was problematic or most likely, they needed a good wash prior to painting, as the set woulnd’t stick and the paint would peel off very easily.

For the finish, I used patches of mascol over silver to make the chipping and chipping fluid under the white.
Painted with vallejo. Markings are also painted, so I can’t comment on the kit’s decals.
Weathered with oils (with and without thinner), dry pastels and pencils.

Hope you like it!

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10 responses to Zvezda Su-2 1/48

  1. SUPERB painting,weathering,finish !

  2. Gorgeous. Super ugly plane but a beautiful build and paintjob 🙂

  3. Top notch work, great weathering.

  4. Love the paint job

  5. Love it! I’ve got a 1/72 version of this, and may have to copy your paint scheme – I’ve never seen that “half-winter” camo before. Lovely work all the way around.

  6. Wow, this is a superb build in every aspect. I truly love the way you weather the model, I find it somewhat familiar to my own artistic approaches in this area. Also worth mentioning is the size of the model… always thought it was smaller, much smaller. Bravo!

  7. The plane itself is ugly, but your paintjob is awesome. Excellent !

  8. Awesome job, George!

  9. Fantastic paintwork.

  10. convincing winter camo!

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