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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