Yom Kippur War…1/48 Sukhoi Su-7BMK Fitter, Iraqi Airforce

February 10, 2020 · in Aviation · · 5 · 3.5K

After the refreshed Latin American subjects from 2016, now on to a few from the Middle East.

kit, Wolfpack Design ejection seat (had to cut away several mm of it´s bottom because it is too tall), IFF antennas with plastic rods, Linden Hill decals, the underside color was an older selfmix my dad had standing around for some years (also used on the MiG), don´t know anymore what´s in it ?
the sand color was a "gut"mix with Tamiya XF-55 Deck Tan, XF-59 Desert Yellow and XF-60 Dark Yellow
the green was Gunze H405 Olive Green
Vallejo Metal Color Aluminium for the drop tanks and rocket pods.

Build thread here:

The model shows an aircraft of No.1 Squadron, IrAF, stationed in Syria during the October War in 1973.

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5 responses

  1. Very tidy. I really like the sand and spinach scheme

  2. Very nice Fitter, very inspirational build. Though a bit different and in 72nd scale, I will be hoping to start work on the Italeri/Bilek Su-22m4 Fitter. Very sharp Fitter. Again thanks for sharing.

  3. This looks like the same molds that OEZ, ESCI and Smer used for this subject. I've built the ESCI version in the past with the Smer in the stash. (Those two ARE the same kit.) I just remember having to file massive sprue gates, but once parts were trimmed everything fit quite nicely! I also remember a healthy stores supply as well. The seat in the kit let down what was otherwise a nice cockpit. Your addition of the aftermarket seat makes it much better! I also really like the depiction of the tail pipe in this kit. The camouflage going in stripes across the plane is kind of mesmerizing! Looks great Reinhard!

  4. Thanks all for likes and comments!

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