Sukhoi SU-30SM Zvezda 1/72
Hello to everyone,
I have rediscovered this beautiful hobby couple years ago, after more than 30 years of break (since childhood). I like aviation, especially 3 and 4 gen fighter jets. After brush painting my models with enamel colors, things become more serous for me, and I aquiered airbrush, so here is my first airbrushed model – Sukhoi SU-30SM from ZVEZDA in 1/72 scale.
I don’t have enough experience to make a comparation or review of the kit, but from my point of view the kit itself was very nice, with lots of details and parts. I didnt find any issues with fitting. Decals came nicely too (lots of decals and stencils). Lots of armament is proveded as well.
To be honest, I was pretty scared with first time airbrushing, dealing with PSI, new colors (Tamyia), primer, masking, etc…so I went easy on weathering. I tried blackbasing technique, which is bearly visible. Color scheme itself was pretty complicated for the first attempt airbrushing. I choose to make three color at lower surfaces, dark gray at upper, to represent airplane bort 43 form Russian Navy Aviation, Saki, Crimea. Actual airplane was introduced in service in 2016 so it is rather new, not so much weathered.
What do you think?
I always try to improve so all good or bad comments and suggestions are welcome.
Stay safe and take care,
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