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Su-27 1/48th scale by Academy Flanker B

centaur567

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I decided to go ahead and start this kit. I'm a little nervous doing this and don't want to mess it up. I also obtained a detail kit by Eduard for the cockpit. It contains painted photo etched instrument panel which is very nice. Detailed cockpit tub and seat with other nice parts. Even a helmet. I have used photo etched parts before and still have a question on it's proper bending method. Does the crease bend on the outside or inside of the bend ? Yesterday I painted the cockpit tub, cockpit parts, wheel wells, engine intakes and landing gear doors a blue/gray that matches the color of the instrument panel. The blue/gray is WWII Navy color by Floquil and is around 20 yrs. old. Thanks, Gary S. XLV MMXX100_6269.JPG100_6270.JPG100_6271.JPG100_6274.JPG
 

centaur567

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I'm thinking of doing the box art, which is the standard Russian scheme with the shark decals. I thought I had a picture of the actual aircraft, but I can't find it. Gary S. XLV MMXX
 

centaur567

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Got a lot done on the Su-27. Used Edward painted photoetch and cockpit resin detail set. I used to think that this was cheating. My opinion has changed. I didn't use all the photo etch. Just too small to work with, i.e. little tabs on the instrument cowling and on the rear deck. I added a piece of thin clear plastic between the dials and panel. Just a little pit of trimming and it's in. This AM I managed to glue the top and bottom halves of the fuselage together. Fit pretty good. Back to the WIP shelf next to the Stuka. Gary S. XLV MMXX
 
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