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Show all 18 comments Holger Kranich
Oh, be convinced, i´ll follow this build! I have the kit on my wishlist and i am exited what you make of it!
30. April 2012 at 13:28:05
Thanks Holger, I'm somewhat of a Flanker addict and therefore prepared to put a bit of extra work into the kit to get it right.
30. April 2012 at 13:52:14
Thats the modellers way
I love the flanker, too, but never build one.
30. April 2012 at 13:56:20
Unfortunatly it seems that the Flanker is bewitched, since no manufacturer can release one which is correct shape wise. All in all, I think the Academy kit is the best one in any scale (just don't get me started on that abomination from Trumpeter
30. April 2012 at 14:40:50
I heard the only error on the Academy-Kit shall be the radom. Can you convince that?
30. April 2012 at 14:47:30
The radome is one error. It is too bulbous and spoils the elegant lines completly (Quickboost and Pisco do replacements). The second problem is the windscreen which is too shallow by around 1-1,5mm.
On the single seater the cockpit needs replacement too, beeing completly undersize (more 1/72 scale than 1/4
and lacking details. For the twin seater (Su-27UB) they retooled the cockpit which is quite okay now.
On the Su-30MK Academy obviously didn't want to spend the money to tool new tails and gave you straight end caps to stick on the UB-tails. Here is a link which shows how to correct them (basically the same way I did it on my kit): inscale.org/pub/index.php?topic=2282.0
30. April 2012 at 15:13:13
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30. April 2012 at 15:16:14
30. April 2012 at 15:17:27
At least you don't want to build them in 1/32, that's were the fun begins...
30. April 2012 at 15:25:26
30. April 2012 at 15:27:32
Wow, so much interest here. Seems I really need to finsh this beast
Will be the first finished kit since almost 8 years...
30. April 2012 at 16:11:02
30. April 2012 at 16:13:46
Yeah, I have more than enough kits in various stages. Due to work and other distractions the builds often take month and then I start to lose interest. Showing progress here will hopefully push me a little bit...
30. April 2012 at 16:20:44
30. April 2012 at 16:32:50
Good to know that I'm not the only one
30. April 2012 at 16:38:16
Some progress during weekend and some pics added.
First thing I did was to correct the rear part of the cockpit. For this I removed the raised platform and rebuilt the area using plastic card. I added some additional material on the sides of the fwd cockpit cutout and added the quite prominent canopy sills.
Another detail Academy missed are the prominent ejection seat rails. And while I was at it, I scratched a new rear wall for the 2nd cockpit because the wall should protude slightly from the cockpit.
Last item was the finished master for the new front canopy.
06. May 2012 at 16:33:29
Hello Markus, I like these small but effective improvements. Follow thisa way.
06. May 2012 at 16:47:41
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