WIP Su-27SM Lipetsk Training Center
All right fellas, after the tiring 1:12 Countach project i needed something smaller and different to relax. I haven't built a jet in a while and not a single Su-27 in 1:72 for that matter... Zvezda released this nice kit a few years ago and i decided to go for it....
It's Russian, it's fast and it's a jet ... and it's my all time favouritist hairyplane! It will be done in a Maritime camo of course? Don't mind me Alex, i'll Be in the back seat learning cryllic writing!
PS, I'll go buy a hair dryer now!
"i'll Be in the back seat learning cryllic writing!" It's a one seater, Peter! ...Hey, that even rhymes😄
As for the camo, there are two options for the serial jets in the AF, a two tone blue and a three tone grey/grey blue camo. I am still indecisive which one it is going to be..
If I was 40 kilos lighter I'd sit on your knee! Either camo will look awesome!
since Peter is taking the space in the cabin, i will take a seat outside, but will certainly not miss this one!
There are no seats left outside either, Spanjaard but i can hang you on one of the pylons, there are plenty of them 😄
The place in the burner can seems cozy too, at least when the engine isn't runnng...
Well done so far.
well, if that is the only place you can offer 🙁
Pro riveting.. you nerd 😛 (Love it)
Ah, that nose weight trick was interesting. I will remember that.
Spanjaard, it's warm and cozy in there what do you want else? You can have a blanket if you want 😄
Aris, if you count them I reassure you there are a few missing😄 Treehugger, you are welcome!
Amazing work so far. The burner cans do make you question whether they were worth it for this scale. The Cockpit looks amazing. As for the rivet detail, I'm definitely not worthy. Truly amazing.
Sieht schon super aus! 👍
pretty nice work on this one...
Bryn, thing is i never installed aftermarket burner cans before so I just wanted to try. Are they worth it? They do look better than the kit parts but considering them being not correct in their proportions you could wish for more for 13€. Again, to my eye the rear part of the nozzle seems to bee to long. Maybe there are different versions of these nozzles and I am mistaken and would love to stand corrected, but my research has shown it to be the case. The riveting, i must say this is a significant effect for such little work. What did I spend on a fin, 15 minutes? It's not that I am superhuman, you just have to try for yourself to see how easy it is! I did it with a simple Trumpeter rivet maker tool.
Alex, can you quit this site? You are making me feel totally inadequate! Keep up the lessons 👍
Lol, what is making you so uncomfortable 😄 I feel inadequate posting this avoidable plastering orgy...
Looks truly nice so far!
Good work! I will resume my Zvezda flanker just now!
Agustin, I defintely am going to build this "SKM" Flanker one day, always liked the black/grey scheme, yours looks fantastic and I see you did your research homework and even added the refueling probe! Anything else you changed compared to the "SM" model? Would love to see more WIP pictures 👍
BTW I decided to build the training version from Lipetsk airbase with the two tone blue camouflage. I've got enough grey airplanes in my shelves!
Very nice progress in here, how come I missed it?
Looking good so far...
Thanks mates! Made some updates
Bwoaaah!!! Ich liebe deine Farben! I realy love your approach to getting those colors right! The preshading, mottling and choice of color is spot on! 👍
It's far away from "spot on", Patrick😢
The blue is definitely not "blue enough", paint tends to be more pale and dull when applied with an airbrush in comparison to the sample applied manually on paper, which looked ok colorwise. I already reworked that, pics following tomorrow.
I see what you mean; the colors in the cover picture are more vibrant. But still, the execution of the preshade, mottling and misting the main color looks really good.
Thanks! It's not misting actually, I put down quite wet coats but with very diluted paint.
This is some really fantastic work, and the step by step pics are wonderful! I know how difficult it can be to stop progress to take pics.
Looking forward to seeing what comes next!
Fantastic job! You made a good job rescribing the panel lines 🙂
Thank you mates!
Yeah Michael it is definitely distracting handling a camera when you are mid-process but these happen to be the most telling and interesting pictures of a WIP👍. The pictures are far from perfection but I try to progress myself, next step would be to install a nice "photo corner" with good lights, a nice uniform background and the camera steady.
Spasibo Igor, I will check that out!
Happy New Year everyone!!
Nice exhausts Alex 👍
Thanks! The bird is also finished already. Did not have the time to do proper pictures, New Years celebration and such....but definitiely following this week!
Good god thats good man, you have very good eyes lol
Lol no, don't you see I am wering glasses? 😄
I do so need to get mine re-checked lol!
nice work on the missiles, little gems on their own...
How old is the photo Alex? The one of you I mean!
"How old is the photo Alex?" One week! Why 😄
Thanks Cuajete! i thought i'd give them a little more attention than I usually do for my 1:72nd stuff. The more I am glad that the effort payed off!
Guys, finally made some proper rollout pictures, enjoy!
The missile loadout btw is pure fantasy, I just wanted to have at least one of each missiles attached
Beautiful colorwork! Looks great 👍
And enjoyed they were! Wow!
Thanks Augie, Daniel and Peter!
Awesome work ... nice nice nice ...
Nice plane, great model 👍
Wow very good 👍
Very nice work... Fantastic painting work. Congrats!
wonderful result... congratz...
Thank You mates!
A blue beauty. Fantastic work.
Thanks Roland, thanks Martin! Yeah i am really happy with the colors too, was quite a challenge to hit the correct shades!
truly beautiful Alexander. amazing job again.
Great mate! Perfekte Arbeit 👍
Final result is absoulutely stunning. Well done!
wow nice flanker! und das in dem maßstab! daumen hoch!
Nice job, your explanations are a pleasure to follow.