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Julian Herrero aka Yuri (yuri)


Sukhoi Su-7 VEB Plastikart

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It's a very toy-like model. Main parts are moulded in silver plastic and detail parts in
gloss black plastic. Ailerons, rudder and wheels are movable. Stand is also included for an in-flight pose.
My aim is to do some kind of retro-modelling. That means I'll try to build as much as I can it the very old way ,,, as I should have done in the late seventies. "Classic" Humbrol #11 silver overall brush painted , no putty , nail files, no clear varnish, and kit's decals. For the sake of economy (I didn't want to buy a lot of Humbrol tins), airframe details were painted with Tamiya enamels , and details were painted with acrylics (Gunze , Tamiya, and Vallejo).
Plastic is very hard and some parts don't fit as well as modern kits do, but I kind of like these basic VEB kits.



This album is attached to project Retro-modelling Sukhoi Su-7 VEB Plastikart.

1:72 Su-7 (VEB Plasticart 7482)
Sukhoi Su-7 Fitter
PL Military Wojska Obrony Powietrznej Kraju (Polish Air Force 1962-1990)
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Bare Metal


16. January 2017, 18:53 Share
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Julian Herrero aka Yuri Very toy-like model. Main parts in silver plastic and detail parts in black plastic. Moveable ailerons and rudder. Stans is also included for an in-flight pose.
I plan to do some kind of retro-modelling, so I'll try to build it the very old way ,,, as I should have done in the late seventies. The only 'modern' concession would be gloss varnishing in order to avoid decal silvering.
16. January 2017, 19:04
Łukasz Gliński Whoa, that's a cool one, like my SR.53, I have to watch this one, loving such projects :D
Nice decals you have got in your box, usually they are out of register
Sometimes I consider buying me one too, but I'd rather stay with modern decals anyway
16. January 2017, 19:53
Maciej Bellos Following! Those VEB plastikart kits were some of my first kits, a Mercure 100, a Boeing 727, a Tu-134, a Tu-154 and a Mil Mi-10. All in 1/100 scale. I still have the first four of them, the helicopter didn't survive.
16. January 2017, 21:08
Julian Herrero aka Yuri I've got a back-up decal sheet from HDL ... just in case .. ;)
17. January 2017, 13:32
Nikolaos Kouzinis nostalgic kits!!!!
17. January 2017, 19:30
Łukasz Gliński I see you're well prepared :D
17. January 2017, 19:44
Erik Leijdens Nostalgic kit and a cool aircraft! Success mate
17. January 2017, 19:48
Julian Herrero aka Yuri Thanks folks ... I've got some other VEB kits ,,,, I know they're quite tough ,,, but somehow I have a penchant for this "naive" kits ,,,,, I tried my hand at the 1/100 Mi-6 but was "killed in action" during my moving to my new flat. I'll try to get some pictures and post them .
17. January 2017, 19:49
Ekki Watching with interest.
17. January 2017, 21:11
Cuajete Following
24. November 2017, 20:35
Julian Herrero aka Yuri Some progress on this project.
6. December 2017, 18:05
Cuajete Looking so good. Ánimo, Julián!
6. December 2017, 19:09
Łukasz Gliński Very nice, looking forward to seeing it completed. What roundels will she get?
6. December 2017, 19:35
Julian Herrero aka Yuri Lukasz ... I've still not made-up my mind about the roundels .... May be Czech or Polish, if the original decals are still in good condition ,,, If not , I've got a HDL sheet as back-up , and then she will be Afghan.
7. December 2017, 12:22
Julian Herrero aka Yuri Thanks (gracias) Cuajete
7. December 2017, 12:22
Erik Leijdens Nice work so far Julian. My favorite Sovjet aircraft. Made it myself too but in 1/48 from OEZ, also a rather crude kit but not as crude as yours. Like the pictures of the real aircraft, what a beast. Looking forward to your progress.
7. December 2017, 14:29
Julian Herrero aka Yuri Erik , thanks a lot .... It's almost finished .... I'll post more pictures soon. Indeed it's very, very big and brute ..... Before the Su-27 was "born" , this was my favourite soviet aircraft. Pure brute power , in old soviet style.
7. December 2017, 16:49
Julian Herrero aka Yuri Polish decals in the end
8. December 2017, 20:30
Łukasz Gliński Yay, Polish roundels! No clue how accurate you wanna be, but the PL ones carried only red numbers...
8. December 2017, 20:33
Julian Herrero aka Yuri Hi Lukasz. You know , accuracy is not the main point in this project. My plan was to use decals as per instrutions but birt number 22 red broke.
9. December 2017, 06:07
Julian Herrero aka Yuri I've been searching in my spare decal box , but I don't have red bort numbers that size .... so ,sadly for you polish folks, numbers will remain blue ,,, :(
9. December 2017, 12:42
Bernhard Pethe I should also build a Plasticart model again. Reminds me of my youth and the beginnings of plastic modeling.
Although the models are no longer up to date, I like watching them. :)
9. December 2017, 15:33
Julian Herrero aka Yuri Lukasz ,,,, following your advice ,,, I've changed the bort numbers to red ones ,,,,
10. December 2017, 17:26
Gordon Sørensen Great lookng build, Julian! With some skill and a little patience, these old kits can still look good...
10. December 2017, 19:09
Julian Herrero aka Yuri Just finished my retro-project which I really have enjoyed ... let's hope more to come in 2018 ,,,,
24. December 2017, 18:42
Łukasz Gliński Lovely job, I like it a lot (thanks for chaging the number :) )
25. December 2017, 10:23
C Marques de Sá Excellent!
9. August 2019, 16:08

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