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b17-peter
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Posted: Monday, January 28, 2019 - 06:05 AM UTC



Well, at last here is my entry, did some painting and will start the cockpit next.
Torpon
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Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 10:30 PM UTC
Hi everyone,

Since I started with this hobby, Russian jets have been always my favourite topic. Great selection of Sukhoi so far.

I am going for a SU-33 in 1/72, Zvezda. I am using Eduard interior set and a Master pilot tube.

So far I love the model. A lot of small parts to bring detail but the fit is perfect so far. It is my first Zvezda model but it won't be the last one.



I started the Saturday and I have almost finished the interior.


b17-peter
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Posted: Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 09:29 AM UTC
Hi mates,
I just decided to join this campaign with an Italeri SU-34 Fullback.
Tried to upload the starting picture, but got the message "server busy"...
So I'll try this tomorrow. Anyway I hope I can finish in time, keep my fingers crossed. You guys have some interesting kits in the making, good luck
Cheers Peter
Hudson29
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California, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 12:36 PM UTC
Thanks John, that was a help. I like the idea of just painting the outside with both the inside & outside colors. I was concerned that the thickness of the plastic would leave a clear gap that would not look good.
john41492
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Malacca, Malaysia
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Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 07:44 PM UTC
Hey Paul,

For what it's worth, I've used Montex masks, and they perform well. For the wheels, I'd paint the wheels first, then mask and then have at the tires with something like NATO black. Or flat black and a dark grey wash.

The canopy masks, when viewed will have some writing on them, in my cases it's been the plane name. So look for something like "SU-9". The set on the left is for the outside, the set on the right is the interior. I'm not a big fan of interior masking on 1/48 (lot of work, little return). If it were me I'd mask the outside, paint the interior color, then the exterior color.

I'm also betting if you look online, or contact Montex via email, you can find the instructions.

Hope this helps,

John
Hudson29
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Posted: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 - 06:36 AM UTC
I have a set of the Montex masks for the canopy & wheels of the Su-9. They came with no instructions. It looks like the tires are painted first and the masked and the wheels center is painted?

How are the canopy masks used? I imagine one set is for the inside, the other for the outside. If so, they are not marked. I imagine the inside should be flat black, the outside NM. Is there a sequence that works well?
Hudson29
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Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 - 09:53 AM UTC
Great to see another Sukhoi under construction. I have found very little info on the Su-9, I hope the Su-30 is better off?
Hudson29
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Posted: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 - 09:47 AM UTC
Here are a few progress pictures of the Su-9:





There will be a seam inside the intake tract where the fuselage halves join. I had in mind pre-painting the interiors and just forgetting about the seam. Any ideas on a better way to handle this?


However did the air get from the nose to the tail of this beast?




I have spent a fair bit of time making sure all the interior bits fit without holding the fuselage halves apart. This is to be a NM finish & I'm doing my best to avoid gaps.

The cockpit has been a disappointment. It is both too narrow & too short to allow the resin seat to fit. I thought about surgery to the seat & tub but have decided to save the seat for a future build and just use what Trumpeter has provided. I'll busy it up some and add a set of AM seatbelts and call it good . . .
john41492
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Malacca, Malaysia
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2019 - 02:01 PM UTC
Hi All!

I was a bit late in signing up for this, and now I'm in with this. Once my B-24 is complete, it'll get more attention.

MiniHobbyModels 1/48 SU-30MK.



I picked this up via China on eBay. 10.00 USD plus shipping (8USD), so a great value! I've come to find out these models are from a knock off company that uses the molds from Trumpeter, and Hobbyboss. On my subject, the top wing/fuselage part was very crudely done, very mottled plastic, and thick in coarse surfaces. So far I've spent 12 hours using coarse to fine steel wool, followed by sanding from 600 - 1500 grit, just to get it to look like something worth doing.

Now it looks ready to start building. I will say that I reserve the right to drop from this campaign at any time. Mainly due to the poor molding finish on the top of the bird.

This indeed qualifies as a big kit. So, at the least I'm keeping with my big kit theme, (one big kit on the bench, till more room is made) I will move forward!

Wising you all a happy New Year!!

John
Hudson29
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Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 - 10:35 AM UTC
Here is the start of this project. I have not built an airplane in many years and will have to make friends with my airbrush to build this one. It will need natural metal. The last time I did that was a Revell 1/72 P-47 which was brushed with Pactra Aluminum paint, 45 odd years ago?

Hudson29
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Posted: Wednesday, December 05, 2018 - 10:27 AM UTC
Thanks John, the steer was a helpful one. I ordered the Pavla seat and feel it will be a lot better than the kit seat. This is my first aircraft project in some years and I might have forgotten things like the nose weight. Who wants a tail sitter?

I hope you get back you your Fitter, I would like to see how it is coming along.
Nito74
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Lisboa, Portugal
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Posted: Wednesday, December 05, 2018 - 12:10 AM UTC

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I have the Trumpeter Su-9 in 1/48 in mind for this campaign. It has a basic cockpit that could use a bit of zipping up. Someone had a complete resin set out but this seems to be gone now. Does anyone know of an ejection seat or set of belts that will work? I imagine the seat was used on other Soviet aircraft of the era but I do know this for sure.



Paul,
Initial production had the KS-1 ejection seat.
Later production used the KS-2 seat.
Final Su-9 production used the slightly improved KS-2A seat. Later, all surviving Su-9s were refitted with the KS-3 seat.

http://www.pavlamodels.cz/katalogy/katalog.php?katalog=seats&c=al&typ=radky

Pavla Kit S48013 KS-3/4

This one from Aires fits too,

https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/QAB480087

I started that kit Trumpeter kit, make sure you add somee weight on the radar cone.
The wing flaps are fragile, I broke mine.
Research the paint guide for the missiles.

The fitting is nice, I really liked the detail on the surfaces.
A few months ago it fell to the ground and I lost my mojo and didn't finish it yet.
Just some pitot tubes and landing gear to add I finish the painting.
It's quite a simple straightforward build.

Hudson29
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Posted: Tuesday, December 04, 2018 - 12:55 PM UTC
I have the Trumpeter Su-9 in 1/48 in mind for this campaign. It has a basic cockpit that could use a bit of zipping up. Someone had a complete resin set out but this seems to be gone now. Does anyone know of an ejection seat or set of belts that will work? I imagine the seat was used on other Soviet aircraft of the era but I do know this for sure.
btwosan
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California, United States
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Posted: Friday, October 12, 2018 - 12:38 PM UTC
I've had this Italeri 1.72 Su-34 kit for a long time, glad to start building it. OOB except for the resin seats.

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Nito74
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Posted: Friday, October 12, 2018 - 12:21 PM UTC
Here's my choice,



engine and wheelbay so far,



Nito74
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Posted: Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 10:29 PM UTC
Great work there Chris !!

I will join with a Su-7.
McScheffer
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Niedersachsen, Germany
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Posted: Saturday, September 01, 2018 - 12:51 AM UTC
Some pics of the cockpit





Regards
Chris
Nito74
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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 10:11 AM UTC

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John, what do you think? Anyone else?

Michael



I like it !! Looks good
Hudson29
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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 09:30 AM UTC

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Jesper,

Like this?





John, what do you think? Anyone else?

Michael



I like it! It should show well in the small size.
McScheffer
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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 06:20 AM UTC
Looks good
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 03:21 AM UTC
Jesper,

Like this?





John, what do you think? Anyone else?

Michael
SGTJKJ
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Kobenhavn, Denmark
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Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2018 - 07:28 PM UTC
Michael, I would go for the top ribbon. Maybe add a blue or red background. The previous Sukhoi campaign used the new design with a Russian flag as background. I guess it should look different from the previous one.

Ryan, I build that kit some years back with a lot of after market stuff as well. It is a tough one. The fit is decent, but there are lot of things to improve! Looking forward to follow your build.

I just signed up, but have not decided yet on what to build.
wrenchy
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Saskatchewan, Canada
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Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2018 - 05:34 PM UTC
Here’s my entry. It’s been in the stash since the late 80’s or early 90’s. Anyways, I’ve got a bunch of aftermarket for it. We’ll see how far I can get with it.

Removed by original poster on 08/10/18 - 05:26:46 (GMT).
Kanguroo
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Vietnam
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Posted: Saturday, August 04, 2018 - 03:01 AM UTC

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Nice choices K.

Looking forward to see both kits on the bench.



Thank you John. I'll try.

Hope to see more Sukhoi birds on this campaign.
Cheers,
K.