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OFFICIAL: Sukhoi Campaign
MichaelSatin
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 12:05 PM UTC
One month extension GRANTED.

You have until 1 April, so hop to it!

Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 11:58 AM UTC
I'll ask for an extension then.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 06:30 AM UTC

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do you need an extension fellow Campaigners ?



I thought about this but would need a month rather than week or two that is traditional. This is a case of brain fade on my part, I just got my deadline mixed up.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 02:55 AM UTC
Mr K, I really like your model. I didn't know there was a Su-33 twin-seat but it is clearly in my wishlist now.

Peter, great-looking Su-34, congratulations.

I had a few last minute problems. The main one is that the masking tape got stuck, like melted. Weird as it was only the sections with Tamiya masking tape for curves. I have used that masking tape before with no problems... Who knows.

I had to repaint a few sections of the exhausts. I did a quick repair paint job on top and it shows. I will do it better next time.

Anyway, this is how my su-33 looks now.



Panel lines next...

Carlos.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 01:13 PM UTC
I certainly do I've had a canopy failure and I can't get a replacement so I've got to switch kits.
Nito74
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 11:12 AM UTC
do you need an extension fellow Campaigners ?
Hudson29
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 06:15 AM UTC
For some reason I thought I had another month on this campaign, my bad! I'm still working on the cockpit and see no way I can complete without rushing the build and that would take the joy out of it. I will keep working on it and finish on the campaign for those of us who have blown our deadlines.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 06:10 AM UTC
Peter - That is really a great looking aircraft, I would like to build one of them myself!
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 06:02 AM UTC
Mr. K - Is that masking material Panzer Putty? I used that material for the first time on an armor project last year, great stuff!
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Posted: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 05:59 AM UTC
Carlos - That multi-hue blue is a striking combination, one I have not seen before.
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Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 08:39 AM UTC
and another photo, nearly complete and now armed....

b17-peter
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Posted: Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 03:54 AM UTC
Good progress, Mr. K

I'm nearing the finish line, but still some details to go..(the red stars will be overpainted as on the wings)
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Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 05:12 AM UTC
Hi everyone,
Some pics about my build of Su-33UB in 1/72 scale.




Painting the main camo:




Cheers,
K.
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Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 11:07 PM UTC
Great thread for someone just getting into aircraft modeling! {Can't see my dining room table right now for the five aircraft I have in process.} This is making me want to buy something Russian!

Watching with much interest!
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Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 10:43 PM UTC
- Carlos, having fun and being happy with your result is the main thing! I like your painting, too!
...and of course, get well soon

- Paul Incredible job, your improvised cockpit! Very nice, even if nobody seems to know what the real thing really looks like...
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Posted: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 05:49 AM UTC
Paul, fantasy or not, it looks really good.

I had a day off with a cold yesterday. I spent the whole day in my pj's painting the su-33... Great!

I have almost finished the painting. Lot's of mistakes here and there but I am really happy with the result so far.

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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 07:17 AM UTC
Here is a bit more work done on the Su-9. The details forward of the instrument panel are pure fastasy, I had no pictures at all and only sought to busy the area up. The bits used came from the spare parts box and a bit of lead foil was used to make a shroud over the top. I made it small so that the bits would be visible peeking out on the sides.







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Posted: Monday, February 11, 2019 - 07:12 AM UTC
Thanks Carlos, I have indeed spent a lot of time on the internet looking for info. For whatever reason, the Su-9 is poorly documented. There are a number of walk-arounds but almost nothing on the cockpit.
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Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 11:37 PM UTC
Paul, I really like the work you are doing in the cockpit. I am sorry but I don't have any extra references about the cockpit. (I am assuming that you have Google it already.)

Brian, Peter, Great looking SU-34s.

I have been painting my SU-33. I have done 2 out of 3 blues. I may have overdone the pre-shading but somehow I really like it.

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Posted: Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 07:53 AM UTC
Nice progress on your SU-34, Brian

I'm going on with my own version



There are still a lot of little parts and the payload...
I hope to start with the (few) decals soon.
Cheers
Peter
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Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 - 07:12 PM UTC
Making slow but steady progress.

Getting the intake seams smoothed took quite a bit of time.


A little scratch built cockpit detailing. Unfortunately the cockpit does not have the correct glass cockpit screens.



Base colors applied. After reading up on Hakata paints multiple people mentioned this paint needs primer before application. Used Mr. Surfacer 1000 to prine the whole model. I had some trouble with the paint getting gummy and clogging the airbrush while using water and isopropyl alcohol to thin. Using Testors Model Master Acryl thinner worked well, however I still had to stop and periodically clean out the airbrush.

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Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 - 10:19 AM UTC
The last two pictures show how little of the area behind the seat is visible once the canopy is closed. Its just as well . . .
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Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 - 10:11 AM UTC
Great progress on the Sukhois! Those modern ones are very slick looking.

I made a bit of progress on my old dinosaur Su-9 Fishpot. The Trumpeter kit was bare behind the cockpit and forward of the instrument panel. On top of that, there was a nasty seam that needed to be dealt with. Here is the kit:



I made a floor out of plastic card stock and added some bibs & bobs out of the spare parts box. The only reference material I could find was some 3-D images posted by one of the Red Star resin folks prior to releasing their cockpit. Too bad they appear to be gone, it would have made this model much nicer.

These bits are out of scale and partially imaginary but no worse than the rest of the cockpit.









I have NOTHING to go on for the area in front of the instrument panel. No pictures at all. Any ideas? If not, I'll just make it "typical" of the era.

Any suggestions on decals? I understand that the kit red stars are wrong, they should have a white border. Should the bang seat be cockpit color or black?
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Posted: Tuesday, February 05, 2019 - 12:47 AM UTC
Peter, that is really good progress over the weekend. How is the fit of the model?

John, sorry to hear about a troublesome build. It's a pity, I really like following complex projects. I am not brave enough and I tend to buy only models that are easy to build.


Speaking of which, I have completed now most of the assembly of mine and I should start the main paint job soon. Great fit. This is my first Zvezda model but it won't be the last.

I decided to paint the exhausts and mask them first. Sorry my phone is not very good for photos, I will try the camera for the next steps.


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Posted: Monday, February 04, 2019 - 10:50 AM UTC
Hi All,

Well I'm sad to say that I'm going to drop out of this one. Getting a decent test fit has been a chore, though once cleaned it does look to build into a respectable representation.

Also, my desire to do this as a Malaysian bird means that I've got to add the canards up front. Since there are no after market ones out there, I'll have scratch them. I'm sure that there will be plenty of opportunities to continue this one later.

John