1/144 Trumpeter Su-27 First Look

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1/144 Trumpeter Su-27 First Look

Postby kingoalie » Fri Nov 15, 2013 2:28

Hi Everyone,
I just received a 1/144th Trumpeter Su-27. Here are some pictures and my first impressions. Overall, a nice kit and waaaay better than the old Dragon kit. Surface detail is recessed and crisp. Clearly, we will see more FLANKER versions as this kit alone contains many different FLANKER parts.

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Everything is individually wrapped!
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Upper fuselage. There are three tiny sprue attachment points on top of the fuselage, one over each wing and one on the spine.
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Vert Stabs. Seeing as how they are on their own sprue, we can probably expect to see the Su-30 vert stabs in a later edition.
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No detail in the nose landing gear bay, but detail in the main wheel wells...
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Indications of a two-seater FLANKER to come and note the two different nose cones.
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Again, two different nose landing gear legs which is indicative of other FLANKERs to come
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Two different types of exhaust burner cans.
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Detail on the intakes. No RWR antennas which means you can only accurately build an early Su-27.
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Two K-36 seats are included.
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Canopy is nice and clear but has a seam running down the center on top.
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Canopy fits nicely on the model.
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Weapons. 4x AA-12s, 4x AA-10a, 4x AA-10b, 4x AA-11, and 4x Wingtip jammer pods
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Decals are included for a few different Russian Knights Su-27s. It may be possible to model a line bird, but the only bort numbers that are included are blue.

So far, first impressions are good and I will get going on building this kit. Hope you all find this helpful/informative.
John
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Re: 1/144 Trumpeter Su-27 First Look

Postby MattP » Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:47

Thanks for the pix John, I just rec'd mine this morning. I'm still looking over the parts, and so far so good...

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Re: 1/144 Trumpeter Su-27 First Look

Postby Air One » Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:59

Hi guys!
Where did you bought those?
Thanks!
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Re: 1/144 Trumpeter Su-27 First Look

Postby kingoalie » Sat Nov 16, 2013 16:28

eBay. However, it looks like Squadron.com now has them as well.
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Re: 1/144 Trumpeter Su-27 First Look

Postby MattP » Sun Nov 17, 2013 9:15

Well, I'm NOT liking the seam right down the middle of the glazing... But the weapons are good!

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Re: 1/144 Trumpeter Su-27 First Look

Postby spejic » Sun Nov 17, 2013 13:06

MattP wrote:Well, I'm NOT liking the seam right down the middle of the glazing...

If you use a polishing stick or sponge meant for polishing fingernails, you can make it smooth and shiny easily. They have various grades of grit, down to very fine ones. When that's done, dip it in Future and it's better than new.

The seam means a multi-part mold, which means an accurate bulge to the canopy instead of the straight sides you get with most model canopies.
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Re: 1/144 Trumpeter Su-27 First Look

Postby kingoalie » Sun Nov 17, 2013 22:40

So far the build is going well. The cockpit leaves a lot to be desired (hint hint RetroWings). I found some spare cockpit decals and added them to spruce it up a little. It looks like the only filler that will be necessary is the join between the radome and fuselage.

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I just sanded the seam out of the canopy and will dip it in Future.

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Re: 1/144 Trumpeter Su-27 First Look

Postby MattP » Mon Nov 18, 2013 0:15

spejic wrote:
MattP wrote:Well, I'm NOT liking the seam right down the middle of the glazing...

If you use a polishing stick or sponge meant for polishing fingernails, you can make it smooth and shiny easily. They have various grades of grit, down to very fine ones. When that's done, dip it in Future and it's better than new.

The seam means a multi-part mold, which means an accurate bulge to the canopy instead of the straight sides you get with most model canopies.


Thanks for that tip! My Wife has them all over the place... I just get a bit skittish :oops: when 'messing' with clear parts...

Thanks again spejic!

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Re: 1/144 Trumpeter Su-27 First Look

Postby TimWang » Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:55

Look quite nice..Must get some in my stock... :mrgreen:
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Re: 1/144 Trumpeter Su-27 First Look

Postby Josh1971 » Thu Nov 28, 2013 6:28

Just ordered one of these- I'm VERY much looking forward to working on it.
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