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Mark_Webster's Su-7s (Attack)

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Hi guys,

These have been on the shelf since 2012 - just finished a couple of weeks ago.

The kit has subtle surface detail and fully detailed interior - including a seat and turbine blade inserts.

The wing fences were quite thick so were replaced with sheet styrene. The nose and wing pitots were added from plastic rod. Cannon barrels were replaced - plastic rod with brass tube baffles.

Attachment of the wings was challenging - no clear attachment points and huge gaps! A lot of Mr Surfacer to make them look halfway decent.

The nose shock cones would normally be added prior to closing the fuselage halves. To make it easier to fill gaps and smooth out the intakes, the shock cones were added last. Plastic card bulkheads were used as a base for them to be glued onto.

Natural metal finish was Mr Colour Metalliser - this was very delicate and easy to rub off by mistake. I coated this with some acrylic varnish to protect the finish.

The Indian Su-7 took a lot of masking for the tail surfaces - worth it in the end I think!

Mark
00 lineup.JPG
01 boxart.JPG
02 contents.JPG
03 wing lower.JPG
04 wing upper.JPG
05 canopy.JPG
06 cockpit.JPG
07 interior.jpg
08 tail masking.JPG
09 russia finished.JPG
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11 russia finished.JPG
12 russia finished.JPG
13 egypt.JPG
14 egypt.JPG
15 egypt.JPG
16 czech.JPG
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18 czech.JPG
19 india.JPG
20 india.JPG
21 india.JPG

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Mark,

They may have been on the workbench for over three years but the photos here show that the end result was worth the wait. That striped masking on tail of the Indian example is brilliant! :mrgreen:
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great job on them all and on getting them finished.
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Lovely jobs on all, thanks for sharing!

I always give myself credit for the appearance of those kits, as I had just back-converted a Hobbycraft Su-22 to an Su-7 when the Attack molds were released. Timing is everything!

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Excellent work!!
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Hi guys,

Thanks for this!

Smeg - the stripes on the Indian jet looked tough to do, but were pretty easy in the end thanks to Tamiya tape.

Herb - that always seems to be the way. Have wondered about the Academy Su-22 - is it any good?

Mark

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Hi Mark,

I think the Hobbycraft and Academy Su-22 are the same molds, and if so aren't too bad. It needs a little help behind the cockpit, and the fences by the wingsweep mechanism need refining, but otherwise it's a good start. The DML Su-22 is seriously underscale, although it has nicer surface detail. Here's a shot of my attempt at the Hobbycraft kit:
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Cheers,
Herb

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Herb,

Looks like a nice kit, and nicely finished!

I have the DML Su-22 vs F-14 "Gulf of Sidra" boxing - was really disappointed that the Su-22 was so under scale. Similar to their Su-27...

Might give the Academy/Hobbycraft Su-22 a go...

Mark

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