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1/48 Su-35 GWH
Posted by JimC2020 on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 12:17 PM

First model posting here. I saw some reviews of this kit and I've always thought the Su-29-3x jets looked really sexy, so I went and got the kit. So far, since I've been modeling again, this has been the best kit I've built, really nice details and looks great.

 

Cockpit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Got a little too agressive with the weathering wash...

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Tojo72 on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 12:20 PM
Good start.GWH makes some nice kits.

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Posted by JimC2020 on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 12:23 PM

landing gear and wheel wells:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intakes:

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by JimC2020 on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 12:33 PM

Engine exhausts:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Test fit:

 

 

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Posted by JimC2020 on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 12:40 PM

painting camo!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by JimC2020 on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 12:46 PM

Exhaust covers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finishing up:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bits and pieces:

 

 

 

 

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Posted by JimC2020 on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 12:50 PM

Decals:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by JimC2020 on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 1:01 PM

Weapons and racks!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panel lines...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Flight Line Media on Friday, September 10, 2021 12:33 AM
Great work! I look forward to seeing the completion of this project.

Andrew

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, September 10, 2021 12:45 AM

looks great.  I really like the heat staining you did.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by fox on Friday, September 10, 2021 9:45 PM

Outstanding work Jim! Toast

Jim Captain

Stay Safe.

PS - Do you give lessons???????? Wink

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Posted by TheMongoose on Saturday, September 11, 2021 9:35 PM

Wow just saw your thread, glad i at least got in at the end. Love the hot metal effects!

In the pattern: Lindberg's 1/48 Snark and Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! Started my Prince of Wales for the Ships of the British Flag GB...oh and I bought another P-38F/G to use the other nose art Exito Decal (in-flight for this one), & in keeping with MC's hydra theory I bought another F-5E to do in FROG camo!

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Posted by JimC2020 on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 9:03 AM

Hey all, thanks for the replies! I got called away on family emergency for a while, but back home now. 

 

Started the assembly of all the pieces, along with a little more weathering/wear-n-tear efffects.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by JimC2020 on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 9:07 AM

Missiles with mounting racks

 

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Posted by TheMongoose on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 5:23 PM

Looking great!

In the pattern: Lindberg's 1/48 Snark and Scale Shipyard's 1/48 Balao Class Sub! Started my Prince of Wales for the Ships of the British Flag GB...oh and I bought another P-38F/G to use the other nose art Exito Decal (in-flight for this one), & in keeping with MC's hydra theory I bought another F-5E to do in FROG camo!

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Posted by Mopar Madness on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 10:50 PM

Great work Jim!

Chad

God, Family, Models...

At the plate: 1/48 Airfix Bf109 & 1/35 Tamiya Famo

On deck: Who knows!

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Posted by wpwar11 on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 5:01 AM

Very nice build.  Like a few already mentioned the exhaust nozzles are perfectly executed 

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Posted by MR TOM SCHRY on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 7:31 AM

WOW!  I can't believe that I missed this posting earlier.  This is looking spectacular!  I hope that you don't mind but I've got Trumpeter's 1/32 Mig 29 and Sukhoi -27 waiting in my stash to be built so I'[ve got some questions for you on Russian aircraft.

1.  What color did you use for the cockpit interior?

2.  What metalizers did you use on the engines?

3.  What type of wash did you use on the aircraft's exterior?

Once again, this build is awesome!

TJS

TJS

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Posted by JimC2020 on Wednesday, November 3, 2021 9:18 AM

Wow thanks for all the great responses to this, I really appreciate them! I was *incredibly* nervous about posting here, since I' ve seen so many great builds and wasn't sure if mine was up to snuff.

 

@TJS, I took some pictures and doing this to the best of my recollection at this point.

 

For the body colors there's a color kit from AKAH that has the three main colors for the camo pattern

 

For the panel line wash I just the following oil paint and paint thinner :

 

 

Mixed up a little oil in cup with the thinner and then brushed the whole model down. Note that I did apply a clear coat of Tamiya X-22. Waited about an hour before wiping it down. I think it took 4-5 days before it dried? Maybe longer, I did this step just before I had to leave back to my parents, so I'm not sure how long it took to actually dry out. But, two months later it was *definitely* dry! LOL. This came out really well and it's a lot easier than fiddling wiht Tamiya Panel wash. I did make a discovery though, for my own experience (and maybe I'm applying the paint layers too thin?), trying to put on the panel line color, and then use something like Testors enamel thinner ended up eating through the underlying paint color VERY easily, and was very difficult to use effectively. These uderlying colors had been almost 100% Tamiya acrylics. However when I switched to using the Tamiya X-20 Enamel thinner then it went much much better, with no issues eating through the underlying paint.

 

For the metals I used a combination of Tamiya colors, Mission Models, and Model Master:

 

 

Also used these 

Especially the "D" one, to help with the heat marks.

For the cockpit interior I used a mix of these two paints from Mr. Hobby, I found someone online that had done this so I used his formula I think, roughly 50%-50%, and then thinned it with Mr. Color Leveling thinner 400.

It's not a flat finish, sort of a satin sheen to it, so I used XF-86 to make it flat.

 

If anyone is interested I used black Stynlrez for primer on everything.

 

For airbrushes I used these two guys

And I can't say enough good things about them! Omg the change from a $30 cheap Chinese double action, to H&S was simply amazing. The Stynylrez primer would frequently have problems with the cheap airbrush, clogging up, etc. But the H&S airbrushes (the Ultra and then the Chameleon) had absolutely *no* issues whatsoever. The cleanup is easier and the action is smooth and controllable. 

 

 

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Posted by JimC2020 on Thursday, November 4, 2021 8:10 AM

Finished last night

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Aggieman on Thursday, November 4, 2021 7:29 PM

This is really great work.

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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, November 4, 2021 7:33 PM

Great work.  What is that cage around the nosewheel?  

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Eaglecash867 on Friday, November 5, 2021 8:46 AM

Wow, Jim!  This is beautiful!

Keavdog, that cage is the Russian Mud/FOD guard that they have in some form or another on the nosewheel of almost all of their aircraft.  They don't keep their airfields surgically clean like we do, so these keep the nosewheel from kicking mud and other things into the engine intakes.

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