1/48th scale OEZ Su-7 & Kopro Su-22 build update April 2014

Welcome to our April update on the Sukhoi double-bill from OEZ and Kopro. Oldies but goodies. So lets crack straight on…

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Here’s what we have for you today – a collection of finished interior items.  On the left we have Su-7 items and on the right the Su-22 items.

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This is the Su-7 cockpit tub made up from Eduard photoetch and kit items. These have had a pin wash and lots of dry brushing. Enamels from Humbrol and Xtracolour have been used.

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These are the two intake bullets using the kit items with the Su-7 on the left and the Su-22 on the right.

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The Su-22 afterburner can made up from kits items and Eduard photoetch. Finished with Humbrol Metalcote.

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The Brassin ejection seat on the left and the Su-7 instrument panel on the right. The panel is by Eduard photoetch. The Brassin item is as crisp as resin can come and seems to have been cast direct from CAD drawings. Remarkable. How do they do it? Compare that to the old Cutting Edge items for the Su-22…

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The Cutting Edge resin cockpit tub for Su-22. If you can paint it good it will look good. Tough job. A lot of detail there.

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Look at the detail on this Cutting Edge nose gearbay. It is nothing like as crisp as the Eduard Brassin item.

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This is the Cutting Edge resin ejection seat for Su-22. It is good but not in the same league as the Brassin item.

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On the left the cockpit cowling for Su-22 from Cutting Edge with some Eduard photoetch. On the right the current work in progress – fixing a couple of Quickboost engine vent louvres to the side of the Su-7 fuselage. They fit peferctly – just slot in but are too small leaving a big gap all round. Lots of filler required.

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Inside of the cockpits/fuselage sides – on the left the Su-22 and on the right the Su-7.

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…and finally the resin afterburner can by Cutting Edge for Su-22. It takes a bit of work to get this to fit. Like the Su-7 item this is finished in Humbrol Metalcote with a bit of powders pastels rubbed in.


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