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#1 Out2gtcha

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 11:57 PM

It was an investment in a lot more time & moolah than I ever expected. All you guys, my LSP friends made the journey worth it. It took me way longer than expected (as always :rolleyes: ) but I like the results.

This is my version of the Russian test bed Sukhoi SU-30 MKK Flanker as it existed prior to delivery to the PLAAF.
The Russians took this opportunity to use the airframe to test every system the plane has prior to delivery. It was painted only in Russian yellow primer with minimal markings, and stencils, much fewer than the normal Flanker might have had.

They used this thing to test every missile system, radar system and internal system including the canon over and over.
It was used on un-prepared, dirty, wet and/or icy runways, and hence the real thing got incredibly dirty and oily, with the Russians obviously not concerned about cleaning it, even prior to the Russian MAKS air-show in 2003.

There are some things I would have liked to do differently but I'm not worried about them at this point. I may have gone a bit bonkers with the pics (3 posts worth…..yikes!) but hey-ho, after 8 months I'm using all the pics as reward/justification for all the work :lol: ………OR just skip to the end if you get bored! :lol:
Thanks to one and all who followed, contributed parts, info and encouragement the whole way through. You guys are the best, and I sincerely mean that.

Here is the almost 8 month WIP journey for those interested -


Sukhoi SU-30 MKK Russian Pre-Delivery scheme 504 WIP



Hope you like her, and thanks again to one and all for stopping in, and following along with me –

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Edited by Out2gtcha, 20 December 2011 - 04:24 AM.

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#2 Out2gtcha

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 11:59 PM

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EVEN MORE……….
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#3 Out2gtcha

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 12:00 AM

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STILL MORE…………
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#4 Out2gtcha

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 12:01 AM

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Thanks guys………onward and upward!



Cheers,

Brian
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Posted 20 December 2011 - 12:08 AM

Watched this build from beginning to end and it was well worth it!
Again Brian, truly inspirational work and outstanding finish!

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#6 Kagemusha

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 12:15 AM

Wow!!! That's as good as I've seen - period. Very realistic, and as Confucius would say... bit nice...

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 12:22 AM

BRAVO!

Beautiful work Brian.

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 01:00 AM

That's a beautiful build up. The metal sections around the cannon and engines are simply awe-inspiring.

Im looking forward to the how-to article on your techniques.

Carl

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 01:05 AM

Amazing! You've taken a beautiful aircraft, threw in some history, and added a massive degree of authenticity! Thanks for sharing.

#10 Crownme87

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 01:17 AM

Wow what an amazing build! Great work :speak_cool:
"To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day."

#11 harvey

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 03:24 AM

What? Thats it? No more pics? ... Brian, in my short 4 yrs back in modeling, I have not seen a better built aircraft. It just reeks with umber greatness! Watched from the beginning, and followed through. Always checking for updates, and happy when we got them. Its builds like this ( and there are many right now on LSP) that make me dream of one day, building "that good". Thank you soooo much for taking all of us on this exciting ride of yours. I might also mention, I think both Russ and larry are smiling down upon you with big thumbs up ! Merry Christmas, my friend......Harv( being humbled) :clap2:

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#12 Zactoman

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 06:27 AM

What a sweet, sweet build....... :bow:

Intense, awesome, mind-blowing, etc., etc. etc.

Congratulations!

#13 JCote

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 06:55 AM

SPECTACULAR! A magnificent piece of work.

Jean

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 07:09 AM

Hello Brian.
Really Beautifull job you did here!
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Cheers,
Jamme

Cheers,

Jean-Marie (Jamme)

 


#15 Jack

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 07:37 AM

Brian, .......AWESOME.....looks very very convincing, congrats!!!!

cheers,
Jack.

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