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  1. Helmsman

    Academy SUFA

    Sure, I've done exactly this. Had to get Monokio decals which are in English. I'd prefer Hebrew but they yet to be found.
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    Academy SUFA

    Unfortunately they skipped decals for some of the ordnance, like AGM-142 and sidewinders, and messed some stencils colors. It still builds into nice looking model though.
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    Academy SUFA

    I've bought it for ~$78 in 2012 at Squadron. Their price was $104.99. So, I don't expect it to be close to $200. The cheapest I saw so far from online retailer is ~$130 shipped to US, eBay excluded.
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    Curious how many were chosen for Squadron's

    I used their 50% off $500 couple of times and struggled to get into higher tier since than due to lack of stock. No regrets whatsoever, I was patient enough to get great deals on eBay any other time of the year.
  5. Sofia responses to emails pretty quick in my experience. However, unlike many others, KH charges for shipping saying they're too poor to provide free parts replacement, even if a kit arrives with broken parts.
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    do you keep all of your finished models?

    Kept them all so far. I still have some space in cabinets for smaller models but starting to think about getting a bigger house some 500 miles east which will partially solve my space problem for 1/32 models.
  7. This color was used on MiGs, not on Sukhoi aircraft.
  8. After closer look onto second color I'm really not sure it is suitable. It is too light. So I'd stick with the first one, maybe lightened a bit with white.
  9. Model maker decals: https://www.hannants.co.uk/product/D32042
  10. Not sure what is "standard Russian green", probably famous MiG-21 to -31 cockpit Turquoise, but Su-30 cockpit is blue. http://mrpaint.sk/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=274 - for early su-27 family and http://mrpaint.sk/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=372 - for late Su-'s
  11. One is not even close to enough
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    1/32 Su-35 Flanker E conversion?

    I think converting Su-33 to -35 is a bad idea. -33 has canards while -35 doesn't. Also -33 has larger wings. -35 is modified -27 so -27 probably would be a better start.
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    Fake Iwata Airbruhes

    Hmm, never heard of any counterfeit Iwatas. Not that I looked for one though. I did see lots of cheap chinese airbrushes and even used one briefly, but they all were not similar to any big brands. Maybe I'm just ignorant. It seems that Iwata begun making airbrushes for Gunze, but it is completely different story.
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    Trumpeter MiG-29A

    It might fit I guess but the instrument panel is different and maybe some other details. I can't post pictures for some reason, but google has plenty of examples.