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Su-33 in 32nd scale from Trumper Su-27B

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Just plain outstanding. Really enjoy watching....Harv :popcorn:

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My building pace has been slowed down, since I am a little bit tired of this fierce bird... Recently Hasegawa has release 72nd scale Su-33. This is a good "Master" for me to scratchbuilding my 32nd Sea Flanker. Currently, I simultaniously started 72nd Su-33. I have just finished cockit.

 

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I have used Aires 72nd resin pit as I did for 32nd Su-33. The details of Aires pit are always excellent but paiting the pit was a little bit challenging for me... They were too small.

 

 

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I am now returing to my big Su-33 and currently scratchbuilding the nose landing gear details, which can be uploaded soon(I hope). Please enjoy modeling, Fellas!

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MARU5137

 

Thanks for your commnets. Typical Japanese loves the "small world".

 

Re: Nose Landing Gear modification

 

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I have checked all reference materials to find that the Nose Gear wheel rims are same as those of F-14s. The size matches, the numbers of the bolts shown on the surface is the same(I counted both), ironically. I used the Wheeliant F-14 wheel set for Su-33. The next matter is the tire itself. The size of Su-33 Nose Landing Gear seems to be smaller than those of Su-30MKK a little bit. I checked the size of 1/48 Mig-29 Main gear Wheels. Surprisingly, the diameter, thickness seems to match. So, I decided to combine the wheels rims from F-14s with Mig-29 Main tires. It took almost one month to find the fact. I spent whole one month to do "try and errors"...

 

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The next step is modifying the Gears. As for oleo, I used 3.1mm diameter SUS tubing. I reduced diameter of the kit provided bottom details to fit the SUS tubing.

 

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I am working with the "support plate basis" for the Mud guard provided rear section of the Nose Landing Gear.

 

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Current status of Su-33 Nose Landing Gear ia shown as above. So far, I have been satisfied with its result but am not satisfied with the fact that it takes too much time...

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Hi, TaffyMan

 

Thanks for your warm comment. I have been keeping with my beast. Here is an update of the Nose Landing Gear. I am building the Mud Guard. I have not yet finished it. Follwing pictures are "before glue" status, i.e. check and review stage...

 

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After positioning the Mud Guard I will add such details as revets, bars etc. Then, add the plumbings and wirings, which will be a great fun to me. Please enjoy!

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Hi, geedubelyer

 

Thanks for your comment. Actually, I have spent almost 2 months for the Nose Landing Gears...Oh, My Goodness... but simply it is fun to me.

 

Hi, MARU5137

 

Again thanks for your warm comment. Your comments, Guys, keep me going ahead on my project!

 

Here goes a small update on my Nose Landing Gear building. I have built the Mud Guard three time. The first one was went to a dump site, the second one could not obtain the allignment. Now I am satisfied with the thrid one.

 

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I this time firstly built tooling jigs to secure the allignment of the parts such as mud guard plate, bolts running through the 4 piece mud plates.

 

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Finally, I have added some rivets on it. I think that I have finished Mud Guard section.

 

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The gap between the edge of Mud guard and tire itself on my Su-33 seems to be too distant, comparing the actual Su-33. I did it so that I can glue after painting the tires. No way to accept it.

 

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Let's enjoy modelling!

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Any updates fa14Straycat in the general W-in-P thread ?

 

I am intending to do a Sea Flanker before ***too*** long.

 

Tony

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